Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) extended the statewide mask mandate on Tuesday yet again, declaring that “masks have been proven to help slow the spread” of the Chinese coronavirus.

( it took me going to page 9 of biased google search to find one REAL study that confirms masking is worthless )

…even though the CDC says on their own website it is mostly not useful and slows nothing.

If worn properly, a surgical mask is meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching your mouth and nose. Surgical masks may also help reduce exposure of your saliva and respiratory secretions to others.Sep 15, 2021 (FDA)

Human Studies of Masking and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Data regarding the “real-world” effectiveness of community masking are limited to observational and epidemiological studies

Mitze43Population-based intervention with trend analysisJena (Thuringia), GermanyAprilCity population aged >15 yearsMandatory mask wearing in public spaces (e.g., public transport, shops)Estimated daily decline in new diagnoses of 1.32%


The Copenhagen experts recruited 6,000 volunteers in the spring — before masks were mandatory there — and split the them into two groups, with half wearing masks in public and half not. 

Results showed that, after one month, 1.8 per cent of the people wearing masks had been infected with the virus.

By comparison, 2.1 per cent of the people in the unmasked group had tested positive for Covid-19. The difference between the two groups was not found to be statistically significant.