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150 studies and articles showing masks don’t protect against anything, and instead create diseases

1 – Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan (2008)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.

 

2 – Impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on URIs and Influenza in Crowded, Urban Households (2010)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2821845/

In this population, there was no detectable additional benefit of hand sanitizer or face masks over targeted education on overall rates of URIs.

 

3 – The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence (2011)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5779801/

None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.

 

4 – Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data (2020)

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data

In summary, though we support mask wearing by the general public, we continue to conclude that cloth masks and face coverings are likely to have limited impact on lowering COVID-19 transmission, because they have minimal ability to prevent the emission of small particles, offer limited personal protection with respect to small particle inhalation, and should not be recommended as a replacement for physical distancing or reducing time in enclosed spaces with many potentially infectious people.

 

5 – Comparison of Filtration Efficiency and Pressure Drop in Anti-Yellow Sand Masks, Quarantine Masks, Medical Masks, General Masks, and Handkerchiefs (2014)

https://aaqr.org/articles/aaqr-13-06-oa-0201

Medical masks, general masks, and handkerchiefs were found to provide little protection against respiratory aerosols.

 

6 – Study Casts Doubt on N95 Masks for the Public (2020)

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/publichealth/86601

The authors noted mask-wearing has become commonplace in the advent of COVID-19, but “N95 mask use by the general public may not translate into effective protection but instead provide false reassurance.”

 

7 – Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review (2010)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic-review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05

In conclusion there remains a substantial gap in the scientific literature on the effectiveness of face masks to reduce transmission of influenza virus infection. While there is some experimental evidence that masks should be able to reduce infectiousness under controlled conditions, there is less evidence on whether this translates to effectiveness in natural settings. There is little evidence to support the effectiveness of face masks to reduce the risk of infection.

 

8 – Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2017)

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747

We found no clear benefit of either medical masks or N95 respirators against pH1N1.

 

9 – N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel (2019)

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749214

Among outpatient HCP, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

 

10 – Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2020)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jebm.12381

The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza. It suggests that N95 respirators should not be recommended for general public and non high-risk medical staff those are not in close contact with influenza patients or suspected patients.

 

11 – Non-pharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Non-healthcare Settings — Personal Protective and Environmental Measures (2020)

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article

There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

 

12 – Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342

In conclusion, 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.

 

13 – The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease (2004)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15340662/

Wearing an N95 mask for 4 hours during HD significantly reduced PaO2 and increased respiratory adverse effects in ESRD patients.

 

14 – More deception: KDHE hid data to justify mask mandate (2020)

https://sentinelksmo.org/more-deception-kdhe-hid-data-to-justify-mask-mandate/

Data obtained in an Open Records request from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows KDHE didn’t ‘just’ manipulate data to justify a mask mandate; they also hid data showing that counties with mask mandates had a large increase in cases before tapering off.

 

15 – COVID-19 prompts a team of engineers to rethink the humble face mask (2020)

https://engineering.stanford.edu/magazine/article/covid-19-prompts-team-engineers-rethink-humble-face-mask

N95 masks are estimated to reduce oxygen intake by anywhere from 5 to 20 percent. That’s significant, even for a healthy person. It can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If you wear a mask long enough, it can damage the lungs. For a patient in respiratory distress, it can even be life threatening.

 

16 – Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery (2008)

https://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/neuro/v19n2/3.pdf

Our study revealed a decrease in the oxygen saturation of arterial pulsations (SpO2 ) and a slight increase in pulse rates compared to preoperative values in all surgeon groups. This early change in SpO2 may be either due to the facial mask or the operational stress.

 

17 – Headaches and the N95 face-mask amongst healthcare providers (2006)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16441251/

Healthcare providers may develop headaches following the use of the N95 face-mask. Shorter duration of face-mask wear may reduce the frequency and severity of these headaches.

 

18 – ‘Mask mouth’ is a seriously stinky side effect of wearing masks (2020)

https://nypost.com/2020/08/05/mask-mouth-is-a-seriously-stinky-side-effect-of-wearing-masks/

The new oral hygiene issue — caused by, you guessed it, wearing a mask all the time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — is leading to all kinds of dental disasters like decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath.

 

19 – 70 doctors in open letter to Ben Weyts: ‘Abolish mandatory mouth mask at school’ (2020)

https://www.world-today-news.com/70-doctors-in-open-letter-to-ben-weyts-abolish-mandatory-mouth-mask-at-school-belgium/

‘In recent months, the general well-being of children and young people has come under severe pressure. We see in our practices an increasing number of children and young people with complaints due to the rules of conduct that have been imposed on them. We diagnose anxiety and sleep problems, behavioral disorders and fear of contamination. We are seeing an increase in domestic violence, isolation and deprivation. Many lack physical and emotional contact; attachment problems and addiction are obvious.’ ‘The mandatory mouth mask in schools is a major threat to their development. It ignores the essential needs of the growing child. The well-being of children and young people is highly dependent on the emotional connection with others. (…) The aim of education is to create an optimal context so that a maximum development of young people is possible. The school environment must be a safe practice field. The mouth mask obligation, on the other hand, makes the school a threatening and unsafe environment, where emotional connection becomes difficult.‘

 

20 – Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 (2020)

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331693/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.3-eng.pdf

The wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.The use of medical masks in the community may create a false sense of security.

 

21 – Transcript for CDC Media Tele-briefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0131-2019-novel-coronavirus.html

“We don’t routinely recommend the use of face masks by the public to prevent respiratory illness…. And we certainly are not recommending that at this time for this new virus.”

 

22 – Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era (2020)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372

“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection….In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.” Masks are not only tools, they are also talismans that may help increase health care workers’ perceived sense of safety, well-being, and trust in their hospitals.

 

23 – SCIENTISTS in the Netherlands have said face masks in public places are “not necessary” and might even have a “negative impact”. (2020)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/uknews/12292821/face-masks-not-necessary-say-holland-scientists/

“Despite a global stampede of mask-wearing, data show that 80-90 percent of people in Finland and Holland say they “never” wear masks when they go out, a sharp contrast to the 80-90 percent of people in Spain and Italy who say they “always” wear masks when they go out. “From a medical point of view, there is no evidence of a medical effect of wearing face masks, so we decided not to impose a national obligation.”

 

24 – Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses (2020)

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006207.pub5/full

“There is low certainty evidence from nine trials (3507 participants) that wearing a mask may make little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI) compared to not wearing a mask (risk ratio (RR) 0.99, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.82 to 1.18. There is moderate certainty evidence that wearing a mask probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of laboratory‐confirmed influenza compared to not wearing a mask (RR 0.91, 95% CI 0.66 to 1.26; 6 trials; 3005 participants)…the pooled results of randomised trials did not show a clear reduction in respiratory viral infection with the use of medical/surgical masks during seasonal influenza.”

 

25 – Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review (2021)

https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/2021-11/working-paper-64.pdf

“The available clinical evidence of face-mask efficacy is of low quality and the best available clinical evidence has mostly failed to show efficacy, with fourteen of sixteen identified randomized controlled trials comparing face masks to no mask controls failing to find statistically significant benefit in the intent-to-treat populations.”

