‘Natural Experiment’ Paints Clear Picture: Masks Work. | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow shares a chart from researchers at the University of Kansas that compares average daily coronavirus cases over time between areas of Kansas with a mask mandate and areas with no mask mandate. Aired on 10/27/2020.
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'Natural Experiment' Paints Clear Picture: Masks Work. | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

64 Comments on "‘Natural Experiment’ Paints Clear Picture: Masks Work. | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Luke Rinderknecht | October 28, 2020 at 1:26 AM | Reply

    Science: like Magic, but real 😅

  2. William H. Baird | October 28, 2020 at 1:31 AM | Reply

    Be American and Wear a Mask! Don’t be a COVIDIOT!

    • CAPTAIN KSpatriotdigital soldier | October 28, 2020 at 10:33 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell i dont see them taking down tyt or rof or msnbc or the view when they spew hate and incite violence or say out right lies yet sites like praying medic uncle buck jr elusive truths TOWlie2110 or scrappy and the 15 top content providers are taken down

    • CAPTAIN KSpatriotdigital soldier | October 28, 2020 at 10:35 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell yeah and how can they say its fair when facebook fact checker is BIDENS FORMER UKRAINE ADVISOR kinda like uh the fox guarding the hen house dontcha think

    • William H. Baird | October 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM | Reply

      @CAPTAIN KSpatriotdigital soldier Good luck because you may not make it buddy

    • CAPTAIN KSpatriotdigital soldier | October 28, 2020 at 10:59 AM | Reply

      @William H. Baird ??? May not make what ?

    • William H. Baird | October 28, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      @CAPTAIN KSpatriotdigital soldier Check out This TROLL LOL What a loser!

  3. Masks lessen the viral load. Also they protect other people from the wearer. The favor gets returned when other people wear a mask.

    • Sadly some people learned the mask protects others. Mask up!

    • Stella Rocquie | October 28, 2020 at 3:12 AM | Reply

      @David Wilson Sadly?

    • @Stella Rocquie : Well, you saw how Donny used that knowledge, right? He knew he was infectious (hence all the lies about when he knew) when he, “debated,” with Biden. And he hoped to give him Covid and knock him out of the race. Yeah, we’re THAT low now. People are weaponising their diseases, like we were in some zombie apocalypse movie, or video game. If we don’t remove trump, we won’t just lose our Republic and free speech. We may well be killed . . . I know, I know . . . SMH

    • @Ash Roskell I thought it too. My friends thought I was crazy for thinking trump spewing virus in bidens direction was deliberate.b

  4. Only a t’rump supporter would be so dumb as to not understand how covering your mouth and nose to stop an airborne virus reduces its spread.
    And boy did they not disappoint! 😅😂

    • Ask how Italy mandate on masks worked out for them.
      Go ahead…

    • @Ado Atero Every filter does some good. Don’t use a knit, like the gaiters. Don’t use a bandana. A well fitting reusable double layer cloth mask is very effective. A triple layer is more protective. Two people in double layer tightly woven masks are more safe than one person in a triple layer against a bare faced attempted murderer. Do some research.

    • @Ado Atero seems to work in all other countries with any masks wtf is wrong with you?

    • @Randal Walker
      – “seems to work in all other countries with any masks…”
      I think you just made that up.
      – “wtf is wrong with you?”
      You mean thinking before commenting, and not making things up?

    • @ruth depew
      – “Every filter does some good.”
      That’s a common misunderstanding. Also, when people say “filter” they mean different things.
      – “Don’t use a knit, like the gaiters. Don’t use a bandana.”
      That’s a good advice. Some people call them rightfully filters, though, because they use them as filters, and they do filter things, even the corona virus, although pretty poorly (10–20%).
      – “A well fitting reusable double layer cloth mask is very effective.”
      “Very effective” is a pretty ambiguous expression. I wouldn’t call a filter that let’s through 20% of the virus very effective. It’s clearly better than a bandana, though.
      – “A triple layer is more protective.”
      For layers are even more protective…
      – “Do some research.”
      Could you please specify what are you referring to with that remark? Did I in my previous comments say something that contradicts what you say in your comment?

