Larry Mallette, MD, PhD
commented on Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy
2020-05-16 05:40:34 -0700
Mr. Szabo: Please provide a reference to support your assertion that there have been “thousands of deaths by persons using masks and the majority who do not wear masks don’t even have symptoms?” There are to my knowledge no published randomized studies of the effect of mask wearing on the acquisition of infection with SARS-CoV-2.
In the absence of prospective randomized studies, we have to go with the best evidence we have, which is weak – mostly comparing how well the pandemic is controlled in countries where mask wearing is considered a patriotic thing to do versus other countries.
I repeat my challenge to Dr. Blaylock to provide prospective data to support his assertion, because it goes AGAINST what we know about most other respiratory viruses. So far as I can tell it is only a guess on his part.