DO MASK MANDATES WORK? NEW ANALYSIS SUGGESTS THEY DON'T
BREAKING! Do mask mandates work? Our analysis below. We looked at cases on days where mask mandates were in place vs when they were not. We calculated the cases per day adjusted for population and: WITH MASK MANDATE: 27 cases per day per 100K people NO MASK MADATE 17 cases
That's right. With mandates in place states say 10 more cases per 100K population. Here's the breakdown by state. Many states have had days with mandates (blue) and without (orange) Drawn your own conclusions.
Another objection: "Well, we can never know for certain HOW MUCH WORSE it could have been without masks." First, that's not science - that's unfalsifiable nonsense. Maybe consider that the virus is beyond your control. See these 6 states with different mandates. Up and down.