The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a new order requiring people to wear double face masks on all forms of public transportation.
The CDC announced the order, effective Monday, Feb. 1. People are required to wear face masks on any form of public transportation, including buses, trains, cabs, airplanes, boats, subways, or carpool vehicles while traveling in and out of the United States.
However, the new instruction for carrying double masks could be called into question according to a study prepared in 2020 by RationalGround.com, a clearinghouse for the CCP Virus (COVID-19).
The research, conducted by a group of data analysts, found that during an eight-month period states where masking was enforced, had a total of 9,605,256 confirmed cases of infection, while in states where masking was not enforced, there were 5,781,716 confirmed cases of infection.
This means that in addition to mask orders not being as effective after all in containing infections, states with mandates in place had an average of 10 more infections reported per day than those without mandates.
As for the mandate, it specifies that masks should be worn while waiting for, boarding, riding, and disembarking from public transportation, and indicates that they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to form two layers.
The CDC further cautions that it reserves the right to enforce the order through criminal penalties, but encourages and anticipates “widespread voluntary compliance” and expects support from other federal agencies.
The government has been pushing for the use of double masks lately despite the widespread release of vaccines for the CCP Virus and the decline in cases due to contagion.
Last week President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for the use of masks on federal property for all Americans, even though he was seen hours later without a mask in violation of his own order while at the Lincoln Memorial.
Meanwhile, the White House’s top epidemiological expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is similarly promoting the use of more than one mask, even though in March of last year he warned that wearing any mask would not prevent the spread of the CCP Virus.
“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci said in an interview with “Today.”
This time the White House medical adviser assured that the facial covers prevent the droplets and the virus from spreading to other people and protect them from the virus.
Likewise, the WHO warned last year that the masks do not prevent people from contracting the virus.
Against the measure, early last month Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said people who have achieved immunity, either through previous infection with the virus or through vaccination, should consider throwing away their masks.