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To Mask Or Not To Mask

This is EXACTLY how I perceive masks. 😷 it’s just VERY unsettling and that is done by design. Seeing it In a hospital setting, is a bit different and I get that, but seeing people in masks while walking down the street? Grocery shopping, driving…it’s just sooooo off. So unsettling. The population is undergoing a huge psychological operation, hypnosis, and being conditioned to accept what is coming in the future, namely a Va and whatever else God only knows. 👀😷💔
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🔴 “The wearing of masks conditions us to accept medical mandates.

▫️ The imagery is disturbing and powerful.

▫️ Even when we refuse to wear a mask but see others wearing them, the images seep into our subconscious mind.

▫️ The masks signal that things are not okay.

▫️ They normalize fear.

▫️ They visually extend an invisible crisis.

▫️ They set up a vaccine as our only way out.

🔴 In the continued fight for informed consent, these are the studies accumulated that contradict the CURRENT narrative for everyone to wear a mask. The recommendation has changed from a month ago, but I have not seen the DATA to support the recommendation. Have you? 🧐

🔺 “Wearing N95 masks results in hypooxygenemia and hypercapnia which reduce working efficiency and the ability to make correct decisions. Medical staff are at increased risk of getting ‘Severe acute respiratory syndrome'(SARS), and wearing N95 masks is highly recommended by experts worldwide. However, dizziness, headache, and short of breath are commonly experienced by the medical staff wearing N95 masks. The ability to make correct decisions may be hampered, too. The purpose of the study was therefore to evaluate the physiological impact of N95 mask on medical staff.”
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2…CT00173017

🔺 “This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks.”
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/conten…/4/e006577

🔺 “…until such research is carried out, cloth masks should not be recommended. We also recommend that infection control guidelines be updated about cloth mask use to protect the occupational health and safety of HCWs.”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…MC4420971/

🔺 “…our meta-analysis showed that there were insufficient data to determine definitively whether N95 respirators are superior to surgical masks in protecting health care workers against transmissible acute respiratory infections in clini- cal settings.”
https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cm…7.full.pdf

🔺 “Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS–CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients.”
https://annals.org/…/effecti…asks-bl…

🔺 “There is limited evidence that wearing a medical mask by healthy individuals in the households or among contacts of a sick patient, or among attendees of mass gatherings may be beneficial as a preventive measure.14-23 However, there is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.”
https://www.who.int/…/advice…the-com…

🔺 “Sweeping mask recommendations—as many have proposed—will not reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission, as evidenced by the widespread practice of wearing such masks in Hubei province, China, before and during its mass COVID-19 transmission experience earlier this year. Our review of relevant studies indicates that cloth masks will be ineffective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, whether worn as source control or as PPE.”
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/……vid-19-…

🔺 “The average healthy person does not need to have a mask, and they shouldn’t be wearing masks,” Dr. Perencevich said. “There’s no evidence that wearing masks on healthy people will protect them. They wear them incorrectly, and they can increase the risk of infection because they’re touching their face more often.”
https://www.forbes.com/…/no-…ks-for…/

🔺 “Surgeon General Jerome Adams Tuesday doubled down on his advice against healthy people wearing face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus, saying that wearing one improperly can “actually increase your risk” of getting the disease.”
https://www.newsmax.com/…/su…id/960679/

** Credit to Corina Berman Vacco and Health Freedom Louisiana

 2015 Apr 9;350:h694. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h694.

Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings.

