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Has the science about masking materially changed in the past year?

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Claims that "masks work" and "don't cause harm" have been enforced by governments and corporations around the world for more than 18 months through arrests, firings, censorship, fines, and denial of access to schools, supermarkets, hospitals, streets, and other public spaces. In recent weeks, however, more authorities have announced that they are ending these mandates, as "medical experts" like CNN's Leana Wen claim "the science has changed." In reality, Wen admitted in December 2021 that "scientists and public health officials have been saying for months, many months" that "cloth masks are little more than facial decorations." Moreover, dozens of studies published before and early during the pandemic found no evidence that any type of mask controls the spread of respiratory diseases in community settings like classrooms. Yet, the CDC and WHO grossly misrepresented that evidence, and politicians and executives imposed their unscientific guidance on the world, causing serious harm.

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