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Gov. Gavin Newsom at press conference. (Photo: Twitter, Office of the Governor)

Masks May Provide Mental Health Benefits Rather Than Physical Health Benefits

Hysteria is more contagious than COVID-19

By Katy Grimes, June 18, 2020 7:55 am

Breathing common air in public places is not how the virus is transmitted.


With the media continuing to spread fear of coronavirus faster than the virus itself, Gov. Gavin Newsom is now considering making mask-wearing mandatory throughout the state.

What better way to justify the governor’s dubious $1.4 billion mask purchase from BYD, a Chinese electric bus maker, as California Globe reported recently.

Coronavirus meme. (Facebook)

Gov. Newsom’s threat to order mandating mask-wearing is more evidence that science isn’t  driving these political decisions.

The more news, radio and television stories about the virus, the more fear of it is infecting people. Hysteria is more contagious than COVID-19.

It was only 6 weeks ago that Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that while California will move into the next phase of reopening the economy, he said the state is “not going back to normal” until there is a vaccine.

That same week, and days after it was reported the Sacramento region has the lowest reported coronavirus infection rate among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg called on county health officials to require residents to wear masks in public as the county allows businesses to reopen following the coronavirus shut down.

We’ve been told by many medical doctors that we didn’t need to wear a mask, but are also told by public health bureaucrats to wear a mask.

Even some county public officials have announced orders that everyone going outside must wear a mask because COVID-19 is “airborne.”

Respiratory infections can be transmitted through droplets particles, not by being in a room and breathing the same air with people who may test positive for COVID-19, as California Globe reported in April.

According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets – sneezes and coughs.

Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact with someone who has respiratory symptoms and is coughing or sneezing. The respiratory droplets can then be transmitted through the mouth and nose, or eyes, if exposed to potentially infective respiratory droplets.

This is why many medical experts say masks won’t prevent exposure to COVID-19 because to actually wear enough gear to prevent exposure, you’d need to wear goggles to protect your eyes as well as a mask that covers the nose and mouth. And it’s still a big maybe.

The bottom line is to avoid touching your face and eyes, and wash your hands frequently. And because we don’t see how often people wash their hands, wearing a face mask is one way to convince ourselves that we have some control over catching the virus, even if it isn’t helpful.

Even the World Health Organization  says face masks do not stop people from catching coronavirus.

“The number of COVID-19 deaths have been much less than the 750 total deaths that occur every day in California,” Epidemiologists James Enstrom and Jeffrey Klausner said in a recent Orange County Register article. “Furthermore, there is evidence that there have been substantial reductions in the deaths due to seasonal flu, pneumonia and accidents because of the almost exclusive focus on COVID-19 and the current statewide lockdown.”

Gateway Pundit reported last week, to Dr. Richard Cross, PhD provided a study which shows that when looking at the mortality rates for all causes this flu season, things aren’t much worse than a bad flu:

“When it comes to the COVID-19 event, we have been experiencing a serious case of tunnel vision. As we focus on the day to day increase of COVID-19 things could look pretty grim, but as we take a step back and look at the comparative total mortality here in the US, things aren’t much worse than a bad seasonal flu, like that last seen in 2017-18. If you take the New York City region out of the mix, the rest of the country is cumulatively well within the expected mortality.

The estimated death toll from COVID-19 is on track to exceed 120,000 US deaths in the next few weeks. Yet, the majority of COVID-19 related deaths have been concentrated in the New York/New England region which to date includes nearly 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths nationwide; the hospitals in this region were strained but not overwhelmed in the middle of April. The coronavirus’ effect on New York City has been especially telling if you examine the departure from expected cumulative mortality trends over the last four years in the CDC flu season cycle.”

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12 thoughts on “Masks May Provide Mental Health Benefits Rather Than Physical Health Benefits

  1. Well, it having the opposite effect on my mental health. Another policy decision to keep the fear alive! It is what Newsom does best.

    I for one will only wear a mask when a store requires it. We need more oxygen to enter our lungs to keep our immunity system strong not less! The continued use of mask wearing limits our oxygen intake. Thus no mask when out and about for me.

    1. And then there’s the symbolic anti-Trump message of the mask…. THEY think.
      But obviously the Dems are gearing up to shut us down again because of “the second wave of COVID.”

      By the way, I heard a government ad on the radio recently, I think it was brought to us by L.A. County (don’t get me started on the Fort Knox of PSA/slush fund money THERE) whose thrust was to be sure to get tested for COVID, everyone get tested, it’s free, here are the sites where you can get TESTED, and then they added that if you test positive for COVID (or presumably are suspected of ailing from anything else), the good helpful government folks can hook you up with FREE CARE for your ills.

      At which point it FINALLY dawned on me that the testing is not just about maintaining the panic because more testing = more cases = COVID panic (another irrelevancy constantly pushed), it also gives the government entities an opportunity to sign up more people for Covered California (Obamacare) and MediCal and etc. And probably CalFresh (food stamps) and the rest of their (really OUR) largesse while they’re at it.

      As we know CA is all about making as many people dependent on government as possible, whether such dependence is necessary or not. But of course our dear CA leaders themselves have caused a situation, by endlessly shutting down the state and people’s ability to work, where more people will be needing those programs than ever before.

      1. Spot on Showandtell. And that they call positive test results “cases,” is also extremely misleading since most people are asymptomatic.

        1. And of those who may get sick and have symptoms, those symptoms are mild for most, and of all who actually have symptoms (please correct me if my number or anything else is wrong) 85% recover completely. So it’s a small percentage of a small percentage who become very ill and/or succumb, which is another way of looking at it (and hopefully calming some nerves).

    2. Same here, if these Sheeple would actually do some research on these mask, they will turn on this DUcheBag Gov. he’s one of many trying to destroy this nation. 🤬

  2. Just another reason to recall this JERK! There is no doubt that he will start the requirement any day , he has to do something with the masks he used taxpayers money for! Of course most of that money went to a Democrat owned company formed only three days before his purchase! What a despicable piece of S— he is. Vote all these Liberal freaks out this Nov. RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Wearing masks, especially for extended periods, brings a number of issues with them. For one it’s not healthy to re-breath your exhaled carbon dioxide. My wife has to wear one at work and she came home saying she was exhausted at the end of the day. No wonder, I told her. You’re re-breathing carbon dioxide and it’s making you tired. Also look at the people wearing masks. People don’t change them often or at all so they get clogged up with all sorts of gunk. Or they don’t wear them correctly. See how many of the Karens and scolds wear them below their noses.
    I call masks Carbon Dioxide Re-breathing apparatus’.
    As to Gavin Gruesome, it’s time he’s shown the door. It’s time to shatter his aspirations to be our future POTUS. Find a recall petition to sign and help give him the heave-ho.

  4. If you want to wear a mask, go ahead. Crazy is requiring other people to wear a mask so that you feel better.

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