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Oh Happy Day, and from the CDC

FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS! @  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0993_article

 

quotes from pages 970-972 of the review: “In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs [randomized controlled trials] that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946–July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks…”

“Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids… There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

1 thought on “Oh Happy Day, and from the CDC”

  1. Yeah, I hear a lot of conflicting information about this…I’m pretty sure that very few people know much of anything for sure, yet no one wants to admit that they don’t know.

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