There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles….
Coronavirus Fact-Check #6: Does wearing a mask do anything?
“Between 2004 and 2016 at least a dozen research or review articles have been published on the inadequacies of face masks. All agree that the poor facial fit and limited filtration characteristics of face masks make them unable to prevent the wearer inhaling airborne particles. In their well-referenced 2011 article on respiratory protection for healthcare workers, Drs. Harriman and Brosseau conclude that, “facemasks will not protect against the inhalation of aerosols.”- https://off-guardian.org/2020/06/06/coronavirus-fact-check-6-does-wearing-a-mask-do-anything/
“Taking account of historical experience, trends in the data, increased number of infections in the population at largest, and potential impact of misclassification of deaths gives a presumed estimate for the COVID-19 IFR somewhere between 0.1% and 0.41%.” – https://jbhandleyblog.com/home/lockdownlunacy
Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data.
While the data supporting the use of surgical masks as PPE in real-world settings are limited, the two meta-analyses and the most recent randomized controlled study51 combined with evidence of moderate filter efficiency and complete lack of facepiece fit lead us to conclude that surgical masks offer very low levels of protection for the wearer from aerosol inhalation. There may be some protection from droplets and liquids propelled directly onto the mask, but a faceshield would be a better choice if this is a concern. – Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data –
W.H.O. advice for the public: When and how to use masks
“If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19 – Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing – Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.” — W.H.O. –https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
New England Journal of Medicine:
“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
Masks are a joke!
As businesses reopen, many are requiring shoppers and employees to wear a face mask. Costco, for instance, will not allow shoppers into the store without wearing a face mask. Many employers are requiring all employees to wear a face mask while at work. In some jurisdictions, all citizens must wear a face mask if they are outside of their own home. ⁃ TN Editor
Dr. Russell Blaylock warns that not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer. The bottom line is that if you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask.
By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain. – Russell Blaylock, MD
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.”
“When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.”
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,”
“…While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.”
TOP HIV/AIDS Research Pioneer Dr. Mikovits: ‘Social Distancing’ Used to Control & Monitor YOU; NO MEDICAL PROOF it Keeps YOU Safe from Virus
The widespread six-foot social distancing ‘rule’ that has Americans camped out on little Twister-game-like circles does nothing to keep you safe from any virus, according to whistleblower and pioneer virologist Dr. Judy Mikovits who attacked the practice as nothing more than a way to control and monitor Americans.
– Mikovits’ offered her medical opinion on social distancing during an epic interview on the Thomas Paine Podcast.
Mask wearing, causes the re-breathing of CO2. This causes a condition known as Hypercapnia, or hypercarbia, when you have too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in your bloodstream.
Mild symptoms of hypercapnia include:
- flushed skin
- drowsiness or inability to focus
- mild headaches
- feeling disoriented or dizzy
- feeling short of breath
- being abnormally tired or exhausted
Severe hypercapnia can pose more of a threat. It can prevent you from breathing properly.
Severe symptoms of hypercapnia include:
- unexplained feelings of confusion
- abnormal feelings of paranoia or depression
- abnormal muscle twitching
- irregular heartbeat
- panic attack
- passing out
Regarding masks, according to former National Institutes of Health (NIH) molecular biologist, Dr. Judy Mikovits
“…if I wear a mask I will simply re-infect myself and… become ill. The last thing I will do is wear a mask.”
“… there is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any particular benefit – in fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite… – WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan ”
Dr. Jenny Harries, England’s deputy chief medical officer, has warned that it was not a good idea for the public to wear facemasks as the virus can get trapped in the material and causes infection when the wearer breathes in.
“We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility…” – CDC:
“If you want to wear a cloth mask, use it,” said Dr. Osterholm.
“Know that I don’t believe, or none of my colleagues, that this is going to have a major positive impact.”
– Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
“If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19.
Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning…
“Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill.”
..”respiratory masks generally have no detectable effect, with one exception: sick people with symptoms …can reduce the spread of the virus. Otherwise the masks are rather symbolic or a media hype“. –
– Swiss chief physician Pietro Vernazza
Find out why you should NOT wear a face mask if you are not sick, and how you can protect yourself from demands to do so.-