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.
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Photos obtained by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson appear to show Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) walking through an airport terminal without a face mask, despite her pushing for new FAA mask rules and a nationwide mask mandate.
The photos, displayed on Tucker’s show Monday night, feature the 87-year-old Feinstein smiling as she makes her way through a private terminal at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC last Friday, as a pilot walks alongside her wearing a face mask and carrying bags and a small dog.
The damning photos follow months of activism from Feinstein – who’s notably in the highest-risk demographic – accusing airports and airlines of enacting a “patchwork of rules” which she claims “have only sowed confusion among passengers,” along with calls to “issue clear, nationwide, mandatory mask requirements for all aviation employees and travelers.”
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press briefing on Tuesday new measures intended to “aggressively” enforce his mandatory mask order throughout the city.
Addressing alleged coronavirus “hotspots” in neighborhoods across the five boroughs, de Blasio said the city is adding hundreds of “Trace Corps” members to track COVID-positive New Yorkers and hundreds of additional city agency workers who will distribute masks and issue fines.
The city workers will be “handing out masks for free, encouraging testing, getting people good information and pushing back against misinformation,” according to the mayor.
In the aftermath of the NFL Referees Association’s complaint about coaches approaching refs without face coverings on, the league reminded teams that they could be penalized for such actions.
Specifically, the NFLRA took issue with Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh yelling at a referee with his facemask pulled down during a Week 3 tilt.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that NFL senior VP of officiating Perry Fewell sent a memo to teams on Friday informing clubs that officials have been told, “if an individual not wearing a face covering approaches them inappropriately, they have the authority to take administrative or officiating action.”
Such action includes a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, as well as possible fines, suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks.
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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page has some of the strictest lockdown measures in nation. The Democrat has extended unnecessary lockdowns on children and has ruined youth sports. His outlandish rules have caused hundreds of county businesses to close down for good. Poor and middle class county residents are hurt the most and their children are suffering.
In August Sam Page toughened his orders requiring face masks, in an effort to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Under Page’s crackdown businesses are not able to serve people who aren’t wearing masks, and children over age 5 will have to wear them in school. People will also need to wear masks at indoor and outdoor businesses. Page also forced children to wear masks in public parks on the way to their soccer games even though others in the park were not wearing masks.
On Saturday Sam Page was caught at a local business sitting, chatting and having drinks with friends without a mask.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is extending a statewide mask mandate through the end of September, saying Monday he believes it is helping slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
The rule about wearing masks in public is part of an executive order the Republican governor issued Sunday. The order eased some limitations on businesses.
Restaurants may serve more dine-in customers, with the governor now allowing 75% capacity, up from the previous 50%. Restaurants may also seat up to 10 people at one table, up from the previous limit of six. Tables must remain at least 6 feet apart.
Retail stores and gyms may operate at 75% capacity, up from the previous limit of 50%. Gyms may remain open 24 hours a day.
A new technology being used in shops in Thailand and other countries to enforce coronavirus restrictions conducts a face scan to check if the customer is wearing a mask and refuses entry if they don’t have one.
“My local shops in Thailand. In 2 seconds scans my temperature and to see if wearing mask. Doors don’t open if not. 3 cases in 100+ days here. Removes awkward mask arguments for staff as well,” tweeted Niall Harbison.
The system resembles something you’d see as part of airport security. The customer walks up to a screen which displays the words ‘Face Detector’. The system then scans to check if the customer is wearing a mask before allowing them to pass through a barrier.
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A video out of Spain shows citizens preventing police from arresting a woman for not wearing a face mask.
The clip shows officers attempting to pull the older woman away from the crowd, but they manage to wrestle her away from the cops.
“In Spain, police tried to arrest a woman for not wearing a mask. Dozens of people took off their masks and then helped the woman,” states the description accompanying the video.
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Yet another shock video out of Australia shows police enforcing coronavirus rules by arresting an elderly woman sitting on a park bench for not wearing a mask.
“This is unlawful, on what grounds am I under arrest?” asks the woman.
An officer then walks around the back of the bench and snatches her friend’s phone away, preventing her from filming the encounter.
The woman is told that she is being arrested for failing to provide her name and address.
However, as we have seen in numerous other instances, this is just part of the enforcement of coronavirus rules.
Once a person has been targeted for not wearing a mask or violating any other coronavirus rule, they are asked to provide a name and address so they can be fined.
If they refuse to do so, they are then arrested.
CNN has published an article asserting that people need to accept that things are never “getting back to normal” and that mandatory coronavirus restrictions such as wearing face masks will become “permanent”.
In a piece titled ‘There is no getting ‘back to normal,’ experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better’ – CNN international security editor Nick Paton Walsh writes, “Things are most likely never going “back to normal.”
Walsh says that the pre-corona world is now mere nostalgia and that the public needs to “come to terms with it.”
Along with other social distancing measures, Walsh says that the mandatory wearing of masks will become “permanent” and “just part of life.”
In other words, “now we have the power, we’re not giving it back.”