Masked Science Links August 2020
***Just in August 26, 2020 from the CDC ***
Latest facts from the CDC August 30, 2020
Watch Masks Exposed and the Health Risks Involved with Tammy Clark and Kristen Meghan - OSHA experts.
FYI - someone on my Christians Against Mask groups sent me this link about Governor Abbott exempting churches in Texas from requiring mask in worship. It was sent out since July 3rd.
The information below is backed by 42 medical journal studies, references included, most of which I have checked myself and listed here below. This is all the medical information from the medical studies combined in one article from Colleen Huber, NMD
In the summer of 2020 the United States is experiencing a surge of popular mask use, which is frequently promoted by the media, political leaders and celebrities. Homemade and store-bought cloth masks and surgical masks or N95 masks are being used by the public especially when entering stores and other publicly accessible buildings. Sometimes bandanas or scarves are used. The use of face masks, whether cloth, surgical or N95, creates a poor obstacle to aerosolized pathogens as we can see from the meta-analyses and other studies in this paper, allowing both transmission of aerosolized pathogens to others in various directions, as well as self-contamination.
It must also be considered that masks impede the necessary volume of air intake required for adequate oxygen exchange, which results in observed physiological effects that may be undesirable. Even 6- minute walks, let alone more strenuous activity, resulted in dyspnea. The volume of unobstructed oxygen in a typical breath is about 100 ml, used for normal physiological processes. 100 ml O2 greatly exceeds the volume of a pathogen required for transmission.
The foregoing data show that masks serve more as instruments of obstruction of normal breathing, rather than as effective barriers to pathogens. Therefore, masks should not be used by the general public, either by adults or children, and their limitations as prophylaxis against pathogens should also be considered in medical settings.
American Journal of Infection Control – “Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.” PMID: 19216002
Journal of Epidemiology & Infection – “There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of face masks to reduce the risk of infection.” PMID – 20092668
Journal Neurocrania (Neurosurgery) – “Preliminary Report on Surgical Mask Induced Deoxygenation During Major Surgery – Our study revealed a decrease in the oxygen saturation of arterial pulsations (SpO2). PMID : 32237672
(NEJM) New England Journal of Medicine - “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-toface contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.” PMID : 32237672
Annals of Internal Medicine: April 6, 2020 - “both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”
Journal Headache: “Most healthcare workers develop de novo PPE (such as N95 face mask) associated headaches or exacerbation of their preexisting headache disorders.” PMID: 32232837
Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences – “This study showed that the filtering efficiency of cloth face masks relatively lower, and washing and drying practices deteriorated the efficiency.” PMID: 31289698
Journal of Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses: “None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019
Firstly, SARS is an unusual acute viral respiratory infection with a very different epidemiology to almost all other respiratory viral infections. It is fundamentally different from human influenza: it rarely infects children, has a long incubation period, transmits little early on, mostly transmits in healthcare settings, is not prone to extensive global spread and has only appeared once. PMID: 22188875
(BMJ) British Medical Journal – “laboratory-confirmed virus were significantly higher in the cloth masks group. Penetration of cloth mass by particles was almost 97%. This study is the first RCT of cloth masks and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.
They concluded, “The evidence is not sufficiently strong to support widespread use of facemasks as a protective measure against covid-19. However, there is enough evidence to support the use of facemasks for short periods of time by particularly vulnerable individuals when in transient higher risk situations.” PMID: 25903751
Respiratory acidosis: “Respiratory acidosis develops when air inhaled into and exhaled from the lungs does not get adequately exchanged between the carbon dioxide from the body and oxygen from the air.” (anyone who is wearing a mask all day and develops these symptoms below please see the link for more information) -
The symptoms of respiratory acidosis are generally the effects of raised CO2.
In chronic respiratory acidosis, these symptoms are less noticeable than in acute respiratory acidosis, because compensating responses in the body tend to keep blood pH near normal.
The acidifying effect of raised CO2 in chronic respiratory acidosis might reduce in the blood. However, the compensatory actions of the kidneys are not as effective for acid levels in the brain, leading to symptoms that affect thought, sleep, and memory.
These symptoms can include:
In acute respiratory acidosis, or if chronic respiratory acidosis gets progressively worse over time, the effects of raised CO2 in the brain become more severe.
Symptoms can include:
In acute respiratory acidosis and deteriorating cases of chronic respiratory acidosis, blood rapidly becomes more acidic and dangerous.
Effects of a drastically lower pH in the blood include:
University of Edinburgh: “Conversely, surgical and hand-made masks, and face shields, generate significant leakage jets that have the potential to disperse virus-laden fluid particles by several metres. The different nature of the masks and shields makes the direction of these jets difficult to be predicted, but the directionality of these jets should be a main design consideration for these covers. They all showed an intense backward jet for heavy breathing and coughing conditions. It is important to be aware of this jet, to avoid a false sense of security that may arise when standing to the side of, or behind, a person wearing a surgical or handmade mask, or shield.”
(JAMA) Journal of the American Medical Association: “Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill.”
Information from the CDC website on Covid-19 death counts by sex and age -
Here’s the link from the video above -
August 26, 2020 -
MASKS DO NOT AND CANNOT INHIBIT COVID-19.
Here's a full review of more scientific literature:
"There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which ALL SHOW THAT MASKS AND RESPIRATORS DO NOT WORK to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles."
For those who would prefer a video or audio of this researcher (Denis Rancourt, PhD), this one is excellent (as is the commentary on the page; transcript also available):
Censored: A Review Of Science Relevant To COVID-19 Social Policy And Why Face Masks Don't Work
Denis Rancourt, PhD, has published over 100 peer-reviewed studies in his career, but ResearchGate chose to censor and remove.
August 26, 2020 -
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