Wearing face masks has (unfortunately) become a political football the likes of which we have never seen, with many embracing masks, while others reject masks as being ineffective against spreading the coronavirus. We know Dr. Fauci, the CDC, the left, the W.H.O. and recently President Trump have embraced mask wearing. It would seem, on the surface, that the evidence for masks must be deep and convincing since so many people in authority push mask wearing. This leads us to important questions: Are there reliable studies and science advocating against masks? What does science (on the no mask side) say against the public wearing masks? Can we still enter a conversation about these matters?
No matter where people fall on this issue, masks have changed the landscape of our nation, with mask-shaming, insults, and attacks against people who do not wear masks increasing at frightening levels (these realities are not good for our country).
Let us have a look at contrary views regarding the public wearing masks. As always, with these matters, we leave the final conclusions regarding these data points in your capable hands.
The CDC Admission: Mask Effectiveness up in flames
September 12, 2020
Quote from the paper: “Surgical facemasks are designed to be discarded after single use,” the researchers wrote. “As they become moist they become porous and no longer protect. Indeed, experiments have shown that surgical and cotton masks do not trap the SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID‐19) virus, which can be detected on the outer surface of the masks for up to 7days. Thus, a pre‐symptomatic or mildly infected person wearing a facemask for hours without changing it and without washing hands every time they touched the mask could paradoxically increase the risk of infecting others.”
Europe’s Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren’t Helpful in Beating COVID-19
Carlson – COVID19 – Face Masks
The Case for Masks, School Closings, & Social Isolation Just Collapsed!
Based on a study from the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Are Face Masks SAFE? Effective? We Present The Evidence… Go HERE.
Top state official caught using ‘doctored’ chart, data to push face mask mandate (Kansas). Go HERE.
Quote from the article: “When the two sets of data are placed on a chart with the same axis, counties without a mask mandate have fewer new cases per day than counties with a mask mandate.”
Alex Berenson Explodes the “Wear Your Mask!!!!” Myth – Go HERE.
Europe’s Health Officials Masks Aren’t Helpful in Beating COVID-19
Nearly 240 experts urge WHO, CDC to acknowledge airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Go HERE.
WHO acknowledges the coronavirus airborne transmission risk – Go HERE.
Does Universal Mask Wearing Decrease or Increase the Spread of COVID-19? – Go HERE.
The CDC – Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures (including mask wear) – May, 2020 – Go HERE.
Why Sweden remains mask-free – Go HERE.
Sweden does not mandate mask wearing. Sweden has 5,697 coronavirus deaths (a national mortality rate of .05%). Of that total, 5,079 coronavirus deaths were among people 70 years old, and older. They have 618 deaths among all people under the age of 70 (a mortality rate of .006% for those under 70). Sweden officials admit they should have protected the elderly, which could have saved 5,000 lives. Sweden never locked down, and Swedes do not wear masks–they have had high success handling the virus (other than the elderly).
Dutch government won’t require face masks over lack of ‘proven effectiveness’ Go HERE.
Dr. Denis G Rancourt, PhD – Masks and Respirators do not prevent the transmission of Viruses – Go HERE.
The New England Journal of Medicine – Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era – Go HERE.
WHO official: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus ‘very rare’ – Go HERE.
These N95 masks aren’t likely to stop coronavirus, health experts say – Go HERE.
Unmasking the Pandemic – Go HERE.
Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy – Go HERE.
Face Masks Fail at protecting You – Go HERE.
The face mask debate reveals a double Standard (article) – Go HERE.
Masks don’t Work (PDF) – Go HERE.
The mask of Ignorance (article) – Go HERE.
Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery – Go HERE.
Physicist’s new (mask) study – Go Here.
Mask Fatigue Hits American Workers – Go HERE.
Chances are these resources will not modify how you view mask wearing, at this point people are entrenched in their views. Whatever you make of these resources, please understand that science regarding mask wearing has been around for many years and those who reject mask mandates are not doing so without science. People on both sides are attempting to take the correct actions, while also following the science.
We will experience a refreshing change when companies, retail stores, and the government shift to a mode of offering guidance and recommendations, rather than strict draconian mandates.
Let us hope and pray that a spirit of calmness descends upon the USA and the world.