Abstract

Facemasks are recommended for diseases transmitted through droplets and respirators for respiratory aerosols, yet recommendations and terminology vary between guidelines. The concepts of droplet and airborne transmission that are entrenched in clinical practice have recently been shown to be more complex than previously thought. Several randomised clinical trials of facemasks have been conducted in community and healthcare settings, using widely varying interventions, including mixed interventions (such as masks and handwashing), and diverse outcomes. Of the nine trials of facemasks identified in community settings, in all but one, facemasks were used for respiratory protection of well people. They found that facemasks and facemasks plus hand hygiene may prevent infection in community settings, subject to early use and compliance. Two trials in healthcare workers favoured respirators for clinical respiratory illness. The use of reusable cloth masks is widespread globally, particularly in Asia, which is an important region for emerging infections, but there is no clinical research to inform their use and most policies offer no guidance on them. Health economic analyses of facemasks are scarce and the few published cost effectiveness models do not use clinical efficacy data. The lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting policies and guidelines. Further research should focus on examining the efficacy of facemasks against specific infectious threats such as influenza and tuberculosis, assessing the efficacy of cloth masks, investigating common practices such as reuse of masks, assessing compliance, filling in policy gaps, and obtaining cost effectiveness data using clinical efficacy estimates.

PMID: 25858901

 

DOI:
10.1136/bmj.h694
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure.

Abstract

Inexpensive cloth masks are widely used in developing countries to protect from particulate pollution albeit limited data on their efficacy exists. This study examined the efficiency of four types of masks (three types of cloth masks and one type of surgical mask) commonly worn in the developing world. Five monodispersed aerosol sphere size (30, 100, and 500 nm, and 1 and 2.5 μm) and diluted whole diesel exhaust was used to assess facemask performance. Among the three cloth mask types, a cloth mask with an exhaust valve performed best with filtration efficiency of 80-90% for the measured polystyrene latex (PSL) particle sizes. Two styles of commercially available fabric masks were the least effective with a filtration efficiency of 39-65% for PSL particles, and they performed better as the particle size increased. When the cloth masks were tested against lab-generated whole diesel particles, the filtration efficiency for three particle sizes (30, 100, and 500 nm) ranged from 15% to 57%. Standard N95 mask performance was used as a control to compare the results with cloth masks, and our results suggest that cloth masks are only marginally beneficial in protecting individuals from particles<2.5 μm. Compared with cloth masks, disposable surgical masks are more effective in reducing particulate exposure.

PMID: 27531371

 

DOI:
10.1038/jes.2016.42

Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health?

Date:
April 22, 2015
Source:
University of New South Wales
Summary:
Respiratory infection is much higher among healthcare workers wearing cloth masks compared to medical masks, research shows. Cloth masks should not be used by workers in any healthcare setting, authors of the new study say.

The study found respiratory infection was much higher among healthcare workers wearing cloth masks.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/r…121724.htm 

Sara Buckner
6 hrs

“The masks are about protecting others.”
“We’re all in this together”
👆 These sweet, “unifying” phrases being shoved down our throats everyday are meant to divide.

“This is deliberate. If we talk about personal protection and someone chooses not to, no one cares because they are the one at risk. But if it’s about what you’re supposed to do for others and you don’t, others will become angry and fearful.

It’s a great method of control. Tell the masses everything is for community benefit and we all need to do the same and feel the same. Social shaming and herd mentality will get most to comply.

There was an experiment done once with two dogs. Dog A was placed in a cage and his food bowl was hooked up to an electric shock, so that every time he tried to eat he’d get shocked. Dog B was in a cage right next to him, but could not see him, and received a shock every time Dog A ate.

Dog A quickly figured out he would get shocked when he ate, so he minimized eating and lost some weight, but otherwise did okay. Dog B, though, grew extremely depressed and did poorly because the shocks were seemingly random. The Dog that felt in control of the situation, however difficult, did much better than the dog who felt completely out of control.

That is what they are doing to you right now. They are teaching you that you are not, cannot be in control of your own life. That you’re at the mercy of others. They are priming you with fear and uncertainty so you will lash out at others and shame them into compliance.

[The Forbes article floating around] is not about the science, or how masks can protect you or anyone else (because they don’t have the science to prove that’s true and they know it, but think it’s better to just act because they’re scared). It’s now about “being polite” and “showing respect.”

I do not make my health decisions based on other people finding them “respectful.” I make them based on what’s best for my health. This is rational, not selfish, and if you can’t see that, you have bought the propaganda.

