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Antimicrobial Face Mask does not protect users against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Govt. Inconsistencies in ‘Science’ of the Mandatory Mask

‘Masks are neither effective nor safe’

By Katy Grimes, August 4, 2020 8:25 am

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:

“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.

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32 thoughts on “Govt. Inconsistencies in ‘Science’ of the Mandatory Mask

  1. Katy please keep putting out these types of articles. The masks are a sham and wearing one is a statement that says “I comply with this charade because I was told to”. And to put them on children is just tragic.

    1. Yep. Or the more common one: “I wear masks because I care about other people, because I’m kind and respectful.” This belief can be translated into anything else (insert x, y, z) the government wants to “mandate.”
      Another reminder… Gov. Newsom cannot mandate anything. He has simply convinced the public that he has this ability, as well as stores, corporations, and communities. It’s a sham. I’m so tired of the “wear your damn mask” argument. Is that supposed to make me want to wear it…?

      1. I agree. But the governor has also implicitly threatened business owners with having their licenses pulled if they don’t comply with his “guidelines,” thereby making them the mask police. Because nearly every business is now requiring masks. What we need os for businesses to refuse this mandate/guideline, and all of them simultaneously reopen.

      2. The Joker’s (add green hair dye, makeup and lipstick) mask fatwa is not a law. Much of his power is based on mass deception. I can’t help but be reminded of the story of the “King’s New Clothes,” and the little boy who hadn’t been paying attention to the mass media.

  2. Its so sad that the majority of people do not educate themselves to make a decision for themselves from learning and instead just go along with what is shown on TV as if that is the final answer! It makes us that question authority and educate ourselves frustrated to walk into a store without a mask belittled by the non educated.

  3. Katy, thank you again for bringing forth more facts and science concerning the masks.

    I would like to add that is another tool used to divide this country, we have the BLM movement (free speech vs riots), support the police vs, hate the police.
    The biggest divider does seem to be the Masked vs Unmasked.
    I choose to be the heartless, selfish, uninformed, Covid spreader. Again, facts and data have a hard time beating out highly charged emotions based on fear.

  4. Previously the mask-nagging seemed to be mostly scaremongering propaganda. Now I think that being surrounded by self-righteous snitches who swallow the mask propaganda hook, line, and sinker is meant to dispirit informed, common-sense people who know the masks don’t work but are made to wear them anyway as the price of admission.

    Plus it bothers the hell out of me that SO MUCH MONEY is being spent by government entities on the mask propaganda on the airwaves. Media buys for prime time TV ads, for example, aren’t cheap. Full saturation, it can’t be escaped, whether it’s political scaremongering or dispiriting by constant lies-as-“news” (MSM) or all the ad time the government entities have wasted our money on. It’s like giant posters of Dear Leader everywhere one looks.

  5. Gavin Newsom pulled some money laundering scheme, and gave China 1 Billion dollars for face masks. Of course he wants us in masks. He has his little health dept brown shirts everywhere looking for any excuse to fine and close small businesses. How much is this costing CA taxpayers? Gavin Newsom is injuring our children’s health and mental well being by forcing them to wear face masks. Meanwhile. Gavin Newsom, his wife and 4 children are hiding out in Montana so he and his family can distance themselves from the hell he has created for us here? And Newsom is gifted a 3 million dollar house for all of his destructive efforts? From who? China?? When will CA say enough? Newsom isn’t even trying to hide his corruption. This guy is dangerous and evil.

  6. If masks are mandated for Covid then logic would tell you that masks will be a permanent requirement in the future as all diseases are either fungal, bacterial or viral. Even Orwell did not fully foresee what an idiocracy run by Democrats would look like.

  7. Here’s an experiment to try. Put on a cloth mask, such as a bandana. Pull it up or down, and take a puff of smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or whatever else one might smoke. Put the mask back on, and exhale. See how much smoke escapes. How will that mask stop a virus, when it can’t stop smoke particles?

    Wearing a mask does as much good to fight COVID viruses as wearing a red ribbon did to stop HIV/AIDS,
    but In the face of mass hysteria, see what happened in the show “Seinfeld” when Kramer participated in an
    “AIDS Walk,” but wouldn’t wear a red ribbon. 🙂

  8. A classic Theodore Dalrymple quote seems appropriate here:
    “…..In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
    For more, see:

  9. First, nearly 3300 kids under 20 have tested positive in San Diego County, many more have likely been infected. Second, you can “feel” fine and still be contagious. Third, masks primarily stop water droplets as small as 1 micron which contain a lot of virus, free airborne virus not so much but better than nothing. Fourth, the virus was spreading because 20-40 year olds were not compliant. The government initially downplayed masks because of a lack of supply that was needed for healthcare workers. Now there are plenty. It is just a mask, healthcare workers have worn them forever, it is not a big deal it will help. The government tells us to put on a seat belt, wear a helmet and drive on the right side of the road.

