Study making false claims about masks is misattributed to Stanford University

Updated on 04/05/2021 at 20:20

Online articles claim a study from Stanford University found that mask wearing, which is recommended to help slow spread of Covid-19, is “ineffective” and harmful. But the paper was retracted, the study’s author is not employed by the prestigious California university, and it repeated previously debunked claims about the use of face coverings during the pandemic.