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Wearing Face Masks/Muzzles
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Questions   |   The Government / The Legal Position   |   The Doctors and Scientists

UK Govt's 'Medical Experts' / 'The Science'   |   Mosquitoes and Chain Link Fences   |   The Precautionary Principle

"It's Not For You; It's For Others"   |   But, Surgeons Wear Masks...   |   Masks: Disgusting Germ Carriers

Immunity and Disease   |   Mask Mouth   |   Social and Psychological Harms   |   Omicron Masking

Masks in the NHS   |   Masks in Schools   |   Masks in Churches   |   Masks in Shops   |   Masks on Public Transport

Project Fear   |   Control & Tyranny, Dehumanisation & Submission   |   Smoking Out the Dissenters

The True Believers and the Brainwashed   |   MSM, Propaganda War, Training Up State Informers

Face Masks --> Vaccinations --> CoviPass   |   The Environment   |   General Comments

Covid-19 Home Page   |   Ten Excellent Reasons Not To Wear A Mask   |   Lockdowns --> Masks -->

Believing Absurdities   |   20 Things I've Learned...   |   What is Covid-19?

Coronavirus Act: What Are We Consenting To?   |   Bayith Articles on C19   |   Agenda 21/2030

Deep Ecology and Population Control   |   Scriptures to Strengthen Us   |   Political Cultural and Social Issues


"Many medical experts have been publicly warning for some time about the dangers of restricting breathing
 with a mask which lowers oxygen intake (hypoxia), increases C02 (hypercapnia),
and which suppresses the immune system"

"[Masks] are disgusting biohazards.
There's a reason we don't blow our noses then wear our hankies on our faces afterwards"
[reader's comment at source].

"Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand,
and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted;
and ye shall know that I am the LORD"
(Ezekiel 13:21)

"I have come to view a mask as a means of silencing me.
It's a gag. The implication is you are not allowed to speak out"

"I don't want people to be bullied into doing things
that they don't necessarily want to do"
[PM Boris Johnson, LBC Radio, 3rd July 2020]

Everyone Thinks They're Gonna "Be This Guy" When the Time Comes...

I'm Not Anti-Science for Refusing to Wear A Mask...

You Comply Because You Want It To End...

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
(2 Timothy 1:7)


YOUTUBE:

Peace ~ Be Still ~ Lay All Your Worries Down
"Be still, O my soul, for our God is in control"

 

 

Ear Loop (Disposable) Masks

"WARNING:  This product is an ear loop mask.  This product is not a respirator and will not provide any protection against Covid-19 (Coronavirus) or other viruses or contaminants.  Wearing an ear loop mask does not reduce the risk of contracting any disease or infection.  User is solely responsible for the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment for the setting and application.  Change immediately if contaminated."

"It's Just A Mask..."

said the little frog as he waved from his pan of almost boiling water...

Smile Free

"Smile Free is the campaign to repeal mask mandates in the UK.  The evidence simply is not good enough to justify compulsory face masks.  In fact they come with numerous harms, and should go for good right now.  Prior to June 2020, public health organisations, and their experts, did not endorse masking healthy people in the community as a means of reducing viral transmission.  Yet mandatory 'face coverings' - accompanied by huge fines for non-compliance - were imposed upon the UK public by ministerial diktat in summer 2020.  There was no discussion, debate, or even clarity under what conditions mandates would be removed.  This is despite the growing evidence of harms, and the near total lack of real world evidence of efficacy.  It's time to repeal masks in the UK.  Want help us do it?  it's easy..."

The photo on the right shows the amount of bacteria collected in a mask after just 20 minutes of wearing.
Still think you've been instructed to wear a mask to keep you "safe"?...

 

"We set up Smile Free because we were concerned that the unwelcome imposition of masking might be tough to eradicate without pro-active pressure, and so it has proved.  The latest attempted media scares are like deja vu ... in 2020 was a dawning realisation that a certain section of society actually seemed to LIKE masks and LIKED others to be forced to wear them too, for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with any rational assessment of the situation.  The idea that there might be something human about seeing the faces of other human beings never seemed to enter the equation either.  So we probably shouldn't be surprised that recent weeks have seen attempts in the media (who have always taken a perverse thrill in the prospect of people being masked) to ramp up Covid fear and - sure as night follows day - bring the muzzles back" [Smile Free, email on file, 8th September 2023].

Keep Britain Free

"What started out as a personal journey for me, wanting to right the injustices damaging our society, quickly became a movement. A cause joined by likeminded souls brave enough to think and act for themselves. I want to bring your voices to our platform and our community ... If you are happy to share your experiences, please either video, audio record or write your testimony and send to simon@keepbritainfree.com ... As our movement grows, many of you are asking how you can be involved, so we have put together some resources that you can share to help spread the values of speech and independent thought: https://www.keepbritainfree.com/resources..."

GRAPHIC:  Drawing the Line  (July 2020)

"No mask! That's where I draw the line!..."

"It's only a mask, vaccine, microchip, gulag" [reader's comment at source].

"If ye love [safety] greater than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen" [Samuel Adams].

 

Questions

Did God design us to breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide and toxins?  Or did He design us to breathe both in and out carbon dioxide and toxins?


Unknown Aspects of Mask Wearing

"Many potential harms may arise from broad public policies to wear masks, and the following unanswered questions arise:

  • Do used and loaded masks become sources of enhanced transmission, for the wearer and others?
  • Do masks become collectors and retainers of pathogens that the mask wearer would otherwise avoid when breathing without a mask?
  • Are large droplets captured by a mask atomized or aerolized into breathable components? Can virions escape an evaporating droplet stuck to a mask fiber?
  • What are the dangers of bacterial growth on a used and loaded mask?
  • How do pathogen-laden droplets interact with environmental dust and aerosols captured on the mask?
  • What are long-term health effects on HCW, such as headaches, arising from impeded breathing?
  • Are there negative psychological consequences to wearing a mask, as a fear-based behavioural modification?
  • What are the environmental consequences of mask manufacturing and disposal?
  • Do the masks shed fibers or substances that are harmful when inhaled?

"By making mask-wearing recommendations and policies for the general public, or by expressly condoning the practice, governments have both ignored the scientific evidence and done the opposite of following the precautionary principle. In an absence of knowledge, governments should not make policies that have a hypothetical potential to cause harm. The government has an onus barrier before it instigates a broad social-engineering intervention, or allows corporations to exploit fear-based sentiments.  Furthermore, individuals should know that there is no known benefit arising from wearing a mask in a viral respiratory illness epidemic, and that scientific studies have shown that any benefit must be residually small, compared to other and determinative factors ... The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum, or select only incomplete science that serves their interests" [source].

 

The Government / The Legal Position


"I don't want people to be bullied into doing things that they don't necessarily want to do"
[PM Boris Johnson, LBC Radio, 3rd July 2020].


"Government Medical Risk Warning Regarding Masks.  We now understand that the UK government:

  • Has made NO Quantitative Medical Risk Assessment on its enforcement of the wearing of masks,
  • Has NO concerns over health risks to the public at large and for those with medical or mental health issues which place them at increased risk from mask wearing,
  • Has given itself the power to place the health, safety, and wellbeing of the public at risk on its own say-so,
  • Is prepared to continue to place public health at risk from mask-wearing, including hypoxia and hypercapnia" [source].


"The list of exemptions is not exhaustive as far as I know.  The wording is pretty classic vague legalese.  In general, unless stated explicitly, wording like 'include' before a list means it's not exhaustive.  The law
[NB: it's not a law, it is simply 'Guidance' according to the government webpages on masks] is unenforceable IMO - how could anyone determine what constitutes a reasonable excuse with any consistency based on a non-exhaustive list?" [reader's comment at source].


"Point of Order:  I am not 'required' to disclose my muzzle exemption to anyone, whether it's a Day-Glow Denzil, a Stasi, or a bench of frothing magistrates.  It may be in my interest to do so, but there is no (separate) offence committed by refusing, and nothing compels me.  Let's please be very careful with our language here"
[reader's comment at source].

 

The Doctors and Scientists


"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"
[Dr. Russell Blaylock, source].


"Hypoxia (reduction in blood oxygenation) 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"
[Dr. Russell Blaylock, source].


"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 have also been proposed as a significant factor in atherosclerosis and hence increases all cardiovascular (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular (strokes) diseases" 
[Dr. Russell Blaylock, source].


"Wearing a face mask makes exhaled air go into the eyes, generating an uncomfortable feeling and an impulse to touch the eyes which may lead to contamination from hands.  Face masks make breathing more difficult.  For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), face masks are in fact intolerable to wear as they worsen their breathlessness.  Moreover, a fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is inhaled at each respiratory cycle.  Those two phenomena increase breathing frequency and deepness, and hence they increase the amount of inhaled and exhaled air.  This may worsen the burden of Covid-19 if infected people wearing masks spread more contaminated air.  This may also worsen the clinical condition of infected people if the enhanced breathing pushes the viral load down into their lungs"
[British Medical Journal, Masks Don't Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy].


"It would be a paradox if masks and respirators worked given what we know about viral respiratory diseases.  The main transmission path is long residence time aerosol particles which are too fine to be blocked"
[British Medical Journal, Masks Don't Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy].


"Side-effects of wearing a mask: (a) may give the wearer a false sense of security, (b) people touching their mask, (c) quality and volume of speech considerably compromised, thus mask-wearer unconsciously moves closer to person speaking to - thereby defeating object of social distancing, (d) exhaled air goes into the eyes causing wearer to touch their eyes, (e) masks make breathing more difficult - inhaling Co2, (f) can also worsen clinical condition of infected people if enhanced breathing pushes viral load down into lungs - if you're already ill, will make you worse"
[Doctor's letter to BMJ, quoted at source].


"(1) Mask-wearing in warm summer environment: moisture from sweat might render mask ineffective and create favourable habitat for the virus, (2) Masks are potential bio-hazards: one person confirmed that in one day (during days of voluntary mask wearing) they found six discarded masks on a cycle way. Discarded masks are a potential health bio-hazard. They should be disposed of in the same way as hypodermic needles, (3) Communication is not all in the eyes. We have many subtle facial expressions ... conveying the range of emotions is lost when wearing a mask: thoughtful and reassuring smiles remain unseen"
[SAGE, quoted at source].


"This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings that have reported cases of COVID-19.  It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers ... Wearing a medical mask
[EMcD NB: not non-medical masks] is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19.  However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted" [WHO, Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19, Interim Guidance, 06 April 2020].