 

26 – Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards? (2021)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8072811/

We not only found evidence in the reviewed mask literature of potential long-term effects, but also evidence of an increase in direct short-term effects with increased mask-wearing time in terms of cumulative effects for: carbon dioxide retention, drowsiness, headache, feeling of exhaustion, skin irritation (redness, itching) and microbiological contamination (germ colonization)

 

27 – “Exercise with face-mask; Are we handling a devil’s sword?” – A physiological hypothesis (2020)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32590322/

Exercising with face-masks may reduce available Oxygen and increase air trapping preventing substantial carbon dioxide exchange. The hypercapnic hypoxia may potentially increase acidic environment, cardiac overload, anaerobic metabolism and renal overload, which may substantially aggravate the underlying pathology of established chronic diseases. Further contrary to the earlier thought, no evidence exists to claim the face-masks during exercise offer additional protection from the droplet transfer of the virus.

 

28 – Surgical face masks in modern operating rooms–a costly and unnecessary ritual? (1991)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1680906/

The wearing of face masks by non-scrubbed staff working in an operating room with forced ventilation seems to be unnecessary.

 

29 – Face-mask against viral respiratory infections among Hajj pilgrims: A challenging cluster-randomized trial (2020)

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240287

“By intention-to-treat analysis, face-mask use did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections (odds ratio [OR], 1.4; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.9 to 2.1, p = 0.18) nor against clinical respiratory infection (OR, 1.1; 95% CI, 0.9 to 1.4, p = 0.40).”

 

30 – Respiratory performance offered by N95 respirators and surgical masks: human subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range (2008)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18326870/

“The study indicates that N95 filtering face-piece respirators may not achieve the expected protection level against bacteria and viruses. An exhalation valve on the N95 respirator does not affect the respiratory protection; it appears to be an appropriate alternative to reduce the breathing resistance.”

 

31 – Aerosol penetration and leakage characteristics of masks used in the health care industry (1993)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8239046/

We conclude that the protection provided by surgical masks may be insufficient in environments containing potentially hazardous sub-micrometer sized aerosols.

 

32 – Comparison of the Filter Efficiency of Medical Non-woven Fabrics against Three Different Microbe Aerosols (2018)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29910210/

Our results showed that against the three types of spherical microbe particles, the filter efficiencies against influenza virus particles were the lowest and those against phi-X174 phages were the highest for both types of non-woven fabrics. The experimental results mostly corresponded with theoretical calculations. We conclude that the filter efficiency test using the phi-X174 phage aerosol may overestimate the protective performance of non-woven fabrics with filter structure compared to that against real pathogens such as the influenza virus.

 

33 – The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence (2012)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22188875/

None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.

 

34 – Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore (2020)

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2766070

These findings support ongoing recommendations against the use of N95 masks by the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 mask use by the general public may not translate into effective protection but instead provide false reassurance.

 

35 – Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial (2008)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.

 

36 – Does Universal Mask Wearing Decrease or Increase the Spread of COVID-19? (2020)

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/07/25/does-universal-mask-wearing-decrease-or-increase-the-spread-of-covid-19/

A survey of peer-reviewed studies shows that universal mask wearing (as opposed to wearing masks in specific settings) does not decrease the transmission of respiratory viruses from people wearing masks to people who are not wearing masks. Further, indirect evidence and common sense suggest that universal mask wearing is likely to increase the spread of COVID-19.

 

37 – Masking: A Careful Review of the Evidence (2021)

https://www.aier.org/article/masking-a-careful-review-of-the-evidence/

In fact, it is not unreasonable at this time to conclude that surgical and cloth masks, used as they currently are, have absolutely no impact on controlling the transmission of Covid-19 virus, and current evidence implies that face masks can be actually harmful. All this to say and as so comprehensively documented by Dr. Roger W. Koops in a recent American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) publication, there is no clear scientific evidence that masks (surgical or cloth) work to mitigate risk to the wearer or to those coming into contact with the wearer, as they are currently worn in everyday life and specifically as we refer to Covid-19.

 

38 – Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States (2020)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf

Reported characteristics of symptomatic adults ≥18 years who were outpatients in 11 US academic health care facilities and who received positive and negative SARS-CoV-2 test results (N = 314)* — United States, July 1–29, 2020, revealed that 80% of infected persons wore face masks almost all or most of the time.

 

39 – Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 in Europe: a quasi-experimental study (2020)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.01.20088260v1.full.pdf

These results would suggest that the widespread use of face masks or coverings in the community do not provide any benefit. Indeed, there is even a suggestion that they may actually increase risk.

 

40 – Transmission of COVID-19 in 282 clusters in Catalonia, Spain: a cohort study (2021)

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30985-3/fulltext

“We observed no association of risk of transmission with reported mask usage by contacts, with the age or sex of the index case, or with the presence of respiratory symptoms in the index case at the initial study visit.”

 

41 – Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza (2020)

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/329438/9789241516839-eng.pdf

“Ten RCTs were included in the meta-analysis, and there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

 

42 – The Strangely Unscientific Masking of America (2020)

https://www.aier.org/article/the-strangely-unscientific-masking-of-america/

There was simply no evidence whatsoever that healthy people ought to wear masks when going about their lives, especially outdoors.

 

43 – Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Part 1 – Face masks, eye protection and person distancing: systematic review and meta-analysis (2020)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.30.20047217v2

“There was insufficient evidence to provide a recommendation on the use of facial barriers without other measures. We found insufficient evidence for a difference between surgical masks and N95 respirators and limited evidence to support effectiveness of quarantine.”

 

44 – The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction (2016)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4868614/

“As recently as 2010, the US National Academy of Sciences declared that, in the community setting, “face masks are not designed or certified to protect the wearer from exposure to respiratory hazards.” A number of studies have shown the inefficacy of the surgical mask in household settings to prevent transmission of the influenza virus.”

 

45 – Face-mask versus No Face-mask in Preventing Viral Respiratory Infections During Hajj: A Cluster Randomised Open Label Trial (2019)

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3349234

“Face-mask use does not prevent clinical or laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections among Hajj pilgrims.”

 

46 – Face-masks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis (2021)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/

“The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing face-mask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical face-masks 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 face-masks. Wearing face-masks 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.”

 

47 – The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence (2011)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22188875/

None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.

 

48 – Masks Don’t Work A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy (2020)

https://ocla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Rancourt-Masks-dont-work-review-science-re-COVID19-policy.pdf

Masks and respirators do not work. 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.

 

49 – IN THE MATTER OF AN ARBITRATION BETWEEN: St. Michael’s Hospital and The Ontario Hospital Association and The Ontario Nurses’ Association (2016)

https://www.cavalluzzo.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/st-michael-s-hospital-v-ona-(c2586258xa0e3a).pdf

Evidence that masking as a source control results in any material reduction in transmission was scant, anecdotal, and, in the overall, lacking.

 

50 – Data from India continues to blow up the ‘Delta’ fear narrative (2021)

https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-data-from-india-continues-to-blow-up-the-delta-fear-narrative

“Rather than proving the need to sow more panic, fear, and control over people, the story from India — the source of the “Delta” variant — continues to refute every current premise of COVID fascism…Masks failed to stop the spread there.”

 

51 – An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in a secondary care hospital in Finland (2021)

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.30.2100636

Reporting on a nosocomial hospital outbreak in Finland, Hetemäli et al. observed that “both symptomatic and asymptomatic infections were found among vaccinated health care workers, and secondary transmission occurred from those with symptomatic infections despite use of personal protective equipment.”

 

52 – Nosocomial outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in a highly vaccinated population, Israel (2021)

https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.39.2100822

In a hospital outbreak investigation in Israel, Shitrit et al. observed “high transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant among twice vaccinated and masked individuals.”

