The first large, randomized controlled trial of its kind showed no statistically significant difference in COVID-19 cases between people who wore masks and those who did not.
The Danish study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a “recommendation to wear a surgical mask when outside the home among others did not reduce, at conventional levels of statistical significance, incident [COVID-19] infection compared with no mask recommendation.”
Among 6,000 participants in Denmark, half were told to wear masks and half were not. The researchers found 42 of the participants who were told to wear masks contracted COVID-19, while 53 in the control group got the disease. . .
Critics of the study argue the researchers did not investigate specifically whether masks prevented people infected with COVID-19 from infecting other people.
A Danish newspaper reported the mask study had been completed three months ago, but it was rejected by leading three medical journals because the results are controversial. (Read more from “Major Peer-Reviewed Study Finds Masks Don’t Work” HERE)