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Masks Do Not Work And Are Harmful

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Apr 20, 8:45am 504 views   72 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/


Published online 2020 Nov 22.

Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis
Baruch Vainshelboim⁎

Abstract
Many 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. ...

Conclusion
The 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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33   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 27, 1:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.org/covid-19/masks

The Southeast ADA Center, together with Syracuse University, released a disability issues brief titled, The ADA and Face Mask Policies, which contains the following examples of persons who might not be able to wear a face mask:

•Individuals with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other respiratory disabilities may not be able to wear a face mask because of difficulty in or impaired breathing. The CDC also states that anyone who has trouble breathing should not wear a face mask.

•People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe anxiety, or claustrophobia (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), may feel afraid or terrified when wearing a face mask. These individuals may not be able to stay calm or function when wearing a face mask.

•Some people with autism are sensitive to touch and texture. Covering the nose and mouth with fabric can cause sensory overload, feelings of panic, and extreme anxiety.

•A person who has cerebral palsy may have difficulty moving the small muscles in the hands, wrists, or fingers. Due to their limited mobility, they may not be able to tie the strings or put the elastic loops of a face mask over the ears. This means that the individual may not be able to put on or remove a face mask without assistance.
34   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2021 Apr 27, 1:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Shit, total tin foil hat, but maybe Fauci is the man behind the curtain? You control human health through non-violent means you can get them/anyone to do whatever you want under fear of death. Still confused why Trump didn't can his ass and all this was after the AIDS fiasco decades prior.

If it looks like shit and smells like it, maybe it's shit? #FauciShit
35   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 27, 1:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/people-fully-vaccinated-against-covid-19-dont-need-to-wear-masks-outdoors-cdc_3793223.html

People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Don’t Need to Wear Masks Outdoors: CDC
BY ZACHARY STIEBER April 27, 2021
People who have been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 are no longer being advised to wear masks outdoors.


Well, it's a small step towards sanity, but it's allowed only because it preserves the massive profits of "vaccine" companies.
38   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 27, 2:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Bend over and smile. You're not smiling you plebeian scum! SMILE!"
39   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 Apr 27, 6:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Near Seattle:
41   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 Apr 27, 6:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
The Southeast ADA Center, together with Syracuse University, released a disability issues brief titled, The ADA and Face Mask Policies, which contains the following examples of persons who might not be able to wear a face mask:


You'd think Lawyers would be all over this shit like white on rice.

"Do you have Autism? COPD? PTSD? and been denied service because you won't wear a mask? Call Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe at 1800MYMONEY and get awards for your pain, suffering, and humiliation!"
42   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 Apr 27, 6:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://babylonbee.com/news/study-finds-anyone-still-wearing-a-mask-is-probably-super-ugly

Study Finds Anyone Still Wearing A Mask At This Point Is Probably Just Super Ugly
44   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 28, 9:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      



ATLANTA, GA—The CDC has issued brand new recommendations regarding the wearing of seat belts. Health experts there are now recommending people wear a seat belt, even when outside the car.

"This guidance is especially important if you're in a large group of people at the park or an outdoor event," said Dr. Stiku Pumybum. "Risk of collisions leading to bone breaks or concussions dramatically increase in large groups of people. Billions could die!"

When pressed regarding what gives the CDC authority to comment on seat belt usage, they clarified that these were simply recommendations based on the latest scientific research, for the sake of public health. When further asked how exactly a seat belt that's not anchored to anything can protect anyone, they replied with a statement saying "SHUT UP IT'S SCIENCE!"

The Federal Government has responded with a nationwide seat belt order for all public parks, buildings, and sidewalks.

"I don't know what's so hard about this," said Biden as his aides handed him a juice box and tightened his 5-point harness. "Just wear, the dang seatbelt folks!"

Bob's Quality Seat Belt Company concurred with the CDC findings and confirmed that new "outdoor seatbelts" are now on sale for $59.99.

What a deal!
45   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Apr 28, 9:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-wears-mask-on-zoom-call-in-case-covid-has-become-a-computer-virus



WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Joe Biden was seen wearing a mask in a climate summit with world leaders, despite his being vaccinated and despite the conference being virtual and held over Zoom. This has made some wonder if Biden even understands how a virus works, but Biden says he’s just being cautious.

“We can’t let our guard down just because we’re vaccinated and alone in a room,” Biden told reporters with a megaphone while standing twenty feet away. “See, there is this little thing called a ‘computer virus.’ Ha, I bet you thought I was some out-of-touch boomer who doesn’t know about computers. Well, for one thing, I’m too old to be a boomer -- I’m the generation before that -- and I’ve used typewriters since I was a kid -- which is a lot like a computer before you attach the TV. So I know all about computers, and they get viruses. Maybe COVID. Who knows? Better to wear a mask around them.”

