A study by the CDC examining adults infected with COVID-19 concluded the vast majority wore face masks or coverings frequently in the weeks leading up to becoming ill.
“In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control participants reported always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public,” the report states.
14% of those surveyed said they wore face coverings “often,” which means 85% of case-patients regularly donned masks.
On the other side of the mask-wearing spectrum, only 4% said they “rarely” or “never” wore them.
The study, published in September, confirms many reports released over the past few months showing wearing a face mask is ineffective at preventing COVID-19 infection and could even increase one’s chances of contracting the illness.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told Americans to “STOP BUYING MASKS,” in a tweet released on February 29.
“They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching coronavirus,” the nation’s top public health official explained.
The Surgeon General reversed this stance in July, saying, “Together we can turn this thing around in just two to three weeks if everyone does their part. More studies [are] coming out showing the effectiveness of face coverings.”
So much for that…
In March, the CDC said only those who were showing symptoms or who were taking care of someone who was sick should wear face masks.
The federal agency reversed this recommendation in April and suggested Americans wear face coverings in public settings.
Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said in March, “There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly.”
WHO reversed their anti-mask stance in June, telling people the decision was made “in light of evolving evidence.”
NIH Director Anthony Fauci appeared on 60 Minutes in May, saying, “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
That quote came a month into the CDC recommending face coverings.
Infowars has been at the forefront of exposing the possible health hazards of wearing masks.
In June, Infowars’ Adan Salazar wrote about masks causing acne and shortness of breath.
“Mandatory face mask orders are not only preventing people from breathing properly, but also from having clear skin,” the article states. “Aside from inhibiting face-to-face communication, recent reports describe people complaining about being unable to breathe while wearing face masks recommended by the CDC, especially as summer rages on.”
In late July, a German research team concluded prolonged mask-wearing leads to “higher levels of discomfort and a decreased capacity to exercise.”
“Medical face masks have a marked negative impact on cardiopulmonary capacity that significantly impairs strenuous physical and occupational activities,” the researchers learned. “In addition, medical masks significantly impair the quality of life of their wearer. These effects have to be considered versus the potential protective effects of face masks on viral transmissions.”
In August, Sweden’s top epidemiologist said, “It is very dangerous to believe face masks would change the game when it comes to COVID-19.”
A University of New South Wales study dating back to 2015 found, “The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged.”
Despite all of this, mandatory mask orders remain in effect throughout the world.
Combine this information with the fact that 90% of COVID-infected individuals are not contagious enough to transmit the illness and that 94% of those who died from the virus had 2-3 comorbidities and you’ll likely conclude it’s time to return to normal.