Masks Are Dangerous, Let Us Count the Ways

Recently, while standing in line at a pharmacy to pick up a prescription, I noticed a longer line of people waiting to get their next round of COVID booster shots.

There was a noticeable difference between the two lines.

🔹The five people in the prescription line appeared generally healthy, happy and were maskless.

🔹Each one of the nine people in the booster line looked frail, unhealthy, frightened and wore masks. Two were in wheelchairs, two had canes. Three looked to be in their thirties while six seemed to be over 50.

It was easy to hear the anxiousness of that group being out in a public place in their conversations. Among their discussions were their experiences with past COVID episodes–every one of them! Not just one instance, but in in at least half of them claimed COVID multiple times.

A woman in the prescription line turned around and whispered, “No shots here. No one in my family has had COVID and we sure as hell don’t wear masks. We did in early 2020 but learned it was all a hoax.”

The man behind me and I both agreed to the same experiences. We all noticed the terror in the eyes of those in the booster line. We noted that as each one came out of the “immunization room,” they either rushed to get back outside to their cars or felt a sense of relief that they felt protected just in time before one of us maskless germ carriers could harm them.

“They are just making themselves more sick,” the lady before us commented. “Imagine living like that.”

“This is like a microscosm of our society,” the gentleman behind me offered. “I would bet they are CNN watchers and hang on to every lieing word (Anthony) Fauci says.”

As the lady in front was called to the counter, she turned once more around and added, “And most likely Biden voters.”

A simple walk through a public area, like a grocery store, can tell us much about a community’s stance on mask wearing.

In nearby Bandera, Texas (Cowboy Capital of the World) that when they see a stranger or tourist wearing a mask, the usual comment is either, “indoctrinated college kid” or “they must be from Austin or California.”

So let us count the ways wearing these masks can be dangerous or unhealthy.

Risk To Pregnant Women And Fetuses

  • Impedes gaseous exchange between mother and fetus,
  • Too much carbon dioxide in a pregnant mothers blood may lead to too much carbon dioxide in fetal blood,
  • Exposure to birth defect-causing chemicals and increased risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects,
  • Significant and irreversible damage to a Childs developing brain,
  • Impaired fetal growth,
  • Adverse perinatal outcomes in women with chronic respiratory conditions,
  • Preterm labor, which is regular contractions leading to the opening up of the cervix after week 20 and before week 37 of pregnancy and which may lead to preterm birth,
  • Pre-eclampsia, which is high blood pressure during pregnancy accompanied by damage to organs,
  • Respiratory compromise in pregnant women,
  • Imposes higher workload on pregnant women,
  • Increased risk of suffocation when worn by a baby,
  • Virtually every physiological reaction to facemasks mentioned on this list below can also occur in a fetus, only it occurs during his most important developmental period of life, likely making the physiological impact much worse,
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Breathing And The Lungs

