Masks: What Does the Science Say?
The idea of wearing a mask to protect others may make you feel good, like you are part of a community or a collective that cares about others. Wearing a mask may even signal virtue and goodwill.
But, what if it was all based on a myth? What if wearing a mask not only offered zero protection to others, to yourself–but worse, was downright harmful to your health? Your loved ones, your children?
Remember, we inhale millions of microbes every day, including viruses, bacteria and fungi–and whether you like it or not, it’s a normal part of life. Our bodies are home to trillions of microbes–THAT SERVE A PURPOSE. Which is ironically: to keep you healthy. (Being overly hygienic and sterile is associated with disease).
I understand the issue. Many people are afraid of SARS-COVID-19, the one virus that took us all by surprise (but surprise, surprise COVID-19 may have been circulating for a year before we knew about it). It was found in Spain sewage waste water dated from March 2019!! That’s over a year before we knew about it. That means whatever spikes in death we saw in April 2020 were cause by OUR RESPONSE to Covid-19. It’s essentially medical error.
There is ample science available that confirms what we may intuitively think about the use of cloth masks in preventing viruses….
✖️Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy: http://ocla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Rancourt-Masks-dont-work-review-science-re-COVID19-policy.pdf
✖️CAL-OSHA Regulations: “Cloth face covers are not protective equipment and do not protect the person wearing a cloth face cover from COVID-19” https://dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/COVID-19-Infection-Prevention-in-Logistics.pdf
✖️California Department of Health: “There is limited evidence to suggest that use of cloth face coverings by the public during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission.“ https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx
✖️Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial—“N95-masked health-care workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds”. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/
✖️Cluster randomised trial of cloth mask—“Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”
✖️Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health?—“The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150422121724.htm
✖️Carbon dioxide rebreathing—“Carbon dioxide (CO2) rebreathing in respiratory protective devices (RPDs) has been highlighted as a key concern regarding respirator use.”
✖️Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS CoV-2—“Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS–CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients.”
✖️University of Minnesota study and advise on use of masks during COVID19 outbreak
✖️Rational Use of Face Masks in the Covid19 Pandemic, Lancet Respiratory Medicine—“If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
✖️Dr Blaylock: face masks pose SERIOUS RISKS to the healthy:
✖️US surgeon General says no facemask:
✖️Should you wear a mask?
Expert testimony begins around 7:45-8:00:
✖️Man suffers pneumothorax while running in china with mask on:
✖️2 boys drop dead while wearing masks in gym in china