The Trump administration’s senior adviser on the CCP Virus, Dr. Scott Atlas, has again explicitly criticized what he called an “obsession” with wearing masks. He also stated that laws mandating the universal use of masks to suppress the spread of the virus do not work.
Atlas was interviewed on the Fox News program, “The Ingraham Angle,” where he openly questioned the indiscriminate use of masks and the almost worship-like attitude some people have toward the object in question, reported Just the News.
During the program he pointed out what he called a “lame, bizarre obsession at this point that everyone must have universal masking.”
During his interview, Atlas named several places both in the United States and abroad, from Hawaii to the United Kingdom, where strong regulations have been imposed to force people to wear masks, yet none of these places have been able to stop the spread of the CCP Virus, and they have even detected significant increases in the number of cases.
One of the most paradigmatic cases is that of Great Britain, where strict adherence to wearing face masks is required in public transportation and stores since mid-summer, however, the average daily rate of cases is currently at least three times higher than it was in spring when there was no such requirement.
President Trump has withstood much criticism, particularly from mainstream media and Democratic politicians, for not promoting strict national legislation on the use of masks as is the case in other countries. However, every state has maintained the freedom to do so and many have developed some form of regulation.
Atlas defended President Trump by stating, “The president has a rational, common-sense mask policy. If you cannot socially distance, you wear a mask, particularly when you’re high risk.” He also added that Americans are getting fed up with their use and that it is important to understand this.
At the same time, a study recently published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that cloth masks are largely ineffective in preventing the spread of the CCP Virus.
The study was ignored by most of the media, especially by those who advocate absurd and exaggerated restrictions and have worshipped the use of the mask. It compared 154 cases of infected patients, and a control group of 160 “control participants” who had tested negative.
The researchers found that 71 percent of the case-patients contracted the virus despite reporting that they “always” wore a fabric mask at least 14 days before the onset of illness, and 14 percent contracted the virus despite reporting that they “often” wore the mask at least 14 days before the onset of illness.
Many studies show that face masks are not effective in controlling the spread of viruses. One of them was published in April by researchers from several medical institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic. Fabric masks are actually ineffective at stopping the inhalation of small airborne particles and are only useful in protecting users from “large droplets and aerosols.” This is not how the coronavirus spreads.