  • Obstruction of the airway,
  • Mask-induced increased airway resistance,
  • Increased breathing resistance,
  • Increased inhalation resistance,
  • Increased exhalation resistance,
  • Breathing problems,
  • Impeded gas exchang eat rest,
  • Shortness of breath,
  • Feeling of breathlessness,
  • Chest discomfort,
  • Tightness of the chest,
  • Increased respiratory frequency and depth,
  • Increased respiratory load,
  • Increased work of respiratory muscles,
  • Disturbed respiratory physiology,
  • Reduced lung function,
  • Impairments in lung function parameters,
  • Decreased oxygen intake,
  • Increased cardiorespiratory stress,
  • Impairments in cardiopulmonary capacity,
  • Rebreathing of carbon dioxide,
  • Increased rebreathing of the body’s waste,
  • Increased inspiratory carbon dioxide levels,
  • Increased expiratory carbon dioxide levels,
  • Increased oxygen demand,
  • Increased oxygen consumption,
  • Impacted oxygen uptake,
  • Decreased oxygen saturation,
  • Increased physiological dead space, which is a larger amount of space in and around the body that does not exchange air and consequently may lead to significant problems as a result,
  • Reduced gas exchange volume available to the lungs in each breath
  • Increased maximal inspiratory pressure,
  • Increased maximal voluntary ventilation,
  • Impeded gas exchange during exercise,
  • Increased retention of carbon dioxide in the lungs,
  • Hyperventilation, which is overly rapid or overly deep breathing,
  • Decreased ability to compensate for a lack of homeostasis through hyperventilation,
  • Hypoventilation, which is reduced intake of air into the lungs,
  • Respiratory distress,
  • Artificial inducement of COPD-like symptoms, which is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a chronic inflammation of the airways, causing restricted airflow,
  • Oxygen deprivation with effects on the heart, lungs, and brain,
  • Pneumonia, which is an infection of the airs sacs of the lungs,
  • Aspiration pneumonia (Pulmonary aspiration is the inhalation of fluid or other substance into the lower lungs. Aspiration pneumonia is the infection and inflammation of air sacs as a result of pulmonary aspiration.),
  • Passing out during exercise,
  • Irritation of the respiratory tract,
  • Airway inflammation,
  • Foreign bodies in the lungs,
  • Lung toxicity from inhaled graphene and other particles contained within face masks,
  • Inhaled mask polypropylene fibers and other fibers contained within face masks,
  • Sub pleural ground glass opacities due to inhaled mask fibers (While ground glass opacities are indicated in many diseases and conditions, they are hardly as awful as their name would suggest. Their name comes from the hazy look of sandblasted glass. Ground glass opacities (GGO) is merely another way to say hazy images on an chest x-ray or CT scan. The presence of ground glass opacities indicates increased density in lung tissue.),
  • Self-contamination,
  • Clinically relevant fungal, bacterial, and viral infections,
  • Abscesses in lung tissue,
  • Increased lower respiratory tract infections caused by the deep seeding of oropharyngeal flora,
  • Aspergillosis, which is the inhalation of fungal fibers that gather as fungal balls in the lungs,
  • Inhalation of mold and bacterial colonies living on the surface
    of masks,
  • Fibrous thickening of the peribronchiolar interstitium, which is the space around the air sacs of the lungs,
  • Bronchopulmonary diseases from inhaled synthetic fibers such as:
  • Asthma,
  • Alveolitis, which is inflammation of the air sacs of the lungs,
  • Chronic bronchitis, which is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes; the bronchial tubes being how air is carried to and from the lungs,
  • Bronchiectasis, which is abnormal widening of the bronchior their branches, causing an additional risk of infection,
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax, which is sudden collapsed lung without any apparent cause,
  • Chronic pneumonia,
  • Granulomas, which are masses of tissue produced in response to the presence of an infection or foreign substance,
  • Pulmonary fibrosis,
  • Mask induced rhinitis, which is swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose,
  • Increased disease transmission due to the nebulizer effect, which is a phenomenon caused by the wearing of mask, in which the mask wearer pushes more fine particles further out from the mask wearer than a non-mask wearer would,
  • Pulmonary hypertension, which is abnormally high blood pressure in the blood vessels that support the lungs,
  • Aggravation of exercise induced asthma,
  • Bacterial-induced chronic airway inflammation,
  • Increased risk of severe respiratory failure,
  • Immotile cilia syndrome caused by humidity and temperature in the upper airway (Cilia is a hair-like structure lining the airways that serves several functions, among that helping to clear the lungs of matter. Immotile cilia lead to disturbance in the clearing of the lungs.),

