Updated November 20, 2023
Below, for your consideration, are articles, videos and links to studies on face mask safety and efficacy; along with World Health Organization videos on the proper use and wearing of medical and cloth face masks. Please read and share.
Masks and Mandates...It’s Not About the Science
10/4/23...by Mark McDonald, MD & Dr. Jeff Barke...We are revisiting masks because apparently, we haven’t learned from history. The pores on a typical surgical mask and certainly all cloth and homemade masks are enormous compared to the size of an influenza or SARS-Cov2 (Covid) virus. It would be the approximate equivalent of trying to stop a mosquito using a chain-link fence. Read more.
AAPS Statement: Mask Mandates Do Not Prevent Spread of Respiratory Viruses, They Cause Harm, and Violate the Right to Informed Consent
9/12/23...Government recommendations and mandates regarding face coverings have been contradictory, provided to the public as authoritative without evidence, are in conflict with the available data, and neglect to mention any potential harm from use of coverings or masks. Read more.
Mama Bears Project...Masks
Masks serve many valuable purposes when used appropriately. They have a long history in many industries, and because of this, there are countless experts and a vast amount of data speaking to their value while also defining the suitable applications...We were told that masks were of no value in the beginning of covid. Then, overnight, the science was rewritten. But the facts have not changed. Prolonged use comes with numerous health risks, and prolonged use in children is worst of all...From decreased oxygen intake, leading to confusion and fatigue, to bacterial-laden environments causing respiratory problems. Worse than that, we are now getting a glimpse of the damages masking has caused to our children’s mental health, happiness and ability to thrive...Please review the information, listen to the experts and be aware of your own children’s struggles. Children need to breath, to see, to get dirty and to build a strong immune system. Watch videos.
Lead Author of Cochrane Mask Review Responds to Fauci’s Dismissal of Evidence
9/8/23...Professor Tom Jefferson, who says he is committed to updating the Cochrane review as new evidence emerges, has responded to Fauci’s comments. “So, Fauci is saying that masks work for individuals but not at a population level? That simply doesn’t make sense,” said Jefferson.“And he says there are ‘other studies’…but what studies? He doesn’t name them so I cannot interpret his remarks without knowing what he is referring to,” he added. Read more.
COVID-19: What’s in Your Mask?
8/29/23...If you are planning to pull out your mask again as some jurisdictions consider new mandates, you might want to ask what it’s made of. Many have been found to release toxic levels of TVOCs (toxic volatile organic compounds, as the graph below illustrates. Read more.
New Face Mask Harms and COVID Vaccines Approved Without Any Clinical Trials
4/26/23...There are a number of new papers out about face masks that are worth reading...The time is past for the CDC to come clean and admit that they were wrong about face masks. It is systemic child abuse by the US Government to continue to advocate that children wear masks. We have hard data that masks are ineffective at stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. We have hard data that the adverse events from mask wearing are significant and some of those may be permanent. We have hard data that mask mandates on children in schools did nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19. Their website needs to be updated immediately to reflect the science on face mask use. Read more.
Harms of Mask-Wearing Misdiagnosed As "Long Covid," New Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Indicates
4/12/23...A newly published meta-analysis and systematic review on mask-wearing confirms what commonsense dictates, namely, they do significant harm by interfering with normal human breathing (O2 and CO2 gas exchange), and even more astounding, may be causing symptoms that are being misidentified as "Long Covid." Read more.
Face Masks (Lack of Safety and Ineffectiveness Research)
A definitive study from the Cochrane Collaboration has solidified the uselessness of masking to prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses. However, more studies now show both vitamin D and exercise as cheap, empowering and extremely effective strategies against COVID.
Possible toxicity of chronic carbon dioxide exposure associated with face mask use, particularly in pregnant women, children and adolescents – A scoping review
3/3/23...During the SARS-CoV-2-pandemic, face masks have become one of the most important ubiquitous factors affecting human breathing. It increases the resistance and dead space volume leading to a re-breathing of CO2. So far, this phenomenon and possible implications on early life has not been evaluated in depth. Read more.
The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned?
2/21/23...The most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of masks for reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses — including Covid-19 — was published late last month. Its conclusions, said Tom Jefferson, the Oxford epidemiologist who is its lead author, were unambiguous. “There is just no evidence that they” — masks — “make any difference,” he told the journalist Maryanne Demasi. “Full stop.” Read more.
