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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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Crazy, anti-science maskingThere is no justification for wearing an n95 in the pouring rain or a 200 degree sauna: Something is seriously wrong with many people's thinkingSome people replied that I didn’t know his medical status. Are they stupid? There is no physical or medical status that would justify wearing an n95 mask in 200 degrees when you are dripping in sweat! Let’s me be clear: It is dangerous to wear an n95 in a sauna, and the n95 was not developed for 200 degree temperatures. After basting in your own sweat for 20 mins, the n95 mask is failing to perform its duty. There is no scenario on earth where this would be a good idea. If you get hot or dizzy, it is dangerous to have strapped to your head. I tried not to engage with the people commenting in my thread that there might be some justification for masking in 200 degrees— because I had exhausted my patience for stupidity.There is something seriously wrong. This is not about individuals making individual choices. These people are doing things that are absolutely crazy.N95 masks are not meant for saunas; In fact it would be dangerous and unsafe to wear one insideThey are not meant for outdoors (COVID does not spread outside)They are not meant for pouring rain (they don’t work when soaking wet)N95s don’t work if you hold them in your handThese are not controversial points. They are indisputable. It is insane that people are doing these things, especially after 3-5 vaccine doses, and even worse that someone would actually defend these practices as rational personal choices. If someone slaughters a goat to treat cancer, we have to agree that it would be ineffective. We shouldn’t act like it is a rational choice.People have become mask zealots because they were repeatedly lied to about the efficacy of masking. Those lies became more palatable when Donald Trump refused to mask— thus the lies paired with a sense of morality and superiority where Donald Trump represented both moral weakness and stupidity.
More than 170 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and HarmsI present the masking ‘body of evidence’ below (n=167 studies and pieces of evidence), comprised of comparative effectiveness research as well as related evidence and high-level reporting. To date, the evidence has been stable and clear that masks do not work to control the virus and they can be harmful and especially to children.
the masquerade will always be with usand preventing the spread of this mind virus requires standing up to it... the data for inefficacy is utterly overwhelming (read HERE for summary) for masks (n95 or otherwise) and yet some subset of society appears irretrievably attached to this halloween hilarity of cosplay “caretaking.”in 2019, everyone, every expert, every agency knew this. the WHO published a large metastudy on it. this was not even really argued anymore.it is now a clear addiction in every sense of the word.the people promulgating it are addicts looking for a mask fix. acceding to them is like having “just a couple drinks” with your alcoholic friend to “help them feel more comfortable.” it is neither aid nor alliance, it’s complicity in self-harm.masks feel like “safety” to these people in the same manner that submission to authority does. they were likely always somewhat anxious and frightened and agoraphobic and 3 years of being literally terrorized by an abusive relationship with public health has made it far, far worse.and like so many in abusive relationships, they have become attached to and dependent upon their abusers.and that can get really, really ugly.and part of how one helps such people is to assist them in the realization that the abuser is, in fact, abusive and is playing the predator, not the protector.and to help them see that everything these people say is a lie. ...seriously, try to find ANY of them promoting masks in 2019 or earlier. i’ll wait. ...the “science” did not change. it became FAR more clear.only these people changed. and they did not do it out of concern for you.the effects for which this was adopted were not about a virus, they were about psychology.masks create a sense of crisis because they impede human empathy and mirroring which feels alienating and they provide a plain proof, everywhere you look that “things are not normal.” and the more you wear one, the more you must tell yourself that there must be a great crisis ongoing for why else would you be doing this? why would everyone be doing this? the combination of behavioral and herd conditioning is very powerful. it becomes a sort of downspiral and many cannot escape it.medical professionals and visitors are still being forced to mask in offices and hospitals all over the world. this is a complete nonsense, but it “feels” like doing something and keeps the ideas of “masks are real medical gear” alive.but did you ever see a doctor (apart from a dentist seeking a splatter guard) do this in their office before 2020?this whole “doctors wear masks in surgery = proof masks work as source control” argument has been bunk since day one. first off, you’re talking about a highly controlled environment with trained users in fitted masks for short periods. trying to compare that to “3rd grade” is an absurdity. but secondly, the real kicker is this: even then, it doesn’t work.it’s been studied....ridicule is powerful weapon against such people as is evidence of hypocrisy. every video of one of these folks putting on mask right before the camera rolls and taking it off the instant it stops, flouting their own rules, and admitting they always knew this was ineffective helps.spread them. let people’s own words and actions indict them.i have real doubts that there are many who can, at this stage, be convinced by data anymore.
it is now a clear addiction in every sense of the word.
The New York Times explains to their sad, socially isolated readership why it’s time to mask up again, however stupid they feel being the absolutely last people to bother
No studies show masks work well against respiratory infections like COVID-19, a top White House health official has acknowledged.“There is no study in the world that shows that masks work that well,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-19 coordinator, said during a recent discussion with the Philadelphia Inquirer. ...Jha’s admission is unusual for him as he frequently advised people to wear masks during the pandemic and hyped their effectiveness. ...Jha has made a number of unsupported or false statements since assuming the White House position, including falsely claiming that none of the COVID-19 vaccines have serious side effects.Experts around the world, including other U.S. government officials, have said since 2021 that there are serious side effects from the vaccines, including heart inflammation. ...The only randomized, controlled trials on masks against COVID-19 showed little to no benefit in wearing them. Based on the results, it is “astonishing that some public health officials still impose mask mandates,” Martin Kulldorff, a senior scholar at the Brownstone Institute, recently wrote on Twitter.President Joe Biden’s administration is fighting to have a mask mandate for airplanes and airports reinstated, and has also kept in place vaccine mandates for various sectors. The mask mandate and most of the vaccine mandates have been struck down or otherwise blocked by courts.
