Study Finds Mask Mandates Seem to Make CCP Virus Infection Rates Increase

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"Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19 appear to promote its spread, according to a report from RationalGround.com, a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a grassroots group of data analysts, computer scientists, and actuaries.

Researchers examined cases covering a 229-day period running from May 1 through Dec. 15 and compared the days in which state governments had imposed mask mandates and the days when they hadn’t.

In states with a mandate in effect, there were 9,605,256 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which works out to an average of 27 cases per 100,000 people per day. When states didn’t have a statewide order—including states that never had mandates, coupled with the period of time masking states didn’t have the mandate in place—there were 5,781,716 cases, averaging 17 cases per 100,000 people per day.

In other words, protective-mask mandates have a poor track record so far in fighting the coronavirus. States with mandates in place produced an average of 10 more reported infections per day than states without mandates.

“The reverse correlation between periods of masking and non-masking is remarkable,” RationalGround.com co-founder Justin Hart tweeted on Dec. 20.

The 15 states that went without a statewide mask mandate for the duration of the analysis were Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming, Daniel Horowitz notes in an explainer at Conservative Review.

The analysts allowed the mandate states a 14-day grace period from the time of implementation in order to begin counting cases against mask efficacy in order to arrive at accurate results.

Supporters of the protective-mask mandates might say that the mandates were often imposed once cases already spread quickly, so there’s a negative bias of increased cases in those areas (or times) that had mandates in place, but there was “no evidence of any reduction in cases or even better outcomes many weeks later,” Horowitz writes.

RationalGround.com researcher Ian Miller discovered that three counties in Florida—Manatee, Martin, and Nassau—that let their mandates expire, had fewer cases per capita than those counties that kept the mandate.

Miller tweeted sarcastically on Dec. 20 that it was “extremely confusing how this could happen, considering” the pro-mandate side’s claim that protective masks “are the single most important public health tool we have” and that masks “provide protection for the wearer, too.”

“The mask religion will have a number of inaccurate excuses ready to go, but of course, they’re obscuring and ignoring that this should not be possible, no matter what the mitigating circumstances, if masks were as effective or important as we were told,” Miller wrote.

Nor, according to Miller, has the protective-mask mandate worked in states such as California, where it was imposed long before the surge in cases began.

“The simple reality is that there is no legitimate data showing the mandates worked,” Horowitz concludes.

There are those who might question the findings, arguing that population density skews the results. The study looked at Florida using county data and found no correlation between mask mandates and fewer cases, even adjusting for population density, Horowitz notes.

While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, was attacked vigorously by the mainstream media for refusing to impose a statewide protective-mask mandate, counties in the state that avoided mandates performed well in the study.

Of the state’s 67 counties, 22 imposed an executive mandate at some point during the period examined.

When counties did enforce a mandate, there were 667,239 cases, for an average of 23 cases per 100,000 people per day. When counties didn’t have a mandate, there were 438,687 cases, for an average of 22 cases per 100,000 people per day.

“When you isolate only the top 12 most populous counties in the state … eight of them had effective mask orders implemented at some point during the study period, and four never had a countywide order (Brevard, Lee, Polk, and Volusia),” Horowitz writes.

“When the eight did have an order in effect, there were 24 cases per 100,000 a day. On the other hand, during the days when mandates were not in place (which is never in four counties, and some weeks in seven of the other eight, except for Miami-Dade), there were 17 cases per 100,000 per day.”

There’s no evidence that protective-mask mandates are correlated with a reduced spread of the coronavirus, he states.

“If anything, the opposite is true,” Horowitz writes.

“And it sure as heck is not because of a lack of compliance.”"
SOURCE URL: https://www.theepochtimes.com/face-mask-mandates-seem-to-make-ccp-virus-infection-rates-climb-says-study_3629627.html

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  • Posted by $ kddr22 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    I continue to only wear a mask if seeing a sick child and then disposing of it immediately. Luckily I own my own medical practice. Some patients have transferred / left bad reviews but I really do not worry about it. Continue to advise people to take Vit D , and to use UV-C or ionization air cleaners
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month ago
    I managed a health clinic for 16 years and I didn't wear a mask. the doctors and dentist did, but I didn't. I can't breathe wearing one of those things.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 4 weeks ago
    Calling the deliberate Covid 19 release the "CCP Virus Infection" is a correctly assign the blame improvement over other names it's been called.
    I prefer calling it "the CCP Germ Warfare Attack."
    But what can you do in response? Responding in kind will kill mostly innocents--perhaps just as worldwide--and we can't have nukes flying all over the place.
    Hope Trump sticks around to prevent Quid Pro Quo Joebama from kissing up to Xi Jinping so he can say "I never took a dime (directly) from China" while Hunter gives "the big guy" another 10% cut.
    As for masks, me dino only wear them to get in and out of drug and grocery stores and it's off before I'm back to the car.
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  • Posted by Lucky 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    freedomforall Thanks for that.