Cochran Review: Face Masks Are Useless In Stopping Covid-19
2/10/23...The Cochran Institute, a collaboration of international researchers recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare reviews, recently reported they found no reliable data to support that face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19. Led by Tom Jefferson, Senior Associate Tutor at the University of Oxford, the study highlights the haphazard and unsubstantiated manner in which the Biden administration and other governments around the world failed society by demanding—with no proof to back up their tyranny—that every man, woman, and child cover their faces, get an experimental mRNA injection, or risk killing their loved ones. Read more.
Lead author of new Cochrane review speaks out
"There is just no evidence that they (masks) make any difference. Full stop. My job, our job as a review team, was to look at the evidence, we have done that..."
2/5/23...Tom Jefferson, senior associate tutor at the University of Oxford, is the lead author of a recent Cochrane review that has ‘gone viral’ on social media and re-ignited one of the most divisive debates during the pandemic - face masks...The updated review titled “Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of acute respiratory viruses” found that wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to influenza-like or covid-19-like illness transmission. Read more.
Masking Children in the Name of Protection:
The Dangers of Prolonged Use
2/2/23...Since 2020, when COVID-19 kicked off a flurry of rules in the name of public health, masking everyone—including young children—has been painted by authorities as a commonsense, risk-free measure to prevent the spread of infection among society. However, we must consider the downsides to concealing a major portion of children’s faces—especially when they’re prone to nearly zero risk of serious illness. Read more.
Rigorous international study of N95 masks upends
federal COVID narrative
12/2/22...a new peer-reviewed, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of N95s versus surgical masks, considered the midrange of protection, is undermining the late federal pivot to higher-quality masks and calls to reimpose mask mandates in schools, among other settings. Read more.
Masks Now Found to Contain 2B Carcinogen
10/26/22...The face masks that were supposed to protect your health may turn out to be detrimental to it, as increasing evidence points to toxins within their bers. Titanium dioxide is one such toxin, one that’s particularly troubling in face masks because it’s a suspected human carcinogen when inhaled. Read more.
Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Review published 4/20/21
Many countries introduced the requirement to wear masks in public spaces for containing SARS-CoV-2 making it commonplace in 2020. Up until now, there has been no comprehensive investigation as to the adverse health effects masks can cause. The aim was to find, test, evaluate and compile scientifically proven related side effects of wearing masks...The literature revealed relevant adverse effects of masks in numerous disciplines. In this paper, we refer to the psychological and physical deterioration as well as multiple symptoms described because of their consistent, recurrent and uniform presentation from different disciplines as a Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES)…Extended mask-wearing by the general population could lead to relevant effects and consequences in many medical fields. Read more.
See page 30 for adverse effects to pregnant women and children.
A New Low in Mask Studies
8/1/22...Ian Miller, Author of Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates
"What’s remarkable about this review is that the authors discredit their own work almost immediately. The poor quality writing is readily apparent, both from their repeated phrasing of “facemasks” as one word, and the fact that of 1,732 studies considered for inclusion, only 13 actually met the criteria." Read more.
A Very Important New Study on School Masking
School masking has undoubtedly been one of the COVID’s most infuriating issues. The case for masking by the general public has quite obviously always been weak, considering there was no pre-pandemic planning that suggested masking would ever be beneficial...But the case to mask children has always been significantly worse. Read more.
New Study Challenges CDC Evidence on School Masking
6/1/22...David Waugh, Managing Editor, American Institute for Economic Research
The results of this study demonstrate, with more data and robustness than the CDC’s own paper, that masks in schools are an ineffective tool against COVID-19. The CDC’s decision not to publish this study in their journal only further discredits the agency. Read more.
Revisiting Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements—United States, July 1—October 20 2021
5/25/22...Background: There has been considerable debate around mask requirements in schools in the United States and other countries during the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, there have been no randomized controlled trials of mask requirements in children. All analyses of the effectiveness of school mask mandates have relied on observational studies. The Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. have released multiple observational studies suggesting that school mask mandates significantly reduce case rates. However, there have also been numerous additional US and international observational studies finding no significant effect of school mask mandates on pediatric cases. Read more.
