Simply put, as protection against COVID-19, masks are completely useless.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended not to wear masks if you are not sick, or caring for someone who is sick.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has said “There is NO reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences….”
Finally, according to the New England Journal of Medicine – the leading American healthcare journal, “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection…in many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
“As protection, masks are largely useless, and mask mandates even more so. But as a symbol that the coronavirus is a serious danger requiring us to give up our rights, they are incredibly effective”Alex Berenson, Unreported Truths about Covid-19 and Lockdowns
Several population studies have shown that the use of masks either resulted in an increased incidence of COVID-19 or had no impact. None of the examined jurisdictions experienced decreased incidence of COVID-19 after the introduction of mask mandates. The papers below are just a sample of the academic evidence of the false safety and real dangers of masks.
- Paper 1 – Friable Mask Particulate and Lung Vulnerability
- Paper 2 – Microbial Challenges from Masks
- Paper 3 – Hypoxia, Hypercapnia, and Physiological Effects
- Paper 4 – Proposed Mechanisms by which Masks Increase Risk of COVID-19
Even so, relentless social pressure has caused a sharp rise in the use of masks. In fact, recent national surveys indicate that more than 85 percent of Americans report that they wear masks in stores and businesses all or most of the time.