 

53 – RIVM says there is no evidence to prove the effectiveness of face masks (2020)

https://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-info/dutch-expat-news/rivm-says-there-no-evidence-prove-effectiveness-face-masks

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has announced that, at this point in time, they do not feel it is necessary to introduce a rule making face masks mandatory in the Netherlands, stating there is no hard evidence to suggest that the use of masks in public spaces prevents the spread of coronavirus.

 

54 – CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks (2020)

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/12/cdc-study-finds-overwhelming-majority-of-people-getting-coronavirus-wore-masks/

“A Center for Disease Control report released in September shows that masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them.” Over 70 percent of the case-patients who were contaminated with the virus fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask.

 

55 – Most Mask Studies Are Garbage: Corona research suffers from such massive publication bias that you can’t trust any on-message findings at all (2021)

https://www.eugyppius.com/p/most-mask-studies-are-garbage

“The other kind of study, the proper kind, would be a randomised controlled trial. You compare the rates of infection in a masked cohort against rates of infection in an unmasked cohort. Here, things have gone much, much worse for mask brigade. They spent months trying to prevent the publication of the Danish randomised controlled trial, which found that masks do zero. When that paper finally squeaked into print, they spent more months trying desperately to poke holes in it. You could feel their boundless relief when the Bangladesh study finally appeared to save them in early September. Every last Twitter blue-check could now proclaim that Science Shows Masks Work. Such was their hunger for any scrap of evidence to prop up their prior convictions, that none of them noticed the sad nature of the Science in question. The study found a mere 10% reduction in seroprevalence among the masked cohort, an effect so small that it fell within the confidence interval. Even the study authors couldn’t exclude the possibility that masks in fact do zero.”

 

56 – Using face masks in the community: first update. Effectiveness in reducing transmission of COVID-19 (2021)

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/covid-19-face-masks-community-first-update.pdf

“No high-quality evidence in favor of face masks and recommended their use only based on the ‘precautionary principle.”

 

57 – Do physical measures such as hand-washing or wearing masks stop or slow down the spread of respiratory viruses? (2020)

https://www.cochrane.org/CD006207/ARI_do-physical-measures-such-hand-washing-or-wearing-masks-stop-or-slow-down-spread-respiratory-viruses

“Seven studies took place in the community, and two studies in healthcare workers. Compared with wearing no mask, wearing a mask may make little to no difference in how many people caught a flu-like illness (9 studies; 3507 people); and probably makes no difference in how many people have flu confirmed by a laboratory test (6 studies; 3005 people).”

 

58 – Mouth and nose protection in public: No evidence of effectiveness (2020)

https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/a-1174-6591

(Translation in English)

“The use of masks in public spaces is questionable simply because of the lack of scientific data. If one also considers the necessary precautions, masks must even be considered a risk of infection in public spaces according to the rules known from hospitals… If masks are worn by the population, the risk of infection is potentially increased, regardless of whether they are medical masks or whether they are so-called community masks designed in any way. If one considers the precautionary measures that the RKI as well as the international health authorities have pronounced, all authorities would even have to inform the population that masks should not be worn in public spaces at all. Because no matter whether it is a duty for all citizens or voluntarily borne by the citizens who want it for whatever reason, it remains a fact that masks can do more harm than good in public.”

 

59 – Masking young children in school harms language acquisition (2021)

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/masking_young_children_in_school_harms_language_acquisition.html

“This is important because children and/or students do not have the speech or language ability that adults have — they are not equally able and the ability to see the face and especially the mouth is critical to language acquisition which children and/or students are engaged in at all times. Furthermore, the ability to see the mouth is not only essential to communication but also essential to brain development.”

 

60 – The Case Against Masks for Children (2021)

https://thehighwire.com/videos/do-masks-protect-kids-from-covid/

“… Do masks reduce Covid transmission in children? Believe it or not, we could find only a single retrospective study on the question, and its results were inconclusive… Authorities in many places took the cue to impose mandates in schools and elsewhere, on the theory that masks can’t do any harm. That isn’t true… Masks can cause severe acne and other skin problems. The discomfort of a mask distracts some children from learning. By increasing airway resistance during exhalation, masks can lead to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. And masks can be vectors for pathogens if they become moist or are used for too long.”

 

61 – Leading Canadian Health Expert Outraged at Government Response to COVID (2020)

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/health-expert-outraged-government-response-covid/

Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever.

 

62 – World Health Organization internal meeting, COVID-19 – virtual press conference (30 March 2020)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/transcripts/who-audio-emergencies-coronavirus-press-conference-full-30mar2020.pdf

“… In general WHO recommends that the wearing of a mask by a member of the public is to prevent that individual giving the disease to somebody else. We don’t generally recommend the wearing to masks in public by otherwise well individuals because it has not been up to now associated with any particular benefit.”

 

63 – Adverse Effects of Prolonged Mask Use among Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19 (2020)

https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/jide/journal-of-infectious-diseases-and-epidemiology-jide-6-130.php

Prolonged use of N95 and surgical masks by healthcare professionals during COVID-19 has caused adverse effects such as headaches, rash, acne, skin breakdown, and impaired cognition in the majority of those surveyed.”

 

64 – Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical face-masks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery? (2009) 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20524498/

“From the limited randomized trials it is still not clear that whether wearing surgical face-masks harms or benefit the patients undergoing elective surgery.”

 

65 – Peritonitis prevention in CAPD: to mask or not? (2000)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10898061/

“The current study suggests that routine use of face masks during CAPD bag exchanges may be unnecessary and could be discontinued.”

 

66 – The operating room environment as affected by people and the surgical face mask (1975)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1157412/

“The wearing of a surgical face mask had no effect upon the overall operating room environmental contamination and probably work only to redirect the projectile effect of talking and breathing. People are the major source of environmental contamination in the operating room.”

 

67 – The efficacy of standard surgical face masks: an investigation using “tracer particles” (1980)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7379387/

“Particle contamination of the wound was demonstrated in all experiments. Since the microspheres were not identified on the exterior of these face masks, they must have escaped around the mask edges and found their way into the wound.”

 

68 – Mask mandates for children are not backed by data (2021)

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/mask-mandates-for-children-are-not-backed-by-data

“… According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, preliminary data from 45 states show that between 0.00%-0.03% of child COVID-19 cases resulted in death. When you combine these numbers with the CDC study that found mask mandates for students — along with hybrid models, social distancing, and classroom barriers — did not have a statistically significant benefit in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools, the insistence that we force students to jump through these hoops for their own protection makes no sense.”

 

69 – The Downsides of Masking Young Students Are Real: The educational cost of face coverings is far better established than the benefits of mandates. (2021)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/school-mask-mandates-downside/619952/

“The benefits of mask requirements in schools might seem self-evident—they have to help contain the coronavirus, right?—but that may not be so. In Spain, masks are used in kids ages 6 and older. The authors of one study there, examined the risk of viral spread at all ages. If masks provided a large benefit, then the transmission rate among 5-year-olds would be far higher than the rate among 6-year-olds. The results don’t show that. Instead, they show that transmission rates, which were low among the youngest kids, steadily increased with age—rather than dropping sharply for older children subject to the face-covering requirement. This suggests that masking kids in school does not provide a major benefit and might provide none at all. And yet many officials prefer to double down on masking mandates, as if the fundamental policy were sound and only the people have failed.”

