The Model Health Show

Face masks have served as the pervasive and omnipresent symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re on a plane, on a coffee run, or at a school, it seems as if masks are a new part of our society at large. But what does the data actually say about mask efficacy? Can wearing a mask actually reduce transmission or infection from viruses?

On this episode of The Model Health Show, we’re diving back into the studies on mask effectiveness, including the safety of cloth masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks. We’re taking a thorough assessment of the data, discussing various types of scientific studies, and cross-referencing the data. You’re going to hear about new studies, studies that have proven the test of time, as well as studies that are commonly cited. 

You’re going to learn the truth about mask efficacy, including different types of masks in different settings. We’re also discussing how human biases can cloud the truth, and how the debate around masks has prevented us from addressing other pressing issues. I hope this episode acts as a valuable resource for you to reference and share. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why cloth masks may result in an increased risk of infection. 
  • What percentage of healthcare workers experienced adverse effects from masking.
  • How double masking can increase the risk of infection. 
  • Why cross-referencing data is important for eliminating biases.
  • What studies showed regarding efficacy of surgical masks and N95 masks. 
  • The size of a virus. 
  • What you need to know about randomized control trials.
  • The problem with many of the widely dispersed studies.
  • What you should know about the Bangladesh study.
  • Why surgical masks are the standard of practice in the medical industry.
  • The difference in infection rates when surgeons wore masks. 
  • What studies showed about pregnant healthcare workers wearing N95 masks.
  • How blocking our breathing pathways can spike anxiety and elevated stress hormones.
  • The link between headache frequency and mask-wearing.
  • Side effects that are noted from wearing masks. 
  • Why masks are masking the symptoms.  
  • The link between chronic illnesses and COVID-19 deaths. 

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