Systemic Harms to our Children
7/11/22...Robert W. Malone, MD, MS
...We have to protect our precious children. We have to protect their physical and mental health. We have to ensure that they have every opportunity to develop normally...Our children are still being forced to wear masks if they are very young or in many areas in the USA. That is eight hours of continuous mask use while at school or in the case of summer camps, it could literally mean 24 hours a day. Just think about that. This is not ok. The HHS can not be allowed to continue to require and/or recommend the use masks for children. Click here to read more and for compilation of studies on face mask safety and efficacy.
Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence.
Updated: June 2022...First Published: July 30, 2020
An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks...So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control. Read more.
Masking: More Harms than Good?
Face masks make the disease worse, and have no impact on ocular infection risk
6/1/22...Robert W. Malone, MD, MS
The Foegen effect
A mechanism by which facemarks contribute to the COVID-19 case fatality rate
The most important finding from this study is that contrary to the accepted thought that fewer people are dying because infection rates are reduced by masks, this was not the case. Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ∼50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates...A rationale for the increased RR by mandating masks is probably that virions that enter or those coughed out in droplets are retained in the facemask tissue, and after quick evaporation of the droplets, hypercondensed droplets or pure virions (virions not inside a droplet) are re-inhaled from a very short distance during inspiration. This process will be referred to as the “Foegen effect” because a review of the literature did not yield any results on this effect, which has not been described earlier. Read more.
Stop Masking Children...They Need To Interact With The Microbial World
5/31/22...Dr. Byrum W. Bridle...Isolating children from the microbial world promotes the development of chronic diseases...basic immunological principles suggest that very young children that had to endure COVID-19 lockdown policies might be faced with the highest rates of autoimmune diseases, allergies, and asthma in human history. Read more.
5/15/22...Following are links to “mask or not to mask” information! Do they work and are they detrimental to health? This is an aggregation of some of the scientific evidence, articles and opinion supporting “masks-don’t-work” when it comes to stopping infection or transmission of the aerosolised coronavirus particles and specific studies that track COVID-19 disease incidence and spread. I have added in just a few “masks do work”, you can find more by using google search!...Question: If masks capture the virus, and the virus is deadly, why do we not have biohazard bins everywhere? Read more.
4/27/22...Dr. Paul Marik of Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance explains how FLCCC’s advice on wearing face masks has evolved as the pandemic progressed and more data has become available.
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"I think mask wearing was a sham."
Dr. Paul Marik
There’s an abundance of medical literature indicating masks are ineffective and can be harmful. Read more. Access studies.
The Data and Side Effects of Mask Wearing
"Wearing cloth or surgical masks, contrary to what you are told, does obstruct proper oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange -- otherwise known as breathing!"
Watch video presentation.
Instead of Admitting Mask Mandates Harm Kids, CDC Lowers Expectations for Speech Development
3/7/22...The CDC needs to just stop with this nonsense of making abnormal = normal, and start looking into what is negatively affecting our children’s development...We can only assume the national implementation of mask mandates for the past two years has much to do with our current situation...Here is how mask-wearing affects speech and language development: Read more.
• More than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms
• More Than 400 Studies on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions
• A Partial List of the Myriad Abuses That Facemasks Inflict on Our Children
• When Fauci Told the Truth about Masking
• Is Masking Kids at School Working?
• Facemasks Are Not a Mere "Inconvenience"
• Masks: Before and After They Became Political
• Do masks reduce risk of Covid19 by 53%? How about 80%?
• Why Mask Mandates Should be Repealed Immediately
• Why Masks? Control, Power, and Revenue
• The Mask Distraction
• The Mask of Your Enslavement: The Image, History, and Meaning of Escrava Anastacia
Click here for more on masks from Brownstone Institute.
The Science of Masks
CHD is glad to provide dozens of studies/articles/videos we have accumulated, including meta-analyses. And, we will continue to post mask information on this page. Read more.
ALARMING Study: COVID Regulations, Masking
May be DRASTICALLY Lowering Kids’ IQs
11/30/21...The research in question, out of Brown University in Rhode Island, does in fact identify masking as a possible cause of the cognitive decline, which is severe. Read more.
Unmask Your Child
Child Masking Is Harmful, Unnecessary, Cruel,
and Should End Immediately Experts Say…
In this newly released thirty-five-minute video presentation created by medical freedom activist Larry Cook of Stop Mandatory Vaccination, multiple experts – including Dr. Mark McDonald, MD and Dr. Jeff Barke, MD of America’s Frontline Doctors – state unequivocally that masking children is ineffective, physically harmful, psychologically damaging and that parents should stop doing it immediately. Read more. Watch video.
