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Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Jan 30, 5:13pm 2,607 views   182 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://swprs.org/covid-masks-review/

There is increasing evidence that the novel coronavirus is transmitted, at least in indoor settings, not only by droplets but also by smaller aerosols. However, due to their large pore size and poor fit, cloth masks cannot filter out aerosols (see video analysis below): over 90% of aerosols penetrate or bypass the mask and fill a medium-sized room within minutes.
The WHO admitted to the BBC that its June 2020 mask policy update was due not to new evidence but “political lobbying”: “We had been told by various sources WHO committee reviewing the evidence had not backed masks but they recommended them due to political lobbying. This point was put to WHO who did not deny.” (D. Cohen, BBC Medical Corresponent).
To date, the only randomized controlled trial (RCT) on face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting found no statistically significant benefit (see above). However, three major journals refused to publish this study, delaying its publication by several months.
An analysis by the US CDC found that 85% of people infected with the new coronavirus reported wearing a mask “always” (70.6%) or “often” (14.4%). Compared to the control group of uninfected people, always wearing a mask did not reduce the risk of infection.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that the infectious dose of SARS-CoV-2 is just 300 virions (viral particles), whereas a single minute of normal speaking may generate more than 750,000 virions, making cloth face masks unlikely to prevent an infection.
Japan, despite its widespread use of face masks, experienced its most recent influenza epidemic with more than 5 million people falling ill just one year ago, in January and February 2019. However, unlike SARS-CoV-2, the influenza virus is easily transmitted by children, too.
Austrian scientists found that the introduction, retraction and re-introduction of a face mask mandate in Austria had no influence on the coronavirus infection rate.
In the US state of Kansas, the 90 counties without mask mandates had lower coronavirus infection rates than the 15 counties with mask mandates. To hide this fact, the Kansas health department tried to manipulate the official statistics and data presentation.
Contrary to common belief, studies in hospitals found that the wearing of a medical mask by surgeons during operations didn’t reduce post-operative bacterial wound infections in patients.
During the notorious 1918 influenza pandemic, the use of cloth face masks among the general population was widespread and in some places mandatory, but they made no difference.
Asian countries with low covid infection rates, most of them neighboring China, benefited not from face masks but mainly from early border closures. This is confirmed by Scandinavian countries Norway, Finland and Denmark, which didn’t introduce mask mandates but closed borders early and saw very low covid infection and death rates, too.
German scientists found that in and on N95 (FFP2) masks, the novel coronavirus remains infectious for several days, much longer than on most other materials, thus significantly increasing the risk of infection by touching or reusing such masks.

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143   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Jun 28, 4:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Merde! Puttez en l'Masques, hon hon hon: Masks only work when the Cameras are on, as these French VIPs demonstrate.



(Although the flag in the back looks Catalan)
146   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Jul 1, 4:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lol. The fart thing is hysterical but could actually change people's minds. Theoretically you're double masked on your ass. Yet when you fart everyone can smell it. And usually you're wearing something substantially thicker as far as shorts or pants, plus the undies/briefs/boxers.

Ask a masker next time if they'd like if you farted. If the answer is no, then tell them to think about it and walk away. I think most people with some logic would get their minds blown. I'm anti-mask from the beginning. I might print this out as a pocket card. Though masks are mostly done here in IL and there are almost no Karen's anymore. Haven't been to Chicago (airport aside) in over a year now. Weird. Probably won't until they lift everything.
147   Onvacation   ignore (7)   2021 Jul 2, 9:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FACE DIAPERS
148   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 Jul 5, 6:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Looks like Karen got upset:
150   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 Jul 10, 6:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I went to grab some coffee this morning, there was this retard standing alone in a mask like 20ft away from the door. I asked him if he was in line or something. He said "yes," and i told him "not from out there you're not." Then proceeded to go inside and order before him. Treat them like the retards they are.
151   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 Jul 10, 8:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
I went to grab some coffee this morning, there was this retard standing alone in a mask like 20ft away from the door. I asked him if he was in line or something. He said "yes," and i told him "not from out there you're not." Then proceeded to go inside and order before him. Treat them like the retards they are.

Awesome.
154   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Jul 19, 11:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

From Fauci himself, before these ghouls decided to completely re-purpose the crisis and throw out a hundred years worth of medical science.

