The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study in late September which revealed that over 70% of “case-patients” who tested positive for COVID-19 got the virus despite “always” wearing a mask.
A study conducted in the United States in July found that when they compared 154 “case-patients,” who tested positive for COVID-19, to a control group of 160 participants from the same health care facility who were symptomatic but tested negative, over 70 percent of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask.The Federalist
Additionally, over 14% of those infected with COVID-19 in the July study reported wearing masks “often.”
Mask wearers more likely to contract COVID-19?
The study results appear to show fairly conclusively that the results strongly indicate that “always” and “often” mask-wearing individuals were more likely to test positive for COVID-19.
Many doctors and scientists have been stating for months, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Dr. Fauci, that mask-wearing has not been proven effective in preventing the spread of viruses – including the SARS-CoV-2 – in community settings.