Study from Norway finds higher likelihood of COVID-19 infections among individuals who regularly wore masks

Study from Norway finds higher likelihood of COVID-19 infections among individuals who regularly wore masks

A study from Norway uncovered a higher likelihood of COVID-19 infections among individuals who regularly wore masks, compared to those who didn’t. Key insights from the study:

This startling outcome emerged from a detailed analysis involving 3,209 participants, monitored over a 17-day period for their mask usage habits.

A notable increase in COVID-19 positivity was observed among frequent mask users: from 8.6% in rare mask wearers to over 15% in consistent users.

Adjustments for various factors revealed a 33-40% elevated infection rate in regular mask wearers, although further adjustments suggested a more modest 4% increase.