Did you read the study, or just trust some blogger to tell you what it says and give some cherry-picked quotes?
This is in the authors discussion:
"The findings, however, should not be used to conclude that a recommendation for everyone to wear masks in the community would not be effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infections, because the trial did not test the role of masks in source control of SARS-CoV-2 infection."
The goal of masks is source control of the infected, not to protect the wearer. This small study with only a <2% infection rate in either arm doesn't prove schit.
Masks may indeed be totally ineffective, but READ THE STUDY before you claim to have proven that.
This blind trust of partisan blogs to digest the news and spoon feed you conclusions is disgusting.
You're an idiot.
Quote from the article "Dr. Christine Laine, editor-in-chief of the Annals of Internal Medicine, where the study is published, told The New York Times the research shows masks “are not a magic bullet.” In an article, Laine and other editors defended the journal’s decision to publish the study despite pushback.
This is what we are all saying, nothing more nothing less.
If you are wearing the mask with the expectation that you will not get C-19 BECAUSE
your are wearing the mask, then you are under a misguided expectation.
And people wearing a mask alone in their car or outside, 100 yards from the nearest living being are not wearing masks to protect others.....................they are wearing them with the expectation that they are being protected.