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If Masks are Working, Why Are So Many People Testing Positive for COVID-19? (Guest: Marilyn Singleton)

November 24, 2020

Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D., anesthesiologist, attorney and former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons discusses masks protection from COVID-19 and the recent surge in COVID cases in the U.S.

Singleton discusses how we the public should regard the most recent, large scale randomized controlled  study on mask protection and the surge in positive cases.  Is it a factor of widespread testing creating more false positive results?  And was it smart for the FDA to require a prescription for the first ever at-home rapid test for COVID.  Will the reporting requirements be a turnoff to compliance.

Helpful links:

Danish Mask Study

https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/11/top-medical-journals-stall-on-large-mask-study/

Birx on masks:

https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/10/media-misses-comment-suggesting-states-incorrectly-testing-for-covid/

False Positive COVID tests:

https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/08/how-2-4-million-positive-covid-results-could-be-false/

AAPS:

https://aapsonline.org

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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform.
amschieber@heartland.org @HCPolicy