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MASKS: Let debate continue

| December 25, 2020 1:00 AM

It is with a profound sense of disappointment that I read yet another letter from someone who is admonishing people in our community for not thinking the same way he does. The only one espousing hate speech and not being responsible are people like you, Russ.

According to Russ, anyone who dares to think for themselves and questions the efficacy of masks is just a petulant child that doesn’t understand science and wants people to die. Here is more food for thought, Russ...

The efficacy of masks is marginal, at best. A recent study out of Denmark and published in the ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ concluded that the recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use.

Study: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

The debate is NOT over, Russ!

CLAYTON SAPPINGTON

Rathdrum