Heart

  • Increased heart rate,
  • Reduced cardiopulmonary capacity,
  • Lower maximum blood lactation response, which is an indicator of reduced cardiopulmonary capacity,
  • Mask-induced latent increase in blood gascarbon dioxide levels (toward hypercapnia),
  • Increase in carbon dioxideretention,
  • Increased carbon dioxide blood content,
  • Increased transcutaneous carbon dioxide, which is carbon dioxide levels measured through the skin,
  • Rapid onset of toxic effects due to the easy uptake of carbon dioxide in the blood and the rapid diffusion into bodily tissue,
  • Mask-induced latent drop in blood gas oxygen levels (toward
    hypoxia),
  • Decreased oxygen availability,
  • Decreased oxygen saturation of the blood,
  • Decreased blood oxygen partial pressure,
  • Hypercapnia, which is abnormally high carbon dioxide in the blood
  • Including acute (sudden) hypercapnia,
  • Hypoxia, which is abnormally low oxygen in the blood,
  • Hypercapnic hypoxemia, which is abnormally low oxygen in the blood at the same time as abnormally high carbon dioxide in
    the blood,
  • Increased blood acidity,
  • Increased lactate concentration,
  • Increased acidic environment,
  • Acidosis,
  • Cardiac overload,
  • Endothelial dysfunction, which is impaired function of the lining of the blood vessels, an early stage of arteriosclerosis in which the endothelium, the lining of the blood vessels, stops working properly and may cause significant symptoms,
  • Increased blood pressure,
  • Increase in systolic blood pressure,
  • Hypertension, which is abnormally high blood pressure,
  • Hypotension, which is abnormally low blood pressure,
  • Vascular damage, which is damage to the arteries and/or veins,
  • Cardiovascular disease, which is disease of the heart and circulatory system,
  • Increased heart attack risk,
  • Increased stroke risk,
  • Serious arrhythmia, which is an irregular or abnormal rhythm of the heart,
  • Cardiac dysfunction,
  • Right or left ventricular dysfunction, which is improper functioning of the portion of the heart that is largely responsible for pumping blood,
  • Pericarditis, which is swelling or irritation of the saclike tissue around the heart, the pericardium,
  • Myocardial ischemia, which is reduced blood flow to the heart, preventing the heart muscle from receiving enough oxygen,
  • Arteriosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries,
  • Coronary heart disease, which is a disease affecting the major blood vessels that supply the heart,
  • Life threatening staph infections,
  • Bacteremia, which is bloodstream infection,
  • Sepsis, which is a condition in which the body’s response to an infection damages the body,
  • Septic arthritis, which is joint trouble caused by the spread of an infection to a joint,
  • Irreversible fibrosis in heart tissue, which is a change in the heart tissue, leading to impaired performance of the heart,
  • Subacute bacterial endocarditis, which is an infection of the heart lining and valves that develops over a longer period of time than acute (sudden) bacterial endocarditis,

Kidneys

  • Reduced renal blood flow,
  • Reduced renal function,
  • Reduced glomerular filtration rate, which is the amount of blood that passes through the filters of the kidneyseach minute a reduced rate is an indication of reduced kidney function,
  • Renal overload,
  • Generalized nephritis, which is inflammation of the kidneys,
  • Flares of toxins in the body,

Head

  • Headaches,
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing headache disorders,
  • De novo PPE-associated headaches (PPE is personal protective equipment, such as face masks, N95 respirators, face shields, and other items; de novo, in this specific usage, refers to a headache that did not exist prior to the introduction of PPE and therefore provide a stronger indication that the introduced PPE is a cause of the headache.),
  • Migraine headaches,
  • Irritation of cervical nerves in the neck and head by mask straps,
  • Lightheadedness,
  • Insomnia,
  • Drowsiness, which is qualitative neurological deficits,
  • Dizziness,
  • Syncope, which is the inability to maintain sufficient blood pressure to allow the brain to properly function, thereby increasing the risk of falling,
  • Triggers cerebral ischemia, which is the reduction of blood flow to the brain, thereby reducing the amount of oxygen available to brain tissue,
  • Seizures,
  • Increased brain volume,
  • Decrease in cerebrospinal fluid spaces,
  • Increased intracranial pressure (Generally speaking, as the brain enlarges, pressure on the skull increases.),
  • Increased vasodilation in the central nervous system,
  • Increase in cerebral artery flow,
  • Decreased pulsation of blood vessels in the central nervous system,
  • Damage to blood vessels that supply the brain,
  • Decreased cerebral perfusion (Perfusion is the act of pumping blood through the body, cerebral perfusion is the movement of blood and thereby oxygen through the tissue of the brain.),
  • Deterioration of the hippocampus, which is a particularly oxygen-sensitive portion of the brain,
  • Degeneration of the brain due to reduced oxygen,
  • Neurodegenerative disease,
  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Meningitis, which is inflammation of the fluid and membranes around the brain and spinal cord,
  • Autoimmune encephalitis such as basal ganglia encephalitis and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections, which is also known as PANDAS,

