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Masks In Schools ‘Junk Science’

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  • “How junk science got spread like wildfire,” pediatric infectious disease researcher Alasdair Munro wrote in his newsletter last week, analyzing a widely shared meta-analysis of mask research.
  • New study is “so riddled with basic errors” Munro wondered if it was an academic hoax.
  • The preprint study “would not pass as an undergraduate medical student assignment,” he concluded, yet it was shared by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett and an ex-director of the World Health Organization.

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