Over half of the states within the United States of America have now issued some sort of “mandatory mask order”. People are being forced to wear masks under the guise “we must do this to protect our neighbors and communities”. These actions are not only unconstitutional, but they are also unethical, and science does not back up their claim.
CNBC reported on July 20, 2020
“As of Monday, more than half of U.S. states have statewide mask mandates in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.”
Mainstream media has pushed “to stop the spread of coronavirus everyone must wear a mask”. Mainstream media and politicians have been telling people “wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID19” for months. It appears as if they have been pushing propaganda not backed up in scientific studies to a trusting public. Is their conspiracy theory true? Do these masks really stop the spread of coronavirus? Let’s take a look.
A University of California San Francisco article is still using the “Respiratory Virus shedding in exhaled breath efficacy of facemasks” dated March 2, 2020, and published on April 3, 2020 posted by Nature Medicine. Mainstream media is continuously using this older study to push the ‘everyone must wear a mask’ narrative, while completely ignoring a newer May 2020 study posted on the CDC website.
But the strongest evidence in favor of masks come from studies of real-world scenarios. “The most important thing are the epidemiologic data,” said Rutherford. “because it would be unethical to assign people to not wear a mask during a pandemic, the epidemiological evidence has come from so-called “experiments of nature.”
The newer published ”Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings-Personal Protective and Environmental Measures”, dated May 2020 on CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases site states:
“Two studies in university settings assessed the effectiveness of face masks for primary protection by monitoring the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza among student hall residents for 5 months (9, 10). The overall reduction in ILI or laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in the face mask group was not significant in either studies (9, 10).”
“Study designs in the 7 household studies were slightly different: 1 study provided face masks and P2 respirators for household contacts only (34 ), another study evaluated face mask use as a source control for infected persons only (35), and the remaining studies provided masks for the infected persons as well as their close contacts (11 – 13, 15, 17). None of the household studies reported a significant reduction in secondary laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the face mask group (11 – 13, 15, 17, 34, 35)”
“Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids (36). There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”
“In lower-income settings, it is more likely that reusable cloth masks will be used rather than disposable medical masks because of cost and availability (38). There are still few uncertainties in the practice of face mask use, such as who should wear the mask and how long it should be used for. In theory, transmission should be reduced the most if both infected members and other contacts wear masks, but compliance in uninfected close contacts could be a problem (12, 34). Proper use of face masks is essential because improper use might increase the risk for transmission (39).“
“While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the mask and your face.”
“People with chronic respiratory, cardiac, or other medical conditions that make breathing difficult should check with their health care provider before using an N95 respirator because the N95 respirator can make it more difficult for the wearer to breathe.”
“N95 respirators are not designed for children or people with facial hair. Because a proper fit cannot be achieved on children and people with facial hair, the N95 respirator may not provide full protection.“
American Journal of Infection Control and NIH: “Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial”, Jun 1, 2009 study states:
“Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. A larger study is needed to definitively establish noninferiority of no mask use.”
“Aerosol penetration through surgical masks”, August 1992 states:
“The mask that has the highest collection efficiency is not necessarily the best mask from the perspective of the filter-quality factor, which considers not only the capture efficiency but also the air resistance. Although surgical mask media may be adequate to remove bacteria exhaled or expelled by health care workers, they may not be sufficient to remove the submicrometer-sized aerosols containing pathogens to which these health care workers are potentially exposed. (AJIC AM J INFECT CONTROL 1992;20:177-84)”
“The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza. It suggests that N95 respirators should not be recommended for general public and nonhigh-risk medical staff those are not in close contact with influenza patients or suspected patients”
The question is why are certain mainstream doctors pushing everyone needs to wear a mask narrative so hard? Why are certain social media giants deleting facts, while falsely claiming the information coming from scientific studies published by NIH, CDC, FDA, and doctors are “false information”?
It appears the ultimate goal is control over the whole of the people, under the guise of “medical necessity”. The only way they can gain control is with the consent of the governed. When the governed do not speak out against these policies not backed by scientific evidence, the politicians then claim “implied consent” and pass their unconstitutional legislation or executive orders upon the masses.
Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution lists the only things Congress is allowed to regulate, nowhere do they have authority to regulate what you shall, or shall not do medically! There is no provision in the constitution that states our employees [politicians] are allowed to violate our unalienable rights IF they feel they need to keep you from getting sick. It does NOT exist!
If you choose to wear a mask that is your individual choice, however for it to be “mandated” to wear a mask is a violation of your unalienable rights and could possibly place you at greater risk of infection. Know the facts, then make your informed decision whether to wear, or not to wear a mask.
Other Sources Not provided above:
* Ben Swann’s Truth In Media: ”Face Masks According to Science” (NOTE: The Video has been removed by You Tube)
* Influenza Journal: “The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: A systemic review of the scientific evidence”, December 21, 2011
* The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Pennsylvania makes masks mandatory in all public spaces”
* USA Today: “Face Masks Work. They need to be mandatory.”
Written by Lawrence David for The Range ~ July 31, 2020