What is the claim?
The Covid pandemic was on rage when a new claim was released stating that a face mask is useless to fight against COVID-19. This claim is published on the National Institute of Health by Stanford University. Baruch Vainshelboim claims it, and he even says that he was employed at Stanford University. So, let’s check in details about the whole matter:
Who is Baruch Vainshelboim?
Baruch Vainshelboim is the author of this study that claims facemask is not helpful against COVID-19. He is said to be affiliated with the Cardiology division of the Stanford University, which is false as contended by the AP’s Assessment. The higher authority even confirmed that Baruch Vainshelboim is not working as a physician at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
The Stanford authorities also said that Baruch Vainshelboim was never employed at University. In 2015 he was visiting the University as visiting scholar related to some paper that is not associated with this news.
What does the Australian Psychological Assessment (AP’s) say about the matter?
Baruch Vainshelboim makes a claim and based on AP’s assessment, and it is completely false. It also says that the claim is not affiliated with Stanford University, nor has the author ever been employed at the University. The study and researches say that all these claims are false. According to the U.S. Centre for Disease control, prevention always supports the mask as it restricts the transmission of the Virus.
It means the author Baruch Vainshelboim is wrong and promotes this false news even on social media. But this is not true at all, as facemask is very helpful to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
What are the facts regarding the claim?
The facts and researches have cleared that Stanford University does not release this news, and the claim is entirely false. The website and many social media influencers are spreading the declaration published by Stanford University, attracting visitors’ attention. Some of the claims on social media are as follows:
- The review and study by Stanford University claim that masks do not work on COVID -19.
- NCBI released that face mask do nothing to prevent the spread of the Virus. This release by NCBI is based on a study by Stanford University.
- Some even said that face mask is not effective against Virus and can create many health impacts like hypoxemia and hypercapnia.
These all claims are false, and even doctors are on the social media platform to prove these all claims are false. Not only this, but the Associate also conducted a press to claim that all these allegations are false. The doctors have cleared that wearing a mask will not reduce the oxygen level as the tiny pores in the face mask are enough to breathe out carbon dioxide and breath in oxygen.
Baruch Vainshelboim, whose LinkedIn profile says that he is working as a clinical exercise Physiologist, is currently unemployed. Everything he claims about himself or the study is false.
The associations are checking all this incorrect information and identifying who is spreading such false news on social media. They are even trying hard to stop the circulation of this false news. One should not believe in any such news and must wear a mask to be safe from the Virus.