  5. _NOTE! This is an old style broadside, not a “Tweet”. If it’s too much for you to handle, move on. But If you’re deeply appalled by what’s happening in this Country, and you’re just needing a kick in the pants to go out and vote, read on_
    _A Broadside_

    *WE HONOR AND CHERISH* the memory, the courage, and the spirit of those Americans who suffered and fought and died whether willingly or unwillingly in the name of our Nation: on the battlefields, on the cotton fields, on the Great Plains and the River Valleys, and those Americans who are today being assaulted, beaten, shot and murdered by unrepentant and undeniably racist police forces befitting a fascist regime, and those Americans who daily fill our hospitals fighting a novel virus, contagious and deadly. But if we wish to make this claim of honor true, first we must honor Truth itself; for, Truth is the only thing that cannot be overcome. *AND TRUTH IS NOW TELLING US WHAT MUST BE DONE!*


    👉 *His* fluency of falsehoods,
    👉 *His* fear of criticism and responsibility,
    👉 *His* insistence on taking credit where credit is not due,
    👉 *His* deficit of emotion-regulation resulting in juvenile displays, personal attacks and insults unbecoming an adult,
    👉 *His* incumbency and his bid for reelection being void of any plan, agenda, mandate, message, or ideas,
    👉 *His* open threat to decline a peaceful transfer of power should he lose his bid for reelection,
    👉 *His* inability to maintain discretion on social media _and_
    👉 *His* increasingly odious and unstatesmanlike behavior that indicates a pathologically unstable personality such that:
    *President Donald Trump has indisputably forfeited the trust and the confidence of those government confrères in his charge that procure sensitive and secret knowledge of matters affecting national security they cannot in good confidence share with him — their President and Commander-in-Chief!*

    *THIS SITUATION* is unworkable, and gives rise to threats both domestic and foreign to the United States. *WE CANNOT AFFORD THE LUXURY OF BEING AFRAID!* Our moment, described as an “Inflection Point”, has come calling and in this election year of 2020, we have something to do — Let this be _OUR_ remedy!

    *OUR NATION* imperfect, ever learning and self-correcting, possesses the keys to enjoy “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Nevertheless there come, from time to time, challenges to this ideal that require remediation. In these times we shall insist that our citizenship be recognized and counted, uncontested!


    *The case against the President is prima facie inasmuch as:*

    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been derelict in his duties,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has undermined The Constitution of the United States,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has committed acts of human cruelty at our Nation’s southern border – potentially to include crimes against humanity,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been impeached,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been found and confirmed as having lied to the American people about the true nature of the seriousness of COVID-19,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has not achieved any tangible act toward the betterment of the Nation,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has withheld information he is required by law to produce,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has verbally insulted our Servicemen and Servicewomen in our Nation’s military – calling them “suckers”,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has been curiously evasive amid investigations persuant to the nature of his relationship with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has openly encouraged extreme street violence at the level of complicity,
    👉 *THIS PRESIDENT* has perverted the utility of America’s federal defense and peace-keeping forces by turning them against America herself!

    _This list of offenses, while not exhaustive, provides more than enough cause to pursue criminal charges!_




    *WE SHALL* lawfully heed any required safety measures due to COVID-19 without protest or complaint to include wearing face coverings, gloves, and practicing social distancing. _And we shall do these things because as Americans, we care – above all – about the wellbeing of our fellow citizens._

    *WE SHALL NOT* tolerate any barriers, threats, obstructions, hindrances or intrigues of any kind by any party whether from inside the United States or abroad by design or effect that suppresses, deters, delays, denies, manipulates, interrupts, or otherwise alters *OUR CIVIL RIGHT AND OUR CIVIC DUTY TO CAST OUR VOTE, INVIOLATE, AS IT IS GUARANTEED BY THE LAW OF THE LAND — ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY — TO REMOVE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION AND REPLACE THEM WITH JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS — IN THE NAME OF TRUTH, FOR THE SAKE OF JUSTICE, AND TO RESTORE THE PEACE!*
    _– Brad_

    • I am a Conservative. I FULLY ENDORSE this message. And I thank the author, for articulating the case, so concisely. And, yes. That is the correct word. A list of trump’s offences and remedies would make a book. This snapshot says enough for any rational human to respond by voting Biden / Harris ✌️👍🌊🌊🌊

    • Thank you ✌️👍 🌊🌊🌊

    • I am your Canadian neighbour and I have been watching all of this from my perch. Everything you stated is true and most of the world sees it. I fear for you and the rest of the world if Donald Trump gets back in. Gods speed.

    • kathleen rogers | October 28, 2020 at 9:20 AM | Reply

      Well said sir. EVERY life matters, fingers crossed for November. 😃from England

    • WOW! Bloody brilliant! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I have over 30 cloth masks that are washable. I also have a face-shield & practice social distancing whenever out. It’s really not that hard & shouldn’t be such a big deal!

