This long article supports two conclusions about facemasks: they don’t work, and they adversely affect the wearer. From Baruch Vainshelboim at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:
Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making.
Keywords: Physiology, Psychology, Health, SARS-CoV-2, Safety, Efficacy
Facemasks are part of non-pharmaceutical interventions providing some breathing barrier to the mouth and nose that have been utilized for reducing the transmission of respiratory pathogens . Facemasks can be medical and non-medical, where two types of the medical masks primarily used by healthcare workers , . The first type is National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified N95 mask, a filtering face-piece respirator, and the second type is a surgical mask . The designed and intended uses of N95 and surgical masks are different in the type of protection they potentially provide. The N95s are typically composed of electret filter media and seal tightly to the face of the wearer, whereas surgical masks are generally loose fitting and may or may not contain electret-filtering media. The N95s are designed to reduce the wearer’s inhalation exposure to infectious and harmful particles from the environment such as during extermination of insects. In contrast, surgical masks are designed to provide a barrier protection against splash, spittle and other body fluids to spray from the wearer (such as surgeon) to the sterile environment (patient during operation) for reducing the risk of contamination .
Who you gonna believe: a highly credentialed doctor who’s successfully used ivermectin with his own patients, or political whores like Anthony Fauci? The choice is yours. From Mary Beth Pfeiffer at trailsidenews.com:
A Yale University professor and renowned cancer researcher has pored over the COVID-19 literature and treated several dozen patients. He can remain silent no longer.
Dr. Alessandro Santin, a practicing oncologist and scientist who runs a large laboratory at Yale, believes firmly that ivermectin could vastly cut suffering from COVID-19. Santin joins a growing group of doctors committed to using the safe, generic drug both as an early home treatment to prevent hospitalization and alongside inpatient treatments like steroids and oxygen.
“The bottom line is that ivermectin works. I’ve seen that in my patients as well as treating my own family in Italy,” Santin said in an interview, referring to his father, 88, who recently suffered a serious bout of COVID. “We must find a way to administer it on a large scale to a lot of people.”
Santin’s statements carry the prestige of a leadership position at Yale School of Medicine and the gravitas of a top uterine cancer researcher, who has authored more than 250 science journal articles and pioneered treatment, used worldwide, for the most aggressive form of uterine cancer. At Yale, he is an OB/GYN professor, team leader in gynecologic oncology at the Smilow Comprehensive Cancer Center, and co-chief of gynecologic oncology.
“Many highly competent doctors and research institutions are asserting that it [ivermectin] can massively decrease infection rates, periods, and severity, at low risk, even prior to the arrival and use of vaccines.” So why isn’t it being more widely used. It’s cheaper and far less risky than the vaccines. From New Worlds at manillatimes.net:
This is not a medical recommendation or study but a proposal that should be examined. Please consult your doctor.)
Desperation time is arriving at our door. Our infection rates are reaching all-time highs, hospitals are full, people are unnerved already and the Philippines is far behind other countries in the recovery. Most of us will survive, but many will die unnecessarily; millions of jobs are lost.
Real tests are needed, not speeches. Let’s not kid ourselves that survival is proof of resilience and innovativeness; we must improve all performance indicators, including time to adopt the best practical practices. Can we improve this reality test of our nation’s ability to anticipate, select talent, plan and execute by turning around the Covid health and economic situation quicker? When do we kick out demagogues and incompetents?
One potentially very powerful decision that is simple to execute can bypass the costs, vaccine availability and logistics issues we have (but not the pharma politics and traditional medical bureaucracy?) is the properly managed use of ivermectin.
Nobody has protested longer, louder, and more lucidly against Covid-19 facemasking than Eric Peters. From Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
One of my best friends – I will not mention his name, for reasons which will become apparent – just got ejected (almost violently) from the Roanoke cop-op in the Grandin Road area of Roanoke, Va.
I mention their name for reasons that should already be apparent.
My friend has been a long-time customer of the co-op’s and has known people who work there for years, including a woman he thought he was on friendly terms with. He just discovered the true nature of their relationship.
As he walked in the store – his face showing – he was met with a barrage of importuning, directed his way by the woman he thought he knew.
“You have to wear a mask!” she exclaimed.
My friend – who is a medical man and knows the answers to this question – asked her why. “You are putting people at risk!” she yelled.
My friend attempted to explain otherwise, which he is in a position to do, as he possesses the curriculum vitae to speak with authority on the subject. This woman knows that my friend possesses the CVs; knows what he does for a living.
It didn’t matter.
Including the fact – right there on the box – that a disposable “mask” does not serve as a barrier to viruses, inhaled or exhaled. And of course more fundamentally, the fact that a person who isn’t afflicted with a virus is incapable of spreading it.
Fear trumps all.
It’s a conclusive argument against mandatory vaccinations if the vaccines don’t work, especially if the vaccines have dangerous heavy metals mercury and aluminum. From Arjun Walla at collective-evolution.com:
- The Facts:Multiple studies show quite clearly that there is a problem with the MMR & Pertussis vaccines, and many others. What we may be seeing is a failing vaccine, and not a failure to vaccinate.
- Reflect On:With the amount of information clearly showing how some vaccines are ineffective and in many cases causing injury, how is mandatory vaccination at all justifiable?
We are living in a day and age where there is a tremendous divide occurring among the populace on multiple subjects, one of them being vaccination. We are heavily marketed with the idea that vaccines are completely safe for everybody, that they save lives, and that the science is settled. This type of narrative comes straight from pharmaceutical companies and federal health regulatory agencies like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).