Doctor Fauci agreed with Biden’s assessment. “We haven’t done any studies about coronaviruses becoming computer viruses and computer viruses transferring to humans,” Fauci said, “so we can’t rule that out. I would stay away from computers as much as possible, and if you are around a computer, put a mask over the part where the fan vents. And as I keep saying, if at all possible, please just lock yourself in a large footlocker in your basement, as that’s the safest way to ride out this pandemic.”

Others aren’t convinced and have made fun of Biden for his seemingly pointless mask-wearing with nicknames such as “Dumb Biden,” “Stupid Biden,” and “Biden -- Not a Smart Man.” Still, Biden persists with his extra caution and was last seen wearing a mask alone in the bathroom while fixing his hair. “Mirror Joe Biden could have COVID, for all I know,” he explained.
46   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 3, 2:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://ktvz.com/news/coronavirus/2021/04/26/summit-hs-runner-collapses-at-finish-line-coach-calls-for-revised-mask-mandate/

Williams said her lack of oxygen is a result of the mask she's been required to wear during competition, under OHA guidelines for outdoor sports.

“In the past, this has never happened,” Williams said. “Then this race that I was wearing a mask, it did happen, which I don't think is a coincidence."

Her coach, Dave Turnbull, echoed that belief Monday morning.

“She just ran a 2:11 in Arizona without a mask on,” Turnbull said. Three seconds faster from my experience isn’t going to cause a kid to hit the track. When you’re in a mask, it certainly does.”

Turnbull said that after 31 years of experience, he’s confident this wasn't a conditioning issue -- it was a mask issue.
47   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 3, 2:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Don't breathe your own exhaust".
48   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2021 May 3, 3:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Turnbull said that after 31 years of experience, he’s confident this wasn't a conditioning issue -- it was a mask issue.

Does it really take 31 years of experience to know this? Stop beating around the bush.
50   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 10:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Sophia took the car again I see.
51   ThreeBays   ignore (4)   2021 May 4, 3:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief.

Medical Hypotheses serves as a forum for innovative and often disruptive ideas in medicine and related biomedical sciences. However, our strict editorial policy is that we do not publish misleading or inaccurate citations to advance any hypotheses.

The Editorial Committee concluded that the author’s hypothesis is misleading on the following basis:

1. A broader review of existing scientific evidence clearly shows that approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines, are an effective prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

2. The manuscript misquotes and selectively cites published papers. References #16, 17, 25 and 26 are all misquoted.

3. Table 1. Physiological and Psychological Effects of Wearing Facemask and Their Potential Health Consequences, generated by the author. All data in the table is unverified, and there are several speculative statements.

4. The author submitted that he is currently affiliated to Stanford University, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System. However, both institutions have confirmed that Dr Vainshelboim ended his connection with them in 2016.


Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work".

52   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 3:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says
1. A broader review of existing scientific evidence clearly shows that approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines, are an effective prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

53   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 3:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says

Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work"

or, "Masks do work".
54   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 3:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I saw a couple walking through the park yesterday. She wore her blue chinese exam mask on her arm just below her elbow. He wore his in his back pocket.

They weren't Using "approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines".

Nobody does.
55   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 3:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

And still with the "asymptomatic" hokum!

Do you guys really believe your life will be better under communism because you supported Biden?
56   ThreeBays   ignore (4)   2021 May 4, 4:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
ThreeBays says

Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work"

or, "Masks do work".


"Masks reduce spread" is not an absolute statement :-)
57   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 4:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says
Onvacation says
ThreeBays says

Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work"

or, "Masks do work".


"Masks reduce spread" is not an absolute statement :-)

Would you like to quantify that?

Didn't think so.
58   ThreeBays   ignore (4)   2021 May 4, 4:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The fraudulent author "Baruch Vainshelboim" lied about his affiliation (you have to ask why would someone do that?), and misquoted research papers.

For example he misquotes "The results of this study showed that among symptomatic individuals (those with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ect…) there was no difference between wearing and not wearing facemask for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 µm."

When the quoted study clearly showed a reduction in coronavirus particles both >5 µm and <5 µm with a mask.



You can be sure that rightist propaganda will seek out and support all dishonest actors.
59   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 4:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Onvacation says
"Don't breathe your own exhaust".

Recommended for Patrick's Chalk Graffiti thread.
60   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 5:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says
1. A broader review of existing scientific evidence clearly shows that approved masks with correct certification, and worn in compliance with guidelines, are an effective prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

Who the fuck does all this? I have never seen anybody, everybody has their little home made rags or dust masks on. Attitudes have deteriorated into perfunctory mask management in general, yanking them off and stuffing them in pockets as soon as they are out the door.
They are going to have to do better that the !INDIA PANIC! if they expect to gin up more worry here.
61   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 5:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Not done in a real world public health setting; done with swabs in a lab.

