Strictly’s Brendan Cole Under Fire for ‘Dangerous’ Face Mask Comments

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Brendan Cole has faced backlash over comments about his face mask (Image: WireImage)

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has been criticized for his comments on face masks in the battle against the coronavirus.

The former pro, 44, shared a photo of two masks on Instagram and wondered if they were having an impact amid the pandemic, in the caption.

He reposted a snapshot from Dr Joseph Mercola, which said: “The first randomized trial of over 6000 people to assess the effectiveness of surgical masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection did not statistically reduce significant incident of infection. ”

The health expert’s comment continued, “The so-called ‘Danmask-19 trial’, published November 18, 2020 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, included 3,030 people tasked with wearing surgical masks and 2,994 witnesses. not masked.

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Although the post is visible on the doctor’s Instagram page, there is a post at the top that says it is “false information” and has been “reviewed by independent fact-checkers”.

Another sign read: “Independent auditors say this information has no factual basis. ”

Followers were left angry with Brendan’s upload, criticizing him for sharing dangerous information that could harm others.

Flooding the comments, one replied, “At least make sure you know what you’re talking about before you post this shit.

“You realize that someone can read this and not wear a mask and kill someone.

“Outta your depth here,” one fan suggested. “Having worked with Covid pos patients without contracting it, I will continue to wear PPE. Unsubscribe. ‘

Doctor’s post was verified as fake by fact checkers (Photo: Instagram)

“@Brendancoleinsta is not useful, inappropriate and inaccurate – the case where the brain was not engaged prior to posting – follow official guidelines,” one Instagram user said.

“It’s not really that useful,” replied another.

“The original post has been verified and identified as false information,” added one follower.

“Please read this to find out why …”

As of this writing, Brendan’s repost can still be seen on his page.

Face masks are essential in controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

Government officials said they were mandatory in some public places, including shops, public transport and schools.

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