On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, President Joe Biden sent his lawyers to the Federal Appeals Court to overturn a lower court ruling that ended Biden’s mandate that masks be worn on all public transport including passenger jets. Ironically, the same day that Biden was hoping to have the mask mandate reinstated, there was an article in the New York Times that basically admitted that mask mandates made no difference in stopping the spread of COVID.
Another study concludes that cloth facemasks are all but useless when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID. The study, conducted by the University of Bristol in England, discovered that cloth facemasks only stopped 10% of the COVID virus.
Despite several studies showing that facemasks, particularly the cloth ones, basically do nothing to stop the spread of COVID, the NY Post is reporting that the UK is requiring students to wear masks during the significantly milder Omicron surge.