The national mask mandate advocated by Joe Biden and others won’t save 130,000 lives by February because the vast majority of Americans already wear a mask in public, according to Phillip Magness in The Wall Street Journal. Bad data in a seminal study in the journal Nature Medicine is fueling the push, but would a Biden administration follow the science?
Despite President Trump’s somewhat cavalier attitude toward face coverings, mask adoption to fight COVID-19 isn’t 49 percent, but north of 80 percent.
Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data
[Phillip Magness, The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2020]
Modeling COVID-19 Scenarios for the United States
[Nature Medicine, October 23, 2020]
Personal Responsibility Isn’t Working. We Need Mask Mandates.
[The Washington Post, November 13, 2020]