 

70 – Masks In Schools: Scientific American Fumbles Report On Childhood Covid Transmission (2021)

https://www.acsh.org/news/2021/09/16/masks-schools-scientific-american-fumbles-report-childhood-covid-transmission-15814

“… Associate Professor of Epidemiology Vinay Prasad wrote over at the Atlantic:”No scientific consensus exists about the wisdom of mandatory-masking rules for schoolchildren … In mid-March 2020, few could argue against erring on the side of caution. But nearly 18 months later, we owe it to children and their parents to answer the question properly: Do the benefits of masking kids in school outweigh the downsides? The honest answer in 2021 remains that we don’t know for sure.”

 

71 – Masks ‘don’t work,’ are damaging health and are being used to control population: Doctors panel (2021)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/masks-dont-work-are-damaging-health-and-are-being-used-to-control-population-doctors-panel/

“The only randomized control studies that have ever been done on masks show that they don’t work,” began Dr. Nepute. He referred to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s “noble lie,” in which Fauci “changed his tune,” from his March 2020 comments, where he downplayed the need and efficacy of mask wearing, before urging Americans to use masks later in the year. “Well, he lied to us. So if he lied about that, what else has he lied to you about?” questioned Nepute. Masks have become commonplace in almost every setting, whether indoors or outdoors, but Dr. Popper mentioned how there have been “no studies” which actually examine the “effect of wearing a mask during all your waking hours.” “There’s no science to back any of this and particularly no science to back the fact that wearing a mask twenty four-seven or every waking minute, is health promoting,” added Popper.”

 

72 – CDC: Schools With Mask Mandates Didn’t See Statistically Significant Different Rates of COVID Transmission From Schools With Optional Policies (2021)

https://fee.org/articles/cdc-schools-with-mask-mandates-didn-t-see-statistically-significant-different-rates-of-covid-transmission-from-schools-with-optional-policies/

The CDC did not include its finding that “required mask use among students was not statistically significant compared with schools where mask use was optional” in the summary of its report.The study, which analyzed some 90,000 elementary students in 169 Georgia schools from November 16 to December 11, found that there was no statistically significant difference in schools that required students to wear masks compared to schools where masks were optional.

 

73 – An Evidence Based Scientific Analysis of Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful (2020)

https://ratical.org/PandemicParallaxView/mp3s/An-Evidence-Based-Scientific-Analysis-of-Why-Masks-are-Ineffective-Unnecessary-and-Harmful-10-12-2020.pdf

“Decades of the highest-level scientific evidence (meta-analyses of multiple randomized controlled trials) overwhelmingly conclude that medical masks are ineffective at preventing the transmission of respiratory viruses, including SAR-CoV-2…those arguing for masks are relying on low-level evidence (observational retrospective trials and mechanistic theories), none of which are powered to counter the evidence, arguments, and risks of mask mandates.”

 

74 – Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media (2020)

https://www.aier.org/article/open-letter-from-medical-doctors-and-health-professionals-to-all-belgian-authorities-and-all-belgian-media/

“Oral masks in healthy individuals are ineffective against the spread of viral infections.”

 

75 – Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes (2003)

https://www.smh.com.au/national/farce-mask-its-safe-for-only-20-minutes-20030427-gdgnyo.html

“Health authorities have warned that surgical masks may not be an effective protection against the virus.”Those masks are only effective so long as they are dry,” said Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney.

 

76 – Mask mandate and use efficacy for COVID-19 containment in US States (2021)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.18.21257385v2

Earlier mask mandates were not associated with lower total cases or lower maximum growth rates. We did not observe association between mask mandates or use and reduced COVID-19 spread in US states. 

 

77 – These 12 Graphs Show Mask Mandates Do Nothing To Stop COVID (2020)

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/29/these-12-graphs-show-mask-mandates-do-nothing-to-stop-covid/

“Masks can work well when they’re fully sealed, properly fitted, changed often, and have a filter designed for virus-sized particles. This represents none of the common masks available on the consumer market, making universal masking much more of a confidence trick than a medical solution…Our universal use of unscientific face coverings is therefore closer to medieval superstition than it is to science, but many powerful institutions have too much political capital invested in the mask narrative at this point, so the dogma is perpetuated. The narrative says that if cases go down it is because masks succeeded. It says that if cases go up it is because masks succeeded in preventing more cases. The narrative simply assumes rather than proves that masks work, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.”

 

78 – Mask Mandates Seem to Make CCP Virus Infection Rates Climb, Study Says (2020)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/face-mask-mandates-seem-to-make-ccp-virus-infection-rates-climb-says-study_3629627.html

“Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19 appear to promote its spread, according to a report from rationalrround.com, a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a grassroots group of data analysts, computer scientists, and actuaries.”

 

79 – Horowitz: Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with mask mandates (2020)

https://www.conservativereview.com/horowitz-comprehensive-analysis-of-50-states-shows-greater-spread-with-mask-mandates-2649589520.html

“How long do our politicians get to ignore the results?… The results: When comparing states with mandates vs. those without, or periods of times within a state with a mandate vs. without, there is absolutely no evidence the mask mandate worked to slow the spread one iota. In total, in the states that had a mandate in effect, there were 9,605,256 confirmed COVID cases over 5,907 total days, an average of 27 cases per 100,000 per day. When states did not have a statewide order (which includes the states that never had them and the period of time masking states did not have the mandate in place) there were 5,781,716 cases over 5,772 total days, averaging 17 cases per 100,000 people per day.”

 

80 – The CDC’s Mask Mandate Study: Debunked (2021)

https://www.aier.org/article/the-cdcs-mask-mandate-study-debunked/

“Thus, it is not surprising that the CDC’s own recent conclusion on the use of non-pharmaceutical measures such as face masks in pandemic influenza, warned that scientific “evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission…” Moreover, in the WHO’s 2019 guidance document on non-pharmaceutical public health measures in a pandemic, they reported as to face masks that “there is no evidence that this is effective in reducing transmission…” Similarly, in the fine print to a recent double-blind, double-masking simulation the CDC stated that “The findings of these simulations [supporting mask usage] should neither be generalized to the effectiveness …nor interpreted as being representative of the effectiveness of these masks when worn in real-world settings.”

 

81 – The Face Mask Folly in Retrospect (2021)

https://swprs.org/the-face-mask-folly-in-retrospect

“Infections have been driven primarily by seasonal and endemic factors, whereas mask mandates and lockdowns have had no discernible impact”

 

82 – Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level (2021)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8395971/

“There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.”

 

83 – Do we need mask mandates? – The science suggests that more states should rescind them! (2021)

https://www.city-journal.org/do-we-need-mask-mandates

“But masks proved far less useful in the subsequent 1918 Spanish flu, a viral disease spread by pathogens smaller than bacteria. California’s Department of Health, for instance, reported that the cities of Stockton, which required masks, and Boston, which did not, had scarcely different death rates, and so advised against mask mandates except for a few high-risk professions such as barbers….”

 

84 – Corona children studies “Co-Ki”: First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children (2021)

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-124394/v3

“The average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day. Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).”

 

85 – Dangerous pathogens found on children’s masks (2021)

https://rationalground.com/dangerous-pathogens-found-on-childrens-face-masks/

Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

 

86 – Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 2: Microbial challenges from masks (2020/2021)

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/Masks-false-safety-and-real-dangers-Part-2-Microbial-challenges-from-masks.pdf

“Laboratory testing of used masks from 20 train commuters revealed that 11 of the 20 masks tested contained over 100,000 bacterial colonies. Molds and yeasts were also found. Three of the masks contained more than one million bacterial colonies… The outside surfaces of surgical masks were found to have high levels of the following microbes, even in hospitals, more concentrated on the outside of masks than in the environment. Staphylococcus species (57%) and Pseudomonas spp (38%) were predominant among bacteria, and Penicillium spp (39%) and Aspergillus spp. (31%) were the predominant fungi.”