Face

  • Obstructs flow of blood vessels in the face,
  • Obstructs flow of lymph in the face,

Skin

  • Moisture retention,
  • The sensation of dampness,
  • The sensation of heat,
  • Impacted microclimates of the face,
  • Flushing,
  • Impacted pH value of skin,
  • Skin breakdown,
  • Erythematous, which is the reddening of the skindue to damage of superficial capillaries,
  • Increased fluid loss through the skin epithelium,
  • Increased sebum production (Sebum is a Latin word for grease, and refers to the oil created by the sebaceous glands, specifically on the face, in this example.),
  • Altered skin flora,
  • Hypersensitivity to ingredients of industrially manufactured masks,
  • Impaired skin barrier function,
  • Increased skin susceptibility to acne and infection,
  • Redness,
  • Rash,
  • Mask associated skin irritation,
  • Local acne,
  • Staph infections,
  • Itching,
  • Urticaria, which is another word for hives red, itchy welts on the skin,
  • Contact dermatitis,
  • Contact eczema,
  • Increased disease transmission due to poor hygiene practices around face masks,

Eyes

  • Impaired field of vision,
  • Mask-associated ocular irritation,
  • Increased dry eye symptoms,
  • The fogging up of glasses,

Ears

  • The angulation of the outer ear,
  • Permanently disfigured growth of cartilage of the outer ear,
  • Auricular chondritis, which is painful inflammation of the cartilage of the ear,
  • Under-developed auricular cartilage,
  • Mechanical skin lesions,
  • Painful lesions of the retro auricular skin (The auricle of the ear is the external portion of the ear; retro auricular skin refers to skin on the back side of the ears or behind the ears.),
  • Permanent hyperpigmentation (Mask pressure against the skin causes dark marks in the places of pressure as the skin becomes damaged and heals repeatedly.),

Nose

  • Itching and swelling of mucous membranes, which are the lining of surfaces in the nose and other parts of the body that come in contact with the air and contain cells that produce mucus,
  • Mucosal irritation of the nose,
  • Increased nasal secretion,

Mouth

  • Mouth-breathing,
  • Mouth dryness,
  • Reduced saliva,
  • Oral dysbiosis, which is a harmful imbalance of the microflora of the oral cavity,
  • Halitosis, which is bad breath,
  • Seriously sour breath,
  • A newly identified condition known as maskmouth, in which many of the conditions in this section occur simultaneously, seemingly caused by face mask wearing,
  • Decaying teeth,
  • Dental caries, which are more commonly known as cavities,
  • Mask-induced dental problems,
  • Receding gum lines,
  • Gum disease,
  • Gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gingiva, the lining of the gums around the base of the teeth,
  • Cheilitis, which is inflammation of the lips,
  • Angular cheilitis, which is the breaking down of skin at the corners of the mouth,
  • Cracking and sores at the corner of mouth,
  • Increased risk of Group A Streptococcus infections,
  • Candidiasis of the mouth, which is fungal infestation of the mucous membranes with Candida albicans,
  • Periodontal disease, which is illness of the support structure around the teeth,
  • Superficial and relatively harmless pathogens in the oral flora
    are caused to be harmful when they access deeper tissues and the blood
  • Impaired vocal cord coordination,
  • Aggravation of facial trauma,
  • Harm to oral and maxillofacial surgery patients (The maxilla is the upper jaw; oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery of the mouth, bones of the mouth, and face, and may extended into other portions of the head.),

