Aha! I knew it!
Courtesy of Global News:
The authors looked at coronavirus death rates in 198 countries, trying to see why some had painfully high death rates and others very low.
“What we found was that of the big variables that you can control which influence mortality, one was wearing masks,” says Christopher Leffler of Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the study’s authors.
“It wasn’t just by a few per cent, it was up to a hundred times less mortality. The countries that introduced masks from the very beginning of their outbreak have had hardly any deaths.”
Most of the countries that had low death rates were in East Asia, especially South Korea and Japan.
“You also have Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau — there are lots of countries that used masks early on. Vietnam and Thailand are good examples — they’ve kept per capita mortality very low,” Leffler says.
I would just like to remind you that America, the country with the highest number of infections and the highest death toll, continues to have no federal guidelines for mask-wearing.
I imagine that will change after the election if things work out the way that they must work out.