May 27, 2020 | By Neenah Payne |
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.
When people wear COVID-19 masks, they think they are protecting themselves and others from a deadly pandemic. However, the warnings from articles cited below may change their minds. That is especially true since Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health said in an article published on March 26 that COVID-19 is just a seasonal flu. Dr. Fauci is also a member of the White House Corona Task Force.
In Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy, Dr. Russell Blaylock says that not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer. If you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask. He warns,
By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain….With the advent of the so-called COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a number of medical practices that have little or no scientific support as regards reducing the spread of this infection. One of these measures is the wearing of facial masks, either a surgical-type mask, bandana or N95 respirator mask….
It is also instructive to know that until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected, that is, until recently. Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask, not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.
Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.
The article includes a video in which Nica Bueno, a cardiac nurse, explains why wearing a mask is highly ineffective against viruses. In addition, she says wearing a mask disrupts the pH balance of your blood which is crucial to maintain at all times. She says that in wearing a mask, you are not getting fresh air and are hurting your body by breathing in your own carbon dioxide and your own bacteria. She asks “Why are we working against our immune system instead of for our immune system?” Nurse Bueno ended by saying that she knows she may get a lot of flak for revealing this information, but she doesn’t care because she thinks it’s time for people to stand up for what they know to be true.
Wearing a mask restricts your oxygen intake – making you more subject to infections! The article says:
The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections….This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.
People with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at a further risk from prolonged hypoxia as the cancer grows best in a microenvironment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers. Repeated episodes of hypoxia has been proposed as a significant factor in atherosclerosis and hence increases all cardiovascular (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular (strokes) diseases.
The article warns:
There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. We know that people who have the worst reactions to the coronavirus have the highest concentrations of the virus early on. And this leads to the deadly cytokine storm in a selected number.
It gets even more frightening. Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain. In most instances it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.
Report: Wearing Masks Is Useless and Harmful!
The article concludes:
It is evident from this review that there is insufficient evidence that wearing a mask of any kind can have a significant impact in preventing the spread of this virus. The fact that this virus is a relatively benign infection for the vast majority of the population and that most of the at-risk group also survive, from an infectious disease and epidemiological standpoint, by letting the virus spread through the healthier population we will reach a herd immunity level rather quickly that will end this pandemic quickly and prevent a return next winter….One should not attack and insult those who have chosen not to wear a mask, as these studies suggest that is the wise choice to make.
Growing debate: Should Americans wear face masks to curb the spread of Covid 19raises the question but provides no answers! However, the Choosing Life article says about the use of face masks:
Masks do not protect the wearer. Medical masks are ineffective against viruses, and cloth masks provide breeding grounds for them. A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal found that healthcare workers caught viruses from their patients 13 times more often if they wore a cloth mask than if they wore a medical mask, and a Chinese study found that a medical mask was no more protective against viruses than wearing no mask at all. The World Health Organization warns that wearing a medical mask “may create a false sense of security” against COVID-19 and that “no evidence is available on its usefulness to protect non-sick persons.”
Masks are harmful to the wearer. COVID-19 kills by causing severe hypoxia (low levels of oxygen in the blood). People wearing masks rebreathe some of their exhaled air, lowering the amount of oxygen they are breathing. “Wearing respirators come[s] with a host of physiological and psychological burdens. These can interfere with task performances and reduce work efficiency. These burdens can even be severe enough to cause life-threatening conditions if not ameliorated,” wrote the author of a 2016 article in the Journal of Biological Engineering. When the N95 respirator was tested in use in 2010, the “dead-space oxygen and carbon dioxide levels did not meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ambient workplace standards.” So, why are we being required to wear masks?
Wearing a Mask is Horribly Immune Suppressive!
When a healthy person wears a face mask, they continuously re-rebreathe a portion of the CO2 that comes out of their lungs. Of course, there are many different types of masks that vary in such CO2 concentration, but the principal remains the same. Breathing air that is too rich in CO2 has its own negative health effects!
The article includes a video interview by Robyn Openshaw with Judy Mikovits, Ph.D, a top US virologist. Dr. Mikovits says, “We have to breathe oxygen. We can’t breathe back in our own toxic air. That’s why we exhale.” She says that wearing a mask is “horribly immune suppressive for healthy people. You’re not getting fresh air….You’re activating endogenous viruses”. She says that because a mask is warm and wet, you are making yourself sick when you wear it.
In addition, she points out that wearing a mask is abnormal and uncomfortable. She says “These are all things that are immune draining, not immune boosting….It makes no sense. You are not preventing infection. You’re not preventing spread.” Dr. Mikovita explains that you are not coughing any viruses – and you certainly are not coughing them six feet! So, the social distancing rules make no more sense than the requirements to wear masks! Dr. Mikovita advises: “If you’re healthy, take off the mask. Go outside….This is what we do in any flu season.”
Robin also interviewed Dr. Rashid Buttar, and Emergency Room MD and asked him “Is wearing a mask good for us in any way? Is wearing a mask keeping us from getting a virus?” Dr. Buttar warns, “Wearing a mask is making everything worse! Remember that we breathe in oxygen. When you wear a mask, you are reducing the flow of oxygen.” Dr. Buttar explains that the reduced oxygen suppresses your immune system — which could make you more vulnerable to an opportunistic infections!