World Council For Health...
Face masks – the risks vs benefits for children
Face masks for children were introduced around the world at various points during 2020 using the comforting slogan, ‘I protect you. You protect me,’ along with assurances that masks would only be temporary – to flatten the curve. Today in many schools, masks for children continue to be uniformly mandated despite evidence that suggests that their risks outweigh any potential benefits for children. Read more.
Are masks effective for Covid-19? What the science says…
Masking has become common in many places around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many workplaces, public spaces, school districts, and even child care facilities have enacted mask mandates as a means of slowing the spread of the Covid-19 virus. At no time in history has the general population ever worn masks for extended periods of time and in such a variety of contexts. This raises many questions for parents, concerned citizens, and medical experts around the world as to whether masks are effective, safe, and necessary. In this article, we will address those questions using the latest scientific and medical data. Read more.
"God designed us to be as healthy as possible in our natural environment. When exhaling viruses, they would generally be exposed to sunlight or would land on surfaces which were not conducive to their continued existence. Besides concentrating viruses on masks, which we would then touch and handle, raising the level of viruses on our hands, we are also concentrating them on our faces, where they might easily be re-inhaled."
Excerpt (page 35) from The Case Against Masks - Ten Reasons Why Mask Use Should Be Limited by Dr. Judy A. Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, JD
Govt. study finds mask mandates are ineffective
Sharyl Attkisson, September 12, 2021
A government study finds mask mandates are ineffective. According to the analysis, mask mandates did not reduce deaths, patients hospitalized in either intensive care or regular hospital beds or ventilator use. Mask mandates also did not reduce number of Covid-19 positive patients. Read more.
Click here for study: Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
Don’t mask children, epidemiology experts warn
LifeSite News, September 9, 2021
Kids should not be forced to wear masks, University of California San Francisco professor Vinay Prasad recently said, echoing other epidemiology experts. Read more.
The Face Mask Folly in Retrospect
Swiss Policy Research, August 22, 2021
It has been known for decades that face masks don't work against respiratory virus epidemics. Why has much of the world nonetheless fallen for the face mask folly? Ten reasons. Read more.
Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence
Swiss Policy Research, Updated September, 2021
An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks. Read more.
The Dangers of Masks
Paul E Alexander MSc PhD, American Institute for Economic Research, April 9, 2021
"...we pivot and refer here to another looming concern and this is the potential danger of the chlorine, polyester, and microplastic components of the face masks (surgical principally but any of the mass-produced masks) that have become part of our daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic." Read more.
Covid-19, Children and Masks--What are the Facts?
Sharyl Attkisson, August 21, 2021
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has the straight facts when it comes to Covid-19, masks, and kids. Has Covid-19 become deadlier for children? Are masks a good idea? You might be surprised by the evidence when it's presented minus the rumor and hype.
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All you need to know about facemasks, but didn’t know to ask
To help inform your decision-making, we compiled the following list of articles, videos, and papers about wearing facemasks... Read more. Watch video.
Prominent medical journals highlight harm to children from masks, death risk from COVID vaccines
Just the News, July 1, 2021
Measured carbon dioxide content in "inhaled air," observed in a study of masked German schoolchildren, was at least three-fold higher than German law allows, according to a research letter published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics. Read more.
Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children......A Randomized Clinical Trial
June 30, 2021
A recent review concluded that there was ample evidence for adverse effects of wearing such masks. We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced b y these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks. Read research letter.
Do Anthony Fauci's newly released emails prove that he knew all along that masks are ineffective and don't work? Fact-checkers now claim Fauci and the medical community simply gained knowledge about masks that they didn't before. Once again, the fact-checkers are lying to you--because what Fauci was secretly saying in his emails about masks not working, is actually based on science...Watch video.
New Study Finds Pathogenic 'Pneumonia - Causing' Bacteria In Kid's Masks
Parents’ Investigation Finds That Kids’ Face Masks Are Full of DANGEROUS Pathogens
The New American, June 18, 2021
If you think that mask you’re putting on your child is protecting his health, think again. Because an analysis of some kids’ masks in Florida has shown that they contained a host of dangerous pathogens despite having been new or freshly laundered and then worn for mere hours. Oh, there was one pathogen the masks didn’t harbor: COVID. Read more.
"Our children deserve to be children again."