We MUST shift back to discussing how to protect the individual instead of the herd! This is literally causing widespread fear and anxiety.”

Kate Tietje

If you’d like to read the science behind masks to make a decision that is best for your family, here you go. 🤗

👉There are many studies coming out revealing that mask wearing is increasing all kinds of infections. Here are some links:

CoronaV masks
Dangers of wearing masks in the heat.
https://thevaccinereaction.org…/…/dangers-of-wearing…/
Rational use of face masks in the covid19 pandemic lancet respiratory medicine
https://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS2213-2600(20…/fulltext
effectiveness of surgical and cotton masks in blocking SARS CoV-2
https://www.acpjournals.org/do…6/M20-1342
Cluster randomised trial of cloth mask:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…MC4420971/
Cloth masks and efficacy:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…MC4420971/
Mask wearing and more with multiple citations and links directly from CDC website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/arti…94_article
Carbon dioxide rebreathing
Another study:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go…/23514282/
Signs and symptoms of carbon Dioxide poisoining:
https://www.emedicinehealth.co…wilderness…/symptom.htm
University of Minnesota study and advise on use of masks during COVID19 outbreak: with 52CITATIONS (research studies) linked below article:
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/…/commentary-masks-all-covid…
Masks don’t work, a review of the science with multiple citations: https://www.researchgate.net/……/340570735_Masks_Don’t…
Cloth mask:
https://rolls.bublup.com/…/ab83f85e-1750-45a6-acc3…
No evidence of wearing a mask protecting others/self:
https://thehill.com/…/491725-who-no-evidence-wearing-a…
Dr Blaylock: face masks pose SERIOUS RISKS to the healthy:
https://www.technocracy.news/b…masks-pose…/
US surgeon General says no facemask:
https://www.businessinsider.co…need-masks
OHIO DOH Dr Amy Acton: potential for INCREASED INFECTION with mask wearing:
https://www.forbes.com/…/no-you-do-not-need-face-masks…/
Should you wear a mask?
Expert testimony begins around 7:45-8:00:
https://youtu.be/czjAebDKsEw…
2 boys drop dead while wearing masks in gym in china
https://nypost.com/…/two-boys-drop-dead-in-china-while…/

👉Hear are some links about the mask subject:
Not only does it say right on the package “This product does not prevent against infection of Covid-19”, but there is evidence showing that wearing a face mask is dangerous for your health and INCREASING your risk of infection. We are walking air filters. Why would we want to restrict our natural flow of oxygen and continuously breathe in recycled air? For anyone on the fence about the effectiveness of wearing face masks or simply looking for more info because of the recent mandates, please see these links below ✌️

https://knst.iheart.com/…/20…ut-fac…/

Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy:
https://technocracy.news/blayl…rious-…/

CA Residents measured oxygen rate with masks on:
https://www.facebook.com/10000…53923/?d=n

WHO says there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks:
https://www.businessinsider.co…thy-peo…

Fauci: There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask:
https://youtu.be/PRa6t_e7dgI…

Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data:
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/……vid-19-…

Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health?:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/r…121724.htm

Two Chinese boys die while wearing face masks in gym class:
https://www.nydailynews.com/…nese-bo…

Wearing masks may increase your risk of infection:
https://www.news-medical.net/…rease-y…

https://www.newsmax.com/t/news…/960679…

❤️ I won’t be debating anyone because I’m a firm believer in doing your own research and making your own decisions. If you take the time to read the scientific studies and come to the conclusion that it’s best for you to wear a mask, you do you friend. No judgement from me. I expect the same respect in return. ❤️
Credit: Niti Bali

From Caitlyn RN

Them: “But, Cait, don’t you wear a mask when you’re in the operating room?! YOU of all people should be advocating for people to wear masks!”

Me: I’m so glad you asked! Let’s break down a few key points.