The COVID-19 health policies are wildly out of sync with common sense and best medical practices.
Businesses Face Customer Push-back on Masks!
The article points out:
As states proceed to re-start their economies, companies like Costco are requiring and demanding that all shoppers put on face masks before being allowed into the store. Certainly, others will follow. Although their logic for doing this is totally flawed, shoppers have a decision to make: Will you or won’t you? If you want to attempt to sort this out when faced with such a challenge, create a little card like this to show to the store manager or anyone else who demands that you wear a face mask.
The article shows a card to print out asserting you are disabled and invoking your rights as a disabled person under the American Disability Act (ADA) which exempts anyone who opts not to wear a mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article says you are not required to explain your disability. It claims that stores that refuse to allow people to shop without masks can be fined $75,000 for the first offense and $150,000 for the second offense. However, this information is not accurate.
ADA Implications: I Don’t Want To Wear A Mask points out:
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen multiple shifts in views by the public and employees. Initially, the issue was what to do if an employee requested a face mask. However, businesses are now facing different questions: 1. Can you require employees to wear a face mask? 2. Can you require customers or members of the public to wear a face mask when coming into your business? What most do not realize is that both of these questions raise potential ADA issues.
So what can a business do if a customer says that he or she cannot wear a face mask and, possibly go so far as to allege that requiring one is a violation of the ADA for the business to refuse to allow him/her in? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. First and foremost, it is important to remember that this implicates the ADA. Unlike with employees, businesses are very limited in what questions and/or documentation they can ask the customer to provide regarding a disability under the ADA.
With regard to masks, generally the ADA prohibits places of public accommodation having restrictions that would limit access to an individual with a disability. However, the ADA does allow restrictions when an individual would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others. As of March 2020, the EEOC has declared that the COVID-19 pandemic meets the direct threat standard, based on guidance from the CDC and public health authorities regarding the risk of community spread and institution of restrictions.
IMPORTANT – This standard may change and so businesses must stay up-to-date. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is currently considered a direct threat by the EEOC, a business would likely be on solid ground to require customers to wear face masks or covering when entering into their premises.
This standard is most likely to change as more people go maskless in public and shop at stores that don’t require masks. When stores see they are losing business by enforcing a mask policy, they will have an incentive to revise their policies. Take whatever steps make you feel comfortable. I have never worn a mask even when it was required by New York State and my co-op. If I go in a store that requires a mask, I have found that many don’t enforce the policy. All those that do have been comfortable with my just briefly raising my neck scarf over my nose as a gesture of limited compliance for a minute.
Do What Makes You Feel Comfortable
My co-op requires that we wear masks. However, I have never worn one. When the super in my building asked me recently where my mask was, I explained that the top doctors warn that wearing masks is not only not protecting us but is actually harmful in several key ways. End of discussion.
It takes courage to assert your right to go maskless and protect your health. However, no one should be forced to undermine their health in the illusion that they are protecting “the community”. When everyone around you is going along with the mask policies, it can feel very lonely to be the only one standing up for health as opposed to the illusion of health. So, you have a choice to make now. You can agree to continue to damage your health by wearing a mask so you don’t stand out or rock the boat – or you can protect your body and let the chips fall where they may. When one person goes maskless, it encourages others to follow suit.
While New York City stopped enforcing the mask policy a couple of weeks ago, about 90% of my neighbors are still wearing masks. That is probably out of ignorance of the harm they cause. Most people still believe that COVID-19 is a “pandemic” that threatens to kill millions of Americans and that the health policies are designed to protect them and others.
However, Are COVID-19 Death Rates Falsified? shows that the death rates are being massively inflated in a number of ways. In addition, on March 26, Dr. Anthony Fauci published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine called Covid-19 – Navigating the Uncharted in which he admitted that, “the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a fatality rate of approximately 0.1%.”
Clearly, whoever devised the COVID-19 “health policies” – lockdown, masks, and social distancing – knows nothing about health! These policies have cost the economy over $2 trillion, put over 38 million people out of work, and are leading to record suicides – all for a seasonal flu! Following these policies is letting the blind lead the blind. That’s why Dr. Ron Paul, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, and the John Birch Society have called for Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to be fired.
No one should be forced to harm himself! There is a time for civil disobedience as Henry David Thoreau wrote in the 19th century in his historic and . Thomas Jefferson said: “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so”. In the 1960s Black Americans stood up in the Civil Rights Movement to assert their constitutional freedoms. Perhaps we need a health rights movement now to reclaim our health freedoms!
Nothing Changes As Long As You Obey
Exceptionally Cruel and Insensitive Health Officials by Dr. Mark Sircus should be read in full. Much of it is quoted here. Dr. Sircus says:
Not only are they cruel and insensitive but they are outright liars (they love scary predictions that do not come true) and do not want to listen to anyone who disagrees with their insensible plans to destroy human civilization. They are destroyers of human existence, human activity, human happiness and even human health. To be in favor of lock-downs is to be for death of the world economy, increased death by suicide, increased death by over a million from tuberculous, vastly increased homelessness, and for millions to die of starvation. That is the short list.
