Well, this got real awkward, real fast. Earlier this week, Biden Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urged his followers on Twitter to "be data-driven and follow the science" regarding the masking of school-aged children.
To make his point, Cardona cited in part one study by a team of scientists from several U.S. institutions; Cardona argued that the study "found that schools that required masking had a 37% lower incidence of COVID-19 than the surrounding community."
Then this happened:
Secretary Cardona, I was the senior author of this study. Our study is not able to give any information about the role masks played in the observed low in-school transmission rates. We had no control group so don't know if the rate would have been different without masks.
It's not every day you see the Secretary of Education get so soundly educated. A rare treat indeed!
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