While people across the globe have been coerced to wear germ-ridden fabrics across their faces to enter indoor venues or travel throughout the pandemic in the name of “safety,” new research confirms wearing face coverings increases the likelihood of getting sick or contracting a deadly infection.
After examining the correlation between morbidity and mask usage using data collected from 35 European countries over a six-month span throughout the 2020-2021 winter, Associate Professor Beny Spira at the University of São Paulo found wearing masks not only useless in preventing the transmission of COVID or airborne viruses but a “moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths.”
According to Spira’s peer reviewed study published in Cureus Journal of Medical Science on April 19 , face masks do nothing to prevent transmission of disease and, in fact, increase te risk of dying from COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses.
“The findings presented in this short communication suggest that countries with high levels of mask compliance did not perform better than those with low mask usage in the six-month period that encompassed the second European wave of COVID-19,” Spira notes in the study titled, Correlation Between Mask Compliance and COVID-19 Outcomes in Europe.
“The lack of negative correlations between mask usage and COVID-19 cases and deaths suggest that the widespread use of masks at a time when an effective intervention was most needed, i.e., during the strong 2020-2021 autumn-winter peak, was not able to reduce COVID-19 transmission,” he continues.
Spiral, who primarily investigates the molecular genetics of microorganisms, found a “moderate positive correlation” between mask usage and COVID-19 related deaths.
“The positive correlation between mask usage and cases was not statistically significant (rho = 0.136, p = 0.436), while the correlation between mask usage and deaths was positive and significant (rho = 0.351, p = 0.039),” the study reveals. “The Spearman’s correlation between masks and deaths was considerably higher in the West than in East European countries: 0.627 (p = 0.007) and 0.164 (p = 0.514), respectively.”
This is not the first study to find these results on masking.
Countries with higher rate of mask usage saw a greater number of COVID-19 infections, according to the study.
“It could also be claimed that the rise in infection levels prompted mask usage resulting in higher levels of masking in countries with already higher transmission rates. While this assertion is certainly true for some countries, several others with high infection rates, such as France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain had strict mask mandates in place since the first semester of 2020,” Spira explains.
While numerous studies confirm the inefficacy of mask usage, nearly half of Americans want to continue wearing dirt rags across their faces.
A Gallup poll published Monday found that 49 percent of Americans want the government to mandate masks on airplanes for people as young as 2 years old.