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Published online 2020 Nov 22.Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesisBaruch Vainshelboim⁎AbstractMany countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making. ...ConclusionThe existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.
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Once upon a time, the DOJ, said it would appeal a judges ruling against mandatory mask wearing on airplanes if the CDC asked it to. Well, the CDC asked the DOJ to appeal and the DOJ said it would.It seems that settled science (political science) has trumped this stance as it seems this case has been put to the wayside.The DOJ is supposed to be apolitical. Just add this to the Department of Jokes memes.They must've heard me bitching and filed. They still don't deserve a paycheck.https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/justice-department-appeals-mask-mandate-ruling-but-here-s-why-it-won-t-matter-to-you-for-now/ar-AAXYKXy?li=BBnbklE
We still see the people wearing N-95s while walking in the park. At this point I just kind of pity their mental disease.
“Our data indicate that children are at far greater risk of critical illness from influenza than from COVID-19.” Source (JAMA Network)“Children and young people remain at low risk from COVID-19 mortality.” Source (OSF PrePrint)“…children are not the main drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.” Source (CMAJ Group)Children rarely transmit infection to others and more frequently have an asymptomatic or mild course compared to adults. Source (Journal of Medical Virology)Asymptomatic spread in long-exposure, household settings was less than 1%. Source (JAMANetwork)“…could not provide evidence for a relevant asymptomatic spread… in childcare facilities… in a low nor a high prevalence setting.” Source (MedRxIV)“For adults living with children there is no evidence of an increased risk of severe COVID outcomes” Source (MedRxIV)Increased household exposure to kids was associated w/ a smaller risk of testing positive or hospitalization w/ Covid Source (MedRxIV)“…we did not note any association between mask use and risk…” Source (The Lancet)“Evidence regarding the effectiveness of non-medical face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 is scarce.” Source (ECDC)“…people must not touch their masks, must change their single-use masks frequently or wash them regularly…” Source (BMJ)The effectiveness of high-grade masks for flue was linked to correct usage. Source (NIH)Children have a lower tolerance to wearing masks and may fail to use them properly. Source (ECDC)“…household use of face masks is associated with low adherence and is ineffective for controlling seasonal respiratory disease.” Source (EID)“…it’s difficult for some autistic people to wear masks because of sensitivity issues,” Source (OAR)Deaf and Disabled children can feel isolated from other children and adults who are wearing masks. Source (The Guardian)“Extended mask-wearing by the general population could lead to relevant effects and consequences in many medical fields.” Source (MDPI)“Psychosocial, biological, and immunological risks for children and pupils…” Source (BMJ)School masks: face coverings could damage children’s speech development, warn scientists. Source (The Telegraph)“…wearing masks throughout the day can hinder language and socio-emotional development, particularly for younger children.” Source (AAP)A database tracking mask mandates has seen no clear benefit to masking children Source (Qualtrics Dashboard)“…the data shows that districts’ face covering policies do not impact the spread of the virus,” Source (FL Education Board)Delta does not seem to change the game No difference in risk of hospitalisation between Delta variant and Alpha Source (MedRxIV)The viral dynamics of the Delta variant are similar to those of Alpha. Source (MedRxIV)Studies in favor of school masking have been extremely flawed North Carolina study without a control group.Source (WSJ)CDC (MMWR) studies have numerous flaws. Source (Thread)
We’ll get into the details shortly, but the conclusion gives a fantastic overview of the results:While no cause-effect conclusions could be inferred from this observational analysis, the lack of negative correlations between mask usage and COVID-19 cases and deaths suggest that the widespread use of masks at a time when an effective intervention was most needed, i.e., during the strong 2020-2021 autumn-winter peak, was not able to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Moreover, the moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe also suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences.
The paper’s stated most important finding: “... contrary to the accepted thought that fewer people are dying because infection rates are reduced by masks, this was not the case … Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ~50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates.” The study theorized that the so-called “Foegen effect,” whereby hypercondensed droplets caught by masks are re-inhaled and introduced deeper into the respiratory tract, could be responsible for the increased Covid mortality rate.
I am at Bush airport N of Houston. Federal checkpoints have "masks mandatory" signs with officers wearing them. Over 95% of diverse Texans dont and just ignore the signs. Officers dont say anything.A few older and infirm people are the only ones wearing masks. In contrast, my wife returned recently from Minneapolis and it is infected with maskholes. I think we are separating more and more into two different countries.
David Anber, Criminal Lawyer 🇨🇦@DavidAnber15hIt’s hilarious when the mask-obsessed finally realize that there’s no rhyme or reason to mandatory mask rules.Don S. Dizon MD 🇬🇺@drdonsdizonJul 4Recalling my recent trip via #pearsonairport in #Toronto. Security made me change masks- paper mask mandated. No others allowed...including N95. 😐and no one could explain the rationale. #covid19
These findings suggest that mask use might pose a yet unknown threat to the user instead of protecting them, making mask mandates a debatable epidemiologic intervention.
Carbon dioxide rises beyond acceptable safety levels in children under nose and mouth covering: Results of an experimental measurement study in healthy childrenEnviron Res. 2022 Sep; 212: 113564. 2022 May 28. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.113564This shocking paper had no coverage by the state-sponsored media, even though it shows that the average CO2 levels in inhaled air with nose and mouth coverings in children between age 6 and 17 is well beyond acceptable levels. ...In conclusion we have produced experimental data that show that carbon dioxide content in inhaled air rises on average to 13,000 to 13,750 ppm no matter whether children wear a surgical or an FFP2 mask. This is far beyond the level of 2,000 ppm considered the limit of acceptability and beyond the 1,000 ppm that are normal for air in closed rooms. This estimate is rather on the low side, as we only measured this after a short time without physical exertion. Decision makers and law courts should take this into consideration when establishing rules and guidance to fight infections.
In Mexico City right now and often a majority of people walking down the street are masked. Can't go into any museum without them.
Bacterial and fungal isolation from face masks under the COVID-19 pandemic ...We propose that immunocompromised people should avoid repeated use of masks to prevent microbial infection.
More Cities Vote Not to Enforce LA County’s Mask Mandate ProposalWith a decision expected tomorrow on whether Los Angeles County will re-impose an indoor mask mandate due to COVID-19, officials from several cities said they will not enforce such a rule if it is implemented.
Study finds plastics found in masks present in patients’ lungsMicroplastic fibres were found deep in the lower lungs of living human beings in almost every person sampled in a recent UK study.The study from Great Britain discovered microplastic particles — present in many COVID-19 masks — in the lung tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery.Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were the most prevalent substances present in the lungs.The microscopic plastic fragments and fibres were discovered by scientists at Hull York Medical School in the UK. Some of the filaments were two millimetres long in patients undergoing surgery whose lung tissue they sampled.The plastic dust and microscopic debris comprises the same plastics used to manufacture the ubiquitous surgical masks worn by hundreds of millions of people around the world as mandated by governments in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Bernie's Tweets@BernieSpofforth7hCANADA - Trudeau arrives in Costa Rica by private plane and without a mask. The Covid Climate change theatre doesn’t affect the leading actors, just the audience.
Keean Bexte 🇳🇱@TheRealKeean4hVideo has emerged of dirtbag Trudeau and his family getting off a private airforce jet not wearing any masks. The entitlement of Trudeau and his family is un-fuckung-real. Meanwhile, moms in Canada are thrown off planes because their kid won't mask up.