"There is limited evidence that wearing a medical mask by healthy individuals in the households or among contacts of a sick patient, or among attendees of mass gatherings may be beneficial as a preventative measure.  However, there is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 ... the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks ... The use of masks made of other materials (e.g. cotton fabric), also known as nonmedical masks, in the community setting has not been well evaluated.  There is no current evidence to make a recommendation for or against their use in this setting"
[WHO, Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19, Interim Guidance, 06 April 2020].


"We know that wearing a mask outside healthcare facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to CoVID-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic CoVID-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching CoVID-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic. The clinical research on this topic is clear: even when handled and worn properly, which is definitely NOT happening in the public spaces, wearing a mask in public offers little or no protection from infection. However, when masks are handled and worn improperly, they are a personal and public health disaster ... Masking the public was never about science... Community wearing of face masks was never about science, health, or disease mitigation; it was always about symbolism, fear, and psychological operations to control the population" [Physician and Medical Journal editor, source].


"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 called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte.  This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. 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" [Dr Russell Blaylock, quoted at source].


"Researchers are concerned about possible burden of facemasks during physical activity on pulmonary, circulatory and immune systems, due to oxygen reduction and air trapping reducing substantial carbon dioxide exchange. As a result of hypercapnia, there may be cardiac overload, renal overload, and a shift to metabolic acidosis" [source].


"Risks of N95 Respirators:  Pregnant healthcare workers were found to have a loss in volume of oxygen consumption by 13.8% compared to controls when wearing N95 respirators. 17.7% less carbon dioxide was exhaled. Patients with end-stage renal disease were studied during use of N95 respirators. Their partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) decreased significantly compared to controls and increased respiratory adverse effects. 19% of the patients developed various degrees of hypoxemia while wearing the masks"
[source].

"Risks of Surgical Masks:  Surgical masks were also found to be a repository of bacterial contamination. The source of the bacteria was determined to be the body surface of the surgeons ... Given that surgeons are gowned from head to foot for surgery, this finding should be especially concerning for laypeople who wear masks. Without the protective garb of surgeons, laypeople generally have even more exposed body surface to serve as a source for bacteria to collect on their masks" [source].

"Risks of Cloth Masks:  Healthcare workers wearing cloth masks had significantly higher rates of influenza-like illness after four weeks of continuous on-the-job use, when compared to controls. The increased rate of infection in mask-wearers may be due to a weakening of immune function during mask use. Surgeons have been found to have lower oxygen saturation after surgeries even as short as 30 minutes. Low oxygen induces hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1). This in turn down-regulates CD4+ T-cells.  CD4+ T-cells, in turn, are necessary for viral immunity" [source].


"The use of face masks, whether cloth, surgical or N95, creates a poor obstacle to aerosolized pathogens ... allowing both transmission of aerosolized pathogens to others in various directions, as well as self-contamination ... masks impede the necessary volume of air intake required for adequate oxygen exchange, which results in observed physiological effects that may be undesirable. Even 6-minute walks, let alone more strenuous activity, resulted in dyspnea.  The volume of unobstructed oxygen in a typical breath is about 100ml, used for normal physiological processes. 100ml O₂ greatly exceeds the volume of a pathogen required for transmission ... masks serve more as instruments of obstruction of normal breathing, rather than as effective barriers to pathogens. Therefore, masks should not be used by the general public, either by adults or children, and their limitations as prophylaxis against pathogens should also be considered in medical settings"
[source].


"The Hippocratic Oath famously calls on practitioners to 'first, do no harm' (Those words didn't actually appear in the original oath; they developed as a form of shorthand.) There is a similar principle in the realm of public health: the Principle of Effectiveness. Public health officials say the idea makes it clear that public health organizations have a responsibility to not harm the people they are assigned to protect. The problem with mask mandates is that public health officials are not merely recommending a precaution that may or may not be effective. They are using force to make people submit to a state order that could ultimately make individuals or entire populations sicker, according to world-leading public health officials. This is not a violation of the Effectiveness Principle. It's a violation of a basic personal freedom"
[source].


"The Association 'Kinder F. Weltfrieden eV' has commissioned a laboratory to examine a commercially available mask. The face mask was previously worn by a child in school for 8 hours. Examination results: Detection of 82 bacterial colonies and 4 mold colonies.'  We've asked repeatedly  the Scottish Government and the UK Government for their Quantitative Medical Risk Assessments on mask-wearing. We're taking every child in the country and forcing them to run around with bacterial and fungal colonies being held next to the their mouth and nose. There must be a risk. But it's not being assessed ... This is very, very concerning. Are we going to be dealing with a lot of disease and illness caused by mask-wearing? I think so... The Precautionary Principle is only be applied by the Government when it is in their interests to do so. Applying the Precautionary Principle for mask-wearing would actually undermine the Government's objective"
[source].


"If a community is at risk, the government may have a duty to recommend interventions, as long as those interventions will cause no harm, or are the least harmful option. If an agency follows the Principle of Effectiveness, it will only recommend an intervention that they know to be effective"
[Claire J. Horwell, Professor of Geohealth, Durham University, and Fiona McDonald, Co-Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology, quoted at source].

"By all means people can wear masks but they can't say it's an evidence-based decision... there is a real separation between an evidence-based decision and the opaque term that 'we are being led by the science', which isn't the evidence" [Professor Carl Heneghan, Epidemiologist, Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, quoted at source].

"Prior to March 2020 there were no scientific journals that asserted that masks could keep out a virus.  A virus is 1/1000 the size of a hair ... I will put it plainly to you, my fellow Americans, you have been lied to by the media" [Dr. Simone Gold, source].

This is what virologists wear to protect themselves from a virus.  Now tell me that a small, ill-fitting, soggy paper/cloth face mask does the same" [reader's comment at source].

 

"It is clear that masks serve symbolic roles. Masks are lucky charms that may help increase health care worker's perceived sense of safety and well-being. Although such reactions may not be strictly logical, we're all subject to fear and anxiety, especially during times of crisis. Expanded masking protocols greatest contribution may be to reduce the transmission of anxiety" [New England Journal of Medicine, quoted at source].


"Masks are utterly useless.  There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever.  Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling.  They're not even worn effectively most of the time.  It's utterly ridiculous.  Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people - I'm not saying that in a pejorative sense - seeing these people walking around like lemmings, obeying without any knowledge base, to put the mask on their face"
[Dr. Roger Hodkinson, MA, MB, FRCPC, FCAP, CEO, Medical Specialist in Pathology/Virology, Medical Director of Western Medical Assessments, source].


"[T]he medical literature for the past forty-five years has been consistent: masks are useless in preventing the spread of disease and, if anything, are unsanitary objects that themselves spread bacteria and viruses"
[source].


"Many TCW readers will be aware of the latest Cochrane systematic review, by Tom Jefferson and colleagues, which clearly demonstrated that masks (surgical blue or N-95) don't work.  The team included 78 studies in their analysis ... 'Those skeptics who were furiously mocked as cranks and occasionally censored as misinformers for opposing mandates were right.  The mainstream experts and pundits who supported mandates were wrong.  In a better world, it would behove the latter group to acknowledge their error, along with its considerable physical, psychological, pedagogical and political costs ... The last justification for masks is that, even if they proved to be ineffective, they seemed a relatively low-cost, intuitively effective way of doing something ... But "do something" is not science, and it shouldn't have been public policy.  And the people who had the courage to say as much deserved to be listened to, not treated with contempt.  They may not ever get the apology they deserve, but vindication ought to be enough' "
[source].


"The thing is, we don't need these studies to discover what is ... obvious.  There is no way these ridiculous, baby-blue talismans (nor their toilet-roll-white duckbilled cousins) could possibly hold all the moisture (and all it contains) which is breathed out by even the most lethargic mask advocate.  Were does all that moisture go?  Why, into the air!  Just as if you didn't have one on!"  /  "Steve Kirsch had a piece on a study by someone who knows everything about such masks that there is to know.  The result was that only respirators from P100 upwards can give the wearer some protection against viruses.  And that only for max. 45 minutes, worn correctly (impossible with any beard), accompanied by other PPE and being quiet during that time.  Which is probably why Ebola doctors run around just like that.  Now compare that with our mask mandates, in particular in schools, and the absurdity of them becomes indisputable"
[readers' comments at source].


"Over a dozen scientific papers show clearly that masks are ineffective in preventing the movement of ineffective organisms, and/or reduce oxygen levels and expose wearers to increased levels of carbon dioxide.  The available medical evidence proves that masks do no good in preventing the spread of infection but do a great deal of harm to those wearing them.  A study in the journal Cancer Discovery found that inhalation of harmful microbes can contribute to advanced stage lung cancer"
[source].


"It is time to stop mask mandates for healthy people.  It is no longer possible to justify a behavioral experiment with such far-reaching harmful consequences.  Many scientific studies and analysis all arrive at the same conclusion: the wearing of masks by health people cannot stop the spread of a virus ... The most important magic rule is from ancestral wisdom: rest and go to bed when experiencing Covid or flu-like symptoms.  Strengthening the immune system with a healthy food and lifestyle will decrease the risk for infections and chronic diseases"
[source].                

 

The Government's 'Medical Experts' / 'The Science'


"Corona alarmists ... insist that loving our neighbour means we all must wear masks all the time. But this ... is where science comes into the discussion. As to the matter of how effective masks are, we of course have been getting mixed messages all along. The 'experts' not only disagree with each other, but they even disagree with themselves over time ... [eg] Anthony Fauci ... Sure the alarmists who want us all to stay home and always wear masks can offer links to sites where some 'experts' are telling us we must wear them. But I can offer plenty of links to sites where others are telling us masks are not all that helpful - and may even be harmful ... we must carefully weigh up the right balance between public health and safety, and civil liberties and freedoms. Both are vitally important, and both musty be considered when thinking about the right response to coronavirus"
[source].


"Remember it was only a few weeks before the first outbreak of authoritarianism that the Chief Medical officer was telling us in no uncertain terms to not wear a mask. I truly believe the only reason they changed their mind was to test the intelligence and resolve of the public. By the looks of the high street the answer is that the public are sorely lacking in both"
 [source].

"Outside of a healthcare setting, masks don't work to prevent respiratory diseases.  That was the official science until 2020, but then rather remarkably and virtually overnight the 'science' changed when the dreaded Rona arrived.  This new science is of course the real junk science and is based solely only on hot air and the rustle of money being shovelled into an utterly corrupt academia" [reader's comment at source].