Asymptomatic Transmission NEVER Drives Outbreaks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrAvjU2LBkg
156   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Jul 20, 10:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Karloff says
From Fauci himself, before these ghouls decided to completely re-purpose the crisis and throw out a hundred years worth of medical science.

Asymptomatic Transmission NEVER Drives Outbreaks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrAvjU2LBkg

Didn't watch, but masks also don't protect against something smaller than the filter either. HVAC guys know more about this "science" than these fuckers. Or it's all just a mirage. Bull shit.
157   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Jul 21, 8:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Asymptomatic transmission is a farce. Peer-reviewed study done with 10 million Wuhan residents.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w
158   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2021 Jul 21, 10:15pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Karloff says
Asymptomatic transmission is a farce. Peer-reviewed study done with 10 million Wuhan residents.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w

This study was Published: 20 November 2020. They have known all along.
The only justification for the lockdowns was that there were hoards of people that were "sick" and didn't know it.
Yeadon says the end goal is The Passport as the ultimate social control mechanism.
There is a Bad Moon on the Rise.
159   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Jul 21, 11:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Robert Sproul says
Yeadon says the end goal is The Passport as the ultimate social control mechanism.

I think he's right. The goal is ID2020. Routine, forced vaccinations is a bonus for these demons. They can put whatever they want into the schedule.

If they want to test out their latest transhumanist bio-sludge on an ignorant, unsuspecting population, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. If they want to inflict sterility or high amounts of untreatable cancers, just dope a few batches. Nobody will question it because there's a time lag before any symptoms arise, no control group, and the legacy media puppeteers will tell the brainwashed masses that there's no correlation and to stop talking about it otherwise they'll lose their shopping privilege for the next month. This is easily done as they can just disable your ID. The move to cashless society will quickly follow. Access to your bank account can easily be disabled if your social credit score drops below a certain threshold.

The ID will be linked to your online account. There will be no anonymous online transactions if you are using "their" Internet. All posts can be traced to you, as can all purchases. Big brother is watching.
162   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 Jul 28, 2:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

DOD Has issued guidance instructing all personnel to wear a facial covering in federal facilities. Effective Thursday,29 July, all affiliates must wear a facial covering while in agency facilities across the enterprise regardless of vaccination status.
164   SumatraBosch   ignore (7)   2021 Jul 28, 5:46pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

No, which is why healthy women breath through my penis.

The deaths of this cohort are exactly 0, meaning 100 percent of SB-breathing chicks have avoided infection.

There is no other preventative therapy with close to this towering record of achievement.

Blow me, America!

And live!
166   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jul 30, 6:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/liberal-return-mask-mandates-dumb-vaccinated/


I’m a liberal who thinks the return of mask mandates is dumb
Not only do we exist, there are lots of us

July 30, 2021 | 8:16 am

Once we were vaccinated, they told us, we were free to move about the country, as the Southwest ad says. Now, suddenly, they’re rolling back that freedom, however incrementally. I think it’s wrong to place restrictions on people for a disease for which they almost certainly don’t have, are vaccinated for and have a 99.8 percent or higher chance of surviving even if they do get it. ...

The whole episode was weird and disheartening. I consider myself a liberal. ...

Our rulers promised us a return to ‘normal life’ and normal life seemed to be slowly returning.

Now, suddenly, the powers-that-be are starting to dial it back, and I’m concerned that they’re preparing to lower the lockdown hammer again. Masks feel to me like the gateway drug, so ‘I’m vaccinated and I shouldn’t have to wear a mask’ seems like a reasonable position to take. That’s not exactly ‘Comet Ping-Pong’, ‘Sandy Hook Was A Hoax’ or ‘Bush Did 9/11’ territory. And it’s certainly not ‘vaccines don’t work’, because they obviously do.

Since my dumb little Facebook post, I’ve received several hushed, whispered messages from people ‘like me’ who agree but said they are afraid to speak out because someone will report them. But they shouldn’t be afraid.

There has to be room for those who are slightly left-of-center to criticize COVID policy. I don’t want to make anyone sick. I just want consistent guidance and the ability to live freely and make my own choices. Somewhere along the line, liberals forgot that was something to value.
167   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2021 Jul 30, 7:34am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
I’m a liberal who thinks the return of mask mandates is dumb

That liberal voted for it. And will vote for it again.
168   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 Jul 30, 7:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

@Patrick, you're a liberal? Are you a democrat?
169   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 Jul 30, 8:00am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Maybe violence is the trigger they're waiting for to bring on the Beast System?
170   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jul 30, 10:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WineHorror1 says
@Patrick, you're a liberal? Are you a democrat?


