Face Masks – Update

Face Masks and Surgical Masks for COVID-19: Manufacturing ...I feel the public needs to have all the facts regarding face mask wearing. My research on COVID-19 disclosed that humans need to be exposed to germs in order to keep their immune systems in good working order. There was also scientific information stating the COVID virus is just a virus that is no more dangerous than all the other viruses for which there were no pandemic actions taken. The real numbers (which are different from what the public has been told) show that people dying are mostly those who have compromised immune systems. As well, in regards to many of those who have died, it is yet to be proved that they had the virus or were even exposed to the virus – especially since the CDC mandated that doctors put on a person’s death certificate that they died of the COVID virus even if they died from injuries in an automobile accident.

The CDC and Dr. Fauci have led people to believe one thing regarding the virus and the masks, and as of lately are now reversing what they said.

I receive research information everyday regarding this pandemic, of which one organization is ‘Green Med – the science of natural healing’. They have asked that the following information be shared. It is a small portion of the scientific information that I read, but feel it is important for the public to know about.

During the era of COVID-19, we see more and more people wearing face masks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) currently recommends that everyone wear a mask even if they appear healthy with no signs of disease. Various government officials are mandating the wearing of face masks in public settings. It seems evident that this would help to stop the spread of any infection. But does it really make sense? Is it supported by science? Are there any adverse consequences of wearing a mask?

Face masks increased risk of infection – Current panic has led to everyone wearing masks even when walking outdoors or while driving in their cars. Such fear-based decision making is not scientifically supported.

“For the average member of the public walking down a street, it [wearing a mask] is not a good idea.” – Dr. Jenny Harries

More importantly, the use of face masks may actually increase the risk of contracting the virus. Dr. Jenny Harries, England’s deputy chief medical officer, warned that it was not a good idea for the general public to wear facemasks and should only be worn if someone is overtly sick. The virus can get trapped in the material and causes infection when the wearer breathes in. Also,

“What tends to happen is people will have one mask. They won’t wear it all the time, they will take it off when they get home, they will put it down on a surface they haven’t cleaned. Behavioral issues could adversely put themselves at more risk of getting the infection. For instance, people go out and don’t wash their hands, they touch parts of the mask or their face, and they get infected.”

According to Russell Blaylock, MD,

There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask,they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs, and the nasal passages.

Face masks ineffective in stopping COVID-19 – A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed, that even surgical masks are ineffective in preventing the spreading of disease from the coughs of patients with COVID-19.

“Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS-CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients… However, the size and concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols generated during coughing are unknown. Oberg and Brousseau demonstrated that surgical masks did not exhibit adequate filter performance against aerosols measuring 0.9, 2.0, and 3.1 μm in diameter. Lee and colleagues showed that particles 0.04 to 0.2 μm can penetrate surgical masks. The size of the SARS-CoV particle from the 2002-2004 outbreak was estimated as 0.08 to 0.14 μm; assuming that SARS-CoV-2 has a similar size, surgical masks are unlikely to effectively filter this virus.

In conclusion, both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination [spreading] of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci on face masks – Dr. Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and is the figurehead in the United States in regards to COVID-19. His interview on 60 Minutes Overtime makes it clear that masks are not necessary and potentially harmful for the general public to wear masks. This is the transcript of part of the interview.

Fauci: The masks are important for someone that is infected to prevent them from infecting someone else… Right now, people in the United States shouldn’t be walking around with masks.

Interviewer: You’re sure of it?

Fauci: Right now, people should not be walking, there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.

Interviewer: And you can get some shmutz sort of staying inside there?

Fauci: Of course. Of course. But when you think of mask, you should think about health care providers needing them and people who are ill.

Conclusion – It’s clear that the current directive to wear masks by the general public isn’t scientifically supported. Even in the case of the flu, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission. Also, the use of masks can be creating more spread of diseases than it prevents. Personal observations seem to indicate that most people don’t know how to correctly put on, wear, or dispose of face masks, and this is causing more harm than good. Moreover, the fear that has been generated by everyone wearing masks because many believe that everyone else is going to cause them to get sick and possibly die and the resultant impact on their psyche and immune system, cannot be underestimated.

Historically, in any type of epidemic, only the infected would wear a mask, not all those who are not sick. This type of unscientific recommendations has never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history. So why are face masks being mandated for this virus where most people experience no or very mild symptoms? According to Dr. Blaylock,

This is somewhat of an unusual virus in that for the vast majority of people infected by the virus, one experiences either no illness (asymptomatic) or very little sickness. Only a very small number of people are at risk of a potentially serious outcome from the infection–mainly those with underlying serious medical conditions in conjunction with advanced age and frailty, those with immune compromising conditions and nursing home patients near the end of their lives.

Read the print on the mask packaging.

“Those who wear masks are constantly re-breathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and can travel into the brain.” (ReferenceReferenceReference)

Therefore,  “forcing healthy people to become immune suppressed by constantly wearing masks that recirculate exhaled CO2 waste and deplete optimal oxygen uptake, is at best misguided, at worst criminal, given the known data.”

Now you know the “rest of the story” – as Paul Harvey used to say.



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