"'Although some studies claim otherwise, the real-world evidence strongly suggests that masking the healthy does not significantly reduce the spread of respiratory viruses for neither the wearer nor others.'  Even that is over-stating their effectiveness - 'significantly' implies that there may be some measurable impact.  The reality is that there is absolutely no measurable impact - look at infection, hospitalisation, death graphs for any country, or any state within a country such as the US, and see if you can tell whether there was a muzzle mandate, and when it was imposed.  In every case, it is impossible to tell as the mandate has absolutely zero impact on the graph.  The only reasonable conclusion is therefore that masks have no impact at all on the real world (as opposed to contrived experimental situations).  Prior to last year this complete lack of real-world impact would have been taken as evidence that they don't work, but now of course we are 'guided by The Science', which means that if some contrived experiments, or even mathematical modelling, says that something works then we (or rather, the government, their advisors and the MSM) have to continue to insist that it does indeed work and is in fact very effective, even though every single set of real-world statistics show the opposite" [reader's comment at source].

 

 

Mosquitoes and Chain Link Fences


"The Covid virus was supposed to be contained in the kind of lab where people wear astronaut suits and go through triple-sealed doors. It is a con of massive proportion to assert that, now, having escaped those environs, a bandana will magically do the trick. The pore size of each face cloth covering range from ~20-100microns. The Covid virus is 200-1000x smaller than that, at 0.1microns. Putting up a chain link fence will not keep out a mosquito. Even the most esteemed medical journals admit their purpose is to calm anxiety. Expanded masking protocols' greatest contribution may be to reduce the transmission of anxiety. Of course, by knowledge or common sense observation, most Americans already know that masking everyone is superstition. But unlike privately carrying a lucky charm, mandating face coverings requires the consent of the governed"
[Dr. Simone Gold, MD, JD, quoted at source].

  "The weave in surgical quality masks, the gaps that allow you to breathe through them, is 500x bigger than the virus in aerosol form.  Simple maths dictates that such apparel will prevent a massive 0.2% of virus in either direction.  Cloth masks are, of course, less effective still ... They are 0.2% of a physical barrier.  A bit like replacing your front door with a matchbox.  Would you call that a barrier to entry to your house?"  /  "I have a wire mesh barrier around my chicken run.  It stops foxes from getting in, not not flies.  The average mask is similar; it stops the bigger germs, but not the virus aerosols.  Also my chicken mesh stops the chicken from escaping, similarly your mask stops the bacteria that you breathe out.  Result: your mask rapidly becomes a biological hazard which you breathe in" [readers' comments at source].

 

"Assumption 10: Mask Wearing for Healthy People is Backed by Solid Scientific Evidence:  The penultimate assumption for today is the wonderful topic of masks, or face diapers and face nappies as many have started calling them. One of the COVID assumptions that many are still clinging to is that it is 'respectful' to wear masks because masks protect healthy individuals from getting sick from viruses. This is patently false ... masks are designed for surgeons or people who are already sick, not for healthy people. They stop sick people spreading a disease through large respiratory droplets; they do nothing to protect well people.  In fact, they restrict oxygen flow leading to under-oxygenation (Hypoxia), which in turn leads to fatigue, weakness and a lower immunity.  With a lower immunity comes ... more susceptibility to disease ... the masks many people are wearing - homemade from cloth - are a joke if you think they will stop a virus which is measured in nanometers (nanometer = 10 to the power of 9 meters, or 0.000000001 meters).  They won't stop the virus but they will assuredly become a hotbed for microbes to develop due to the warm and humid conditions" [source].


"At the very start of this, I said that, as someone who used to work in textiles, when viewed through a basic microscope, the gaps between even the strongest or most taut fabric were so large, the idea that they'd keep in a virus, whose particles you'd need a high powered microscope to see, was laughable.  In fact you can see gaps in most fabrics with the naked eye, including surgical masks.  The only people who could believe that a piece of cloth could stop transmission of a virus are, let's be charitable, a few tinnies short of a six pack"
[reader's comment at source].

 

The Precautionary Principle


"Have yet to read an actual medical study that supports mask wearing over and above the 'precautionary principle'.  Medical grade N95 masks, of course - that is what they are designed to do.  The guidance should be 'Wear a mask if it makes you feel better.'  Nothing more"  /  "Indeed. The best they've ever come up with is that they may, in certain circumstances, reduce transmission.  In other words, they may not"  /  "The literal phrases the govt used in the original mask mandate were 'thought to' and 'assumed to', with no scientific support whatsoever.  You are right, the overwhelming majority case is 'may not'.  Moreover, the understanding now is that the virus is carried on aerosols, which pass straight through masks, not on droplets, which 'may' be stopped (in, and out).  Give me evidence over precautionary principle any day"  /  "The 'precautionary principle' related to masks should of course say 'do not wear them' as the risk to health is likely too high"
[readers' comments at source].

 

"It's Not For You; It's For Others"


"[T]he vaccination programme ... was anticipated by the mask furore ... that, too, was very, very divisive.  It set maskers off against anti-maskers.  It cast the anti-maskers as putting lives at risk.  And it also created this profoundly illogical and ferocious imperative, a collectivist imperative, which is: I have my mask on, why aren't you wearing yours?  In other words, it's not enough to wear a mask - you know they don't work anyway, we can get into all that - it's not enough for you to have a mask on, your mask somehow doesn't work if I don't have mine on ... It doesn't make any sense.  But you can't make that point with somebody screaming from six feet away that you have to put a mask on or you're going to kill everybody around you.  Well, that insanity has broadened into the far more threatening imperative [the vaccines]"
[source].


Discussion thread under the line here.

The Myth:  "Wear a mask even though it does only a tiny bit of good. It will reassure those nervous people who now think of others as a seething bacteriological bomb and is only a minor inconvenience. It's not for you, it's for others. No man is an island"

The Truth:  "'It's only a minor inconvenience.'  No it's not.  It is a significant health hazard to the wearer:

  • Headaches are common in the literature due to the build-up of CO2;
  • Drowsiness makes accidents more likely and operating machinery is dangerous. That's why bus drivers don't wear masks;
  • Your blood oxygen level decreases, causing your heart to work harder to compensate, exacerbating any heart problems;
  • Your kidneys have to work harder to remove the CO2, exacerbating any kidney problems. Your urine ends up with a pH of 5, as acidic as strong coffee;
  • The moist, warm micro-climate inside the mask is a perfect breeding ground for germs so re-infection from germs your body has already tried to expel is very likely;
  • Those are just the risks to your physical health. The social and psychological effects of everyone wearing masks are horrendous. Western society had big problems with loneliness, depression and suicide even before this"

"And what if it does a tiny bit of harm? Or a lot of harm?"

"If you really want to do something for others, why not refuse to wear a mask? Mass refusal will send a message to every wannabe totalitarian dictator (and there are evidently a lot of them around) that there are still plenty of people who will not be cowed, intimidated or frightened into obeying stupid and totally unnecessary orders that serve only to restrict everyone's rights and freedoms. It just might save this country from such dictatorship and hence preserve untold numbers of lives"

"It doesn't do any good. In fact it may be doing considerable harm or so they are saying in some quarters now. It may trigger TB in some. That said, the masks are so filthy now (no one washes them, they stick them in pockets and other places and drag them out to go [in]to the supermarket) that they are breeding centres of illness and bacteria and probably black mould too inside.  That is giving in to moral blackmail"

[end]


"Surely we all expose ourselves voluntarily to harms of one kind or another on a daily basis. I risk severing a finger every time I chop veg with a sharp knife, I risk scalding myself each time I boil a kettle to make a pot of tea, I risk slipping in the shower or bath and cracking open my skull.  These are all risks I am prepared to take to lead a normal life.  I am also prepared to to take a risk by going out into society, where bacteria, infections and diseases like colds and flu abound.  I do not ask anyone else to protect me from anything and I cannot protect them, especially not by wearing a germ-ridden ineffective face covering that is more likely to cause me to develop bacterial pneumonia; a risk I am no longer prepared to take"  /  "If folks have a serious case of Covid they normally would be in bed or at home taking whatever makes them feel better.  You need to spend a considerable amount of time in close contact with an infected person and in a confined space to be infected yourself and asymptomatic people are not infectious"
[readers' comments at source].


"All this 'it's for others' is pure Communitarian 'nudging' by the behavioural psychologists of SAGE, to bring about permanent behaviour changes in the public.  It basically takes away your sovereignty
[for a Christian, God's sovereignty over their life] and autonomy for the 'greater good'.  You won't count anymore as an individual in the near future.  All to enable the Great Reset and of course, Build Back Better.  But, of course, that's just a conspiracy..." [reader's comment at source].


"If masks are effective, if A is wearing one, there is no need for B to wear one, or C or D, etc.  Why then do those who insist masks are effective, insist others wear them too?  (And no, if masks are, say, 50% effective, A & B each wearing one does not make them 100% effective"
[reader's comment at source].

 

But, Surgeons Wear Masks...


"Surgeons aren't wearing [masks] for protection against viruses"  /  "Medical personnel do not like to wear masks for long periods of time, it causes health problems"
[readers' comments at source].


"When operating and opening the human body in surgery, the patient is particularly at risk of infection because the innate immune system is bypassed. This is why operating theatres are spotless and there is a strict hygiene protocol observed by surgeons and attendants. This does not compare to a healthy person in public, whose immune system is intact and can deal with pathogens (including the not-so deadly c-19). And by the way, cloth and paper masks can't stop the movement of viruses in the air"
[reader's comment at source].


"Surgeons and nurses wash their hands and don't touch the mask, or if they do, they rewash hands and/or change masks, which they do frequently anyway. They are not wearing the same mask, which becomes contaminated with pathogens, of for long periods of time"
[reader's comment at source].


"It's for protection of the patient. You're within inches of an open wound and you don't want sweat, droplets or anything dropping into that gaping hole. Besides, you usually receive a loading dose of cefazolin, ampicillin or any of a myriad of antibiotics"
[reader's comment at source].


"Priests wear dog-collars for the aesthetic.  Dogs wear dog-collars because they are controlled.  Surgeons wear masks for the aesthetic.  Citizens wear masks because they are controlled"
[reader's comment at source].


"[E]ven wearing face masks in surgery has been called a mindless 'ritual', a 'sacred cow':

  • A practice that makes no difference in wound infection rates that has been known since the 1960s;
  • A practice when abandoned actually decreased postoperative wound infections by 36% (from 4.7% to 3.5%);
  • Failed to even contaminate Petri plates placed on the operating table with unmasked personnel just a meter away;
  • And has even undergone scientific scrutiny by the Cochrane Database System Review that concluded 'it is unclear whether the wearing of surgical face masks by members of the surgical team has any impact on the surgical wound rates.'  Face masks [are] a religion, not a science" [source].