Communication

  • Slurred speech,
  • Acoustic filtering of speech, making speech sound softer, mumbled, muffled, or otherwise harder to hear,
  • Filter and dull acoustic communication,
  • Limit facial recognition,
  • Positive emotions become less recognizable,
  • Suppression of emotional signals,
  • Erase positive effects of smiles and laughter,
  • Increase the likelihood of misunderstanding,
  • Block emotional signaling,
  • Disrupt human communication, both verbal and non-verbal,
  • Negative emotions are amplified,
  • Reduction of comprehension of outward emotional displays,
  • Reduction in empathy perception,
  • Disrupt social interaction,
  • Disruption of doctor-patient relationship,
  • Bonding between teachers and learners is reduced,
  • Interference with pedagogy,
  • Increased alienation of the deaf and hard of hearing,
  • Increased stress upon the hearing impaired,
  • Increased stress upon the mentally impaired,
  • Reduced social cohesion,
  • Reduced group cohesion,
  • Increased stress-related illnesses,
  • Hinders a baby’s acquisition of speech and language,
  • Increased feelings of isolation,
  • Social withdrawal,
  • Increased peer pressure encouraging the wearing of a face mask beyond the recognition of harmful symptoms,
  • Provokes excessively loud speech,
  • Triggering new voice disorders,
  • Increased risk of voice disorder,
  • Compromise of the pressure gradients required for undisturbed speech,
  • Increased aerosol production during speech, which leads to increased spread of pathogens,

Immunity

  • Partial immunosuppression or reduced immune response,
  • Increased predisposition for viral, fungal, and bacterial illness,
  • Increased rhinovirus infections,
  • Increased risk of disease transmission,
  • Immune-mediated inflammatory disorders, more commonly known as auto-immune diseases, which include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, along with many others,

Cancer

  • Promotes the growth, invasion, and spread of cancer,
  • Poorer survival rates in patients with cancer,
  • Poorer clinical outcomes,

Body

  • PPE-associated discomfort,
  • Mild pain,
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Fatigue,
  • Vertigo, which is a sensation of whirling and loss of balance,
  • Exhaustion,
  • Drowsiness,
  • Increased stress hormone levels, which include adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol,
  • Increased muscle tension,
  • Impacted working methods,
  • Malaise with chest pain,
  • Increased danger of heat stroke,
  • Increased likelihood that heat will amass in the body,
  • Increased likelihood that the body will not be able to properly
    cool itself,
  • Mask induced thermal stress,
  • Increased risk of thermal shock,
  • Increased risk of dehydration,
  • Impacted homeostasis,
  • Slowed maximum speed of movement,
  • Inability to recognize the signs of dehydration,
  • Psycho-vegetative stress reactions,
  • Impacted physical workload,
  • Impacted maximum power output,
  • Impacted exercise capacity,
  • Impacted pace of work,
  • Muscular weakness,
  • Impact on fast-twitch muscle fiber size,
  • Muscle damage,
  • Greater difficulty exercising,
  • High fever,
  • Impacted metabolic rate,
  • Increased leptin release,
  • Increased harm from caffeinated drinks and other diuretics,
  • Health deterioration,
  • Oxidative stress,
  • Intoxication, which is the poisoning of the body with a toxin, often to the point of impaired physical or mental control,
  • Increased inflammatory substances such as C reactive protein (An increase of these substances in the body indicates a higher level of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a swelling or some other immune reaction of the body and indicates a problem.),
  • Increased cell acidity,
  • Increased noradrenergic stress response (Involving the hormone norepinephrine also called noradrenaline. This hormone and neurotransmitter mobilizes the body to act and is associated with the fight or flight response and survival adaptation as well as stress in general. It is common for norepinephrine levels to be low when the body is at rest and a person is at ease.),
  • Increased rate of infection caused by exercising in a face mask,
  • Increased use of medication,
  • Toxic shock syndrome,
  • Atopic predisposition, which is an allergy tendency,
  • Increased rate of hospitalization,
  • Sudden death during exercise,
  • Altered metabolism,
  • Increased metabolic stress,
  • Self-induced illness,
  • Buildup of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria,
  • Epithelial damage, which is damage to the outer layer of cells lining the surface of the body, both internal and external,
  • Reduced participation,
  • Increased symptoms of sleep apnea,
  • Increased rates of sleep apnea,
  • Autonomic dysfunction,
  • Increased likelihood of wound infection when worn by a surgeon,
  • Chronic inflammation,
  • Accelerated aging process,
  • Premature mortality,
  • Diabetes,
  • Long-term disease relevant consequences,
  • Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES),