    1. Really! what a non educated nut you must be. The masks are useless , I have many Doctors as clients, useless!
      Get a grip & quit hiding under your bed because idiot Newsom says so! UCLA in Los Angeles , no mass Covid cases….Cedar Sinai , same thing, our local hospital same thing……. This is all media driven fear aimed at the weak minded simpleton, you! If your so sure masks work there should be no argument as your protected right? It’s like a chain link fence designed to keep mosquitos out! get a grip.

      1. Okay, next time you go to the dentist or have a surgical procedure be sure to insist they don’t wear a mask.

    2. Your warrants are in question.

      How do “masks” such as bandanas, with pores that are 20 microns stop viruses that are about .10 microns? That’s still about like using a chain link fence to stop mosquitoes.

      If people that are not sick are spreading a virus, why aren’t there mandates requiring wearing of latex gloves?
      Exactly what, and where were “20-40 year olds” “not compliant,” and what were they not compliant of?

      I’ve never seen healthcare workers wearing bandanas like outlaws in movies. That’s because the are useless for medical purposes. I do remember feeling sad for healthcare workers that were forced to wear masks, as a way to shame them for refusing flu shots.

      1. Not all “masks” are created equal. A medical procedure mask is 99% effective down to 1 micron. A thin single layer cotton bandana is 30%. With a respiratory virus, gloves are not as essential with regular hand washing. 20-40 year olds went out to bars, restaurants, clubs, parties and gyms in a crowd without a mask. Healthcare workers don’t wear bandanas because they are not as effective.

    3. “Third, masks primarily stop water droplets as small as 1 micron which contain a lot of virus, free airborne virus not so much but better than nothing.”

      Actually, no. There is no standard for the material, construction, fitting nor training for these personal spit guards. If you want to talk about NIOSH-approved respirators and the regulatory requirements involved with the use of such respiratory protection, that is a whole different story. And even then, such respiratory protection is tested against 0.3 micron particulate challenge, whereas the COVID is somewhere below that size (and is most likely captured, if at all, from Brownian motion impaction). As the Newsom mask mandate stands, a large cohort of untrained/unfitted people have put a lot of ill-placed faith in this edict for the mask (of wildly variable effectiveness).

      1. He eviscerates the “intellectuals” who are hell bent on destroying even last bit of decency, common sense, sanity and logic left in society. He reminds me of CS Lewis who was also a brilliant man.

  10. It is important that we continue to have the discussions on the validity of mask. Maybe it helps, maybe doesn’t, but our ability to choose Has been taken away. My stance on mask has nothing to do with politics or a lack of empathy. They are uncomfortable and prevent me from living my day to day life. I want to see my kid smile and not feel like I can’t breathe every time I have to run into a store for a gallon of milk.

    I’m willing to make temporary sacrifices and do my part to help, but the facts need to be clear and I want guarantees that we have an end in mind.

    This will not be my new normal

    1. Quote from RG
      “20-40 year olds went out to bars, restaurants, clubs, parties and gyms in a crowd without a mask.”.

      Notice how they didn’t go out to protest or riot? I guess all those people had invisible masks on from what I saw!

  11. My father was a Mayo Clinic fellow and a Professor of Medicine. When we spoke of masks, he always said “they don’t do much.” His view is consistent with the medical literature, and in particular an article in the New England Journal of Medicine a few months ago. They offer a false sense of security to those voluntarily wearing them in public. They primarily serve as a political measure. I have heard from two sources that mask wearing can lead to reduced levels of oxygen in the blood. The one thing that we were told in the beginning that remains true is that Covid 19 is highly infectious; it cannot be stopped until a cure is found. Hiding in the basement will only delay the inevitable and it is no way to live.

  12. It is not about science, it is about control.

    To add insult to injury, there is no “exit strategy”. What do you think the chances of Newsome lifting the muzzle mandate anytime soon? And what’s to keep him from slapping it back on in a whim whenever his fancy strikes? Or gloves. Or goggles. Or burkas.

  13. We cannot achieve herd immunity as long as we wear the masks. They know this. Masks give us a false sense of security so we tend to get closer to others. They know this. As a Christian I believe that this is a mass occultic ritual being perpetrated. Just as the ice bucket challenge was. Communists are highly occultic. They want submission and the masks are a sign of submission. Do not submit.

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