"Surgical masks were designed to keep medical personnel from inadvertently infecting patients' open wounds.  Such masks were not designed to reduce the spread of viruses,.  As for N95s, they were designed to protect workers from breathing in dust, fumes, or smoke.  To the extent that they were worn in hospitals pre-Covid, it was primarily to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis bacteria, not to protect against viruses.  According to an article on the NIH website, published in the less-politicised, pre-Covid days, 'Viruses are tiny, ranging in size from about 20 to 400 nanometers in diameter ... Billions can fit on the head of a pin.'  More than 1,000 can generally fit on the period [full-stop] at the end of a sentence, which is roughly '350,000 nanometers, in diameter.'  In comparison, 'Bacteria are 10 to 100 times larger than viruses' and 'are usually measured in microns' (with one micron equaling 1,000 nanometers, the usual measure for viruses)" [source].


"In history medical masks have only been used by doctors and nurses during specific conditions.  Infected wounds were found to be similar or could be increased during the wearing of masks as compared to non wearing masks.  Masks were meant to wear for short-term use only to protect for blood or saliva squashes in operation rooms.  Every two hours a new mask is recommended as well as alternating with a period of not wearing masks"
[source].

 

Masks: Disgusting Germ Carriers


"What I am seeing [now] is a new culture of people coughing, sneezing, and spluttering into their naps, and LEAVING them across their faces!!!... like when a baby fills its nappy!  I saw a young bloke putting out vegetables in the supermarket, whilst hacking into his flimsy mask, and it blowing out at the sides.  He did it repeatedly.  I thought he must have to change it, it must be disgusting inside.  But no, he just carried on coughing up phlegm.  How have we got to this?  What is wrong with using handkerchiefs and tissues?  Why is it suddenly now perfectly acceptable to have bacteria-ridden rags strapped permanently across incontinent noses and mouths, that are constantly fiddled with - and even more disturbing, why is it that some people seem to ... love it!!!!"
[reader's comment at source].


"There's a middle-aged woman who works on the checkouts in one of the supermarkets I use, who always wears a muzzle and always has it below her nose, and constantly fiddles with it while handling the shopping.  It's really not pleasant - and of course even the government concedes that wearing it below the nose is completely pointless.  I try to avoid putting my shopping through her checkout"
[reader's comment at source].


"Mask wearing (compliance is high where I live) seems to have made the wearers think they are immune to all things now. They walk around with crumpled, unwashed and clearly dirty bits of cloth on their faces, they are clearly reusing even one-use masks and not washing them at all but just shoving them in pockets, handbags or even leaving them in their cars on seats or in glove compartments ... social distancing and hand washing have all gone now. They seem to believe masks are their magic protectors from everything"
[reader's comment at source].


"Walking around, all I'm seeing now is dirty used masks on the floor, on walls, and in bins, all potentially with Covid-19 on them. Who is going to pick this c*** up? I feel sorry for the street cleaners"  /  "If you tell me to wear a mask but don't tell your government to stop inflating death statistics, killing the elderly in care homes and destroying the economy - you've got your priorities all wrong. I am not your enemy. Your fellow human is not your enemy"  /  "Masks perfectly demonstrate the insanity happening currently. Barely any cases in the UK, yet we are rapidly marching towards a totalitarian police state. How can anybody believe this is about national health?"
[tweets, at source].


"The people who wear masks think that they are protecting themselves and others, but ... have you seen the condition of some of these masks?  Filthy crumpled bits of cloth or paper; kept in pockets or bags or the glove compartments of cars for weeks on end; dropped on the floor, dumped on a desk or table, then picked up and plonked on the face; they've got to be the biggest germ carriers around!  And people don't wash their hands before or after touching them, plus, have you observed how the wearer is constantly fiddling with the darn thing?  Fingers on face, then on any surface, then back to face again"
[reader's comment at source].


"Now, if poison particles detach readily when in water, what happens to them when they're on a nappy that's damp with 'droplets' and clamped on a victim's face?  A child's face?  For eight hours a day?"  /  "Saw ... walking in today's rain in (presumably) soaking wet muzzles.  They seem to love 'em, don't they?  Nothing nicer than a cold wet thing thick with bacteria stretched between your ears"
[readers' comments at source].


"How could masks increase the spread of viruses?  [The] Cochrane [scientific review] suggests the possibilities of 'self-contamination of the mask by hands' and 'saturation of masks with salvia from extended use (promoting virus survival in proteinaceous material).'  In March 2020 then-Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, 'Folks who don't know how to wear (masks) properly tend to touch their faces a lot and actually can increase the spread of coronavirus.'  The authors of one RCT write, 'The virus may survive on the surface of the facemasks' and 'transfer pathogen from the mask to the bare hands of the wearer.'  As for double-masking, the same authors write, 'Observations during SARS suggested double-masking... increased the risk of infection because of moisture, liquid diffusion and pathogen retention.'  In other words, masks are often moist, frequently dirty and sometimes virus-ridden.  Having one stuck to your face could increase the spread of viruses - especially if you touch your mask"
[source].


"A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, sent 6 face masks to a lab at the University of Florida, requesting an analysis of contaminants found on the masks after they had been worn.  The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria ... The analysis detected the following 11 dangerous pathogens on the masks: ... Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria.  One third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria.  One-third were contaminated with dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.  In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more..." [source].


"We have a new idea and a new product.  It's designed to force you to breathe in nanoparticles of graphene.  Who knows what'll happen?  Try it and see.  Yes, try it.  And if you then develop a lung infection, since that is called a cardinal pandemic symptom, you could hit the jackpot and earn a diagnosis of COVID-19.  At which point the fun really begins, as you try to explain to your doctor that the cause isn't a virus, but rather nanoparticles of graphene in your masks.  If you play your cards right, you could end up in the psych ward with other 'conspiracy theorists'.  'Can you believe it, nurse?  I had this guy a few hours ago coughing and dripping mucus all over the place.  Inflamed lungs.  Classic COVID case.  But he tells me he's breathing in nanoparticles.  I gave him a sedative and sent him to the Crazy Pen.  Where do these people get their stories?' ... 'I don't know, Doc.  My cousin thinks she's breathing in these nanos too' ... The masks are COVID-diagnosis promoters.  Step one: breathe in nanoparticles of graphene.  Step two: therefore develop a so-called major COVID symptom - lung infection.  Step three: test false-positive on the PCR test ... And boom, you're a COVID case"
[source].


"The role of the long-term use of dirty, humid masks and the presence of toxic compounds in masks resulting in a waning immune system needs further attention.  Presence of respiratory viruses on the outer surface of medical masks used by hospital healthcare workers is demonstrated and may result in self-contamination"
[source].


"Masks do have two useful attributes ... The second useful attribute is that they make people ill, thus causing more fear in the community.  Damp, warm, unwashed bits of cloth across your mouth and nose are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria, which are then sucked straight into your lungs.  One wonders how many mask-wearers went on to suffer from bacterial pneumonia during the viral pandemic which should, as the name suggests, have caused only viral pneumonia"
[source].

 

Immunity and Disease


"Now, here's what bothers me about lockdown and mask wearing. The body needs to be exposed to viruses in order to produce antibodies, the natural defence mechanisms that create immunity. Yet the government is continuing to isolate us in our homes, and force us to wear masks in schools, shops, pubs and restaurants to ensure we can't spread and/or catch the virus, thus denying us the opportunity of acquiring natural 'herd' immunity. Instead, they want us vaccinated so that we can 'catch' a concocted lab manufactured virus in the hope we acquire some form of artificial immunity. That doesn't make any logical sense. After all, what is the purpose of preventing the real virus from entering your body through isolation in favour of an injected artificial lab virus... No vaccination for me, thank you very much... I'll just stick with the 'herd' and wait to acquire my immunity naturally"
[viewer's comment at source].


"Mask wearing is unhealthy for the wearer. Inhibits our own immune system from doing its job, making people more sick"
[reader's comment at source].


"We should actually be exposing ourselves to the virus to build herd immunity during the summer months, in preparation for an inevitable increase in cases in the Autumn. Sweden has it right. No lockdown necessary, masks to be optional"
[reader's comment at source].


"Here in Central London many establishments including pubs do not ask for your details, you can shop mask free in most places and I doubt you will see more than 5% wearing masks. Those who wear masks usually have them under their chin, are smoking, chatting on their phones, having a coffee, etc. This renders them vectors for disease. They are as harmful as a snotty handkerchief/tissue amongst other things"
[reader's comment at source].


"Many average persons are getting sick from long periods with the same mask due to bacterial and fungal respiratory infections. Touching masks also exposes environmental contaminants to your mask, and people do this constantly. Read the warning on a box of surgical masks - it states that they don't protect from viral infections. Viral particles easily pass through all masks"
[reader's comment at source].


There is a video by an anesthesiologist on Youtube demonstrating [that viral particles easily pass through all masks] using a vape to simulate the particles passing through different types of masks"
[reader's comment at source].
 

"Masks can cause some folks with respiratory issues to have problems breathing or others to have panic attacks. Anyway, masks that become wet are virtually useless. Which is usually the case with cloth masks over the daily use"  /  "...the weakening of our immune systems by wearing masks that blow back into the respiratory system exhaled bacteria, viruses, and fungi" [readers' comments at source].


"I am President of a Manufacturing Company in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Under Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Rules it is illegal for me to expose any of my Employees to a Hazardous Environment, about 1,500 ppm CO2 levels (Atmospheric is 375 to 400 ppm), or below 19.5% Oxygen levels (Atmospheric Oxygen is 20.9%).  OSHA Safety Officers have measured Oxygen levels at 17.4% behind an N95 mask with an IBRID 6 Gas Moniter.  Del Bigtree, Medical research Journalist measured CO2 levels between 8,000 to 10,000 ppm behind a cloth mask and over 10,000 ppm behind an N95 mask which is Hazardous Environment"
[quoted at source].


"First of all, masks don't stop viruses.  Any virus.  It even says so on the box of blue masks ... Secondly, they're harming people.  They increase CO2 levels and decrease oxygen intake ... If masks do, indeed, restrict oxygen and increase CO2, there may be other unintended consequences.  Miscarriages and stillbirths rose over 300% during a six-week period in early 2021.  Obstetricians also report smaller umbilical cords, which indicates that the pre-born baby isn't getting all the oxygen (via the placenta) that he/she should have.  Both emotional and physical health is being harmed by the use of masks.  Clearly, these are not in the interest of life"
[source].


