FILE – In this Friday, March 5, 2021 file photo, a restaurant worker holds his face mask in Biloxi, Miss. On Friday, March 12, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that mask mandates have a negligible impact on coronavirus numbers. Those claims distort the findings, according to CDC scientist Gery Guy Jr., the study’s lead author. â€œEach day that growth rate is going down, the cumulative effect â€” in terms of cases and deaths â€” adds up to be quite substantial,â€ Guy told the AP in a previousÂ report. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Do masks work?
USCF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong and Pat Thurston respond to one listeners report a “Stanford” study found masks do more harm than good. Soon after the study gained attention, Stanford Medicine responded explaining the author of the study is not affiliated with Stanford and the study itself is not a “Stanford study”.
“Stanford Medicine strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.” Tweeted Stanford Medicine.
Stanford Medicine strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/DiY3sWezCN
— Stanford Medicine (@StanfordMed) April 21, 2021
After using masks routinely in hospitals to protect both patients and healthcare workers, Dr. Peter Chin-Hong explained, “To have [masks] become politicized was heart breaking for me.”
Listen to the full conversation below.