@WineHorror1 No, that's a quote of the original article. It's quoting me quoting someone else.
172   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 Jul 31, 2:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
WineHorror1 says
@Patrick, you're a liberal? Are you a democrat?


@WineHorror1 No, that's a quote of the original article. It's quoting me quoting someone else.

It seems liberalism doesn't mean what it used to anyway. Classic liberalism is not the same as today's liberalism.
176   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Aug 3, 11:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WineHorror1 says
Onvacation says
WineHorror1 says
Patrick says
When people start dying from the "vaccine" in large numbers

Does anyone know when this is supposed to start happening?

Next flu season when those primed by the jab get exposed to the CCP virus in the wild they die in a cytokine storm.

That's one theory.

Do people actually believe this?


In the 50 years I've been in existence, the most important thing I've learned is listen to every prediction, and observe results.

Assume the vaccine IS deadly, we'll know in time if it is or not. If it is, it is.

From my point of view, given that in my age group I have a vanishingly small chance of death, I'm not taking the vaccine, even if I knew, with 100% certainty, it was safe and effective. I consider it a waste of money.
177   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2021 Aug 3, 12:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
From my point of view, given that in my age group I have a vanishingly small chance of death, ....


... not to mention the chance of even getting infected is very far from 100%.
178   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Aug 3, 3:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Just got back from Michigan a couple hours ago. I know Patrick and a couple other users have lived there for a bit. Little surprised with the frequency of mask wearing across the lake.

I was never hassled, but I think the "Delta" hysteria is making people nervous. It was close to 50/50 indoors. We were camping and people were walking around in them. It was kind of sad to watch, especially kids playing with masks on.

It was likely Chicago people, but we hit Warren Dunes Beach up two days in a row. I couldn't believe how many masks I saw there. Then they patrol for fucking booze. I'm at a beach on a trip for fucks sake, what did you think we'd do? I'm here to relax in your state and give your town, county and state revenue and you won't let me be a responsible adult and have 3-4 beers in the afternoon at the beach? You punish me because of some underage clowns?

Was a really shitty vibe. And no, I don't need to drink to have fun or relax, we still had a blast. More of a freedom issue for me. If it's legal in your state, let me fucking do what I want. State Park be damned.

I bring this up because mask mandates are pure bullshit as has been said ad nauseam here and elsewhere. I'm an adult. I can make adult decisions. I know not to walk into a store with my dick hanging out. We're talking about mask that scientifically have been shown not to be effective agains viruses, not true crimes.
179   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Aug 3, 5:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
I think the "Delta" hysteria is making people nervous.


That means it's working!

The propaganda, that is.
180   Onvacation   ignore (7)   2021 Aug 3, 5:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
It was kind of sad to watch, especially kids playing with masks on.

Child abuse.
181   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2021 Aug 4, 8:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
Assume the vaccine IS deadly, we'll know in time if it is or not. If it is, it is.

I am not sure that we ever will know. It seems like something they can pretty easily obfuscate, and blame all bad outcomes on Omega Variant 3.0 and the Unvaccinated Deplorables.
I can picture in year 5 of the rolling lock-downs, the Ferrets dragging themselves into a State Injection Station for their 16th booster and cursing the "Vaccine Hesitant" for their situation.
182   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Aug 4, 8:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
WookieMan says
It was kind of sad to watch, especially kids playing with masks on.

Child abuse.

Not lying, was legit upsetting. Not a hard ass or a softy, but legit almost brought a tear to my eye. Not being sarcastic either.

My kids hate the masks (school only, but that has stopped). But some of these kids I saw were 6 and under. They are going to think this is normal. In the future they are going to think it's normal. Outside for fucks sake. A virus that has not killed any non-immune compromised (healthy) kid that I've ever heard of. I'm at the point I want to punch some of these parents. They have zero clue what is going on. They're sheep.

I've mentioned it before, but if it can't kill my 290lbs, 69 year old, alcoholic uncle (wife's), I'm not certain this is dangerous at all and has been a reclassification of multiple ways of death.

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