  7. Crazy counties will still end up infecting the sane counties.

    • And that’s why the counties with mask mandates have only stabilised…..

      If all counties were doing it the numbers would have gone down!!

      Wearing masks will save our economy and ourselves. But Trump won’t do it cos he doesn’t think they “look cool”

    • Zero energy GoBiden2020 | October 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM | Reply

      Never been to North Dakota , don’t care much if there’s zero people living in the state still will not visit

    • Miguel Sanchez | October 28, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      Gop vs blue

  8. Amazing!
    Can’t understand why anyone would not want to take any extra precautions to save themselves from ANY kind of illness going around even if not proven.

  9. I can’t tell what is MORE contagious now… Covid or stupidity?

  10. “but masks..co2 and..liberty …something…i dont wunna. wahhh” 🤦‍♂️

  11. Phil and Sandy West | October 28, 2020 at 2:20 AM | Reply

    My Scots Nana (a trained nurse) taught me when I was a small child (she said wee bairn) “Cover up each cough and sneeze, otherwise you spread disease.”
    Masks cover up those coughs and sneezes even when you are distracted. Easy Peasie.
    What is it that Trumpists can’t understand? Bugger the politics, think of your family and friends.

  12. fourthqtrplayer | October 28, 2020 at 2:20 AM | Reply

    Too much common sense for the MAGA’s to understand!! BYEDON!!

  13. Sad that such a simple piece of knowledge has to be explained to so many adult teenagers in this country. : )

  14. *”With Freedom Comes Responsibility

    This is for all the anti-maskers that do nothing but whine about their freedoms! 😷

    • vincent vargas | October 28, 2020 at 7:34 AM | Reply

      This repubs!!! Just like their dear Leader! ” take no responsibility”😷

    • POSTED BY Tonya Green 47 minutes ago in response to a message regarding IV C.

      @Altair IV you are correct. My husband had covid in August. Luckily I’m a lowly M.A but I have an 02 sensor in my home. When he said he felt like he was having a hard time catching his breath I tested him and his 02 sat was 85. I immediately took him to the hospital. They tested his 02 sats and it had dropped to 76. They wanted to put him on a ventilator and I said NO. They put him on Oxygen and got his 02 to come up to 89. After further testing he had a blood clot in his lung. They put him on elemis and I told them I wanted him on a Vitamin C and D3 IV. They tried to refuse me and I pushed they finally did it. He came home 2 days later with oxygen and the blood thinner.

      After 2 more days he was of all oxygen and was feeling great. I still give him D3 and Vitamin c everyday. Had I not been there he would have been put on a ventilator and they wouldn’t have given him the IV Vitamins either. He is 54 very overweight had high blood pressure and only one kidney. Today he’s doing great. My husband won’t stand up for himself or even me. I switched my advanced directive to my daughter who is an RN and a bulldog like me. I doubt I will get covid since I don’t wear a mask and he drank out of my drink everyday before he was diagnosed with covid and even after. When he came home neither of us wore masks around each other and slept in the same bed. So either I’m immune or I got it and was asymptomatic.

      Posted by Robin Whittle in the comment section for THIS video one month ago:
      Big News About Vitamin D, 4 Experts:

      Robin Whittle
      Robin Whittle 1 month ago
      This video should be viewed by every doctor, public health administrator and politician, the world over. If COVID-19 doesn’t make the world wake up to the terrible costs of the easily avoided vitamin D deficiency pandemic, I can’t imagine what will. This will be a revolution at least as significant as those of handwashing, sanitation, vaccination, anesthetics, antibiotics, medical imaging and DNA analysis.

      I think each of the four speakers presented completely cogent cases from different perspectives. Calcifediol in Cordoba, going straight into circulation (no liver delay of a few days) is precisely what those patients need to get their immune cells’ autocrine signalling working again – a magic bullet indeed, when minutes and hours really matter. I totally support Dr Grimes view of the immorality of further RCTs along these lines. What more evidence to people reasonably want? This is a safe and very well researched nutrient, not a drug – and the patients are very deficient.

      The UK 10ng/ml threshold of deficiency is crazily low. D3 is converted (in the liver, and perhaps elsewhere) into circulating 25OHD. This is converted in the kidneys to circulating 1,25OHD (calcitriol) which is a hormone (long distance signalling via the circulation) – for calcium and bone metabolism. So 25OHD is a pro-hormone for this one hormonal function of vitamin D, with D3 being a pro-pro-hormone. Many types of cell, including especially various immune system cells, use the circulating 25OHD as the feedstock for autocrine (entirely within the cell) signaling. The circulating 25OHD levels need to be 40ng/ml or more for this autocrine signalling to work properly. This aspect of vitamin D – pretty much all the bodily functions for which vitamin D plays a vital role except calcium/bone – is not hormonal.

