Fact Check: ‘Official Study’ Is NOT Official, Does NOT Conclude That Masks Caused More COVID

Did an official study conclude that masks caused more COVID-19? No, that’s not true: This is not an official study by a government or medical organization. It is a study written by an individual, Beny Spira, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Also, the conclusions section of his report says, “no cause-effect conclusions could be inferred from this observational analysis.”

The claim appeared in an article (archived here) published by NewsPunch on May 11, 2022, titled “Official Study Concludes That Masks Caused More COVID – News Punch.” It opened:

A new peer-reviewed study has concluded that masks are not only worthless against Covid-19, but wearing them might be harmful for people’s physical and mental health.

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