Does Your Face Mask Protect You From Harm?


Copy of the face mask report that I sent out to my newsletter subscribers for the week ended July 26, 2020

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Does Your Face Mask Protect You From Harm?

It is very likely that the subject of wearing face masks may be the most contentious and hotly debated topic of our day. Lives and livelihoods are being impacted radically by edicts and executive orders issued by government officials who are following the advice of established health agencies to mandate the wearing of facial coverings in public in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The assumption is that wearing face masks prevents the virus from spreading. Can that premise be proven scientifically? Moreover, who has taken the time to assess the need, safety, and protection that such a common practice offers?

What Information Does Face Mask Packaging Provide Us?

While many people choose to wear a kerchief or bandana over their nose and mouth, let's focus our attention on the N95 masks that are widely available and examine the packaging to learn what the manufacturers say about the health benefits and disclaimers regarding their product.

Ear Loop Face Mask

Example #1

THIS PRODUCT IS AN EAR LOOP MASK. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A RESPIRATOR AND WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-1 (CORONAVIRUS) OR OTHER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINANTS. Wearing an ear loop mask does not reduce the risk of contracting disease or infection.

No virus protection guarantee from face mask

Example #2
The decision to use this device is solely your own. There is no express or implied guarantee for any virus protection.

Standard 3M N95 Cloth Mask

Example #3
WARNING: This respirator helps protect against certain particles. Misuse may result in sickness or death.

Do you shame those you know and meet who have chosen not to wear these face masks? How do you feel that you paid money to buy a supply?

Below are excerpts from health experts who offer further proof that the wearing of these coverings by the general public is neither safe nor protective against this virus.

Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

Posted by Russell Blaylock, MD
Technocracy News | May 11, 2020
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 travel into the brain. While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels is associated with an impairment in immunity.

Mask Facts

curated by Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
June 1, 2020
COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) particle is 0.125 micrometers (μm); influenza virus size is 0.08 – 0.12 μm; a human hair is about 150 μm. A properly fitted N95 will block 95% of tiny air particles down to 0.3 μm from reaching the wearer’s face. All of the cloth masks and materials had near zero efficiency at 0.3 μm, a particle size that easily penetrates into the lungs.
Conclusion: Wearing masks will not reduce SARS-CoV-2.

Coronavirus Pt 4: Masks Don't Protect

by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
Vaxxter | July 16, 2020
I’ve spent the last two days combing the medical literature, searching for scientific proof that masks do what we are told they do: stop the spread of infection and protect the person who wears the mask from becoming ill. After reviewing more than 50 articles, here’s what I’ve discovered:

There are NO randomized, controlled trials (RCT) with verified outcomes that show a benefit to healthcare workers or community members for wearing a mask or a respirator. There is no such definitive study. Likewise, no study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public. Furthermore, if there were any benefits to wearing a mask, because of the blocking power against droplets and aerosol particles, then there should be more benefit from wearing a respirator (N95) compared to a surgical mask. There is not. Neither masks nor respirators protect; cloth coverings are essentially worthless.

Book Review: ‘The Case Against Masks’ by Dr. Judy Mikovits

James Grundig
Vaxxter Contributor, Investigative Reporter
July 19, 2020
The book starts by explaining that humans inhale is a mix of gases at various concentrations —nitrogen (79%), oxygen (20.9%), carbon dioxide (0.04%)— and what is exhaled. The concentrations of the gas differ substantially. We expel a quarter less oxygen, but a hundredfold more CO2, a waste product of metabolism, with each breath. Masks make people rebreathe their body’s waste.

On this fact, Dr. Mikovits makes another point: “Low oxygen levels can be caused by pneumonia, emphysema, smoking, and various heart conditions.” And since humans, in her words, “are oxygen hogs,” we need to breathe in as much oxygen as possible without interference. Mask wearing over long periods is clearly detrimental to our health.

Conclusive Proof — Masks Do Not Inhibit Viral Spread

By Joseph Mercola | Mercola.com
July 20, 2020
Denis Rancourt, Ph.D., a former full professor of physics, is a researcher with the Ontario Civil Liberties Association in Canada. He also did postdoctoral work in chemistry. Here, we discuss the controversial topic of face masks. Should you wear one? When and where? Does it protect you or not?

“There are many admitted dangers to wearing masks,” Rancourt says. “The World Health Organization in its June 5 memo, where they reversed their position and decided that it was a good idea to recommend mask use in the general population, in that document, they actually say you have to consider the potential harms, and they list what they consider are all the potential

harms. They missed a lot. But one of the top ones is you’re concentrating the pathogen laden material onto this material near your face, nose, eyes and so on. And you’re touching the mask all the time, you’re touching yourself, you’re touching others.

Now for a history lesson to recall how masks failed in an earlier health crisis:

Everyone wore masks during the 1918 flu pandemic. They were useless.

By Eliza McGraw | The Washington Post
reprinted in The Seattle Times
April 2, 2020
During the influenza pandemic of 1918, officials often advised Americans to wear face masks in public. Doctors believed that masks could help prevent “spray infections,” according to historian John M. Barry in his book, “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.” Enforced by local health officials, the facial coverings grew routine.

Some complained that the masks were “unsanitary,” and bureaucratic confusion could stymie whether they were worn. In Alexandria, Louisiana, a sanitation leader for the Army ordered flu masks be worn. But waiters removed theirs because their local public health official said that the masks prevented “free breathing,” according to the Town Talk. “The masks worn by millions were useless as designed and could not prevent influenza,” Barry wrote. “Only preventing exposure to the virus could.”

Face Mask Safety Know the Facts

 

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