"[W]hat is going to happen to the millions of dumped single use masks? How many people know that if you wash a cloth mask it becomes more useless every time you wash it? And if you don't wash it then you are putting a cloth containing bacteria, fungi and viruses next to your mouth every time you put it on. Legionnaire's Disease is a real and lethal risk"
[source].


"If you wear the same mask for any longer than a few moments, then it becomes saturated & you are simply increasing the volume of unhealthy particles you breathe in.  If there was any gain from covering your face, I'm almost certain evolution [God] would have discovered it first"
[readers' comments at source].


"Face masks afford absolutely zero protection and there is a definite danger from germs and bacteria that build up in the moisture which is ingested into the lungs; together with the carbon dioxide that we keep exhaling and inhaling and depleting the oxygen in our bloodstream. If the brainwashed and fearful want to wear a mask that within a few minutes becomes unhygenic and unhealthy, that is their decision, but the Government should not condemn those who can think independently, to harm themselves. The best option is to breathe clean air and let your immune system build up your immunity. However, [if you are] frightened witless by all the brainwashing and propaganda and cannot think independently, you need to stay at home cowering under your duvet and let the rest of us get on with our lives"
[comment at source].

  "Masks are commonly worn in Asia due to the air pollution.  N95 masks are best protection against PM2.5 particles, but even these will let the covid virus through"  /  "99% of people have been wearing masks for almost two years.  In that time, the virus has 'gone up' and 'gone down' several times.  So, which 'up' or 'down' was caused by masks which were a constant over this period?  No one ever answers me...  But were the masks ever about health?" [readers' comments at source].

"Wearing a mask cab result in exhaled air and accompanying viral RNA going into the eyes, as seen as fog on eyeglasses.  Furthermore, it was noted that long-term wear of face masks often ends up with the wearer touching the face mask, which harbors viral particles, which may paradoxically increase risk of infecting others" [source].

"There are a lot of unknowns, particularly with regard to the impact of long-term wear on children.  Nonetheless, there is accumulating evidence [that] face coverings may be associated with the following health risks:  Headaches;  Skin irritations/dermatitis;  Respiratory illness/Pneumonia;  Fatigue and dehydrations;  Reduced heart and lung efficiency;  Exposure to contaminants in the textiles;  Increased risk of falls in the elderly;  Eye dryness/irritation" [source].

"Will wearing a mask cause me any physical harm?  [T]he risk of bacterial infection that could result in pneumococcal pneumonia.  It should be noted that mask manufacturers such as 3M issue guidance for the safe use of their masks, key among which is that they should not be worn for protracted periods - typically 2 hours in the case of N95 or higher specification.  Together with the strictures about not touching the masks filter surface and not wearing [the same mask] more than once, makes it impossible to follow the government guidance for school children or adults in restaurants etc" [reader's comment at source].


"How ill you get [with the virus] depends on 'viral load' at the early stages of infection, so the effect of the mask is to increase virus density in the respiratory tract where it will thrive.  That is, after all, why we cough - expelling the nasties"
[reader's comment at source].


"Most people that wore masks with great discipline ended up getting infected (i.e. testing positive), so let's just say if COVID had been a really deadly disease, the masks would have not saved them"
[reader's comment at source].


"Masks reportedly harm children's cognitive development.  Children in China, Japan, and elsewhere have keeled over and died while forced to wear airflow-restricting masks during exercise classes at school.  Other reasons for forced masking appear to include reducing exercise tolerance and getting plastics and graphene particles into your lungs and bloodstream.  This might have ill effects on the kidney and other organs.  Masks also increase the work of breathing to maintain proper gas exchange.  Small particles shed by masks into people's lungs might cause cancer and make men infertile"
[source].


"A recent meta-analysis of 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles concluded a serious danger for developing MIES Mask Induced Exhaustion Syndrome.  Symptoms vary from low O2, high CO2, dizziness, exhausted breathing and heartbeat, toxicity, inflammation, increased levels of stress hormone, anxiety, anger, headache, slow thinking and drowsiness"
[source].


"A possible link to neurological damage and an increasing risk for lung cancer due to decreased availability of oxygen and as a result dysbiosis of the lower respiratory tract has been published.  Wearing masks at higher temperatures and high humidity e.g. summer or places like hairdressers may lead to dehydration, increased heartbeat and other heat-related health problems"
[source].

 

Mask Mouth


"We're seeing inflammation in people's gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never has them before. About 50% of our patients are being impacted by this, [so] we decided to name it 'mask mouth' - after 'meth mouth'"  /  "Gum disease - or periodontal disease - will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks ... People tend to breathe through their mouth instead of through their nose while wearing a mask. The mouth breathing is causing the dry mouth, which leads to a decrease in saliva - and salvia is what fights the bacteria and cleanses your teeth ... saliva is also what neutralizes acid in the mouth and helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease"
[Dr. Rob Ramondi and Dr. Marc Sclafani, One Manhattan Dental, quoted at source].


"[T]here is a serious risk for a change in the bacterial flora in the mouth resulting in bad breath, tooth decay and inflammation.  In the long term the change in the microbial flora might increase the risk for skin problems, heart problems, digestive problems and a waning innate immune system"
[source].

 

Social and Psychological Harms


"[T]he social and psychological consequences of hiding our faces from other people are profound and ubiquitous.  Humans are social animals.  We need to interact with others and communicate to sustain our wellbeing.  The reactions of the people people we meet provide continuous feedback about ourselves and the impact we are having on our fellow citizens.  Masks are a major impediment to all these human requirements and, as such, they are de-humanising.  More specifically, the social and psychological harms of face coverings include the following:

  • Inhibits emotional expression and social interaction;
  • Maintains elevated levels of fear;
  • Excludes the hard of hearing;
  • promotes mindless compliance;
  • Reduces concentration and impaired learning;
  • Aggravates existing anxiety problems / re-traumatises;
  • barriers to talking therapies;
  • Create perfect environments for criminals" [source].


"The masks were really the worst, most insidious part.  People who didn't really want to wear masks but wore them to get along and because it was compelled are psychologically damaged.  And I would say a majority of people fall in that category.  Once they force you to wear a mask against your will, unless you want to walk around with seething anger all the time at the cognitive dissonance swirling in your head, you are forced to justify it in your own mind.  It's the only way to do it and not go mad.  Nobody can live with the idea that they are being abused, day in day out and not have it affect them mentally in some way  The only way to avoid that was to resist where possible and limit your life to avoid wearing it, which I'm sure many of us did.  But not enough sadly.  That is how you get a majority of a population agreeing with the abuse they received"
[reader's comment at source]


"Won't masks help reassure people as we return to normal activities?  [A]s any psychological therapist knows, the assertion that face coverings will reduce people's anxieties about contracting a virus is absurd ... masks act as a crude reminder that danger is all around.  Furthermore, they constitute what psychologists refer to as a 'safety behaviour' that acts to prevent disconfirmation of anxious beliefs; continuing to wear masks will maintain fear
[see section below] as the wearer may attribute their survival to he mask rather than conclude that it is now safe to return to normal activities.  To recommend masks as a source of reassurance is akin to insisting people wear a garlic clove around their necks to reduce their fear of vampires" [source].


"Deafness:  I suffer deafness ... a mask over faces meant I had no chance of lipreading so I was cut off from everybody to a much greater degree than many others would be.  Being cut off from society makes it so much easier to succumb to depression and not a little resentment, in the end I just had to cope the best I could"  /  "Some voices are so muffled one simply has to guess what they are saying. Perhaps mask-wearers should be issued with little subtitle machines"
[readers' comments at source].


"Babies and Children's Social Development:  Babies and small children were also not connecting with people around them either and that is a problem for their own social development as they too could only see upper facial expressions that relates to frustration, anger, fear and confusion, and not the smiles of people who are pleasantly surprised or happy.  Because I had no mask ... I could still smile and give them a tiny wave, their blank faces then responded with a grin, then a great big smile and sometimes a wave back"  /  "A sad incident in the supermarket: I was the only person unmasked.  A baby in a pram caught sight of me and gave me a dazzling smile, quite 'unprovoked', and I knew that it was because mine was the only visible human face"
[readers' comments at source].


"Masks are placebos.  Their effect is purely psychological rather than health related.  A total waste of our taxes"  /  "Masks have a psychological purpose yes, but the effect is to increase fear - which is useful for social control (the real purpose - nothing to do with health)"
[readers' comments at source].

 

Omicron Masking (Nov 2021)


"Nobody has yet demonstrated any meaningful impact [of mask wearing] anywhere in the world.  The politicians and their henchmen continue to insist that they work, but mask mandates remain completely invisible in all statistics graphs - it's impossible to tell when mandates were imposed, removed, or even whether there was one at all" 
[reader's comment at source].


"And here we are, with a completely useless order to wear masks, which are ineffective at best and quite possibly counter-productive, but this is the government which has imposed a series of catastrophic lockdowns and is, I suspect, itching to proclaim another one.  Masks serve no useful medical purpose, in the context of a virus.  Even proper surgical masks are not designed to trap viruses.  A surgeon with a virus doesn't go anywhere near the operating theatre, with or without a mask on.  In political terms, however, if you're a tinpot Caligula, as Boris Johnson is, masks are great, since the authorities can not only see at a glance who is, if not persuaded by the propaganda, at least intimidated by it.  Police forces up and down the country, which haven't pressed any shoplifting charges since they ended transportation to the colonies, will be handing out mask-related fines like a mad Santa on steroids.  It's very significant that the quacks skipped the letter Xi, when identifying this variant.  Even as it gets ever more obvious that China is to blame for the Wuhan Flu, the reluctance, in official circles, to say so grows more obvious.  Instead, the public is responsible, by sipping coffee on park benches, or attending funerals, or not wearing ridiculous masks"
[reader's comment at source].


"[On my] 'neighbours group' ... this morning I was faced with the NHS 'Compulsory' masking notice ... Compulsory can only be when they have passed a law. There is no law, it's a mandate based on emergency powers - but still, they are now using compulsory and there is as always no mention of mask exemptions, which I believe still are in place ... we need to be kind ... not throwing the sideways disapproving glances or comments. Masks isolated us all and we need to remember this and respect each other"  /  "[T]hey're like a pack of hounds if you dare challenge the narrative"  /  "There are many cases against mandatory masks but we, the liberty lovers, have been censored. That is the main harm but since we haven't acquiesced to the lunacy this government have wrought, that doesn't count"
[readers' comments at source].


