The media and the government instruct us that mask wearing, even if you are healthy, is keeping others safe from coronavirus, and you are selfish for questioning this indefinite mandate.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has flipped and flopped on this issue several times, as has the Center for Disease Control. How can that be? If masks work, then they always worked, or they never did.
California Globe has consistently asked:
- If masks stop the spread of coronavirus, then why is the virus still spreading more than before the mask mandates?
- If me not wearing a mask transmits the virus to others who are wearing a mask, then doesn’t that mean masks don’t really work?
- How can mask-wearing work when everyone stuffs them in their pockets, backpacks and purses, contaminating them?
- Why are counties mandating children as young as two wear masks, when science shows children are not vectors for the virus?
The CDC has gone from vehemently opposing masks to promoting even cloth coverings, which everyone agrees do not filter out most particles, Daniel Horowitz recently reported. “As late as May, the CDC was citing the 10 randomized controlled trials that showed ‘no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks.’ Containing the virions that are emitted from the aerosols in a mask, much less a cloth that so many wear, is like locking up a bee in a jail cell. As the CDC notes, masks were not designed to protect against microbiological particles 0.1 micron in size — or one hundred-thousandth of a centimeter — but from visible contamination.
“School-age children are quite literally more likely to be struck by lightning than die of COVID-19,” Horowitz said. “And we don’t shut schools during thunderstorm season. Children, including non-school-age infants, are seven times more likely to die of the flu every year than of COVID-19 and 10 times more likely to be hospitalized by the flu.”
The United States still has schools in lockdown, while European countries and Canada are not only opening schools, they are not requiring kids to wear masks.
Technocracy News produced a paper, Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe: A Summary Of The Science, and reported:
This 2020 meta-analysis found that evidence from randomized controlled trials of face masks did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility. (2)
Another recent review found that masks had no effect specifically against Covid-19, although facemask use seemed linked to, in 3 of 31 studies, “very slightly reduced” odds of developing influenza-like illness. (3)
This 2019 study of 2862 participants showed that both N95 respirators and surgical masks “resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory confirmed influenza.” (4)
This study found that surgical masks offered no protection at all against influenza. (16) Another study found that surgical masks had about 85% penetration ratio of aerosolized inactivated influenza particles and about 90% of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, although S aureus particles were about 6x the diameter of influenza particles. (17)
This information shows just how ridiculous the Tweet from the CDC is:
#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth napkin. Learn how at https://t.co/RxIwGVIdCq pic.twitter.com/wtDCESLIb2
— CDC Emergency (@CDCemergency) July 23, 2020
“And these people have the nerve to call conservatives anti-science?” Horowitz said. “The question we must ask ourselves is this: if our government can now mandate such a personal and disruptive lifestyle change to our bodies with assertions that contradict their own long-standing evidence from just weeks ago and with so many unanswered questions, what else can they do to us without presenting evidence or a transparent and democratic debate?”
As the photo above shows, the mandatory “antimicrobial face mask does not protect users against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms.” But Californians must wear one because the governor ordered it.
We went from zero to 60 with a two-week shutdown of the economy to “flatten the curve,” to being ordered by the governor to wear masks indoors and outdoors, as California businesses and schools are still shut down.