Despite wearing face masks to all the public places they went to, there were still people who still tested positive for COVID-19.
Let me repeat that...the majority of people who are contracting the virus are wearing masks.
As we go through this pandemic, the World Health Organization has advised everyone to just stay at home unless it is essential and then to wear a mask.
With more than a million deaths and 37 million recorded cases worldwide, who knows when it will all be over.
“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 stated.
In addition, over 14 percent of the case-patients said they “often” wore a face covering and were still infected with the virus. The study also demonstrates that under 4 percent of the case-patients became sick with the virus even though they “never” wore a mask or face covering.
Despite over 70 percent of the case-patient participants’ efforts to follow CDC recommendations by committing to always wearing face coverings at “gatherings with ≤10 or >10 persons in a home; shopping; dining at a restaurant; going to an office setting, salon, gym, bar/coffee shop, or church/religious gathering; or using public transportation,” they still contracted the virus.
While the study notes that some of these people may have contracted the virus from the few moments that they removed their mask to eat or drink at “places that offer on-site eating or drinking,” the CDC concedes that there is no successful way to evaluate if that was the exact moment someone became exposed and contracted the virus.
The same report suggests the airflow in the area spreads the virus even if everyone wears face masks and honestly, with the recent statement from the CDC that masks don't work to protect you from the virus if you wear one, it really just brings so much into question.