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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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.
Ugly people wear masks to hide their faces.
Masks Make ‘Little to No Difference’ against Infection, Peer-Reviewed Study ShowsFrank BergmanFebruary 2, 2023A massive new international meta-study has blown the lid off the masking narrative by analyzing the true effectiveness of masks for tackling infection or illness rates.The study was published in the peer-reviewed British medical journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on January 30.The definitive conclusion from the team of 12 international researchers in the study is the strongest scientific evidence to date refuting the basis for mask mandates worldwide.The research collaboration analyzed several dozen rigorous studies focusing on “physical interventions” against COVID-19 and influenza.The researchers found that masks provide “little to no” protection against infection or illness rates of COVID-19 and the flu.Yet, the CDC still recommends masking in areas with “high” rates of transmission along with indoor masking in areas with “medium” rates of transmission (27%).
Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI)/COVID‐19 like illness compared to not wearing masks (risk ratio (RR) 0.95, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.84 to 1.09; 9 trials, 276,917 participants; moderate‐certainty evidence. Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of laboratory‐confirmed influenza/SARS‐CoV‐2 compared to not wearing masks (RR 1.01, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.42; 6 trials, 13,919 participants; moderate‐certainty evidence).
The masks were never about keeping you healthyIt was about seeing constant visual reminders to be afraid of the airAnd to obeyThat’s why we resisted
Even in California, covid restrictions have been lifted and life is back to the old normal in most respects. Public health agencies are no longer recommending masks or vaccines. Even the CDC has moved on. You can almost pretend that the pandemic never happened, unless you want to attend a live performance of classical music. Performing arts organizations just can’t let go of the toxic cult of masking.
el gato malo7 hr agoAuthormasks are particularly effective not just because they evoke and remind of crisis but because they alienate by breaking non-verbal communication and humanization. you cannot smile at one another.combined with lockdowns/social limits/stay at home etc it's a very powerful combo to keep humans from feeling community.isolated humans fare poorly against fear and authority.we need support and community to stand up to such things well.and when we allow it to be taken, societies fall.
If masks are pointless, will I get an apology?
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