Every real world public health survey says the exact opposite: Masks have no impact on virus spreading.

Every. Single. One. For. Decades. (inc. during Corona)
62   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 4, 5:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says
Be suspicious of anyone who talks to you in absolutes like "masks don't work".


Be suspicious of anyone promoting outdoor masks because there has not been one single documented casual outdoor transmission anywhere on earth.

Not one.

Indoor masks reduce spittle, but that's about all. Check out the videos of vapers wearing masks.
63   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 5:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

One quick meta thing.

Leftists LOVE any crisis that requires regulation and obedience (Pandemics, Global Warming).

Rightists DREAM about crisis that increase freedom and reduce regulation (ie Complete breakdown of Gov)
64   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 4, 5:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

True.

I think it also corresponds mostly to a split between women (plus gay or effeminate men) and normal men.

Women and gay or effeminate men feel the need for regulations and obedience because they feel weak. They fear normal men.

Normal men know that freedom and low regulation is all they need to succeed.
65   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2021 May 4, 5:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Daily cases had been level until mask mandates kicked in on a totally new virus around June last year. This is indisputable here in the US and the rest of the world. No one is studying if the mask causes MORE spread. The science has said they don't stop it. The thing no one is studying is if the masks themselves cause the spread. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The graphs themselves show the obvious. We still saw a rise during a time when UV should knock out a virus, summer AND we were mandated to wear masks to stop the spread. This is in defiance of two known scientific facts. Mask don't work and flu season ends around late May. Decades of science just goes out the window? That's what is being argued here?

No one on this forum to date has personally know someone that died as far as I recall. A family member or good friend. Someone you actually see multiple times a year. It's all a co-worker or friend of a friend info. This is a joke...
66   mell   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 5:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ThreeBays says
for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 µm."


Covid is airborne, reducing droplets doesn't do shit. You need to reduce aerosols which you can't below n95/p100 with exhaust valve.
67   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 5:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This fellow has many charts on his twitter account showing states and country level mandates and cases/deaths over time, with some overlapped to show correlation, along with some news headlines and comments from moronic politicians and other empty heads.

https://twitter.com/ianmSC

He also did a brief text on the flu disappearing and the unbelievable claim that it was "because of masks".

https://ianmsc.substack.com/p/the-magic-of-masks
68   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (0)   2021 May 4, 5:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I forgot being stranded on a desert Island, preferably with a Hot Chick or three. Not too too many, or you won't have time to dabble with all the work they'll make you do to feed and house them.
69   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 May 4, 6:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
Leftists LOVE any crisis that requires regulation and obedience (Pandemics, Global Warming).

Rightists DREAM about crisis that increase freedom and reduce regulation (ie Complete breakdown of Gov)

I must be in between because neither of those extremes seem very pleasant.

We should start with enforcing the laws and stop following the rules.
70   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 May 12, 10:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://spectator.us/topic/attractive-lose-mask-rebel/

Want to be attractive? Lose the mask
I go maskless. You should too

May 12, 2021 | 10:29 am

Masklessness in public requires courage. It earns the respect and esteem of your fellow commuters — the ones who don’t tut at you or berate you, that is.

There is also the exhilaration of risk. Exhibiting your face in a public space is now a crime. Here in Britain, officers have ‘enforcement powers’, meaning that they can issue fines of $277 for the ‘first offense’.That is twice the penalty for dangerous driving, an act which clearly carries more substantial threats to the public at large. That is relatively cheap compared to New York. In October, the New York State Department of Health announced that ‘individuals who violate [social distancing and mask-wearing rules] are subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 for each violation’. Ouch. In Washington State, refusal to ‘protect the health’ of ‘friends and loved ones’ can result in incarceration. You can, in theory, get 90 days in county jail for a breath of fresh air.

The rules are nonsense and everybody knows it. ...

Removing your mask doesn’t make you universally abhorred. In fact, it endears you to surprisingly large sections of the population. You will be met with wide-eyed admiration from men and women alike. Last week, I was approached suggestively by not one but two members of the opposite sex. Could it be that I have emerged from my lockdown chrysalis a great beauty? Of course not! It’s because these hopeful gentlemen haven’t seen a strange face in full since the halcyon days of early 2020. Try it, I implore you.
72   Booger   ignore (6)   2021 May 12, 6:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/its-time-to-end-the-health-orders-ohio-to-lift-mask-mandate-on-june-2/

There are a number of uncertainties about restarting the pipeline, which had never been shut down entirely before last week. Industry experts have warned of residual delays, noting it takes between 15 to 18 days for the fuel to flow the entire length of the pipeline.

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