    http://rationalground.com is an excellent find.
    It has several very good threads on the virus.
    I particularly like:
    We have arrived at a point where if you question the narrative crafted by those in power, despite overwhelming facts to substantiate your claims, you will be attacked, ridiculed, and potentially censored.

    Then there is:
    showing data from many US states and Europe, the only conclusion is that masks make no difference.

    It up to the mask proponents to provide evidence that they work, I have not seen anything. In fact there is evidence that other problems arise (not just personal anecdotes), and worse, even some evidence that mask wearing may increase infection.
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  • Posted by $ brightwriter 4 weeks ago
    Good post!

    I shared it on Facebook, with this warning:

    Do Not Share This Post With The Public!!!

    I have had controversial posts that were shared, probably with the Public, shared perhaps accidentally with Facebook Fact Checkers a/k/a censors, and have lost them. If you want to share this post, then


    share it with a known list of friends and not the Public, as I have done (shared it with a known list),


    copy the post with or without this warning about sharing and post it as a brand-new post of your own with no link to this one, at your risk, as you wish.

    Spread the word, but stay under the radar.

    Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your guns and your gold closest of all.
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    • Posted by $ nickursis 4 weeks ago
      Nope, I will openly post stuff everywhere, that is what is needed, to out post the demonrats and their minions and fight their propaganda. Even if a couple people see it who might not of, a couple more wins in the war against evil.
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      • Posted by $ brightwriter 4 weeks ago
        Sure, spread the word! I was noting that on Facebook one should share not the ordinary way, but by copying and pasting into a new post. That way, the censors are less likely to attack the original post though they might attack the copies. Your way makes the original post needlessly vulnerable, which is why I disagree with you.
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        • Posted by $ nickursis 4 weeks ago
          OK, I do agree with that, I usually se a URL paste, but their bots are tuned to many URLs, very rarely do I use the little button to "share" as that is guaranteed flag for them to track. There is a Firefox "no track" add in for FB as well, they warn you not to use it a FB button as it passed what you post to their infamous database. Even pictures and memes are now analyzed, you can find a descriptor behind each of "picture of man and woman" or such, if it meets their search criteria, the FB Fake Fact Checker descend on you.
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  • Posted by term2 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    The purpose of mask mandates is to make it LOOK LIKE the government knows what its doing- which it doesnt !! They can tell immediately who the sheep are. I only mask if FORCED to.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for all the additional information regarding the muzzle. I think that application of the muzzle -- both by those making and enforcing the mandates -- and those who are compliant, do so in context of the illusion of action. Lucky rabbits foot... plus a healthy dose of virtue signaling. Why some people are unable to see the detrimental nature of rebreathing one's waste gases ... this lack of basic sense ... it is disturbing to me.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Why? Because it provides an easy place for the virus to land and accumulate just before it gets sucked into your lungs. Common masks don't have the pore size necessary to filter out dust particles let alone something 1000 times smaller.
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  • Posted by $ nickursis 4 weeks ago
    Absolutely. Denmark proved it conclusively, after mask mandate, cases and "positives" skyrocketed. Not an accident. They were forced into it by EU. So, anyone who forces masks is a member of the deep state. Why? Look at it: Covid shows up just in time to destroy things in front of election, demonrats break every law in the book openly to change rules so a dead donkey can get a ballot. Hundreds of thousands of mail in ballots suddenly show up at 3am counting time, Republican observers are blocked, Judges throw out cases of clear violation, Supreme Court refuses to hear cases that are fairly theirs, McConnell announces jb is president, and suddenly develops a relationship with Schumer (after he wins re election). See a pattern? They knew it all along. The masks are a visible sign of compliance and submission to the state, that is all. The evil people live for symbols and rituals. Hopefully the Patriot "Plan" will work, and we will have to keep expanding Gitmo for these criminals and traitors.
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