Do Mask Mandates Work? New Analysis Suggests They Don't

Do mask mandates work? As we’ve noted repeatedly in recent months, evidence is piling up that they do not.

According to analysis by data expert Justin Hart, who has been following COVID-19 data for months, demonstrated in a Sunday Twitter thread that states with mask mandates had a greater number of COVID cases per 100,000 people than states without mandates.

See thread below:

And while there were some objections to Hart’s analysis – such as whether there might be bias towards getting tested for mask-wearers, or regional differences in population density, many of the replies to Hart’s thread support his findings:

And a hypothesis: 

Maybe the CDC, WHO, Dr. Fauci and the Surgeon General were right in February when they said masks don’t work? On the other hand, they’re so useful for other things…