      The level of 25OHD is not signalling anything. It is a supply level of a compound which is needed and consumed by autocrine signalling processes of an unknown, but probably quite large, number of cell types, especially of the immune system. 40 to 60ng/ml (100 to 150nmol/L) vitamin D levels are required for proper immune system functioning. There is little vitamin D in food or multivitamins. High elevation sunshine is not available to most people all year round – and causes DNA damage. Average weight people need about 0.125mg (5000IU) D3 a day to attain 50ng/ml. This is a gram every 22 years and the ex-factory cost is USD$2.50 a gram. Good vitamin D levels will somewhat reduce the chance of contracting COVID-19.

      More importantly these levels greatly reduce the risk of serious symptoms and greatly reduce the rate of vital shedding – so reducing the rate of transmission. If everyone had these levels, then there would be no need for lockdowns, vaccines or masks for COVID-19 and there would be numerous other health benefits, including much less sepsis, ARDS and severe influenza. There would be no need for influenza vaccines either. The reported reduction of risk of COVID-19 infection with higher vitamin D levels is probably not entirely due to an individual’s better protection against a given viral insult.

      Since there is likely to be some correlation between an individual’s 25OHD level and the levels of all the people they mix with who, if infected, could shed viruses and so potentially infect them, then part of the observed lowered risk would be due to those people, if infected (with higher 25OHD levels) shedding fewer viruses. Likewise some other component of the observations would be due to those people being less likely to become infected. Still, the observations are entirely relevant to the epidemiology of raising everyone’s 25OHD levels.

      For the latest research, please see Karl Pfleger’s page “Low Vitamin D Worsens COVID-19” and my pages: search Bing or DuckDuckGo, for “Nutrition to reduce COVID-19 serious harm and death”. (Google’s search engine feigns ignorance of my vitamin D COVID-19 pages – censorship, I think.) For an explanation of autocrine signalling, search Bing or DuckDuckGo for my “Vitamin D in autocrine signaling”.

      This links to an article “An autocrine Vitamin D-driven Th1 shutdown program can be exploited for COVID-19” Reuben McGregor et al. which describes how lymphocytes from the lungs of hospitalised COVID-19 patients fail to complete their switch from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory programs, due to their autocrine signalling failing due to lack of 25OHD.

    • Zero energy GoBiden2020 | October 28, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      True ❤️🇺🇸Biden Harris🇺🇸 2020 make America and free again from the trump virus 🦠

  15. steve van buskirk | October 28, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    If masks didn’t work why would Doctors and other medical workers wear them? Just because they like the look?

    • Ask Italy how their mask mandate worked out for them..

    • @Rolf Xristos : Jeez, kid? Are you just going to Copy&Paste that same Apples and Orange Propaganda bogus, “argument, all over YouTube? Or are you going to think of something worth saying? Still, peddling false equivalencies and bogus talking points is what trump’s trolls are for, I guess? Do they really pay you enough? . . . SMH Donny’s done. Learn to live with it

    • steve van buskirk | October 28, 2020 at 9:48 AM | Reply

      @Rolf Xristos What does that have to do with anything?How well did Italians follow the mandate?

    • These doctors DONT KNOW WHAT WILL WORK. This is a new disease. Look at Europe. Second waive. Spain, France, UK. Masks and lockdowns JUST DONT WORK.

    • @steve van buskirk oh..so now its how well it worked?
      Harsh lockdowns and masks mandated?
      Look at the statistics of mask wearing around the world especially Italy.

      Wait. You don’t like facts..
      Robots are programmed one way..
      Orange man bad.

  16. Your “leader” took an Oath of Office. .and since Day 1 has been an Oaf in Office

  17. Science! Trumpies will call this fake news

  18. Doug Schaufele | October 28, 2020 at 3:19 AM | Reply

    Trump/Pence 2020 – Nationwide Corona-Palooza Tour

  19. You’re forgetting though, “I don’t think science knows, actually”. Would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening!

  20. Randy Ragsdale | October 28, 2020 at 3:25 AM | Reply

    Prayers and condolences go out to everyone that has personally lost a loved one from this horrible virus.

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