"At this point, most of the people wearing masks aren't compliant with the regime.  They are just putting the mask on in order to be seen to follow the rules.  This compliance is at the heart of the problem.  Until these people are prepared to ditch the muzzle, all the regime will see is mass compliance and this continues.  The issue with this is that a lot  of people have been wearing masks since July 2020 and are seen to be wearing them by people they know.  If they were to ditch them now they would have to explain why.  And the media has set up an environment that is sufficiently hostile... to make people think twice before making this stand" [reader's comment at source].


"What I don't understand about bringing back mask wearing in shops is that if they worked then why were there six cases of the new moronic variant ion Scotland where mask-wearing in shops has been policy for many moths now?"  /  "Well those making money on the masks will be satisfied with this new round of masking up.  Just as a few more seemed to be ditching them, (so less being purchased) what do ya know, folks? They become a life-death essential again"  /  "I'm way past making excuses for people being terrified by the TV, surely common sense should tell them the rules are ridiculous ... I was brought us not to use foul language but sorry, certain words are running through my head at the utter stupidity of what people are believing ... I don't think this is going to go away through a few people refusing to wear the masks because too many more are than happy to believe all they are told, and to have their thinking done for them by the state and its apparatus"  /  "Logic and reason are gone"  /  "Nothing a cult hates more than someone who won't follow the nonsense"  /  "A very clear and simple message needs to be sent to mask enthusiasts, who seem to be surprisingly numerous.  And it is 'no'.  We do not care about your irrational fears and bizarre superstitions.  If you're really that scared than stay at home"
[readers' comments at source].


"As Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne told Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio: 'I've decided I'm exempt from wearing a mask due to my genetic predisposition to liberty... Every time I ask [ministers] for the evidence, I'm told it's about sending a message.  Well, I don't like the message'"
[reader's comment at source].


"I have been self-exempt from wearing a mask since the very beginning ... I have stuck by my guns throughout ... masks don't work to stop any virus from spreading.  They are purely in place for three reasons:

  • To give people evidence there is a pandemic;
  • To make people signal compliance to the new tyranny;
  • To demoralise people and create shame.

"This is the whole reason why the regime loves masks so much and why they are back again" [reader's comment at source].


"Big up GWR!  I took a train trip to the coast yesterday and the guard made a point of telling us they are NOT enforcing masks.  GWR have been excellent all through this pandemic"  /  "Just had three days in London.  travelled by train from Birmingham used the Tube, went to a show, visited many busty places including the Olympic velodrome, shopped in Oxford St. etc, and never wore a mask once and was never challenged.  I received a few stares on the Underground but faced those down easily - usually with a smile.  The mystery to me is why I was the one in twenty who refused to comply with this illogical subservience"  /  "Theatre last night to see Messiah.  Mostly 50+ audience.  No masks required.  Lots of mask wearing.  Interval, there's a bar/coffee counter in the lobby.  Masks off.  In theatre masks back on.  I then knew that we have a near impossible job on our hands.  Brainwashed, scared or just very, very compliant?"
[readers' comments at source].


"The abject failure of the December rollout of Omicron-flavoured covid has achieved little except to aggravate the rapidly-growing gulf between the regimes and their publics.  In England, compulsory masking in shops returned, but not in pubs, football grounds, clubs, etc.  The incoherence of this half-hearted restriction has brought only mockery - and pulled a lot more people into the ranks of the sceptics and critics.  Naturally, a series of 'polls' were swiftly rolled out, reassuring the Covidian faithful that 'most people agree with the restrcitions and many would prefer more.'  Yes, right, we all believe you.  Do the people running YouGov polls seriously think we can't see the 'Gov' in 'YouGov'?  Tellingly, within hours of the 'Covid says, masks on!' command, both the Co-op and Iceland supermarket chains declared they had no intention of policing the regimes' shopping-mask mandate.  This was a significant two-fingers to the state.  Here in Scotland, where masks are - in theory - still compulsory in any building or vehicle outside your own home, the reality is that a growing number of citizens simply do not wear masks at all.  I have never worn a mask, and it is four months since anyone anywhere has made even a token challenge to me in this regard.  Which is exactly how things should be"
[source].

 

Masks in the NHS (and in Other Healthcare Settings)


"Mask exempt patients have been denied treatment in A&E and spoken to in such a manner that any healthcare professional found to be conducting themselves like this should be investigated and disciplined.  Yet they are not, despite so much evidence in the public arena.  Why are you seemingly supporting the actions of these health care professionals by omission of action, by your silent acquiescence?  Do you condone the behaviour of the nurses on your register that are bullying and coercing patients into wearing masks and to take the test?  What has happened to informed consent?  Where is the informed consent for masks?"
[Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"Masks do not work and are potentially harmful.  You should know this.  Yet you remain silent and allow the people of this country to have this imposed on them despite the absence of any scientific supporting evidence.  You remain silent while masks are imposed in children.  Surely you have considered the devastating effect this will and has already had on their mental health and consequently their physical health?
[Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"The shaming of people who are mask exempt is actively encouraged.  Many of those that are mask exempt are too afraid to leave their homes for fear of the judgement and abuse they may receive.  As a nurse I have been told by too many mask exempt patients of the distress they have suffered at the hands of others, healthcare professionals included.  They have been bullied, shamed and coerced into feeling they must wear a mask even if this would be detrimental to them.  Emotionally blackmailed, 'Wearing is Caring'
[EMcD:  In reality, of course, wearing a mask is nothing of the sort:  Masks are worn due to either fear or virtue-signalling]  Disgraceful marketing campaigns displayed everywhere insisting that masks must be worn otherwise entry/service will be denied.  Yet these masks are useless" [Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"Bullies in all types of establishments, once again, healthcare settings included, insisting on proof/disclosure of exemption and [in] denial of the existence or validity of the 'Equality Acts 2010'.  There are people that are simply not mentally robust enough to withstand the discrimination, judgements and verbal assaults, so they either stay home (meaning further isolation/exclusion) or succumb to the bullying and wear masks despite it causing them physical or mental distress/harm.  This is totally unacceptable.  Yet you remain silent"
[Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"The fact that healthcare professionals across the UK are refusing patients treatment and investigations if they are mask exempt and if they refuse a test, and/or are being told that they will be removed from treatment and investigation lists if they refuse the test is unethical medical tyranny.  I have personally been party in my professional capacity to my colleagues proudly stating how they have informed patients that if they refuse a test they will be removed from the waiting list.  I asked a senior colleague to show me where in the admission process we asked patients for their informed consent for mask wearing.  I was told that patients are told they must wear a mask and they know if they do not then they will not be admitted to the hospital and therefore they will not get treatment, so they wear a mask"
[Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"I witnessed all surgical patients being expected to wear a surgical masks post surgery and even some consultant anaesthetists insisting patients requiring oxygen therapy must wear surgical masks beneath their oxygen delivery masks, without any evidence of efficacy, or [the] potential harm this may cause.  I saw my own colleagues enforcing this, without any evidence to back up this new practice.  Do you condone this?  Again, if you do not, then why are you silent?"
[Resignation Letter from a Nurse to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, source].


"Mandating idiotic acts of political theatre.  Just about all the woeful NHS is now fit for.  Defund the monster and put it on the Liverpool Pathway"  /  "Will that involve the tons of Midazolam that Matt Hancock has left over from its use in care homes?"
[readers' comments at source].


"Those refusing to wear masks
[NHS June 2022] will be issued with a lucky rabbits foot as a substitute"  /  "How can the rabbit be lucky of you have its foot?" :-)  /  "The vegan option is a sprig of lavender or some clothes pegs"  /  "Personally, I'm never without my favourite pomander of an orange or apple studded with cloves.  Unlike 'face coverings', the main constituent is edible, if hunger strikes, and cloves, when chewed, are a pleasant freshener"  /  "My Cornish Lucky Pixie (7/-6d plus p=p) does it for me!" [readers' comments at source].

 

Masks in Schools


"The Department for Education's guidance is clear that children are not expected to wear face coverings in schools. Here is the relevant section: Public Health England does not (based ion current evidence) recommend the use of face coverings in schools. This evidence will be kept under review. They are not required in schools as pupils and staff are mixing in consistent groups , and because misuse may inadvertently increase the risk of transmission. There may also be negative effects on communication and thus education"
[Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, August 2020, source].
 

"It's interesting to note that the decision to impose masks on schoolchildren in England was not 'following the science' at all but rather was purely for political expediency" [source].


"This is not informed consent, it's coercion and other harms are emerging as a result - psychological trauma, isolation, segregation stigmatising children and it's a form of abuse and harassment and intimidation of children and parents"
[Allyson Pollock, professor of public health, Newcastle University, quoted at source].


"UKMFA have written an urgent open letter to headteachers and school leaders (PM, UK First Ministers and health ministers copied in).  We raise and evidence the following serious concerns relating to the use of face masks for children in schools:

  • Face masks potentially cause physical and psychological harms to the wearer, especially when worn incorrectly or for prolonged periods, both common in schoolchildren;
  • Face masks provide false reassurance, as they do not actually prevent viral transmission;
  • Face masks are a medical intervention and mandates constitute an unnecessary restriction on individual bodily autonomy and medical freedom;
  • Face masks promote societal fear and division and impair healthy communication between people, which is of acute significance for children and their learning.

"We urge headteachers to consider their 'potential liability' for any measures they impose, in the absence of good quality scientific evidence or published impact and risk assessments, should any children under their care come to harm, either as a direct result of wearing a face covering or due to emotional strains of discrimination or hindered education" [source].
 

"It's incredible that this mandate [children to wear masks in UK schools] has been rolled out without proper evaluation - I don't understand how politicians can feel confident we are not now at risk of doing serious harm to children" [source].


"In Germany a study of over 25,000 children wearing masks throughout the school day reports:

  • Headaches (53%),
  • Difficulty concentrating (50%),
  • Malaise (42%),
  • Impaired learning (38%),
  • Drowsiness or fatigue (37%)" [source].


"In France social media is awash with reports of parents measuring children's oxygen levels at the end of the school day and finding them to be dangerously low"
[source].


"Mask Manufacturer 3M writes that they don't offer masks for children in some countries because they are designed for adults and that the misuse of a MNC [mouth-nose cover] can result in illness or death"
[source].


"Children or adolescents usually only take the masks off when they notice that they can hardly breathe. A fatigue of the respiratory musculature usually goes unnoticed. Also due to the moral pressure exerted by social mechanisms, children and adolescents rarely take off the mask despite feeling unwell. Many cases are known where children have been told that they might be responsible for the death of other people if they do not put the mask on"
[source].