One, in the surgery setting we wear masks for a couple reasons, none of which have much of anything to do with preventing the spread of viruses. The first is to prevent bacteria particles from our own nose and mouth from entering into the patient’s surgical cavity. This is not because anyone is sick. This is because we all carry pathogenic material in our airways, that normally are a non-issue, but when a patient is in a compromised state from being given general anesthesia and having their body sliced open, they become more susceptible to these opportunistic microbes we all carry. The second purpose of the mask in surgery is to prevent exposure of the provider to the patient’s fluids and tissue. Interesting to note, in many countries the circulating nurse doesn’t wear a mask, only those hovering over the surgical site don PPE.

Secondly, not all masks are created equal and most people have no idea which masks are for which circumstances, or that most masks provide little if any protection against viruses. The right mask worn incorrectly increases risk. The masks typically worn in the operating room are simply medical grade surgical masks, like the one I’m wearing here, and are not recommended for use when the presence of small particulate or aerosolized pathogens are in play. They’re great for keeping the teams spit out of the patients incision while they communicate during surgery and prevent chunks of tissue and blood spatter from being on the inadvertent lunch menu, but aside from that they’re really just little humid breath collectors. Instances when one would don an N95 respirator would be things like a case with a TB positive patient. And we are fit tested for those and given a specific mask type to use in such cases. The fit test consists of putting a giant plastic box over your head and spraying an aerosolized compound into the container while you wait to determine if your mask fit is good based on whether you can taste/smell the spray. It’s a big ordeal and redone each year in most facilities.

Last, in my 15+ years in healthcare, I have witnessed more improper use of PPE than I can quantify. I have seen seasoned medical professionals contaminate themselves and everything around them in a matter of seconds. Using equipment without the proper knowledge or training is a recipe for disaster and in this case, increased exposure. Unless you’ve thoroughly read through the literature and understand the approved uses, application and removal process, appropriate discarding protocols, etc you should probably just sit down and stop promoting inappropriate and unsafe mask use.

So if you’re not planning on doing some surgery while you shop for groceries or take a walk in the park, your mask is really just serving to warm your face and harbor some of those germs you’re so terrified of right in front of your airway. And if you’re wearing a sock or underwear on your face or rocking a bandana like we’re in the wild west, you’re simply creating more laundry for yourself, but doing absolutely nothing to stop the spread of pathogens.

And I have to say, I’m a little disappointed to see so many “educated” medical professionals promoting unsafe, baseless practices and seemingly forgetting their foundational knowledge😬

***None of this even touches on the negative health impacts that can be caused from extended mask use, chronic fear and anxiety, and allowing others to make decisions for you because you don’t feel informed or empowered enough to make them yourself. I’ll save that for another post.
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Just a few studies about mask efficacy for those inquiring minds:

Over 3 times the risk of contracting influenza like illness if cloth mask is used
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…420971/…

Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97% compared to medical masks with 44%
https://www.sciencedaily.com/r…121724.htm

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  1. Nicole Elle
    16h
    As a person who went to medical school, I was shocked when I read Neil Orr’s study, published in 1981 in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    Dr. Orr was a surgeon in the Severalls Surgical Unit in Colchester. And for six months, from March through August 1980, the surgeons and staff in that unit decided to see what would happen if they did not wear masks during surgeries.

    They wore no masks for six months, and compared the rate of surgical wound infections from March through August 1980 with the rate of wound infections from March through August of the previous four years.
    And they discovered, to their amazement, that when nobody wore masks during surgeries, the rate of wound infections was less than half what it was when everyone wore masks.

    Their conclusion: “It would appear that minimum contamination can best be achieved by not wearing a mask at all” and that wearing a mask during surgery “is a standard procedure that could be abandoned.”

    I was so amazed that I scoured the medical literature, sure that this was a fluke and that newer studies must show the utility of masks in preventing the spread of disease.

    But to my surprise the medical literature for the past forty-five years has been consistent: masks are useless in preventing the spread of disease and, if anything, are unsanitary objects that themselves spread bacteria and viruses.

