An update by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests wearing masks or face coverings increases your risk of contracting Covid-19.
According to an update on the CDC website, in the 14 days before illness onset, 85% of case-patients and 88% of control-participants reported often or always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.
In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control-participants reported ALWAYS using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.
Only 12% of control-participants reported never wearing a mask before Covid-19 illness onset.
All disposable masks are "single use" only and should be discarded after 2 hours because the moisture from your breath renders masks ineffective.
The latest statistics confirm what U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said about face masks in February.
Dr. Adams previously said the public should not wear masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease because masks offered little protection against a virus.
"Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!" Adams tweeted on Feb. 29.
The WHO, the CDC and NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci also strongly discouraged wearing masks as not useful for the public.
Dr. Adams changed his tune months later. He encouraged Americans to wear a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus — insisting the face coverings don't infringe on Americans' "freedom".
Adams was not wearing a mask in August when he and another man were cited for trespassing in a park in Hawaii that was closed.
Adams, 46, was with his personal assistant, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, a 37-year-old dietician with the U.S. Health Dept. The two men were "taking pictures" inside the rural park.
People who are most at risk for contracting Covid-19 include those with preexisting conditions such as cardiac problems, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), immunodeficiency (HIV), psychiatric condition, diabetes, or obesity.
There are other risks associated with prolonged use of face masks by the public.
One doctor said he expects to see a huge spike in throat and lung cancers from breathing in the "resins" and other chemicals that coat face masks.
Consult an attorney if you are sickened by Covid-19 after wearing a mask or if you are diagnosed with throat or lung cancer.
You will need a diagnosis of a mask-related disorder in order to collect damages in a lawsuit.