The Canada Health Alliance has brought you this new video:
Canadian Doctors Speak Out - Protecting Our Children From Harm.
Doctors discuss the overestimated risks regarding COVID-19 and the irreversible effects of social distancing and masking mandates on children's education, physical and emotional well-being, as well as their social development.
Watch video. Click here for video references.
ALERT: Meta-Analysis of 65 Studies Reveals Face Masks Induce Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES)
April 23, 2021
A first-of-its-kind literature review on the adverse effects of face masks, titled "Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?," reveals there are clear, scientifically demonstrable adverse effects for mask wearers, both on psychological, social and physical levels. Read more.
New Study Highlights Face Mask Problems with Safety and Efficacy
April 20, 2021
A new study on face masks highlight their inefficacy, lack of safety and ability to cause physiological, psychological and long-term health problems, which may culminate in immune suppression, worsened chronic disease, accelerated aging and premature death. Read more.
Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis
Baruch Vainshelboim, Science Direct, January 2021
Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Read study.
Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Posted on GreenMedinfo, April 8, 2021
The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. "Mass masking" continues to be recommended by most public health groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite research showing masks do not significantly reduce the incidence of infection. Read more.
Click here for Dr. Lee Merritt's presentation, Masks: The Science & Myths.
Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging
American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), March 10, 2021
Masking can do positive harm to children – as it can to some adults. But the cost benefit analysis is entirely different for adults and children – particularly younger children. Read more.
Doctors and Scientists on Mandatory Masking
Dr. Karina Reiss, Ph.D; Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, MD; Prof. Denis Rancourt; Ph.D, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP
Could Wearing a Face Mask Trigger Lung Disease?
GreenMedInfo Research Group, March 8, 2021
"There is a potential for bacterial pathogens to grow in moist mucus soaked within the material, this could adversely alter the upper respiratory tract flora. Inhalation of bacteria and viruses directly into the lung in patients incubating Covid 19 could then risk synergistic interaction and a rapid deterioration in the patient's condition." Read more.
Also from GreenMedInfo...
35 Abstracts with Face Masks (Lack of Safety and Ineffectiveness Research) Research
Click here for more mask related video reports from The HighWire.
20 Reasons Mandatory Face Masks are Unsafe, Ineffective and Immoral
by John C. A. Manley, January 23, 2021
Why We Must Unmask
by Jason Fertig, January 29, 2021
Over 80 percent of Americans covering their faces when leaving the home is a sign of submission to the one-party oligarchy that has replaced our constitutional republic. Masks are a symbol of fear, and a scared populace is more likely to obey mandates for the sake of safety. Masks are a sign that the American people will comply with a government violation of their personal liberty without proof of any personal or societal benefit. That last sentence is crucial. Throwing the masks away is not just an issue of political liberty, it needs to be done because masks don’t stop an airborne respiratory virus. Read more.
Study shows how masks are harming children
LifeSite News, March 3, 2021
The problems that children are having wearing masks include increased irritability, headaches, difficulty concentrating, less happiness, reluctance to go to school, malaise, impaired learning and drowsiness or fatigue. Read more.
Reports on new mask studies that support the available data on children show that children don’t spread Covid19, and are put at risk by wearing masks. Watch video.
Mask Harms in Kids: 68% of Parents Report Alarming Psychological and Physical Problems In First-of-its-kind Study
by GreenMedInfo Research Group, January 2, 2021
A German study involving over 25,000 children reveals that major negative impacts on the physical, psychological, and behavioral health of children may be far more widespread than reported in the media and by government officials -- affecting approximately 68% and contributing to 24 distinct health complaints, according to parent submitted observations. Read more.
Click here to read research article only.
Mandatory Masks Endanger Your Health and Your Liberties
by STAND FOR HEALTH FREEDOM
As the United States begins to re-open from lockdowns, jurisdictions are instituting measures that dictate how people are able to participate in society. One of the most common is compulsory mask-wearing... The decision to wear a mask is highly personal and should not be universally mandated; measures that are meant to protect the community are ineffective if they hurt individuals in that community. Read more.
No Masks Please
by Becky Hastings, Journey Boost, December 31, 2020
I have thoroughly searched scientific literature and concluded that wearing masks is not going to provide benefit, and can actually bring harm physically, psychologically, and relationally...The reason I do not wear a mask, and smile and interact with everyone I meet, is so I can be a benefit and blessing to others. God did not give us a spirit of fear. I do not fear a virus, nor am I a walking health hazard. God created our bodies with a need for oxygen, for face to face interactions, and to have community. I trust the immune system He designed and I practice good hygiene and respect for others. Read more.
