Facemasks in Germany

August Torngren Wartin pointed us to this article, “Unmasked! The effect of face masks on the spread of COVID-19,” by Timo Mitze, Reinhold Kosfeld, Johannes Rode, and Klaus Wälde, and asked what I thought.

My reply: I’ve not looked at it in detail but it seems reasonable.

I’m sharing this for a few reasons. First, we report on a lot of bad things that social scientists do, so it’s good to report on good things. Second, when we hear of new research, it’s common that we just look at some combination of the title, abstract, and press release. Quick reactions are important too.