Masks never worked and government knows it. They also cause serious harms.1 “It was deeply concerning to see schools “strongly encouraging” children to wear face coverings before the summer break. Despite early hopes, we now know from the real world data that mask mandates had no significant effect on interrupting the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the damaging unintended harms of covering our faces are profound and still being felt. The use of masks is not, and has never been, a benign or recommended public health intervention “( signed by the Co Chairs of the APPG (All Party Group at Westminster on Pandemic Response and Recovery)2 The UK Government’s own Evidence Summary on the use of face coverings in education settings found they had NO statistically significant effect on transmission – the evidence showing they serve NO purpose in controlling the spread of Covid.3 And according to Carl Heneghan Professor of Evidence based Medicine at Oxford University, “There is no evidence that masks are protecting children and teachers in schools.” Which he repeated very recently on his Substack “Clinical Trials Show No Clear-Cut Effect of masks”4 Prof Carl HeneghanWe also cited the co-author of Mr Hancock’s pandemic memoir, revealing that Johnson, Whitty and Hancock knew from the start that masks do not do the job, and yet they went ahead and coerced Britons to wear them.The reality is different. Clinical trials in various settings - across vastly different ranges of circulation rates - from low influenza-like illness to pandemics have failed to show any effect. Which tallies with everyone’s personal experience of mask “protection”. So, why the sudden reintroduction?5 Mandatory face coverings is the wrong policy, says Professor Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence based medicine at Oxford and a government advisor addressing the N.I Executive.Face masks do not work to significantly reduce the spread of Covid, according to the evidence. Dr. Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, told the N.I. Executive on August 10th 2020 that mandatory face coverings was the wrong policy:He believes the evidence used to impose the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces is "poor quality",“By all means people can wear masks but they can’t say it’s an evidence based decision”6 Prof Tom Jefferson (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University)“Aside from people who are exposed on the frontlines there is no evidence that masks make any difference”7 -Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals-there is no evidence to suggest they are effective in stopping such people from becoming ill. (American Medical Association)8 And Jenny Haries Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of England puts it thus “masks could actually trap the virus and the wearer then starts to breathe it in putting themselves at more risk”9 The European Community TrialEuropean community trial of masks and the update of the Cochrane Review that found no significant effect for facemask wearers. ...
German doctor gets nearly 3 years in jail for issuing mask exemptions
93 Year-Old Holocaust Survivor on Masks: "there is a hypocrisy in the public narrative"Apr. 1st, 2021 12:05 pm[scene is of protestors many carrying with signs: NO MASKS ON KIDS; IT'S CHILD ABUSE; FREEDOM PROTEST]WOMAN'S VOICE: Guys, we have a 93 year old Holocaust survivor. [passes microphone]OLDER WOMAN IN BLUE SCARF [taking microphone]: Thank you very much. I am in fact a survivor of the Holocaust. And the first thing I have to tell you, that even then nobody told us it was done for our own good. We all knew what was happening. And when I think today, when I see people masked, I think of the yellow star, which gave everybody liberty to aggress me, to insult me, to call me a carrier of disease.WOMAN'S VOICE: Oh my love.OLDER WOMAN IN BLUE SCARF: To spit on me even.WOMAN'S VOICE: I love you!OLDER WOMAN IN BLUE SCARF: I would like to tell you that this is worse. This is more insidious, it concerns more people. It is, it is, there is a hypocrisy in the public narrative that is absolutely unbearable, to say that we're doing this to protect the old. I would love to die in a state that gives me freedom than this.[cheers, applause, horn blowing]I have already outstayed my welcome by many years and my life expectancy is probably not great. But I would gladly exchange it for the lives and livelihood and happiness of generations that come after me, to live their lives as I have been.[clapping]MAN'S VOICE: Thank you!OLDER WOMAN IN BLUE SCARF: To have masks, to see people defile their children with masks, is something totally unbearable to me.2:08[END]
German mask mandates are quietly withdrawn one after the other, as it finally dawns on the broader public and politicians that they're stupid and pointless
Here is the video from CBC News of her being restrained for not wearing her mask. Afterwards her lifeless body is wheeled away. A coroner's report stated she died from a brain injury resulting from a lack of oxygen "due to restraint asphyxia following struggle and exertion.”
Here is the video from CBC News of her being restrained for not wearing her mask. Afterwards her lifeless body is wheeled away. A coroner's report stated she died from a brain injury resulting from a lack of oxygen "due to restraint asphyxia following struggle and exertion.”Woman in hospital was asphyxiated by security guards and died. They assaulted her because she wasn't wearing her mask.
German Doctor Sentenced to Almost 3 Years in Prison for Issuing Mask ExemptionsDoctors across the Western world face prison for practicing medicine and opposing state diktats on Covid “vaccines” and masks.
It’s just so astounding, this entirely pointless and still ongoing mass delusion. Masks do nothing to stop infection, we have spent three years learning in excruciating detail that they do nothing to stop infection, we are now setting fire to millions of masks heedlessly purchased at the height of pandemic hysteria when there was every reason to expect that masks would do nothing to stop infection, and still we’re pouring millions of Euros into some kind of retarded national strategic mask reserve that will also surely be incinerated in the coming years because masks do nothing to stop infection. Even more unfathomable is this ridiculous fiction that useless products which do nothing can ever “expire.” What is the fear, that expired masks will do even more of nothing than new masks? ...Even more unfathomable is this ridiculous fiction that useless products which do nothing can ever “expire.” What is the fear, that expired masks will do even more of nothing than new masks?Everything about Corona is such a multifaceted ridiculous farce.
@TonyClimateTwenty years ago Australians were prosecuted for saying masks work against viruses. Now they get arrested for not wearing masks during viral outbreaks. As Mencken said, our governments are dishonest, insane and intolerable.
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