 

87 – Wearing a mask can expose children to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in just THREE MINUTES, study finds (2021)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9758217/Children-wearing-masks-exposed-dangerous-levels-carbon-dioxide-study-finds.html

“European study found that children wearing masks for only minutes could be exposed to dangerous carbon dioxide levels…Forty-five children were exposed to carbon dioxide levels between three to twelve times healthy levels… Younger children were exposed to more dangerous levels of carbon dioxide than older ones.”

 

88 – 4-Year-Old Almost Dies due to Lung Infection Caused by Prolonged Mask Wearing – Doctor Rants “How Many Children Must Die?” (2020)

https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/4-year-old-almost-dies-due-to-lung-infection-caused-by-prolonged-mask-wearing-doctor-rants-how-many-children-must-die/

“How long are parents going to continue masking their children causing great harm to them, even to the point of risking their lives? Dr. Eric Nepute in St. Louis took time to record a video rant that he wants everyone to share, after the 4-year-old child of one of his patients almost died from a bacterial lung infection caused by prolonged mask use.”

 

89 – Medical Doctor Warns that “Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise” from Mask Wearing (2020)

https://www.globalresearch.ca/medical-doctor-warns-bacterial-pneumonias-rise-mask-wearing

“I’m seeing patients that have facial rashes, fungal infections, bacterial infections. Reports coming from my colleagues, all over the world, are suggesting that the bacterial pneumonias are on the rise…”

 

90 – Face coverings for covid-19: from medical intervention to social practice (2020)

https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3021/rr-6

“At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on Covid19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including Covid19. Contamination of the upper respiratory tract by viruses and bacteria on the outside of medical face masks has been detected in several hospitals. Another research shows that a moist mask is a breeding ground for (antibiotic resistant) bacteria and fungi, which can undermine mucosal viral immunity.”

 

91 – Effect of a surgical mask on six minute walking distance (2018)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29395560/

“Wearing a surgical mask modifies significantly and clinically dyspnea without influencing walked distance.”

 

92 – Wearing a mask is even unhealthier than expected (2020)

https://transition-news.org/maskentragen-noch-ungesunder-als-gedacht

(Translation in English

“In Switzerland, 13.5 million hygiene masks had to be recalled because of toxic mold. But even masks without fungal infestation are suspected of being harmful to health – as numerous scientific studies show.” “A lot of them are made out of polyester, so you have a micro-plastic problem.” Many of the face masks would contain polyester with chlorine compounds: “If I have the mask in front of my face, then of course I breathe in the micro-plastic directly and these substances are much more toxic than if you swallow them because they get directly into the nervous system,” says Professor Dr. Micheal Braungart, Head of Hamburg Environmental Institute.

 

93 – Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging (2021)

https://www.aier.org/article/masking-children-tragic-unscientific-and-damaging/

“Children do not readily acquire SARS-CoV-2 (very low risk), spread it to other children or teachers, or endanger parents or others at home. This is the settled science. In the rare cases where a child contracts Covid virus it is very unusual for the child to get severely ill or die. Masking can do positive harm to children – as it can to some adults. But the cost benefit analysis is entirely different for adults and children – particularly younger children. Whatever arguments there may be for consenting adults – children should not be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.” 

 

94 – The Dangers of Masks (2021) 

https://www.aier.org/article/the-dangers-of-masks/

“With that clarion call, we pivot and refer here to another looming concern and this is the potential danger of the chlorine, polyester, and micro-plastic components of the face masks (surgical principally but any of the mass-produced masks) that have become part of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

 

95 – 13-year-old mask wearer dies of inexplicable reasons (2020)

https://transition-news.org/13-jahrige-maskentragerin-stirbt

(Translation in English)

“The case is not only causing speculation in Germany about possible poisoning with carbon dioxide. Because the student “was wearing a corona protective mask when she suddenly collapsed and died a little later in the hospital,” writes Wochenblick. Editor’s Review: The fact that no cause of death was communicated nearly three weeks after the girl’s death is indeed unusual. The carbon dioxide content of the air is usually about 0.04 percent. From a proportion of four percent, the first symptoms of hypercapnia, i.e. carbon dioxide poisoning, appear. If the proportion of the gas rises to more than 20 percent, there is a risk of deadly carbon dioxide poisoning. However, this does not come without alarm signals from the body. According to the medical portal netdoktor, these include “sweating, accelerated breathing, accelerated heartbeat, headaches, confusion, loss of consciousness”. The unconsciousness of the girl could therefore be an indication of such poisoning.”

 

96 – Student Deaths Lead Chinese Schools to Change Mask Rules (2020)

https://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/31100/student-deaths-lead-schools-to-adjust-rules-on-masks-while-exercising

“During the month of April, three cases of students suffering sudden cardiac death (SCD) while running during gym class have been reported in Zhejiang, Henan and Hunan provinces. Beijing Evening News noted that all three students were wearing masks at the time of their deaths, igniting a critical discussion over school rules on when students should wear masks.”

 

97 – Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy (2020)

https://www.technocracy.news/blaylock-face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy/

Dr. Russell Blaylock warns, “not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer.” “As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, “ None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”

 

98 – The mask requirement is responsible for severe psychological damage and the weakening of the immune system (2020)

https://transition-news.org/der-maskenzwang-ist-verantwortlich-fur-schwere-psychische-schaden-und-die

(Translation in English)

“In fact, the mask has the potential to “trigger strong psycho-vegetative stress reactions via emerging aggression, which correlate significantly with the degree of stressful after-effects”.

 

99 – Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards? (2021)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33923935/

“We objectified evaluation evidenced changes in respiratory physiology of mask wearers with significant correlation of O2 drop and fatigue (p < 0.05), a clustered co-occurrence of respiratory impairment and O2 drop (67%), N95 mask and CO2 rise (82%), N95 mask and O2 drop (72%), N95 mask and headache (60%), respiratory impairment and temperature rise (88%), but also temperature rise and moisture (100%) under the masks. Extended mask-wearing by the general population could lead to relevant effects and consequences in many medical fields.”“Here are the pathophysiological changes and subjective complaints: 1) Increase in blood carbon dioxide 2) Increase in breathing resistance 3) Decrease in blood oxygen saturation 4) Increase in heart rate 5) Decrease in cardiopulmonary capacity 6) Feeling of exhaustion 7) Increase in respiratory rate 8) Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath 9) Headache 10) Dizziness 11) Feeling of dampness and heat 12) Drowsiness (qualitative neurological deficits) 13) Decrease in empathy perception 14) Impaired skin barrier function with acne, itching and skin lesions.”

 

100 – Is N95 face mask linked to dizziness and headache? (2021)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33646335/

“Respiratory alkalosis and hypocarbia were detected after the use of N95. Acute respiratory alkalosis can cause headache, anxiety, tremor, muscle cramps. In this study, it was quantitatively shown that the participants’ symptoms were due to respiratory alkalosis and hypocarbia.”

 

101 – Masks too dangerous for children under 2, medical group warns (2020)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/27/national/masks-children-coronavirus/

“Children under the age of 2 shouldn’t wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a medical group has said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the nation reopens from the coronavirus crisis…Masks can make breathing difficult because infants have narrow air passages,” which increases the burden on their hearts, the association said, adding that masks also raise the risk of heat stroke for them.”

