Use of face masks & face covering
A Summary Of The Science
This section provides a summary of various studies on the use of face masks & face coverings in communities. We appreciate the issue of masks is divisive, and whilst we would always respect the decision of those parents who wish their children to wear them, as a campaign group our position is that requiring face coverings for children represents an untested, disproportionate and potentially harmful intervention.
Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe: A Summary Of The Science
A review of the peer-reviewed medical literature examines impacts on human health, both immunological, as well as physiological.
A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers
This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks.
Mask Hysteria: Are We Going Too Far?
If you are otherwise healthy and are not high risk, there is no evidence at this point that by wearing a mask you will decrease the chance of getting COVID-19.
Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data
Cloth masks or face coverings offer very low filter collection efficiency for the smaller inhalable particles we believe are largely responsible for transmission.