In September, doctors in Florida used trans-cranial doppler testing along with HRV heart-rate variability monitoring on a six-year-old girl and found that when the girl put on a mask, the blood flow to the girl's brain increased significantly, showing that the brain was “under stress.” One doctor involved in the test speculated that the stress to the brain may have been caused by the masked girl “re-breathing” her own “metabolic waste product carbon dioxide” which caused her brain to “increase the flow velocities” of blood to her brain to “flush out” the C02 waste. Watch video.
Mandatory masks in school are a ‘major threat’ to children’s development, doctors warn
The Brussels Times, September 9, 2020
The face mask requirement at school is bad for children’s general well-being and should be abolished, 70 doctors wrote in an open letter to Flemish Education Minister Ben Weyts...“Mandatory face masks in schools are a major threat to their development. It ignores the essential needs of the growing child. The well-being of children and young people is highly dependent on emotional attachment to others,” they wrote…According to them, “the face mask requirement makes school a threatening and unsafe environment, where emotional closeness becomes difficult.” Read more.
Masks are neither effective nor safe: A summary of the science
by Colleen Huber, NMD, June 6, 2020
A review of the peer-reviewed medical literature examines impacts on human health, both immunological, as well as physiological. The purpose of this paper is to examine data regarding the effectiveness of facemasks, as well as safety data. The reason that both are examined in one paper is that for the general public as a whole, as well as for every individual, a risk-benefit analysis is necessary to guide decisions on if and when to wear a mask. Read more.
NO MASKS FOR KIDS
Click here to share mask related health incidents.
Do you have children in school who are being forced to wear a mask during school activities? Do you have a first-hand health incident to share as a result of wearing a mask (e.g. fatigue, rash, depression, shortness of breath, fainting, etc.)? If so, you are invited to tell us your story! Learn more.
Very Important New Peer Reviewed Mask Studies
A group of researchers published a three part peer reviewed study of the effects of masks... The CDC website states that masks may help prevent viral spread, but they have never presented a peer reviewed study with actual people. Read more.
Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1:
Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability
There is no biological history of mass masking until the current era. It is important to consider possible outcomes of this society-wide experiment. The consequences to the health of individuals is as yet unknown. Read more.
Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 2:
Microbial challenges from masks
In this paper, the second in our series, we continue our examination of the potential hazards of masks, in which we now turn attention to microbial contamination from masks and mask use, changes in oral and nasal microbiota, and potential risks to the lungs and other organ systems from microbial factors. Read more.
Masks, False safety and real dangers, Part 3:
Hypoxia, hypercapnia and physiological effects
Wearing a mask causes physiological changes to multiple organ systems, including the brain, the heart, the lungs, the kidneys and the immune system. We examine changes in oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in masked airspace that is available to the airways over the first 45 seconds of wear. Read more.
A Masked Society Is a Slave Society
by Gary D. Barnett, December 7, 2020
Consider masks the sign of things to come. Wearing them means extreme tyranny, and taking them off means freedom. The choice is yours. Read more.
Literature research: Are there Risks associated with the use of a mouth-nose-cover (MNC1) in children and adolescents?
Care4Truth – Interdisciplinary research team, December 2020
Posted on World Doctors Alliance
In recent months there have been repeated discussions about the benefits and harms of a mouth-nose-cover2 (MNC). For example, the recommendation changed from “counterproductive for the general population” to “unnecessary”, to “possibly protective”, to “protective”, to “urgent recommendation” and finally to “compulsory wearing".
It is not surprising that this discussion is not only scientific, but also political and emotional.
The obligation to wear a mask has now been extended to students of different ages in many federal states. But what about the assessment of the proportionality and, above all, of the safety of the use of an MNC for children and young people? Read more.
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Danish Mask Study; No Benefit
Published on Swiss Policy Research, November 18, 2020
The Danish randomized controlled trial on the real-world efficacy of face masks against coronavirus infection – the first of its kind – has now been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. As expected, the trial found no statistically significant benefit of wearing a face mask. The study used “high-quality surgical masks with a filtration rate of 98%”.
US researcher Yinon Weiss has meanwhile updated his charts on mask mandates and coronavirus infections in various countries and US states. The charts indicate that mask mandates have made no difference, or may even have been counterproductive. Read more.
