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Politics Trump erroneously claims 85% of mask-wearers contract COVID-19

05:10  16 october  2020
05:10  16 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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President Trump erroneously claimed that 85% of people who wear a mask contract COVID-19.

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The president, during his town hall on NBC News, said that "just the other day, they came out with a statement that 85% of the people that wear masks, catch it."

The claim received pushback from the moderator, Savannah Guthrie, who said, "They didn’t say that. I know that study."

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He applauded Trump 's new endorsement of face masks . On Monday, the president tweeted wearing a face covering was a "Patriotic" action to take during As Covid - 19 cases grow, some states and cities have adopted their own face mask orders, essentially requiring people to wear them when in public

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He made the same comment during his North Carolina rally earlier in the day. At that event, Trump said, “Look at all the masks. You know, they keep saying, ‘Nobody wears a mask, wear the mask.’ Although then, they come out with things today. Did you see CDC? That 85% of the people wearing a mask catch it, OK?”

Trump was citing a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that surveyed 154 people who had the coronavirus and were symptomatic. The study, which was published in September, showed that 14.4% of those people said they "often" wear a mask, while 70.6% of them said they "always" wear one in the two weeks before the onset of the illness.

So, in total, 85% of the people who were included in the study revealed that they either "often" or "always" wore a mask, specifically within the 14 days prior to the illness beginning.

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If half of the country were to wear masks, for example, and 85% of those people were diagnosed with COVID-19, as Trump claimed, that would mean there were more than 120 million cases. In actuality, there have been about 8 million diagnoses in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.

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Original Author: Mike Brest

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