 

102 – COVID-19 Masks Are a Crime Against Humanity and Child Abuse: Testimony of a virologist (2020)

https://perma.cc/Q568-Y2H2

“The rebreathing of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide. We know that the human brain is very sensitive to oxygen depravation. There are nerve cells for example in the hippocampus, that can’t be longer than 3 minutes without oxygen – they cannot survive. The acute warning symptoms are headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, issues in concentration, slowing down of the reaction time – reactions of the cognitive system. However, when you have chronic oxygen depravation, all of those symptoms disappear, because you get used to it. But your efficiency will remain impaired and the undersupply of oxygen in your brain continues to progress. We know that neurodegenerative diseases take years to decades to develop. If today you forget your phone number, the breakdown in your brain would have already started 20 or 30 years ago…The child needs the brain to learn, and the brain needs oxygen to function.  We don’t need a clinical study for that. This is simple, indisputable physiology. Conscious and purposely induced oxygen deficiency is an absolutely deliberate health hazard, and an absolute medical contraindication.”

 

102 – Study shows how masks are harming children (2021)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/study-shows-how-masks-are-harming-children/

“Data from the first registry to record children’s experiences with masks show physical, psychological and behavioral issues including irritability, difficulty concentrating and impaired learning.Since school shutdowns in spring 2020…”

 

103 – New Study Finds Masks Hurt Schoolchildren Physically, Psychologically, and Behaviorally (2021)

https://montanadailygazette.com/2021/01/25/new-study-finds-masks-hurt-schoolchildren-physically-psychologically-and-behaviorally/

“A new study, involving over 25,000 school-aged children, shows that masks are harming schoolchildren physically, psychologically, and behaviorally, revealing 24 distinct health issues associated with wearing masks…Though these results are concerning, the study also found that 29.7% of children experienced shortness of breath, 26.4% experienced dizziness, and hundreds of the participants experiencing accelerated respiration, tightness in chest, weakness, and short-term impairment of consciousness.”

 

104 – Protective Face Masks: Effect on the Oxygenation and Heart Rate Status of Oral Surgeons during Surgery (2021)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33670983/

“In conclusion, wearing an FFP2 covered by a surgical mask induces a reduction in circulating O2 concentrations without clinical relevance, while an increase of heart frequency and a sensation of shortness of breath, light-headedness/headaches were recorded.”

 

105 – Health Canada issues advisory for disposable masks with graphene (2021)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/health-canada-disposable-1.5974867

“Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use disposable face masks that contain graphene. Health Canada issued the notice on Friday and said wearers could inhale graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms. Masks containing the toxic particles may have been distributed in some health-care facilities.”

 

106 – Manufacturers have been using nanotechnology-derived graphene in face masks — now there are safety concerns (2021)

https://medium.com/edge-of-innovation/how-safe-are-graphene-based-face-masks-b88740547e8c

“Warnings of potential “early pulmonary toxicity” associated with graphene-containing face masks raise serious questions over safety checks and balances.” “Current concerns around the use of graphene in face masks stem from a memo sent by Health Canada to Canadian Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health on March 25. This memo hasn’t, to my knowledge, been made public yet, although it does mention plans to release a public statement.”

 

107 – “Face mask dermatitis” due to compulsory facial masks during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: data from 550 health care and non-health care workers in Germany (2021)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33814358/

“The aim of the study was to investigate the onset of adverse facial skin reactions due to compulsory face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in HCWs and non-HCWs, and draw awareness of this new dermatological condition and its preventive measures.” “Preventive and therapeutic measures should be established in order to avoid “face mask dermatitis”, especially for people with underlying risk factors.”

 

108 – Effect of Wearing Face Masks on the Carbon Dioxide Concentration in the Breathing Zone (2020)

https://aaqr.org/articles/aaqr-20-07-covid-0403.pdf

“Detected carbon dioxide concentrations ranged from 2150 ± 192 to 2875 ± 323 ppm. The concentrations of carbon dioxide while not wearing a face mask varied from 500–900 ppm. Doing office work and standing still on the treadmill each resulted in carbon dioxide concentrations of around 2200 ppm. A small increase could be observed when walking at a speed of 3 km h–1 (leisurely walking pace)…concentrations in the detected range can cause undesirable symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, and loss of concentration.”

 

109 – Surgical masks as source of bacterial contamination during operative procedures (2018)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214031X18300809

The bacterial count on the surface of surgical masks increased with extended operating times… Moreover, the bacterial counts were significantly higher among the surgeons than the OR. Additionally, the bacterial count of the external surface of the second mask was significantly higher than that of the first one.””The source of bacterial contamination in SMs was the body surface of the surgeons rather than the OR environment.”

 

110 – Masks can be Murder (2021)

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/masks_can_be_murder.html

“Wearing masks can create a sense of anonymity for an aggressor, while also de-humanizing the victim. This prevents empathy, empowering violence, and murder.” Masking helps remove empathy and compassion, allowing others to commit unspeakable acts on the masked person.”

 

111 – London high school teacher calls face masks an ‘egregious and unforgivable form of child abuse’ (2020)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/beal-teacher-masks-1.5739327

“Farquharson called the campaign to legislate mask wearing a “shameful farce, a charade, an act of political theatre” that’s more about enforcing “obedience and compliance” than it is about public health. He also likened children wearing masks to “involuntary self-torture,” calling it “an egregious and unforgivable form of child abuse and physical assault.”

 

112 – UK Government Advisor Admits Masks Are Just “Comfort Blankets” That Do Virtually Nothing (2021)

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/uk-government-advisor-admits-masks-are-just-comfort-blankets-do-virtually-nothing

“As the UK Government heralds “freedom day” today, which is anything but, a prominent government scientific advisor has admitted that face masks do very little to protect from coronavirus and are basically just “comfort blankets…the professor noted that “those aerosols escape masks and will render the mask ineffective,” adding “The public were demanding something must be done, they got masks, it is just a comfort blanket. But now it is entrenched, and we are entrenching bad behaviour…all around the world you can look at mask mandates and superimpose on infection rates, you cannot see that mask mandates made any effect whatsoever.”

 

113 – Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1: Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability (2020)

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/Masks-false-safety-and-real-dangers-Part-1-Friable-mask-particulate-and-lung-vulnerability.pdf

“Surgical personnel are trained to never touch any part of a mask, except the loops and the nose bridge. Otherwise, the mask is considered useless and is to be replaced. Surgical personnel are strictly trained not to touch their masks otherwise. However, the general public may be seen touching various parts of their masks. Even the masks just removed from manufacturer packaging have been shown in the above photos to contain particulate and fiber that would not be optimal to inhale… Further concerns of macrophage response and other immune and inflammatory and fibroblast response to such inhaled particles specifically from face-masks should be the subject of more research. If widespread masking continues, then the potential for inhaling mask fibers and environmental and biological debris continues on a daily basis for hundreds of millions of people. This should be alarming for physicians and epidemiologists knowledgeable in occupational hazards.”

 

114 – Do Surgical Masks Stop the Coronavirus? (2020)

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/01/coronavirus-surgical-masks-china.html

“In 2003, Jon Cohen wrote that the SARS virus, a type of coronavirus that is just 100 nanometers in size, can easily pass through such barriers. The same goes for the flu, at 80 to 120 nanometers. While the size of the new virus is currently unknown, human coronaviruses are generally about 125 nanometers, so there’s reason to believe this coronavirus follows suit.”