Click here to read Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers
A Randomized Controlled Trial
The Great American Mask Rip-Off
Patrick Wood and Citizens for Free Speech present Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD and board certified neurosurgeon, on the safety and science surrounding the wearing of face masks. The evidence shows that a brewing health crisis is emerging over continued mask wearing in the workplace and among the public. Watch video.
Face Masks: A Danger to Our Planet, Our Children & Ourselves
by Cory Morningstar, November 6, 2020
...In June 2020, the Children’s Sick Kids Hospital, perhaps the most prestigious hospital in Canada, advised that children, by and large almost completely unaffected by the virus, should not wear masks and added that physical interaction and play was essential for their well-being...These recommendations were largely ignored by the media and, despite the warnings, the government and school boards made masks and social distancing mandatory for children. Read more.
"Put your mask away. Come back to the light. We need you."
Click here for complete article, Willful Blindness, Hypocrisy & Planetary
Masks Delay Inevitable Acceptance of COVID-19 Reality
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola, November 14, 2020
The most recent evidence of all, which would bring us quite a bit closer to settling the argument about masks is a Danish randomized controlled trial of 6,000 people that sought to prove the usefulness of face masks against COVID-19 infection. The problem appears to be that it didn't, because the researchers can't get it published...According to the researchers, the study will be published as soon as "someone dares to do so." Considering the argument against mask wearing has been the lack of evidence, if this COVID-19 specific trial actually shows that it works, why would journals refuse to publish it?...A cursory translation of the study, which is currently only available in German, reveals that it found mask wearing resulted in tens of millions of contaminations that can occur each day as people use the masks inappropriately, touch their faces and neglect to wash their hands...Read more.
Is that Mask Giving You Lung Cancer? It’s Criminal to Force Children to Wear Masks all Day
by Guy Crittenden, Posted on Health Impact News, October 27, 2020
I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety. Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health & safety laws. We routinely published articles on masks, gloves, respirators and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE). Now let me tell you a few things about that mask you’re wearing. Read more.
On the Suppressed Danish Mask Study
Published on Swiss Policy Research, October 24, 2020
Professor: Large Danish mask study rejected by three top journals
The researchers behind a large and unique Danish study on the effect of wearing a mask have great difficulties in getting their research results published. One of the participating professors in the study concedes that the still secret research result could be considered ‘controversial’. Read more.
Face masks for the prevention of COVID-19
Rationale and design of the randomised controlled trial DANMASK-19
Danish Medical Journal
...In the community, the use of face masks is increasing world-wide, but documentation for the efficacy of this remedy is lacking. This trial investigates whether the use of face masks in the community will reduce wearers’ risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read more.
Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence.
Published on Swiss Policy Research, July 30, 2020. Updated October 25, 2020
An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks...So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control.
Read more and watch video as Dr. Theodore Noel explains the facemask aerosol issue and demonstrates how masks don't really work.
Neurologist: COVID-19 Masks Are a Crime Against Humanity and Child Abuse
by Margarite Griesz-Brisson-Brisson MD, PhD
Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about masks and their effects on our brains: Read more. Watch translated video.
Click here for Dr. Griesz-Brisson's video in German with English subtitles.
An Evidence Based Scientific Analysis of Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful
Decades of the highest-level scientific evidence (meta-analyses of multiple randomized controlled trials) overwhelmingly conclude that medical masks are ineffective at preventing the transmission of respiratory viruses, including SAR-CoV-2. Read more.
The Risk to Benefit Ratio of Wearing Masks
Because the public has been deprived of information related to the risks of medical masks, I (and many others) have endeavored to provide that information and make a case for why medical masking of the community is an unscientific bad idea. Read more.
Healthy People Should Not Wear Face Masks
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts began telling us to follow a number of disease mitigation strategies that sounded reasonably scientific, but actually had little or no support in the scientific literature. Community wearing of masks was one of the more dangerous recommendations from our confused public health experts. Read more.
"If masks don't work, then why do surgeons wear them?"
I'm a surgeon that has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures wearing a surgical mask…First, let's be clear. The premise that surgeons wearing masks serves as evidence that "masks must work to prevent viral transmission" is a logical fallacy that I would classify as an argument of false equivalence, or comparing "apples to oranges." Although surgeons do wear masks to prevent their respiratory droplets from contaminating the surgical field and the exposed internal tissues of our surgical patients, that is about as far as the analogy extends. Read more.
