Their repeated attempts to justify masking through poorly conducted studies throughout the first year and a half of the pandemic, which covered Arizona, Kansas and others, were equally atrocious.
But now a new challenger has emerged, attempting to take the crown of most insidiously incompetent “study” to be released on masking.
And it’s already being shared and promoted by the anti-science crowd, determined to maintain their illusions that masking works and shows demonstrable benefits.
It’s a masterpiece of bad “science,” poor methodology, and purposeful misdirection.
There is no possible justification for anyone to refer to this “review” with anything other than derision, except that one of the world’s most prominent “experts” has already distributed it to his massive following.
It’s important to debunk studies like this, because it’s inevitable that some corporate executive, CDC official, or local school administrator will use it to justify their endless, panicked mandates.
What’s remarkable about this review is that the authors discredit their own work almost immediately.