"Some teachers, being persons of authority, insist on wearing masks despite children's complaints about typical symptoms (headaches, nausea, etc.) that clearly indicate damage and danger caused by impeded breathing. Even in physical education there is often a mask obligation for children. Children could therefore, under this psychological pressure, which legally constitutes coercion, consciously to unconsciously ignore any symptoms of possible hypercapnia as a result of the mask"
[source].


"Teachers are not trained to judge when CO2 poisoning exists and what signs require the urgent removal of a mask. They will therefore not be able to fulfill [their] duty of care"
[source].


"Face masks are untested intervention and one that many respected academics and doctors have raised serious concerns about from a psychological point of view but also due to the potential physical harm and the long-term effects of face coverings on brain development and educational attainment"
[Molly Kingsley, co-founder of UsForThem, quoted at source].


"The restriction of access also presents real dangers and/or risk to the health and safety of the School's children and to their education. Such dangers and risks include:

  • psychological harm, short and long term;
  • bullying and isolation of those unable or unwilling to wear a face-covering;
  • reduction in emotional attainment;
  • interference with family life where children are required to learn from home" [source].


"The School's obligation to conduct suitable and sufficient risk assessment is absolute. The School must act taking reasonable account of all information available to is and may not bury its head or fail to exercise due diligence in conducting its risk assessments"
[source].


"Promotion of fear may be a political objective or Government choice but being subjected to an environment of fear has caused significant harm to the nation's mental health including children. For the School to conduct its undertaking in a way to promote fear when it is not proportionate to do so is in breach for the School's duties under the 1974 Act"
[source].


"By being singled out for exemption and observed as 'different';, children not wearing a face-covering may be stigmatised and suffer, at the very least, feeling of social exclusion and loss of self-esteem. There is considerable risk many may suffer, or at least suffer fear of, bullying. As a result, the environment created for children not wearing a face-covering is likely to be one of isolation, being intimidating, degrading and humiliating. These are risks which none of the School's children, with or without disability, should face"
[source].


"If we can't get you, we'll get your kinds, OK?"  /  "The Common Purpose School. Leading beyond authority"  /  "How to make school a living hell for kids. Victimisation and bullying, causing insecurity and mental issues for life"  /  "Home school your kids"  /  "The iron curtain is fast descending"  /  "Yellow stars to be worn on the sleeve next, the way these totalitarians are heading"  /  "Abusing children for political ends. Disgusting"  /  "It's about shaming and denouncing free thinkers and dissidents that are the least likely to be on board with your agenda ... Wish there was as a big a homeschooling movement in Britain as there is in America"  /  "We have already failed to protect the vulnerable and elderly. Are we going to fail the children too?"  /  "Of course there will be no accountability for the SAGE behavioural experimentalists for the future consequences"  /  "Fascism. Pure and simple"  /  "The way the Covidian Cultists treat children is child abuse. Children are all but unfazed by this virus, yet they are told to live their lives in fear of it. It is unforgiveable"  /  "And still people just accept the mantra regardless of the consequences. It seems to me that UK will be ruled by crony technocrats who have no idea how to parent, teach, care for or guide the next generation"
[readers' comments at source].


"Here is why a masked child is an abused child:

  • Unless changed very frequently throughout the day, masks harbour 80plus different bacteria and at least 4 different types of fungal colonies. Your washing machine will not be able to sanitise them entirely. Only hospital-grade washing machines can do that;
  • Masks force wearers to re-breathe their own CO2 plus bacteria, basically a noxious gas - bad for the respiratory tract, bad for facial skin, bad for dental health, bad for blood oxygen. Bacterial pneumonia is one risk. Oxygen plays a crucial role in your health especially if you have some other illness OR IN THE CASE OF A GROWING CHILD;
  • Tiny fibres of plasticised paper disintegrating from a sodden mask risk being inhaled to lodge in lung tissue;
  • MASKS DO NOT WORK. They do not protect you or others from the China or any other virus which passes through any pad of cloth or plasticised paper like a gnat through an open door. Only hospital grade biohazard masks can filter a virus;
  • Major Danish study shows that masks do not reduce covid infection rate;
  • Masks are physically useless even harmful;
  • The mask mandates are designed to asphyxiate us psychologically as well as physically;
  • They force us to gas and gaslight ourselves;
  • And they make us all look like goats" [readers' comments at source].


"My message to parents is simple - threaten to sue any teacher who wants to force children to wear masks. My message to children who don't wear masks - for whatever reason - is simple. You have courage and my respect. You may suffer discrimination and even abuse - but remember, every month that goes by you will gain several percentage points, both physically and mentally, on your mask wearing school mates. Evidence shows that those who wear masks become physically debilitated and mentally weaker. And this is more true of children than of adults"
[source].


"It is time people started pushing back on all of this ... Face masks have no place in a school"  /  "It makes no sense unless it's purely about subjugation of our children? Does the CCP now own the mother of all parliaments?"  /  "I find this quite abhorrent and my son is horrified at the thought"  /  "Protect your son ... and refuse consent to any of this"  /  "I have refused consent for testing and my daughter will not be wearing a mask. I have informed the school of this"  /  "Just been a witness in court. Nobody there was obliged to wear a mask ... Cruel and ridiculous, encouraging fear and isolation. Stop doing this to us"  /  "I'm not worried about kids wearing masks in class - I'm furious"  /  "It is child abuse, pure and simple"  /  "As ever with the reptiles who are now running our lives you need to think about the wider motive/end point that are aiming for"  /  "There is no evidence to suggest masks reduce transmission in schools. There is plenty of evidence to show that covering the face impairs effective communication for learning and socialising"  /  "Boris Johnson is an absolute disgrace. If it was 'nonsensical' a few months ago, what is it now, when the vulnerable have been immunised? ... the young ... should have complete normality, immediately"
[readers' comments at source].


"The purpose of masking children is to break their will and spirit, confuse and isolate them, and condition them to be obedient out of fear of humiliation and guilt.  They work just fine"  /  I each my children daily to rebel and not to fear the virus or mask-happy school administrators"  /  "[T]here's something deeply disgusting about throwing your children under the bus in a fruitless attempt to appease useless hypochondriac narcissists"  /  "Child abuse"  /  "Indeed.  Child abuse used to be frowned upon"  /  "Compare what you can of the facial expression too.  The kids look despondent and disinterested.  The clowns are so giddy and prideful"  /  "In years to come, people are going to look back at photos of milestone events with their masked kids ... they'll have so much regret when they can't see their kids' faces"  /  "The lunacy of Fauci who is 80 ... pushing policy that benefits himself meanwhile sacrificing the quality of lives of the young and their future and pretending like it actually benefits them too"  /  "So many sheep, and such sparse logic. Very sad"  /  "[S]adly [at my child's school] they're so bought into masking the kids that my 9 year olds class is forced to wear masks during indoor PE and given a strict order to consume their lunch within 15 minutes so that they're only unmasked for a brief time"
[readers' comments at source].


"A teacher was wearing one in the line up yesterday. I said they don't work - you're making yourself ill, bacterial pneumonia and please don't scare the kids. One parent was scoffing as the teacher was talking through the mask blowing condensation out the side.  I give up"
[reader's comment at source].


"The young girls (and boys) are all getting rather nasty puss-filled spots from wearing masks.  So then they wear masks to cover up the nasty puss-filled spots on their faces"   
[reader's comment at source].


"Nowhere is [mask] usage more manipulative and obscene than in classrooms.  But if, as a species, we are to be cajoled into a hyper-technological future, wherein wearable health-tech becomes not only the norm but perhaps even a mandated requirement during public health crises, then beginning by bullying children into wearing seemingly innocuous yet provenly ineffectual masks is a slick cost-effective strategy by which the emerging generation may be desensitised piecemeal to the evolving, robotic grotesqueness of a life in the post-Covid, post-humanitarian era"
[source].


"Schools in China are now prohibiting students from wearing masks while exercising.  Why?  Because it was killing them.  It was depriving them of oxygen and it was killing them.  At least three children died during PE classes - two of them while running on their school's track while wearing a mask"
[source].


"Power always seeks to augment itself.  Those in power never willingly relinquish their control.  The imposition of masks even unto our children is their most pernicious and perfect tool"
[source].

 

Masks in Churches

Who is it that wants to silence the Church?  Who is it that hates and wants to muzzle the preaching of the Gospel and the corporate worship of God, commanded of His people in God's Holy Word?  Who is it that would whisper to the UK government that while it is "impractical" to wear a mask in a beauty salon, it is NOT "impractical" to wear a mask in a church service when expounding (with our mouths) the Word of God, praying (with our mouths) so that other members of the congregation can actually hear what is being prayed, receiving (with our mouths) Communion, and singing (with our mouths) praises to God?
 

"What are [masks]? A symbol.

  • They are a symbol of irrationality - we wear them despite knowing they are useless;
  • They are a symbol of fear - fear of death, fear of others' opinions and fear of angering the government;
  • They are a symbol of compliance - I will do whatever the state tells me to do;

"Given this, it is simply incongruous to attend Christian worship in one. I am created a rational being in the image of God.

  • I am not to fear death (Jesus Christ has conquered it);
  • I am not to fear man (the Lord is greater);
  • I am not to fear the government (it is God I must ultimately give account to);
  • I am not to be a compliant coward (God has called me to serve him).

"Given this, how Christians cannot see the irony of wearing a mask to attend public worship I do not know" [source].

 

Masks in Shops


"I go to a decidedly working class supermarket and mask wearing is less prevalent"  /  "I'm sure there must be some British bulldogs somewhere but all I see are ... poodles. Not everyone is going along with this nonsense ... the police ... the retailers ... non mask wearers will not be confronted by members of staff.  In testing out the above, I was refused service in a post office but allowed in Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Halfords, Co-op ... since masks became compulsory. Have some nerve, Brits ... you're being scammed"  /  "Before mask-compulsion day, when I visited supermarkets, most shoppers didn't wear masks. If those now wearing masks didn't think they were in danger, or a danger to others then, why has a government edict made them change their minds? I saw no compelling evidence presented, so I must decide that most people just blindly accept what they are told by those in authority. What a sad basket case this country has become"
[readers' comments at source].


"I noticed that the press are increasingly reporting the words of MPs and spokesmen saying that masks are to instil confidence in people so they will go out and boost the economy. My MP said this to me a few days ago. So it is not about protection or health at all"
[reader's comment at source].


