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The CDC has admitted that masks do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amid mounting pressure to lift mask mandates in the U.S. In a new study, the CDC found that masks had an impact. negligible in coronavirus numbers that did not exceed statistical margins of error.
The study found that between March and December 2020, mask orders reduced infection rates by 1.5 percent during continuous periods of two months each. The masks were 0.5 percent effective in the first 20 days of the mandates and less than 2 percent effective after 100 days.
The CDC added that it still recommends wearing face masks, although it admitted that such mandates make no statistical difference. Meanwhile, some states in the nation have slowly returned to normalcy by ending masking mandates.
NEW CDC REPORT: Mask Calls To Reduce COVID Cases By About 1.5% Over A Two-Month Period pic.twitter.com/wcoKXlJkDN
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