Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
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Yes, there are.
But first, we can just use intuitive common sense and experience. Anything that flouts our natural design can be expected to diminish health and full function. By wearing ear muffs we impede hearing. With glasses, we weaken the eyes. By eating faux food we create the spate of modern degenerative diseases. By taking allopathic medicines hundreds of thousands die needlessly. By wearing clothes we prevent the sun from generating vitamin D in the skin which is critical to immunity and a wide range of metabolic functions.
Similarly, by impeding the free flow of air into the nose and mouth we are not saved from anything and we set the stage for a host of health consequences.
Masks are just another example of our perennial self-destructive hubris of thinking we know better than mother nature.
Masks Are Ineffective
CDC—In a study, 70.6% of people with COVID-19 who always wear a mask got sick. Only 7.8% of those who rarely or never wore a mask got sick. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6936a5.htm
The National Bureau of Economic Research—contact tracing, lockdowns, quarantines, and mask mandates have not affected overall virus transmission rates https://www.aier.org/article/lockdowns-and-mask-mandates-do-not-lead-to-reduced-covid-transmission-rates-or-deaths-new-study-suggests/?fbclid=IwAR30AMux3969e6F9MOl0P_aurg3a_kCTbnNFVVup7BKOZP9Qjx67KreN788
World in Data—Cases increase with masks, decrease without them.
World Health Organization (WHO) —and scientific references proving facemasks ineffective and dangerous. https://rationalground.com/mask-studies
Masks Do Not Control Infections—of the justifications given by the WHO for universal mask use, none include infection control. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-healthcare-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak
World in Data—demonstrates that mask mandates are associated with increased cases, whereas decreased cases are associated with no mask mandates.
Stanford Meta-Research Innovation Center—Scientists demand a retraction of the recommendation for general public use of face masks— https://metrics.stanford.edu/PNAS%20retraction%20request%20LoE%20061820
Netherlands—has dropped the mask mandate citing the lack of scientific evidence to support their use.
EPA Scientific Advisory Board—Dr. Young (Ph.D., applied statistician) concludes: "Medical masks were not effective, and cloth masks even less effective." https://nsjonline.com/article/2020/10/young-covid-19-are-masks-really-helpful/
New England Journal of Medicine—Masks serve as a talisman (reminds me of voodoo) to help quell fear. They are ineffective in curing a pandemic. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372
Dr. Fauci—Mixed messages, if not incompetence, has been portrayed by America's ostensible guru on pandemics. In March, he correctly stated that masks are ineffective, only offering a false sense of security. Now, he advises a federal mask mandate using cloth masks, the least effective mask of all.
Dr. Atlas—the top adviser in the government on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: "The public-health leadership have failed egregiously, and they're killing people with their fear-inducing shutdown policies . . . The lockdowns will go down as an epic failure of public policy by people who refuse to accept they were wrong . . . didn’t know the data, didn’t care. And it became a frenzy of stopping COVID-19 cases at all costs, and those costs are massive . . . We’re creating a generation of neurotic children, forcing them to wear masks and be six feet apart from their friends, or not even have school in person."
COVID-19 Virus Is Too Small to Mask Filter—C19 at 5 microns is 30x smaller than an N95 mask will block. Most research proving the ineffectiveness of masks has been done on influenza. Since that virus is about half the size of the C19 virus, those proofs are doubly true for C19.
Zero Chance of Getting C19—from an asymptomatic C19 carrier without a mask. In a study, 455 people negative for C19 were exposed for four to five days to asymptomatic C19 carriers. None of the 455 became infected. This makes masks pointless for asymptomatic people. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32513410/
Moreover, many viruses enter cells more easily when arterial oxygen levels decline. Facemasks thus increase vulnerability to C19 and other viruses and can result in symptoms characteristic of C19. In other words, facemasks are more likely to cause C19 disease than prevent it.
Instead of policies that actually make sense, obey facts, and protect freedoms the government, media, Big Tech, and Big Pharma have focused on censoring the free flow of information and punishing those who don't comply. Medpage Today: Mask Hysteria: Are We Going Too Far? — Kevin Campbell believes media and politicians use masking as a way to fear monger
Finally, a word to those who strongly object to people not wearing masks. If you believe a mask protects you and you are wearing one, there should be nothing to fear from someone not wearing one. If you believe by wearing a mask you are not transmitting disease, those who do not wear them have nothing to fear from you.
More Scientific Documentation That Face Masks Are Ineffective and Dangerous:
MMWR Weekly September 11, 2020 / 69(36);1258–1264
AAPS Online September 26, 2020
The BMJ September 24, 2020;370:m3739
CNN September 20, 2020
MeehanMd.com October 10, 2020
National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 27719
American Institute for Economic Research August 26, 2020
Emerging Infectious Diseases May 2020, Volume 26, Number 5
medRxiv April 6, 2020
N Engl J Med 2020; 382:e63 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2006372
CIDRAP April 1, 2020
BMJ Open 2015;5:e006577
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