Thinking

  • Impaired cognition,
  • Compromised cognitive performance,
  • Cognitive impairment, such as thinking impairments and coordination impairments,
  • Concentration problems,
  • Decreased IQ,
  • Reduced motoric abilities,
  • Impacts caretaker cognition and wellbeing, leading to a higher risk of harm to the individual receiving care,
  • Decrease in psycho-motoric skills, which include hand-eye coordination, playing an instrument, driving a car, or other actions in which several parts of the body are used in coordination with each other,
  • Reduced responsiveness,
  • Impaired thinking,
  • Suppressed anger,
  • Increase in psychosomatic illnesses,
  • Increased feelings of insecurity,
  • Panic reactions,
  • Anxiety,
  • Activation of fight or flight response,
  • Increased fear,
  • Mood disturbances,
  • Disorientation,
  • Impacted feeling of well being,
  • Reduced self-determination,
  • Loss of autonomy,
  • Feeling of deprivation of freedom,
  • Self-suppression of own needs and concerns,
  • An inhibition to habitual actions such as eating, drinking, touching, scratching, and cleaning,
  • Subconscious, constant distraction,
  • Reduced attention,
  • Impacted individual skill,
  • Psychological impairment,
  • Failure to recognize hazards,
  • Mask-induced listlessness,
  • Avoidable accidents at work,
  • Impaired operation of automobiles and other machines,
  • Perception of discomfort,
  • Increased feelings of discouragement,
  • Mild depressive feelings,
  • Depression,
  • Exacerbation of paranoid schizophrenia symptoms,
  • Exacerbation of dementia symptoms,
  • Exacerbation of personality disorder symptoms,
  • Psychological impact on children,
  • Developmental impact on children,
  • Exacerbation of panic attack symptoms,
  • Exacerbation of panic disorder symptoms,
  • Inability to recognize a feeling of thirst,
  • Loss of consciousness,
  • Concentration disorders,
  • Trigger sympathetic stress response,
  • Depressive self-experience,
  • Lowered health-related self-care,
  • Effect on neurological diseases,
  • Narcotic action,
  • Neurological symptoms,
  • Confusion,
  • Increased feelings of numbness,
  • Syncopein the operating theater,
  • Reduced quality of medical care when worn by a care provider,
  • Mistakes and misunderstandings in the operating room,
  • Impacted postural stability (proprioception),
  • Altered gait velocity

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13 thoughts on “Masks Are Dangerous, Let Us Count the Ways

  1. Wow. What a list

    Oxygen is important. Social interaction might be a close second

    I didn’t know people are still getting boosters. Figured 99% of people know what is going on

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    1. Almost all of the people I have talked to this week have gotten “My booster.”
      Even at church, though not as many there. It’s their second booster of course.
      I can’t talk them out of it; they think I’m full of misinformation and likely dangerous. When it finally comes out how bad these masks and jabs are, these people will be devastatingly frightened.

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      1. Interesting. We are fortunate that by far most in our neck of the woods are not getting boosted. Most were never vaxxed.
        We drove an hour away to done with a son. We went to a grocery store for some for a couple of items. I have a habit of counting masked vs unmasked. Today there were 94 unmasked. 3 masked.
        MANY people we know who have died prematurely, invaded with disease (cancer, myocardial, lymphatic problems & especially shingles, etc) have one thing in common: vaccines & boosters. Its not working out too well for them. I only speak to anyone about it if they ask. Too much herd mentality & propaganda. But I reach far more people writing about it.
        Its so very sad, but I’m encouraged by the voting patterns here. Many Trump signs, Trump parades, rallies, etc. Because we are traveling, we voted on the first day. (We recommend voting on election day to deter cheating). Locally, the voting here beat all time record counts to the point the # voting on that one day exceeded what this precinct gets during all days if prior voting.

