Do mandated masks work? Edmonton's bylaw “might not” curb COVID-19 cases as expected

Edmonton, Alberta slapped its people with a mandated face covering bylaw at the beginning of this month, but is it even making a difference?

Since August 1, a mandatory bylaw that would require, “people to wear face coverings at all times while in indoor or enclosed public places or public vehicles” has been in effect in Edmonton.

Yet, surprisingly, just the other day, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, admitted that such “mandates might not affect COVID-19 case numbers as much as expected.”

So what has the outcome been since we’ve been forcing Canadians to wear non-regulated face case coverings, for hours at a time?

In a previous video, I covered how Canada’s mask mandates just don’t seem to have much to do with our low COVID-19 rate at all.

Today, I'll dive into Edmonton’s recent COVID-19 counts to see if we can find any positive outcomes for their mandated mask rules.

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