I know.That can't be right, we all know masks are useless. :deadhorse:
Here are some problems:
1. originally, the concept of wearing masks was to slow down the spread so that thousands of breathing machines could be built and installed in hospitals.
a. they weren't particularly effective, and,
b. thousands were made.:drunk:
2. next reason was that the spread would be slowed down. Ok, so the spread was slowed down.:dancingbanana:
a. it wasn't slowed down in convalescent facilities where people were crowded, and staff members were exposed to the sources of infection outside the facility and could bring it in.
b. even when it was finally recognized that older people were being hard hit, one of the governors in a major state ordered that thousands of infected people be moved from hospital facilities to convalescent facilities.:cheers:
3. except for some dingy researcher in the UK and local doctor here who went on local television and proudly announced a vaccine would be developed within two months (some 6 months ago),
most thinking people with an ability to do google searches knew that people would be lucky if an effective vaccine would be developed and distributed in a year.:crazy:
4. So the rate of infection went down 6% in the counties mandating masks, it was still chugging along nicely at 94%. And, in those counties, if you waited long enough, everyone would be exposed.:dunno: