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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Face masks, once an essential Covid-19 protective measure, are now being worn by criminals to conceal their identities, according to New York police who are urging businesses to unmask customers before letting them in stores.The recommendation is a 180-degree turn from mask-wearing norms at the onset of the pandemic. During peak periods of infection, federal agencies mandated mask-wearing in public places, while many businesses required customers to wear them on the premises.Now, however, some businesses are banning customers from entering the premises with face masks on, saying the policy change is needed to identify thieves. And after numerous incidents, the New York Police Department is urging business owners to make shoppers remove their face masks and flash their features before being let in.
Nearly half of Stanford students report being in a class that requires masks. ...One might ask, masks are just a piece of cloth and they’re not that uncomfortable, so why not just strap one on and go on with life? To put it simply, the mask mandates embraced by a considerable number of faculty and administrators are an embrace of falsehood and pointless fear—precisely what a university ought to stand against.Forcing students to submit to pointless regulations saps the energy and creativity from the classroom. When kids can’t even see the facial expression of their friend sitting next to them in class, it should be no surprise that a general malaise has descended on Stanford. The mentality that leads to forced masking (extreme risk aversion) is identical to the one administrators embraced to destroy so much of what made Stanford unique and special. ...Given the professors seemed very concerned about the Science™ (the only settled, unquestionable, or unchangeable discipline), I wanted to be sure to alert them of the recently released study that found “wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illness.” ...The takeaway from all of this is that in February 2023, at one of the best universities in the world, the people tasked with educating the next generation of leaders would rather double down on their embrace of falsehood than reckon with basic facts. The coronavirus is not deadly and masks don’t do anything.
Discussion: Masks interfered with O2-uptake and CO2-release and compromised respiratory compensation. Though evaluated wearing durations are shorter than daily/prolonged use, outcomes independently validate mask-induced exhaustion-syndrome (MIES) and down-stream physio-metabolic disfunctions. MIES can have long-term clinical consequences, especially for vulnerable groups. So far, several mask related symptoms may have been misinterpreted as long COVID-19 symptoms. In any case, the possible MIES contrasts with the WHO definition of health.Conclusion: Face mask side-effects must be assessed (risk-benefit) against the available evidence of their effectiveness against viral transmissions. In the absence of strong empirical evidence of effectiveness, mask wearing should not be mandated let alone enforced by law.
‘Long Covid’ Is Caused by Masks, New Study FindsFrank BergmanApril 15, 2023A group of renowned researchers is raising the alarm after a new study determined that so-called “long Covid” is actually caused by prolonged mask-wearing.The new study, conducted by a German research team led by surgeon Kai Kisielinski, found that mask-wearing was associated with a 62 percent increase in various illnesses.When combined, masking induced what the authors called Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES).The German researchers published a meta-analysis of 2,168 studies on adverse medical mask effects, the largest of its kind.The findings across a diverse array of studies and surveys reveal a statistically significant decline in oxygen intake, an increase in carbon dioxide, an increased heart rate, an increase in shortness in breadth, and an array of discomforting symptoms.The study set out to determine the “physio-metabolic and clinical consequences of wearing face masks.”However, the researchers discovered that not only is masking responsible for various symptoms, it is actually the cause of widely reported cases of “long Covid.”“Lond Covid” is “returning or ongoing symptoms that people experience more than four weeks after getting COVID-19,” according to Mayo Clinic.“In some people, post-COVID-19 syndrome lasts months or years or causes disability.According to Kisielinski’s study, nearly 40% of main long-COVID-19 symptoms overlap with mask-related MIES complaints and symptoms such as fatigue, dyspnea, confusion, anxiety, depression, tachycardia, dizziness, and headache.The study found that several of the symptoms attributed to long-Covid are predominantly mask-related.Further, the study found that CDC-recommended medical-grade N-95s are even worse.Previous studies have already shown they do not offer better protection against respiratory viruses than surgical masks.However, they definitely cause more side effects. ...
Introduction: During the SARS-CoV-2-pandemic, face masks have become one of the mostimportant ubiquitous factors affecting human breathing. It increases the resistance and deadspace volume leading to a re-breathing of CO2. So far, this phenomenon and possible implicationson early life has not been evaluated in depth.Method: As part of a scoping review, literature was systematically reviewed regarding CO2exposure and facemask use.Results: Fresh air has around 0.04% CO2, while wearing masks more than 5 min bears a possiblechronic exposure to carbon dioxide of 1.41% to 3.2% of the inhaled air. Although the buildup isusually within the short-term exposure limits, long-term exceedances and consequences must beconsidered due to experimental data. US Navy toxicity experts set the exposure limits for submarines carrying a female crew to 0.8% CO2 based on animal studies which indicated anincreased risk for stillbirths. Additionally, mammals who were chronically exposed to 0.3% CO2the experimental data demonstrate a teratogenicity with irreversible neuron damage in theoffspring, reduced spatial learning caused by brainstem neuron apoptosis and reduced circulatinglevels of the insulin-like growth factor-1. With significant impact on three readout parameters(morphological, functional, marker) this chronic 0.3% CO2 exposure has to be defined as beingtoxic. Additional data exists on the exposure of chronic 0.3% CO2 in adolescent mammals causingneuron destruction, which includes less activity, increased anxiety and impaired learning andmemory. There is also data indicating testicular toxicity in adolescents at CO2 inhalation concentrations above 0.5%.Discussion: There is a possible negative impact risk by imposing extended mask mandates especially for vulnerable subgroups. Circumstantial evidence exists that extended mask use may berelated to current observations of stillbirths and to reduced verbal motor and overall cognitiveperformance in children born during the pandemic. A need exists to reconsider mask mandates.
It seems like the hits just won’t stop for the masks lately. The Daily Mail UK ran an explosive story Saturday headlined, “EXCLUSIVE: Face Masks May Raise Risk of Stillbirths, Testicular Dysfunction and Cognitive Decline Due to Build-Up of Carbon Dioxide, Study Warns.”A new German study published in the Journal Heliyon concluded that, because masks create a pocket of dead space between the mouth and mask, the void traps carbon dioxide at levels that are mildly toxic when worn over long periods. According to the researchers, repeated exposure to those levels of CO₂ increase the risks of a long list of serious problems including stillbirths, low sperm production, cognitive impairment, and permanent mental declines, especially in children.The study explained that by comparison, fresh air has around 0.04% CO₂, while wearing masks for more than 5 minutes causes chronic exposure to carbon dioxide levels between 1.41% to 3.2% in mask-filtered air.To put it in terms leftists can understand: masks create little individual, personal climate-change spaces.Another way to look at these results is, for men, long term masking is equivalent to punching themselves right in the family jewels, over and over and over.The researchers identified the shocking health risks by rounding up a large number of other studies. For example, one study cited by the German researchers found that just 0.3% of prolonged CO₂ exposure in pregnant rats and young mice caused permanent brain damage, heightened anxiety levels and memory problems. Another study found male mice exposed to 2.5% of CO₂ for four hours — equal to 0.5% in humans — led to destruction of testicle cells and sperm. A third study found that 3% of CO₂ (equal to 0.8% in humans) in pregnant rats led to stillbirth and birth defects.A fourth study found that pregnant guinea pigs’s exposure to just 0.48% of CO₂ for only 10 minutes a day for 20 consecutive days caused stillbirths and birth defects in 68% of the pups.The academic evidence linking lower fertility to slightly elevated CO₂ rates was so strong that the German researchers opined: “Circumstantial evidence exists that popular mask use may be related to current observations of a significant rise of 28 percent to 33 percent in stillbirths worldwide.”Think of it. What if mandatory masking policies literally decimated an entire generation?The study didn’t mention long covid, but their results are remarkably consistent with the last mask study I reported on April 17th, which concluded that long covid symptoms might actually be “long mask” syndrome, which they dubbed MIES, or “mask-induced exhaustion syndrome.”More and more, it’s looking like mandatory mask policies were not just harmless nuisances but may actually have been profoundly harmful.Here’s the link to the new German study.Here’s the link to the previous study linking masks to long covid.Feel free to trigger hardcore mask lovers by sending both studies to them. It’s for their own good, after all, and not because you told them so.
Hahahaha! Cut-up t-shirts work, but only a little! Ten percent! Does that sound like anything they were saying before ten minutes ago? Do you think mask mandates — especially for kids — would’ve have a snowball’s chance if they’d told us there was a POSSIBLE ten-percent benefit of SLOWED SPREAD? How about when you compare that implausible benefit to the risk of Mask Induced Exhaustion Syndrome and BRAIN DAMAGE? (* See Monday’s studies.)And does a ten-percent reduction in spread even amount to any significant benefit at all amidst a pandemic? (Assuming, of course, there was ever a pandemic.) In other words, “wear this mask, and you have a ten percent chance of catching covid a little later!”Keep trying, New York Times. We aren’t buying this story either.
After years of making kids mask for hours on end in school, and imposing arbitrary but quite obnoxious mandates on aeroplanes and public transit and clinics, they have no idea whether it did anything, and no plans even to find out whether it did anything. Suddenly all that manic masking enthusiasm has just evaporated.
" https://dailysceptic.org/2023/05/03/german-government-admits-it-has-no-evidence-face-masks-work/ After years of making kids mask for hours on end in school, and imposing arbitrary but quite obnoxious mandates on aeroplanes and public transit and clinics, they have no idea whether it did anything, and no plans even to find out whether it did anything. Suddenly all that manic masking enthusiasm has just evaporated."
" https://dailysceptic.org/2023/05/03/german-government-admits-it-has-no-evidence-face-masks-work/ After years of making kids mask for hours on end in school, and imposing arbitrary but quite obnoxious mandates on aeroplanes and public transit and clinics, they have no idea whether it did anything, and no plans even to find out whether it did anything. Suddenly all that manic masking enthusiasm has just evaporated." Face masks was and still is a useless mandate... For the longest time we couldn't go shopping or enter a store without wearing a stupid face mask... So, what happened?Answer: The Globalist losers cannot defend this nonsense and are backpedaling.
Where are you located? I went maskless in EVERY grocery store, convienence store, gas station etc. I'm in norhtern va.
I got in yelling matches. Called a few people faggots even. It wasn't a law. You could stay as long as they didn't tell you to leave.
I was angrier than anyone I know about the whole mask bullshit. Still angry actually. I called one store manager a Nazi. The look on his face was priceless. You could tell he would never have believed anyone would ever call him that. He was an Indian (dot).
Let me introduce you to Rachel Schraer, the BBC's senior reporter on disinformation and health, who says that "conspiracies feed people's fears."
Looks like a fake photo.
MICHELLE BUCKLEY: Hello, and thank you for allowing me to speak today. My name is Michelle Buckley. I'm the mother to a bright three and a half year-old boy named Franky. I'm a medical speech pathologist and my husband is an internal medicine physician. We live in South Tampa. I am here today to advocate not only for my child but for all of our children. Requiring our children to wear a cloth face covering in order to participate in their publicly-funded education is not only morally and ethically wrong but it is unconstitutional. A cloth face covering when used for source control is considered by definition to be a medical device according to the FDA. I stand here as a medical speech pathologist, a mother, and the wife of a physician to use my voice to say that Superintendent Davis is not a medical doctor and if he was he would need to provide true informed consent before recommending the use of a medical device. Doctors do not mandate the use of medical devices. They recommend them. And the consumer decides whether or not the recommendation is for them. I stand here today not to try and convince the School Board that masks are neither safe nor effective in this setting with this population, but rather to stand here and speak to all of you, as citizens of the great United States, to remind you that the US and Florida Constitutions are the great law of the land. Superintendent Davis* does not a seat a publically elected position He does not have the authority to make laws. There is no law requiring that requires a child to cover his or her face to enter the grounds of their publicly-funded school. I am here to be a role model for the parents who know in their hearts that masking their child in order to keep them in public school is not right. I am here for you. I am here to show you that you are not alone. Peaceful noncompliance is simply the refusal to participate in that which is morally and ethically wrong and unconstitutional. Peaceful noncompliance is the personal choice to stop participating in a system that is unjust. And I'll leave it at that.
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