Healthy People Should Not Wear Face Masks
Written By: Jim Meehan MD 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. The Pandemic of Bad Science and Public Health Misinformation on Community Wearing of Masks Renowned neurosurgeon, Russell Blaylock, MD had this to say about the science of masks: As for the scientific support for the use of face masks, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, "None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection." Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Any recommendations, therefore, have to be based on studies of influenza virus transmission. The fact is, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission. - Russell Blaylock, MD The following are discussed: Quarantining Healthy People - A Failed Experiment. Community Wearing of Masks is a Bad Recommendation. Medical Masks are Bad for Health. Face masks decrease oxygen, increase carbon dioxide, and alter breathing in ways that increase susceptibility and severity of CoVID-19 SARS CoV-2 becomes more dangerous when blood oxygen levels decline. Remember how medical face masks decrease blood oxygen levels? Well, now you need to know that SARS CoV-2's ability to invade and infect our cells is greatly enhanced under conditions of low oxygen. Masks are unnecessary when asymptomatic spreading of SARS CoV-2 is "very rare". The Evidence for Aerosol Transmission is Weak. Wearing a face mask may give a false sense of security. Inappropriate use of face masks. Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes. Masks compromise communications and reduce social distancing Contact tracing studies show that asymptomatic carrier transmission is very rare. Face masks and stay at home orders prevent the development of herd immunity. Lack of Scientific Evidence for Community Wearing of Face Masks. The "Hamster Study" is an example of weak science used to support bad recommendations. Some studies even question the efficacy of surgical masks in the operating room. Public Health Experts Are Confused and Contradictory on Masks Early in the pandemic - "masks are unnecessary". CDC supports homemade cloth masks…but the science does not. Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health? Another reason not to wear a cloth mask. It could burn your face, eyes, and lungs. Public health agencies made recommendations but failed to provide guidance on proper handling and wear. What the CDC and WHO should have said about when and how to wear medical masks. Rigorous sterility maintenance techniques required. Dr. Brosseau, a national expert on respiratory protection and infectious diseases. Top immunologist, Prof. Dolores Cahill. Covid-19: important potential side effects of wearing face masks that we should bear in mind. The two potential side effects that have already been acknowledged. Other potential side effects that we must consider.