At the end of The 1918 Flu Pandemic the conclusion on mask mandates was clear, masks do not stop the spread among the average population and masks actually became a “Bacteria Incubator“. This is a newspaper publishing from 1918, The Santa Barbra newspaper said Physicians declared masks the chief ally of the flu because of their failure all the way back in 1918.
Still, even in 2022 after 2 years of masks obviously and undeniably failing to stop the spread of COVID some still believe masks do stop the spread and are even willing to claim those not wearing a mask are inconsiderate. The data and science will show, those ordering others to wear a mask are in fact the ones being inconsiderate, as mentioned above we have known this for at least 100 years.
It was never a secret that the moist, CO2 rich, dark environment masks create on the face is a perfect breading ground for bacteria. Take this 2018 study for example. It found “This study provides strong evidence for the identification that [Surgical Masks] as source of bacterial contamination during operative procedures, which should be a cause for alarm and attention in the prevention of surgical site infection in clinical practice.”
This is why these masks weren’t made to be worn all day or to be reused. Yet people are repeatedly wearing contaminated masks. A Group of concerned Parents asked The University of Florida to run and independent test on the masks their kids had to wear.
The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria
Another study found “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”
Another scientific analysis found “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. This research advocates the use of medical / surgical masks (instead of homemade cotton masks) that are used once and replaced after a few hours.”
Another study found “Respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of the used medical masks may result in self-contamination. The risk is higher with longer duration of mask use (> 6 h) and with higher rates of clinical contact. Protocols on duration of mask use should specify a maximum time of continuous use, and should consider guidance in high contact settings.”
Another study found “This present study revealed that the high bacterial contamination on the outside area of the used surgical masks had significantly positive correlation with bacterial and fungal counts found in air samples that were collected from the working wards. To reduce the load of bacterial contamination on the used masks, the hospital environments, especially microbial air quality in the working wards should be improved.”
A large study found “This pathogenetic damage principle with a chronic low-dose exposure with long-term effect, which leads to disease or disease-relevant conditions, has already been extensively studied and described in many areas of environmental medicine [38,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54]. Extended mask-wearing would have the potential, according to the facts and correlations we have found, to cause a chronic sympathetic stress response induced by blood gas modifications and controlled by brain centers. This in turn induces and triggers immune suppression and metabolic syndrome with cardiovascular and neurological diseases.”
below is “Diseases/predispositions with significant risks, according to the literature found, when using masks. Indications for weighing up medical mask exemption certificates.” One of the diseases clearly listed is respiratory diseases, like COVID.
CNN even admitted “Masks may actually increase your coronavirus risk if worn improperly”
It is widely known Bacterial Pneumonia not the Flu itself caused most of the deaths during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. As the NIH says “The pneumonia was caused when bacteria that normally inhabit the nose and throat invaded the lungs”. This is what led to the discovery we mentioned before that masks were the “chief ally of the flu”
So we know the science has shown extended and improper use can make disease worse.
We have also previously shown an overwhelming amount of science proves masks are not effective at stopping COVID-19 transmission. But maybe the wanna-be authoritarians creating these mandates are right, maybe these are just anti-vax fringe scientist, surely the data proves mask work right?
The Data Proves Masks Don’t Work.
Several weeks ago, Virginia’s new Governor ended school mask mandates to a firestorm of media criticism. Since the mandates were lifted, cases among those aged 0-19 are down over 56%. This move has no went from being controversial to an obvious move that almost every state has made. Mandates have ended across the county and world.
England lifted mask mandates & vaccine passports two weeks ago and shockingly, cases have declined dramatically since. Every time they mandate masks it accomplishes nothing and every single time they lift the mandates, cases decline
Deaths in Israel are up over 3,900% since the mask mandate was reinstated and have broken previous records, even with vaccine passports, booster shots and fourth doses.
In 2020 the media said New Mexico controlled the spread of COVID with masks & science, then a few months later, said Iowa ending mask mandates showed they didn’t care if people lived or died. Except New Mexico has had more COVID deaths than Iowa.
What an incredible coincidence that cases in Denmark rose 1,456% after vaccine passports on November 12th and started to decline immediately after the passports & mask mandates were removed.
Cases in Germany are up 1,221% since The Atlantic reported they were beating COVID with N95 masks and vaccine passports.
In November, Gavin Newsom sarcastically tweeted that states without mask or vaccine mandates would be COVID disaster areas during the winter. Except California, with mask and vaccine mandates, is doing significantly worse than Texas.
Three months ago, Gavin Newsom tweeted that states opposing mask and vaccine mandates would be a disaster and then California reported nearly identical COVID case rates to Florida over the winter surge. Has anyone asked him how that could be possible?
California mandated masks on December 15th and Arizona didn’t — so why did both states have exactly the same results over the winter surge?
Los Angeles and Houston have seen cases rise and fall at nearly the same times for two years — so why did LA, with all of their mask mandates & vaccine passports, do so much worse over the winter surge?
Do the people mandating masks believe they work?
The Mayor of LA was recently caught breaking his own mask mandate, (something you usually do when you believe mask mandates work right?) The mayor claimed it was okay because he was holding his breath when his mask was off.
I have to wonder if he was still holding his breath when he was once again caught maskless the very next week at the super bowl.
California Governor Gavin Newsom who also believes kids should be force to wear masks, also breaks his own mask mandates. When he is caught breaking his own mandates he also like to tell lies.
In fact many celebs that have got a power trip ordering others to wear a mask were caught not practicing what they preach at the super bowl this weekend.
The only people still wearing masks and believing they are working are people who:
- Refuse to acknowledge Science
- Refuse to acknowledge data
- Will only listen to people who don’t even believe masks work themselves, Like Governor Newsom and Dr. Fauci
Even Dr. Fauci admits he only wore a mask for the optics and admits he stopped wearing a mask as soon as the CDC updated their recommendations
Which isn’t surprising if you can remember back to early 2020 when Dr. Fauci admitted “There is no reason to be walking around with a mask” he even admitted “Its not providing the perfect protection people think that it is.”
Do any of these people seem like the actually believe a mask is going to save their or someone else’s life?
We shouldn’t be mad at people like Newsom and Fauci for not wearing a mask, they are actually following the science, we should be mad they are making us wear masks.
Some may still try to discredit this science and data and say the CDC says masking does work. You would be right about what the CDC says, but anyone taking the CDC mask studies seriously admits they have not read the CDC mask studies by taking them serious. It’s obvious to anyone who reads the CDC mask studies that they are severely flawed to create a preferable outcome for the CDC who has made anti-science recommendations and needs to back themselves up.
Vinay Prasad MD MPH is a hematologist-oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco. He runs the VKPrasad lab at UCSF, which studies cancer drugs, health policy, clinical trials and better decision making. He is author of over 300 academic articles, and the books Ending Medical Reversal (2015), and Malignant (2020).
He does a good job of explaining how poor the CDC studies on masks are, I highly recommend you read it if you want to learn more although I know those who want to believe masks work will ignore Dr. Vinay’s work, so this will likely only reach those who already are informed about this.