 

115 – Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers-a controlled clinical study (2015)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26579222/

“Breathing through N95 mask materials have been shown to impede gaseous exchange and impose an additional workload on the metabolic system of pregnant healthcare workers, and this needs to be taken into consideration in guidelines for respirator use.”

 

116 – Headaches Associated With Personal Protective Equipment – A Cross-Sectional Study Among Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 (2020)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32232837/

“Since COVID-19 outbreak 91.3% of respondents with pre-existing headache diagnosis either “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that the increased PPE usage had affected the control of their background headaches, which affected their level of work performance.” “Most healthcare workers develop de novo PPE-associated headaches or exacerbation of their pre-existing headache disorders.”

 

117 – Your Mask May Be Causing Candida Growth in Your Mouth (2020)

https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/your-mask-may-be-causing-candida-growth-in-your-mouth/

Now that mask wearing is becoming the norm, you’re more susceptible to mask-induced skin problems. Maskne is more common, but a candida infection is also possible. Both the skin and saliva can contain parasitic fungi of the genus Candida, a type of yeast that is normally present in the body, says Marina Peredo, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Skinfluence in New York City.”

 

118 – All That Mask-Wearing Could Be Giving You (Gasp!) Mouth Fungus (2020)

https://www.wellandgood.com/mouth-sores-from-wearing-masks/

“If moisture and saliva get trapped in the corners of your mouth, they become a breeding ground for Candida. As the yeast grows you become more red and inflamed and so the cycle continues.”

 

119 – Pilot study on burden of fungal contamination in face masks: need for better mask hygiene in the COVID-19 era (2021)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8805480/

High rates of fungal contamination of face masks in our study impresses upon the need for better mask hygiene.

 

120 – Can the Elastic of Surgical Face Masks Stimulate Ear Protrusion in Children? (2020)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32556449/

“…surgical masks with elastic loops are the ones most chosen by parents for their children. These elastics cause constant compression on the skin and, consequently, on the cartilage of the auricle, leading to erythematous and painful lesions of the retro-auricular skin when the masks are used for many hours a day. Pre-adolescent children have undeveloped auricular cartilage with less resistance to deformation; prolonged pressure from the elastic loops of the mask at the hollow or, even worse, at the anthelix level can influence the correct growth and angulation of the outer ear.”

 

121 – Mask Micro-plastics: Have They Arrived to the Lungs? (2022)

https://colleenhuber.substack.com/p/mask-microplastics-have-they-arrived?

“39 kinds of micro-plastics were identified from 11 of the 13 lung tissue samples of patients who were to undergo surgery.  The most commonly found micro-plastics were polypropylene (PP) 23%, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 18% and resin 15%.  Tissue from male donors contained nearly six times the micro-plastics of tissue from female donors.”

 

122 – Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1: Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability (2020)

https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part1

“If widespread masking continues, then the potential for inhaling mask fibers and environmental and biological debris continues on a daily basis for hundreds of millions of people. This should be alarming for physicians and epidemiologists knowledgeable in occupational hazards.”

 

123 – Study shows inhalation of micro-plastics found in masks getting into lung tissue for the first time (2022)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/study-shows-mask-wearing-increases-inhalation-of-microplastics-found-in-lung-tissues-for-the-first-time/

“Scientists at Hull York medical school in the U.K. found microscopic plastic fragments and fibers – some two millimetres long — in 11 of 13 patients undergoing surgery whose lung tissue they sampled.”

 

124 – Unravelling the Role of the Mandatory Use of Face Covering Masks for the Control of SARS-CoV-2 in Schools: A Quasi-Experimental Study Nested in a Population-Based Cohort in Catalonia (Spain) (2022)

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4046809

“Face Covering Mask (FCM) mandates in schools were not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 incidence or transmission, suggesting that this intervention was not effective.”

 

125 – Use of face masks did not impact COVID-19 incidence among 10–12-year-olds in Finland (2021)

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.04.04.22272833v1

“We compared the differences in trends of 14-day incidences between Helsinki and Turku among 10–12-year-olds, and for comparison, also among ages 7–9 and 30–49 by using joinpoint regression. According to our analysis, no additional effect seemed to be gained from this, based on comparisons between the cities and between the age groups of the unvaccinated children (10–12 years versus 7–9 years).”

 

126 – Dr. Alexander: How Fauci, Francis Collins, NIH, & CDC worked with deep-state Washington DC bureaucracy to CANCEL & SILENCE me, threatening to fire me if I did not resign same day; “Trump is powerless” (2022)

https://palexander.substack.com/p/dr-alexander-how-fauci-francis-collins

“The attack by Fauci and the CDC and NIH on me, with the DC press, was to silence me because I told Fauci and NIH they were wrong and did not understand the data/science on lockdowns/masks” “…that the masks were essentially junk, ineffective…”

 

127 – Were masks a waste of time? (2022)

https://unherd.com/2022/02/were-masks-a-waste-of-time/

“The endorsement of masking by medical bodies and public health authorities worldwide, Miller shows, entailed the abandonment of a longstanding view that masks were a useless and even harmful intervention.”

 

128 – Health ‘Experts’ Finally Admit Masks Control People, Not Viruses (2022)

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/05/health-experts-finally-admit-masks-control-people-not-viruses/

“…Surgical masks are NO LONGER ENOUGH for an airborne virus that’s transmitting as fast or faster than any virus known to mankind,” tweeted a paranoid professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder.” “These masks and the mandates that accompany them have never been about controlling a virus. They’ve always been about controlling people.”

 

129 – Florida’s New Surgeon General DESTROYS The Lies About Masking Kids In Schools (2021)

https://en-volve.com/2021/10/21/watch-floridas-new-surgeon-general-destroys-the-lies-about-masking-kids-in-schools/

According to Lapado, there is a significant disconnect between the quality of the data demonstrating any benefit from masking and what we are hearing from public health professionals in other states and around the country. “The highest quality data finds no evidence of benefit,” he says.

 

130 – Stanford Faculty Smear Professor Who Accurately Summarized Data On Masks (2021)

https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/15/stanford-faculty-smear-professor-who-accurately-summarized-data-on-masks/

“there is no high-quality evidence to support the assertion that masks stop the disease from spreading.” To deserve trust, scientists must be honest about what is and what is not known, and we agree with Bhattacharya.

 

131 – University of Florida Lab Finds Dangerous Pathogens on Children’s Face Masks (2021)

https://c-vine.com/blog/university-of-florida-lab-finds-dangerous-pathogens-on-childrens-face-masks/

A laboratory at the University of Florida that recently analyzed a small sample of face masks, detected the presence of 11 dangerous pathogens that included bacterias that cause diphtheria, pneumonia, and meningitis.

 

132 – Face Masks Cause Children to Inhale Dangerous Levels of Carbon Dioxide at SIX TIMES the Safe Limit, Study Finds (2021)

https://dailysceptic.org/2021/07/01/face-masks-cause-children-to-inhale-dangerous-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-at-six-times-the-safe-limit-study-finds/

The peer-reviewed research letter from Dr Harald Walach and colleagues found that the air masked children inhaled contained more than six times the legal safe limit for closed rooms as set down by the German Federal Environmental Office. The safe limit is 0.2%, whereas the air the masked children inhaled contained over 1.3% carbon dioxide.

 

133 – Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial (2021)

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2781743

Children under normal conditions in schools wear such masks for a mean of 270 (interquartile range, 120-390) minutes. The Figure shows that the value of the child with the lowest carbon dioxide level was 3-fold greater than the limit of 0.2 % by volume. The youngest children had the highest values, with one 7-year-old child’s carbon dioxide level measured at 25 000 ppm.

