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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Abbott’s order took effect on March 10, after cases in Texas had fallen steadily for more than a month. Public health experts begged him to be patient with restrictions for a few more weeks until more of the state’s population could be vaccinated. Vaccine supply was increasing, after all. Why tempt fate by doing what Chile did, encouraging people to emerge from lockdown before there was enough immunity in the population to hold off a wave?Abbott didn’t listen, and was attacked by the president for “Neanderthal thinking” by insisting on easing precautions.Forty days later, there’s no evidence that Texans have paid a price...Thanks to the trends in Texas and Mississippi, it’s no longer just right-wing commentators who are questioning the indefinite need for mask mandates. Over the weekend a writer at Slate wondered why people should still need to wear masks outdoors. Today at the Atlantic, Derek Thompson asked that same question in the context of mandates.
This new study, by MIT, has not been parsed out by any reliable media source yet but apparently THE SCIENCE indicates that most social distancing, including indoors, is largely bullshit.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/mit-researchers-say-youre-no-safer-from-covid-indoors-at-6-feet-or-60-feet-in-new-study.html?utm_source=digg
Robert Sproul saysThis new study, by MIT, has not been parsed out by any reliable media source yet but apparently THE SCIENCE indicates that most social distancing, including indoors, is largely bullshit.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/mit-researchers-say-youre-no-safer-from-covid-indoors-at-6-feet-or-60-feet-in-new-study.html?utm_source=digg This is almost disinfo. What about 1-5 feet? If they say stay 6 feet away, why care about 60 feet away?
Robert Sproul saysThis new study, by MIT, has not been parsed out by any reliable media source yet but apparently THE SCIENCE indicates that most social distancing, including indoors, is largely bullshit.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/mit-researchers-say-youre-no-safer-from-covid-indoors-at-6-feet-or-60-feet-in-new-study.html?utm_source=digg This is almost disinfo. What about 1-5 feet?
87.N95 respirators (or masks) are made with a 0.3 micron filter. Their name comes from the factthat 95% of particles having a diameter of 0.3 microns are filtered by the mask.Unfortunately, coronaviruses are approximately 0.125 microns in diameter. Still, these maskswill certainly prevent snowballs, flies and other objects getting through.
There is absolutely no scientific reason for mask wearing under any circumstances.
AfterwordThere is absolutely no scientific reason for mask wearing under any circumstances. Thecovid-19 hoax is an IQ test. Anyone who wears a mask after studying the evidence hasclearly failed the test.
But to not wear a mask when surrounded by obedient liberal sheeple is to proclaim a different political identity than the sheeple. This is uncomfortable for most people, who do not like to challenge the crowd, or to question their own political beliefs.
Patrick saysBut to not wear a mask when surrounded by obedient liberal sheeple is to proclaim a different political identity than the sheeple. This is uncomfortable for most people, who do not like to challenge the crowd, or to question their own political beliefs.Fuck Them! Politely debate the asshole that tells you to wear a mask until he gets to the talking point, "I'm really wearing it for YOUR protection". Respond with, "I'm NOT wearing the mask so dicks like you will stay away from me". Then clear your throat by coughing a little.
Politely debate the asshole that tells you to wear a mask until he gets to the talking point
Biden was the ONLY world leader with a mask and no flag at this virtual summit, because America is now a parody. The internet had some thoughts on this madness.This is a virtual meeting with world leaders. They are literally thousands of miles apart.Joe Biden is alone, with no one within his proximity.Joe Biden has been vaccinated.Joe Biden is the only one wearing a freaking maskOh, and just for kicks, Biden is the only one without his nation's flag behind him. I guess it's hard to sport Old Glory when you and your party think America is a racist, oppressive nation built on genocide.This is 100% political theater, like everything else the inauthentic Left stages these days.The rest of the photo also has some fun elements to consider. For example, Putin is sitting there wondering how in the heck the USSR lost to America considering what America has now become...Emperor Xi is just sitting back, knowing he doesn't need to listen to this climate stuff because he's probably going to built a hundred new coal plants next year and staff them with Uyghur slaves...Canada's Justin Trudeau is carefully reviewing which liberties to take away from his subjects next week...
Know when Kruschev decided to put missiles in Cuba? When he met Kennedy and came out of that meeting thinking he was soft. (Thank God he turned out to be wrong.)This stuff actually matters. The world’s wolves are watching. And they like what they see.
This photo is like a tombstone for a once exceptional country.
Biden yesterday: "Science is back."Biden today: Wears a mask on a Zoom call
After the election, my dad joked that Biden had just two mandates: Not to tweet and to wear a mask on TV.My dad is right.
He makes us look like idiots. What? Is the virus gonna jump through the computer screen? For crying out loud.
Believe it or not, Fauci is pretty dumb- but he’s not that dumb. The real reason he insists on keeping mask mandates in place for vaccinated people too is that he recognizes the minute some people can take off their masks, the whole system of panic-induced control starts to crumble.That’s also why Fauci also won’t go on tv and tell everyone that masking outside is completely unnecessary. Even some of the libs are starting to admit this- slowly- because it’s so blaringly obvious. They can only parade so much stupidity in the name of “listening to science!.”Fauci seems to be on tv every 5 minutes, so why won’t Fauci tell everyone the truth about outdoor masking?Because he’s a coward, and he’s playing for Team Lockdown and Team Democrat before all else.Wearing masks outside as a policy was always stupid, was never supported by actual infection data as a serious risk, and that libs think admitting this is some sort of concession now just shows how unhinged they’ve been all along.But Fauci still won’t admit it. Nope.The truth would set us free- and that’s exactly why Dr. Fauci won’t say it out loud.Everyone has to mask up and bend the knee to Lord Fauci- or else more and more people will realize they don’t have to live on their knees anymore.And they never should have.
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.
People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Don’t Need to Wear Masks Outdoors: CDCBY ZACHARY STIEBER April 27, 2021People who have been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 are no longer being advised to wear masks outdoors.
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