NYT Lies About Settled Mask Science

NYT Lies About Settled Mask Science

From Jeremy Hammond, on NYT article containing lies on the wearing of masks being “settled”. Excerpt below and link to full article here:

Jeremy Hammond
June 5th, 2020

“You should be wearing a mask”, the New York Times has now boldly proclaimed. “The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled.”

Implicitly, in the context of the public debate about mask use, the Times means that the science has been settled and shows that widespread mask use by the general population in community settings is an effective means of preventing transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which further implies that executive orders requiring mask use are evidence-based.

The New York Times is lying. The debate is far from “settled” in favor of universal mask use, and just how ludicrous a claim that is can be illustrated simply by examining its own cited sources.

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