Medical Nightmare Turning Apocalyptic
It has not completely sunk in yet but the real nightmare is just getting started. More than four out of five people in the global labor force of 3.3 billion have been hit by full or partial workplace closures, according to the International Labor Organization, which says 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy “stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed.” How a few men got the politicians of the world to do this is something that history will have to eventually answer.
More than 36 million have filed for unemployment in the United States since mid-March. It is not a depression we are entering but a collapse that could halt most human activity. If the coronavirus pandemic continues to drive unemployment levels as high as predicted, homelessness will increase 40% to 45% by the end of the year, according to an analysis by a Columbia University economics professor. That would mean 250,000 more people in the US would experience homelessness compared with last year, bringing the total number of those experiencing homelessness to above 800,000.
How can we possibly measure the human suffering as a consequence of what is being done following the orders of health care officials? For those who oppose the orders it might be a good time to revisit the teaching of Martin Luther King Jr. “Martin King, was a minister who exposed the truth that obedience keeps us in chains. His crucial synthesis was to combine disobedience with goodness. His crucial work (and this is greatly under-appreciated) was to hold disobedience and goodness together.”
There is open lockdown rebellion in Pennsylvania and demonstrations in England and Germany…. World health officials are not practicing medicine or public health they are practicing cold-hardheartedness. They along with politicians are acting like the original communists and fascists who believed that their way was the only way, killing or censoring anyone who disagrees. Certain epidemiologists have said there is very little sturdy evidence to base lockdown policies on, but this has not prevented politicians from acting as if everything they say or do is based on solid science….
While many European cities begin the process of reviving their economies, the Big Apple — America’s coronavirus epicenter — remains shut as authorities fear sparking another wave of COVID-19 infections. So let the city die and long live fear! Sweden never closed down in the first place and they are not having more difficulties with the virus than countries that have lockdown their people. We have let the fears of health authorities choke the world and create a form of hysteria never seen before.”
The article links to an article about Dr. King: Nothing Changes As Long As You Obey. Also see Dr. Sircus’ articles Greatest Civilization Collapse in History and Medical Coup D’état – The Culling of Humanity.
End The Lockdown Now!
Dr Dan Erickson and Dr Artin Massihi counter the official narrative discusses is a video in which these front-line doctors in California discuss conclusions they have drawn from the data they collected about COVID-19. Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi report that their findings show COVID-19 is similar to the a seasonal flu we have every year. Therefore, they say we should end the lockdown now because it is not necessary and the costs are too high. Those costs are not just economic — as astronomical as those are.
Over 38 million Americans have lost their jobs since March. The costs include loss of revenue, depression, alcoholism, spousal abuse, child abuse, suicide, etc. These society-destroying costs will mount unless the lockdown is ended NOW! They point out that these things “are significantly more detrimental to society than a virus that has proven similar in nature to the seasonal flu we have every year”. In other words – the “cure” is much worse than the disease! The policy has been a dangerous over-reaction.
These front-line MDs explain that the policies we have been told to adopt are putting us all more at risk because they lower our immune system and make us more vulnerable when the lockdown ends! These policies include the lockdown itself which is unprecedented and unnecessary for healthy people. They include wearing masks, social distancing, excessive washing of hands, and use of disinfectants. These policies make us more vulnerable to opportunistic infections what can result in a “second wave” which will be used to justify another destructive lockdown!
Dr. Erickson read their joint statement which points out
We also need to put measures in place so economic shutdown like this does not happen again. We want to make sure that we understand that quarantining the sick is what we do not quarantining the healthy. We need to make sure if you are going to dance on someone’s constitutional rights, you better have a good reason. You better have a really good scientific reason and not just theory.
Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi point out that Emergency Room physicians across the country are coming to the same conclusions they have. Their recommendations are in line with those of a growing number of prominent doctors. It makes sense for our health policy to be based now on solid data from the field rather than on speculative models that are destroying our economy and undermining our freedoms.
See Social Distancing — Attack on First Amendment! for more information about our rights.
JBS: Freedom Is The Cure!
The John Birch Society site says:
Do we live in America or a Communist dictatorship? When is it ok for governments to force the closure of businesses? Or to forcibly close places of worship? When will this end and what will happen when the virus flares up again this fall? The over-the-top response from all levels of government to the COVID-19 coronavirus has betrayed the very foundations of our Republic. Rights have been trampled.
It points out:
During the lockdown of America, schools, businesses, churches, and individuals are being bullied by government based on an unwarranted emergency. Will we get those rights back? That depends on you! Your Rights Are Not Negotiable!
Americans Must Respond! Given the absolute hype by the media and government at every level, most Americans are submitting to these draconian orders. After all, Americans are ruled by laws, so we willingly want to comply. But when the government tramples our rights, their orders must be met with swift and Constitutional pushback from the proper authorities…..Terrorists couldn’t do any better to tank the U.S. economy, take away our freedoms, and cause mass hysteria among the American people. It’s time to stop the tyranny and clear the way for American healthcare to treat the virus!