The media concluded the as yet unpublished study proves masks work, even cloth masks that the CDC and public health told people to use in the U.S.
Except that’s not what the study found.
That’s interesting – it’s what I have said consistently since spring of 2020. Pre-pandemic research found that N95s were generally effective, when used properly, that surgical masks were much less effective, and that cloth masks had essentially no effectiveness.
The much publicized Bangladesh study findings are the same. The media still does not understand that an N95 mask is not the same as a random bit of cloth facial covering.
By now, we hopefully understand that much of the news is fictional and little can be trusted.