The Mask Distraction

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Beny Spira

“At the beginning of the pandemic, medical authorities came to the public to contraindicate the community use of masks, claiming that those are needed only by health workers. But something changed in April 2020, as the authorities went from ‘we do not recommend’ to ‘not only recommend, but also command’ the use of masks by all people in all public spaces. There are many open questions about the actions taken in response to the pandemic, and, in my view, a most relevant one is whether the mandatory use of masks helped mitigate the spread of Covid-19, or if it was just a distraction, which may have even hindered the fight against the pandemic.” (11/11/21)