According to an investigation by independent journalist Paul D. Thacker published this week in The Disinformation Chronicle, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention openly questioned the findings of its own scientists’ studies contradicting the agency’s public messaging about mask effectiveness.
Science historian Naomi Oreskes recently appeared to argue that a study which found masks made 'little to no difference' in preventing COVID virus transmission got it wrong because its methods were too rigorous.
Whether COVID or climate, those who subvert science for nefarious purposes, making things up as they go along, end up with egg on their faces. But the cost in life and dollars is borne by the rest of us.
Canada's Chief Public Health Office Theresa Tam has said face masks should be worn to protect against COVID, flu, and RSV this fall, despite numerous studies showing the ineffectiveness of the coverings.