 

134 – Children Wearing Masks Will Suffer Irreversible Brain Damage (2021)

https://greatmountainpublishing.com/2021/06/12/children-wearing-masks-will-suffer-irreversible-brain-damage/

Dr. Griesz-Brisson states that wearing a mask over one’s mouth and nose creates an oxygen deficiency and an increased intake of carbon dioxide. It causes an oxygen deficiency for the brain cells. In essence, the brain is being suffocated, which causes irreversible degeneration of the brain. She states that this is particularly a problem with children whose brains are developing. Depriving the developing brain of needed oxygen causes brain damage that “cannot be reversed.”

 

135 – Are Deadly Parasites Being Implanted In Covid Masks? (2021)

https://principia-scientific.com/are-deadly-parasites-being-implanted-in-covid-masks/

“This is heavy — an English doctor making the startling discovery that these black “worms” in the one-use, surgical face-masks are real. She’s calling them “worms” and “living organisms” but they may also be nano-technology.”

 

136 – Are These Moving Black Strands On Masks Parasites? Nanotech? | Strands of Nanotech Pulled Out of Infected Grasshopper (2021)

https://adrenogate.net/wp/2021/04/01/are-these-parasites-moving-blackstrands-on-masks-compilation-are-they-intentionally-placed-there-strands-of-nanotech-pulled-out-of-infected/

“We don’t just have single videos on synthetic nano parasites, we have full blown COMPILATION videos on the subject now. That’s how commonplace and openly unambiguous this threat has become. We are going to start finding out that they’ve been infecting us with this stuff for a while now. That’s a dirty trick. They’re supposed to warn us I thought.”

 

137 – Long-term mask use may contribute to advanced stage lung cancer, study finds (2021)

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/79130/longterm-mask-use-may-contribute-to-advanced-stage-lung-cancer-study.html

“A recent study in the journal Cancer Discovery found that inhalation of harmful microbes can contribute to advanced stage lung cancer in adults. Long-term use of face masks may help breed these dangerous pathogens. Microbiologists agree that frequent mask wearing creates a moist environment in which microbes are allowed to grow and proliferate before entering the lungs. Those foreign microbes then travel down the trachea and into two tubes called the bronchi until they reach small air sacks covered in blood vessels called alveoli.”

 

138 – Chemical cocktail found in face masks (2021)

https://www.ecotextile.com/2021040127603/dyes-chemicals-news/exclusive-chemical-cocktail-found-in-face-masks.html

“Professor Michael Braungart, director at the Hamburg Environmental Institute and co-founder of the world-renowned Cradle to Cradle environmental standard has told Ecotextile News that mask wearers unwittingly run the risk of breathing in carcinogens, allergens and tiny synthetic microfibres by wearing both textile and non-woven surgical masks for long periods of time.”

 

139 – Risk of Asymptomatic Spread Minimal. Variants Over-Hyped. Masks Pointless. An Interview With Professor Jay Bhattacharya (2021)

https://dailysceptic.org/risk-of-asymptomatic-spread-minimal-variants-over-hyped-masks-pointless-an-interview-with-professor-jay-bhattacharya/

According to the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration which, other than Dr Bhattacharya, include Dr Martin Kulldorff, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Dr Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, the UK Government is creating unfounded hysteria around SARS-CoV-2. Dr Bhattacharya said, “The evidence that mask mandates work to slow the spread of the disease is very weak. The only randomised evaluation of mask efficacy in preventing Covid infection found very small, statistically insignificant effects [Danish mask study]. And masks are deleterious to the social and educational development of children, especially young children.”

 

140 – An experimental study of the efficacy of gauze face masks (1920)

https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.10.1.34

“The masks, contrary to expectation, were worn cheerfully and universally, and also, contrary to expectation of what should follow under such circumstances, no effect on the epidemic curve was to be seen. Something was plainly wrong with our hypotheses.” W Kellogg.

 

141 – Belgian government may have given toxic masks to pharmacists (2021)

https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/156628/cloth-mouth-masks-from-avrox-luxembourg-belgium-government-distributed-free-to-pharmacies-may-be-toxic

“The 15 million fabric masks given to pharmacists by the Belgian government last summer may be toxic, according to a confidential report from Sciensano, the Belgian Institute for Public Health.”

 

142 – Coronavirus: Face masks could increase risk of infection, medical chief warns (2020)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-news-face-masks-increase-risk-infection-doctor-jenny-harries-a9396811.html

Members of the public could be putting themselves more at risk from contracting coronavirus by wearing face masks, one of England’s most senior doctors has warned. Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer, said the masks could “actually trap the virus” and cause the person wearing it to breathe it in.

 

143 – More Evidence Masks Don’t Work to Prevent COVID-19 (2020)

https://masksickness.com/reports/2020/09/11/more-evidence-masks-dont-work-prevent-covid-19

According to British deputy chief medical officer Dr. Jenny Harries, the evidence for face masks is “not very strong in either direction.” Sweden’s coronavirus pandemic response leader, Dr. Anders Tegnell, dismisses the scientific evidence for mask-wearing, calling it “astonishingly weak”.

 

144 – Many Studies Find That Cloth Masks Do Not Stop Viruses Like COVID (2020)

https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/many-studies-find-that-cloth-masks-do-not-stop-viruses-like-covid/

“We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility.”

 

145 – Is a mask necessary in the operating theatre? (1981)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493952/pdf/annrcse01509-0009.pdf

It would appear that minimum contamination can best be achieved by not wearing a mask at all but operating in silence. Whatever its relation to contamination, bacterial counts, or the dissemination of squames, there is no direct evidence that the wearing of masks reduces wound infection.

 

146 – Postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: A controlled study (1991)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01658736

After 1,537 operations performed with face masks, 73 (4.7%) wound infections were recorded and, after 1,551 operations performed without face masks, 55 (3.5%) infections occurred.

 

147 – Maine’s Rise in COVID-19 Cases Linked to Face Masks (2020)

https://fortfairfieldjournal.com/ffj/2020/11042001a.html

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Maine could be linked to the prolonged use of face masks by the general public.  Scientific data collected in randomized controlled trials over the past sixty years has shown consistently that the use of face masks to stop respiratory viruses is not only ineffective, but face masks may actually cause an increase in respiratory illnesses such as influenza and COVID-19.

 

148 – That Mask Is Giving You Lung Cancer (2020)

https://www.globalresearch.ca/mask-giving-lung-cancer/5728541

Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide — a known carcinogen. Many teachers in various school boards have been experiencing significant symptoms as a direct result of the effects of this chemical. The masks contain (not sprayed with) PTFE which makes up Teflon along with other chemicals. I found and have posted the US patent to allow manufacturers to use PTFE as a filter in commercial masks… “breathing these for extended periods can lead to lung cancer.”

 

149 – Masks are pointless, says Sweden’s maverick chief medic (2020)

https://www.afr.com/world/europe/masks-are-pointless-says-sweden-s-maverick-chief-medic-20200730-p55gre

Go-it-alone Sweden has again styled itself as a global outlier in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, with the country’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell saying face masks are pointless, even on public transport.

 

150 – Swedish PM says face masks for Covid-19 offer ‘false sense of security’ to wearers (2020)

https://www.rt.com/news/488567-sweden-pm-face-masks-coronavirus/

The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven has advised against wearing face masks to ward off Covid-19, as they may lead people to assume they are safe from the virus when there is still a risk of transmission.