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  2. Great research! “Hinders a baby’s acquisition of speech and language” One of my grandson’s was born the week covid hit our shores. He was isolated from family and unable to socialize for a year or even go into stores etc. If he did, they all wore masks. It’s not normal. He now has trouble learning to speak. Speech therapy has increased by 350% since covid.

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  3. A comprehensive Blog Entry indeed. Much of it, or the extent of many enumerated concerns, depends on the fit of the mask.

    Masks are generally in reference to Surgical Masks with no Face to Facepiece Seal. Yet, it’s common to refer to a Respirator as a Mask. One day, at work, wearing my Respirator loosely around my neck (I was at that moment in an indoor area with filtered air) I asked the operator if he had seen my “mask” laying around. When he said “you’re kidding?” my Spidey Senses told me something wasn’t right, he pointed to my “Respirator” hanging around my neck, how embarrassing. We used Respirators due to chemicals being present in the workplace, other Chemicals required Breathing Air to be worn, and certain chemicals required a Level A Haz Mat Suit with the Breathing Air and Full Facepiece worn sealed inside the Suit.

    In our context in my comment, Masks refer to Surgical Masks and Equivalents. Since N95 Respirators and Better (1/2 Face, Full Face Negative Pressure Air Purifying Respirators that use External Cartridges and have Intake and Exhaust Valves), have a Face to Facepiece Seal, they are given an Assigned Protection Factor (APF). N95 Respirators are known as Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFR), and have an Assigned Protection Factor of 10, as do 1/2 Face Respirators. Full Face Respirators described above have an Assigned Protection Factor of 50.

    There was some dispute if FFR should have an APF of 10, some felt 5 was more realistic.

    Divide 1 by the APF to get the percentage of the Contaminant that enters the Respirator due to leaks at the Face to Facepiece Seal. As the APF increases, numerically, the Percentage that leaks-in Decreases.

    1 ÷ 5 = 0.2
    0.2 = 20% Leaks-in

    1 ÷ 10 = 0.1
    O.1 = 10% Leaks-in

    1 ÷ 50 = 0.02
    0.02 = 2% Leaks-in

    Here’s the Surprise. Masks have no Assigned Protection Factor. This is because there is no Face to Facepiece Seal. If the Pathogen is Airborne, it will enter the Mask from a variety of areas. The Mask cannot protect the Wearer, except from projectile droplets (we’ve all had people spit a tiny droplet of saliva on us while they are speaking).

    None of the General Public was trained on Mask use. Wearing the Mask too tightly will impair respiration and likely do little to prevent the passage of an Airborne Pathogen.

    OSHA states that users that are required to use an N95 Respirator or Better need to have a Yearly Physical to be sure they are physically fit enough to function with altered levels of Oxygen and implicitly Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Fauci telling someone to Double Mask is criminally negligent, because there is still no Face to Facepiece Seal, and the additional hinderance on Oxygen intake and CO2 elimination by tightly wearing 2 Masks likely exceeds the problems from wearing an N95 Respirator that OSHA requires yearly physicals for.

    N95 are Disposable, not Single Use, but who’s been instructed when to dispose of them or the same for Masks? Consequently, they harbor covid, other viruses, Bacteria, Mold, etc.

    N95 (Respirators) work for Tuberculosis, the pathogen is about 3 Microns in diameter, the N95 Filter stops 0.3 Micron Particles to the rated efficiency (95%, 99%, or 99.97%) but the Respirator as Worn lets 10% get in due to the Assigned Protection Factor.

    There is so much more to say, on the “Science” of Respiratory Protection, but the govt didn’t use Science.

    If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance, Baffle Them With Your Bull, that is how the govt functions.

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  4. I’m not quite sure (English/German medical terminology) if you mentioned in your post that wearing a mask for several hours, significantly weakens the immune system. People who have to wear a mask all day at work, are then in their free time without a mask, particularly at risk.

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