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Does a new study show masks are ineffective at stopping COVID-19 infection? – Education – Australian Associated Press

The Danish research has been seized on as strong evidence against mask-wearing.

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A Facebook post suggests a new study shows that masks are ineffective at preventing COVID-19 infection.
The post discusses the findings of a Danish study, which compared the incidence of the coronavirus in a group that were told to wear masks and a group that did not wear them.
The post describes the results and includes a diagram showing a small difference in the number of people who caught COVID-19 in the two groups, which it said was “not distinguishable from a chance finding”.

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