Data Reveals States With Mask Mandates Have Higher Rates Of COVID

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States with mask mandates are reporting significantly higher cases of COVID than states without, according to recent data.

Ian Miller of Substack revealed a chart showing states with mask mandates vs. those without, and those with mandates won in a landslide. Or actually, lost.

Miller called this a “shocking” bit of information.

For whatever reason, this has either gone unnoticed or just ignored by the mainstream media, as well as many of the politicians who are handing down the mandates. So fair or not, that makes it seem as though there is an agenda behind the mandates — as opposed to actually keeping people “safe,” which they all claim is the goal.

This is a big blow to those who support mask mandates. Will anything come of it? Not likely, as the the media has fallen in line, stopped asking the important questions and more or less become activists themselves.

But right now, the data doesn’t support the argument that masks need to be worn.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. There are some significant confounding factors here:
    1) States are more likely to implement mask mandates if case counts are high. Depending on how the chart is constructed, this could seriously skew the data.
    2) Blue states are more likely to implement mask mandates. Such states are also more likely to contain large densely populated cities which would result in faster spread. Also, these states would be expected to see higher vaccination rates which should result in slower spread.

    Unfortunately, testing the efficacy of mask mandates without such confounders is likely impossible. Anybody who tells you that the efficacy of masks is settled science is either lying or a science-denier. Current evidence suggests they likely do little to stem the transmission of airborne viruses (nor should they be expected to given that almost nobody is wearing N95 masks).

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