    • Ritter et al., in 1975, found that “the wearing of a surgical face mask had no effect upon the overall operating room environmental contamination.”

    • Ha’eri and Wiley, in 1980, applied human albumin microspheres to the interior of surgical masks in 20 operations. At the end of each operation, wound washings were examined under the microscope. “Particle contamination of the wound was demonstrated in all experiments.”

    • Laslett and Sabin, in 1989, found that caps and masks were not necessary during cardiac catheterization. “No infections were found in any patient, regardless of whether a cap or mask was used,” they wrote. Sjøl and Kelbaek came to the same conclusion in 2002.

    • In Tunevall’s 1991 study, a general surgical team wore no masks in half of their surgeries for two years. After 1,537 operations performed with masks, the wound infection rate was 4.7%, while after 1,551 operations performed without masks, the wound infection rate was only 3.5%.

    • A review by Skinner and Sutton in 2001 concluded that “The evidence for discontinuing the use of surgical face masks would appear to be stronger than the evidence available to support their continued use.”

    • Lahme et al., in 2001, wrote that “surgical face masks worn by patients during regional anaesthesia, did not reduce the concentration of airborne bacteria over the operation field in our study. Thus they are dispensable.”

    • Figueiredo et al., in 2001, reported that in five years of doing peritoneal dialysis without masks, rates of peritonitis in their unit were no different than rates in hospitals where masks were worn.

    • Bahli did a systematic literature review in 2009 and found that “no significant difference in the incidence of postoperative wound infection was observed between masks groups and groups operated with no masks.”

    • Surgeons at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, recognizing the lack of evidence supporting the use of masks, ceased requiring them in 2010 for anesthesiologists and other non-scrubbed personnel in the operating room. “Our decision to no longer require routine surgical masks for personnel not scrubbed for surgery is a departure from common practice. But the evidence to support this practice does not exist,” wrote Dr. Eva Sellden.

    • Webster et al., in 2010, reported on obstetric, gynecological, general, orthopaedic, breast and urological surgeries performed on 827 patients. All non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries, and none of the non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries. Surgical site infections occurred in 11.5% of the Mask group, and in only 9.0% of the No Mask group.

    • Lipp and Edwards reviewed the surgical literature in 2014 and found “no statistically significant difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group in any of the trials.” Vincent and Edwards updated this review in 2016 and the conclusion was the same.

    • Carøe, in a 2014 review based on four studies and 6,006 patients, wrote that “none of the four studies found a difference in the number of post-operative infections whether you used a surgical mask or not.”

    • Salassa and Swiontkowski, in 2014, investigated the necessity of scrubs, masks and head coverings in the operating room and concluded that “there is no evidence that these measures reduce the prevalence of surgical site infection.”

    • Da Zhou et al., reviewing the literature in 2015, concluded that “there is a lack of substantial evidence to support claims that facemasks protect either patient or surgeon from infectious contamination.”
    Schools in China are now prohibiting students from wearing masks while exercising. Why? Because it was killing them. It was depriving them of oxygen and it was killing them. At least three children died during Physical Education classes — two of them while running on their school’s track while wearing a mask. And a 26-year-old man suffered a collapsed lung after running two and a half miles while wearing a mask.
    Mandating masks has not kept death rates down anywhere. The 20 U.S. states that have never ordered people to wear face masks indoors and out have dramatically lower COVID-19 death rates than the 30 states that have mandated masks. Most of the no-mask states have COVID-19 death rates below 20 per 100,000 population, and none have a death rate higher than 55. All 13 states that have death rates higher 55 are states that have required the wearing of masks in all public places. It has not protected them.
    “We are living in an atmosphere of permanent illness, of meaningless separation,” writes Benjamin Cherry in the Summer 2020 issue of New View magazine. A separation that is destroying lives, souls, and nature.

    ~Arthur Firstenberg
August 11, 2020
    COPIED
    Thank you Susan May for the share.