Articles tagged with: Face mask


New York Post article makes speculative, unsupported claim that mutation could enable the virus causing COVID-19 to evade handwashing and mask-wearing

in New York Post, by Jackie Salo

— 08 Oct 2020

"The preprint that the article focuses on actually says nothing about the most egregious claim made in the article: that the virus is evolving to get around hand-washing, masks, et..

Telegraph article describing the hypothesis that face masks can variolate a population receives mixed reviews on its scientific accuracy

in The Telegraph, by Georgina Hayes

— 24 Sep 2020

"The Telegraph headline is obviously misleading but the subheading is accurate. Masks don’t give immunity; rather, the argument is that infections are milder or asymptomatic and ..


Daily Mail article provides misleading interpretation on South Korean mask study to imply mask-wearing is dangerous

“Mask study published by NIH suggests N95 Covid masks may expose wearers to dangerous level of toxic compounds linked to seizures and cancer”

SOURCE: Emily Joshu, Daily Mail

Published: 30 Aug 2023


Multiple studies show that face masks reduce the spread of COVID-19; a Cochrane review doesn’t demonstrate otherwise

Face masks are ineffective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, a Cochrane review demonstrates

SOURCE: Robert Malone, Substack

Published: 17 Feb 2023


Mask-wearing helps to reduce the spread of COVID-19; social media posts misinterpreted Annals of Internal Medicine study on N95 respirators

“‘Gold Standard’ Scientific Trial Deals Massive Blow to N95 and Surgical Masks as Way to ‘Stop Covid’”

SOURCE: Kyle Becker, Becker News

Published: 06 Dec 2022


Face masks don’t cause hypercapnia or blood acidity; no evidence indicates that these conditions increase cancer risk

Face masks cause hypercapnia and blood acidity, which might increase cancer risk

SOURCE: Christina Parks, America's Frontline Doctors

Published: 24 Nov 2022


The presence of titanium dioxide in face masks hasn’t been associated with toxicity or any health problems

Face masks contain a “cancer-causing compound”; “exposure to titanium dioxide ‘systematically exceeded the acceptable exposure level to TiO2 by inhalation’”

SOURCE: Joseph Mercola, Children's Health Defense

Published: 15 Nov 2022


Scientific evidence shows that mask-wearing is effective at limiting community transmission; claims that face masks increase mortality are based on flawed correlation studies

“Countries with high levels of mask compliance did not perform better than those with low mask usage”; “Mask Mandates [are] Associated With Increased Covid Death Rate”

SOURCE: Zacharias Foegen, Townhall Media, The National Pulse

Published: 11 Jun 2022


Fox News article listing alleged mistakes in COVID-19 public health response mixes accurate information with unsubstantiated claims

Natural immunity protects better than vaccination; “the mortality risk of an un-boosted person under age 30 was zero”; cloth face masks, school closures had zero benefits for children and some harm

SOURCE: Marty Makary, Fox News

Published: 23 Mar 2022


CDC’s updated developmental milestone checklists don’t mean that standards for children’s development are lowered; they signal a change in the surveillance strategy

The CDC “lowered the bar” for developmental milestones instead of acknowledging the effects of COVID-19 restrictions in children

SOURCE: Jim Hoft, Social media users, Gateway Pundit, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Twitter

Published: 25 Feb 2022


Multiple scientific studies suggest that masking can help limit transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in schools, contrary to claim in Federalist article

“There’s no science behind masks on kids”.

SOURCE: Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist

Published: 27 Aug 2021


U.S. prison releases complemented other strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 in jails and prisons, including face masks

Masks don’t work; prisoners were released instead of being given masks

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 16 Aug 2021



Computing Forever interview with Dolores Cahill contains numerous inaccuracies about COVID-19 and vaccines

— 22 May 2020

This video, first published on 11 May 2020, features an interview between Dave Cullen, also known as Computing Forever on YouTube, and Dolores Cahill, a professor at University Col...

“Plandemic” vignette featuring anti-vaccination activist Judy Mikovits contains numerous false and unsupported claims about COVID-19

— 08 May 2020

This video is the first in a series of vignettes preceding a movie titled “Plandemic”. First published on 5 May 2020, it quickly went viral on Facebook, with more than 2.2 mill...