To Mask or Not to Mask? What does the Data Say?

To Mask or Not to Mask? What does the Data Say?

To mask or not to mask? What's the answer? There are conflicting views, opinions, and data regarding the whole subject. And as back-to-school time nears, it's most certainly a relevant topic. According to a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) opinion piece authored by two well-known physicians/researchers, including Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as editor-in-chief of Medpage Today, and Dr. Cody H. Meissner, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Tufts Children's Hospital, recent mask edicts by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aren't necessarily grounded in the latest science. What these two impressively credentialed experts have to say may go against the conventional wisdom grain, but that's what truly progresses science. That is not mass groupthink, but rational and reasonable scientific questioning and, when appropriate, dissent. While the authors declare that the CDC doesn't have sufficient data yet for any conclusive declarations, a review of studies introduced by the CDC certainly has limitations and some points. The authors remind us all that masking isn't necessarily just harmless for all, at least for...

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