Anti-maskers and COVID-hoaxers are claiming that a small CDC study published in September proves masks don't work. The study very nearly finds the opposite.
New cases are setting new records. Test positivity is over 5% again. New hospitalizations are clearly up and the trend goes back to just after schools statewide went back to in-person learning. And new deaths are starting to increase and will continue to do so until all Coloradans take the pandemic seriously.
Cases are way up. Positivity is up a little. Hospitalizations are up just a bit. Deaths are still low, but unfortunately that's not going to last.
It's too early to say for sure, but there are some early signs that COVID-19 is increasing in Colorado as a result of schools going back into session.
Liability and cost are why boxes of disposable masks claim to be "not for medical use." The masks will still help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
This meme, taken from Facebook, is false. It's disinformation, as is any similar meme or comment or Tweet that implies the CDC has been dishonestly overstating COVID-19 deaths.
New cases and positivity percentage are down, as are new hospitalizations. Deaths are holding steady. But hold on to your hats, Colorado, because schools are reopening and the course of COVID-19 is going to get worse from here.
COVID reminds us that there is a reason we have science - because reality is neither easy nor tidy, neither are people, and if we want to be more than mere monkeys gaping at the approaching storm, we need a torch to aid our way out of ignorance and into enlightenment.