No, the Science on Universal Mask Use is Not Settled
by Jeremy R. Hammond, September 23, 2020
...As a newly appointed member of the White House coronavirus task force, Atlas has “argued over the science of mask wearing.” ...the view expressed by Dr. Atlas is precisely the same as the mask guidance from no less authoritative a source than the World Health Organization, which likewise recommends the use of masks in certain circumstances when prolonged close contact with others is unavoidable while also observing that policies recommending or mandating the universal use of masks by the public are unsupported by scientific evidence. Read more.
‘TRUTH’ With RFK, Jr. and Jeremy Hammond: Mask Wearing
The two focused on what has become a hotly debated issue in communities around the globe since the onset of the COVID crisis: mask wearing. Read more. Watch video interview.
"The bottom line is that the executive mask wearing orders;
the universal mask wearing orders are un-supported by scientific evidence."
Do facemasks protect against COVID‐19
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, June 2020
...Surgical facemasks are designed to be discarded after single use. As they become moist they become porous and no longer protect. Indeed, experiments have shown that surgical and cotton masks do not trap the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, which can be detected on the outer surface of the masks for up to 7 days. Thus, a presymptomatic or mildly infected person wearing a facemask for hours without changing it and without washing hands every time they touched the mask could paradoxically increase the risk of infecting others. Read more.
Science showing the fallacy and inaccuracies of public health mandates to wear face masks
Compiled by Dr. Alan Palmer
Science Says Healthy People Should Not Wear Masks
Peggy Hall, The Healthy American
“How can a person be forced by any business or government entity to wear a mask (which affects the respiratory system) without having a physical exam by a licensed doctor who approves such an action?” Read more.
Face Masks Are Not Effective Against COVID-19: How Masks Are Being Used To Control The Population
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny with Brian Rose, London Real/Digital Freedom Platform, July 28, 2020
Dr. Tenpenny, is the American osteopathic medical doctor, researcher and author. She has invested 20 years, and over 40,000 hours, researching, documenting and exposing the complex issues of vaccine development, testing and distribution. Read more. Watch video.
Conclusion Regarding Masks They Do Not Work
by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
There are NO randomized, controlled trials (RCT) with verified outcomes that show a benefit to healthcare workers or community members for wearing a mask or a respirator. There is no such definitive study. Likewise, no study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public (documented below). Read more.
The Great Unmasking: Studies in the Medical Literature Show FEWER Infections in Surgery when Medical Staff Do NOT Wear Masks
Posted on Health Impact News, August 15, 2020
Beliefs are interesting things. Those who make a conscious effort to look at why they believe something as true, will usually find that more than 90% of the time, we believe something to be true because someone we respect told us so, or such a large group of people believe it to be true that we just assume it to be true as well. Seldom is it because we took the time ourselves to do the actual research to see if our beliefs actually align with the data that is available. Read more.
Horowitz: Exposing the maskerade: The questions every American should be asking about indefinite mask mandates
by Daniel Horowitz · July 24, 2020
To this day, there has never been a clinical study with randomized controlled trials in non-health-care settings that vouch for the effectiveness of universal mask-wearing in public. All we have so far are anecdotes and laboratory filtration studies, not real human-to-human studies. When asked about conducting one, Dr. Fauci said there is no intention to do so. Read more.
Unmask the Truth
End Compelled Masks in Ohio
Masks Ineffective...Coronavirus spreads most via aerosols, Masks are designed to let aerosols through or around the edges so you can inhale and exhale.
Low Infection Fatality...The Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, which is in line with a seasonal flu.
Most Already Immune...T-Cells from previous flus provide immunity. Learn more.
World Health Organization...The following two W.H.O. videos demonstrate the proper use of medical and cloth face masks.
As the HighWire video "How to Wear Your Mask Like a Boss" demonstrates, the majority of people are NOT wearing face masks properly.
From original post, October 20, 2020...
We've all heard the adage, "Your mask protects me. My mask protects you." For months we got daily reports from mainstream media that Covid-19 "cases" were on the rise and that masks, quarantines and lockdowns were necessary. From very early on, the long time truth seeker in me questioned the efficacy and safety of masks -- especially for our children -- and whether any possible benefit was greater than the physical, mental, emotional, psychological and even spiritual harm they can and do cause.