"I for one refuse to wear a mask and If I can't get what I really need I can shop online. Retailers/businesses are complaining about 75% loss of business, well, they need to stop being cowards and stand up to nonsensical strictures"
[reader's comment at source].

 

Masks on Public Transport

"Face masks:  Safe or unsafe?  The government urges people in England to wear masks in confined spaces, such as public transport.  But many medical experts warn of the dangers of masks ...  A lot of people are still wearing masks and it was pointed out to us a couple of days ago that on London Underground it's the 'thing' to be wearing masks ... Transport for London said face masks should be worn on all London Underground and bus services in the capital to curb the spread of Covid-19.  The question is, though: ARE MASKS SAFE?  We got exploring.  We decided to go straight to Transport for London.  So we sent them an email (28th May 2020, 13:32):

Dear Transport for London,

I understand that TfL has made the wearing of masks by passengers on underground trains compulsory.

Many medical experts have been publicly warning for some time about the danger[s] of restricting breathing with a mask which lowers oxygen intake (hypoxia), increases C02 (hypercapnia), and which suppresses the immune system.

This effect is declared as particularly dangerous for elderly people and those with breathing difficulties, and is compounded in warm weather and restricted fresh air conditions.

Can you please provide me with a copy of, or provide me with a web link to, TfL's Medical Risk Assessment on the wearing of face masks by passengers.

Thank you for your assistance in providing this document(s).

Yours sincerely,
Brian Gerrish

"What was the response?  Reply to date?: Silence.  And no reply either to a chase-up email to TfL.  But the two things that medical experts have been advising and that UK Column have highlighted are:

  • the dangers of hypoxia and hypercapnia,
  • and the results of these two things is the suppression of the immune system.

"So if you are a carrier of Covid, albeit with no symptoms, you are going to be in a worse state, or if you are elderly, or if you've got some sort of bronchial condition, you're going to be in a worse state.  So, masks present risks to the wearer, and cannot work against viruses" [UK Column News, 01 June 2020].

 

Project Fear


"I think the mask thing is more about creating a climate of fear as it is about any serious attempt at stopping the illness"
[reader's comment at source].


"If [masks work], why can't we all wear them and get back to normal? If they don't, why are we even recommended to use them? The effectiveness or otherwise of masks has been a controversial matter for months. Some Doctors have said that healthy people wearing them outside of a clinical setting is definitely a bad idea. Is the mask controversy just another way to ramp up fear and confusion?"
[source].


"Masks are this week's latest lockdown obsession. Masks are beloved of the lockdown Hitlers, because every mask screams DANGER! Masks must/should/can be worn by, oh, let's see, football players in training / people on buses and trains / somebody else we just thought of...  Because 'science'.  So running up and down on grass, panting spittle and mucus (for this is what running causes) into a rapidly filling soggy face-covering is 'scientifically' recommended?  Really?  Sports science, is this?  Let's try out the commuter science then.  So there you are on the 8.30 to Waterloo and you sneeze into your mask. What does science recommend? Sit there with a mucus puddle on your face? Remove the mask? (the mere idea!)  Carry a spare mask?  How about we all carry a six-pack?  What does the 'transport science' say?  Why the crazed enthusiasm for pointless masks? Because masks are the best possible reminder of THE KILLER VIRUS. Every mask you see reminds you of the DEADLY THREAT OF COVID-19. The show must go on in the Theatre of Fear. The public demands it (they tell us). You tell me, boys and girls. Are you loving this performance? Have you had enough entertainment yet?"
[source].


"Covid Project Fear has been too successful. I have twice been asked if I'm afraid of C19, and if I wear gloves and a mask when out, and my negative replies bring disbelief and incredulous stares. It's amazing the people who have bought into it, and who are now genuinely nervous of what I can only term 'the outside world'. When for the first time I expressed doubt about the whole thing, I was told I was 'getting on my soap box' and that 'we have lost over 40,000 people' - and this from someone who admitted to having a large gathering at his house only a week or two ago, so when it suits, they aren't that bothered ... This whole thing has been a disaster. They want us back to work now, having terrified the life out of many people. They want all the fear forgotten because it does not suit anymore, but at the same time they want to keep a hint of fear going, in case it is needed again. Hence the stuff about making masks compulsory in shops. That will be just a little, visual reminder that that any time, we can be locked down again if we don't behave. All for our own good, of course" [reader's comment at source].


"There is literally no evidence that re-usable cloth masks are effective in community settings. None. It's like wearing a tin foil hat in case you get struck by lightening - an ineffective way to protect yourself from an almost non-existent risk. What has become of us?"
[source].


"I am really quite surprised by the attitude of people I would have expected to be far less acquiescent. They really do seem to think that if they step outside they will die and want us all to be muzzled"
[reader's comment at source].


"If you are frightened, ill or frail and wearing a face mask makes you feel safe then wear one. No one will think badly of you. But do not let your actions, your choice be imposed upon others. If you are healthy and robust then a face mask will restrict your breathing, reduce your oxygen intake and allow expelled 'germs' to re-infect you. But the real damage is not to do with the physical properties of face mask wearing, it is to do with the mental and social damage. We are social animals, we communicate with language and body. A slight change in facial muscle conveys meanings, all sorts of meanings. Such a sorry state when fear drives us behind a bit of cloth covering our face. Be human, breathe fresh air, communicate and live ... Science has nothing to do with it"
[reader's comment at source].


"The frightened and the faithful wear their badge of Covidity with pride. So long as the mask is worn, they shall never forget: Never forget how the heroes of the NHS saved us all from Coronadeath. Never forget how our clever, caring government locked us in our own homes to keep us healthy. Never forget how we learned to STAY SAFE. How we learned not to touch, speak or approach anyone else at all, friend or stranger. Never forget how we learned to OBEY"
[source].


"Masks on the TV, masks on the front pages, masks in your inbox, masks on your smartphone, masks in cartoons. Politicians grunting behind sombre, dark squares of ironed cotton, celebrities gurning in lurid, designer face-nappies, innocent ... children muzzled up by their own witless parents. Another month creeps by and wherever I dare to look - when I can bear to look - I see frightened, silent people. Every month now the maskees grow in number. In the streets and shops, faceless, friendless mannequins that resemble humans walk alone. They flinch from even observing each other, all human exchange reduced to nervous glances between flickering pairs of eyes. Smiles, if they even happen, are invisible. Speech is muffled, and the very act of breathing - the one essential of human existence - is a chore, a trial, a discomfort. These scenes are gross obscenities from a parallel universe of cruelty, yet each week another herd join up, dumb down, and erase their identities with the saintly blue cloth of Coronafaith ... [Those] who compose Parliament have discovered their political Holy Grail in the blunt instrument of Fear. Fear will do the dirty job every time..."
[source].


"THE MASKS SPEAK:  (1) I live in fear,  (2) I believe the MSM,  (3) I believe in Agenda 21,  (4) I want safety, not freedom,  (5) I want medical tyranny and mandatory vaccines,  (7) I do what I'm told.  The New Normal.  It's all about financial reset"
[comment at source].


"Wearing masks is nothing to do with preventing spread, they are all about keeping people nervous and compliant.  It's the 'nudge unit' doing its thing again. Frankly, I'm surprised that the British public are too dim-witted to realise what's going on"  /  "Just watch 5 minutes of the BBC ... Hardly surprising that most people are terrified when they only rely on the mainstream media"  /  "If you feel scared, stay at home.  If you want your 200th booster, that's your call.  If you want to open all your windows in the middle of winter, crack on.  But just leave the rest of us alone"  /  "If you think ordering a population to strap masks over their faces, with fines for those who won't roll over and do as they're told, isn't all about upsetting people into a state of panic then you must be very gullible"
[readers' comments at source].


"[S]inister reasons for [masks] include encouraging mistrust and fear of others, especially in children, a constant reminder that there's something to be afraid of, and how unlikely we are to form friendships (therefore allegiances) with strangers.  None of it is an accident or a coincidence"
[reader's comment at source].


"Masks are a visual reminder that there is a deadly plague upon us.  Otherwise how would we know when going about our daily business away from the telly and the MSM?"
[reader's comment at source].


"While at the supermarket on Saturday, I saw a guy wearing a mask that had a quote from the Bible on it.  It said: 'The Lord is my protector'.  I just thought, if you actually believe that, why are you wearing a mask?"
[reader's comment at source].


"The Futility of Fear:  The only way you develop immunity is to be exposed to the virus and develop natural antibodies and T-cells.  The only way humans ward off infection is to maintain their immune system: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Selenium" ... 'There is no illusion greater than fear' [Lao Tzu]"
[source].


"The government may row back on masking requirements [26 January 2022], but the damage is done - the good little sheep, of all ages, now dutifully strap ion the old muzzle whenever they go indoors with other people.  Their lack of critical thinking is astounding.  Not one seems able to say 'This is stupid, I'm not doing it.'  Bonkers.  Absolutely bonkers"  /  "It's like everyone's brain has been sucked out of their craniums and either left empty or replaced with a cauliflower!"  /  "There is absolutely no need for anyone to go along with this mask nonsense out of fear. NO ONE can make you put on a mask ... There is NOTHING anyone can do about it. Warnings about fines are empty threats designed to scare people into compliance. Ignore them"
[readers' comments at source].


"Bizarrely, despite the furore coming out from No 10 and the very public flouting of rules set for the proles, I'm seeing more masked zomboids out in public than a few months ago. I really don't understand it. It's obvious to anyone that no one at the top fears this virus and yet much of Joe Public still wanders around with their nappies stuck to their wide-eyed, fearful faces"  /  "[T]he level of compliance is astonishing, and quite frightening. The masked masses are now comprehensively brainwashed and programmed to obey almost any order 'for the good of themselves and others' without thinking. There are, of course, terrifying historical precedents for this kind of behaviour..."  /  "I honestly think that many of these people would walk off a cliff if their masters told them to do so"
[readers' comments at source].


"Masks have ... been used to generate fear ... Masks tells us in no uncertain terms that there is something very wrong and worrying out there ... this type of anxiety is best dealt with and overcome by being able to confront the perceived thereat, and literally to take our masks off and embrace life again.  But ... this act takes courage, and this quality is only evident in free, independent, sovereign peoples.  This crisis has revealed that many lack the courage to think critically and act in accordance with reason.  They would rather quieten the thoughts of doubt they might have about the value and efficacy of mask-wearing, and opt to blend in with the crowd"
[source].


"The diapers - and that is what they are - are anti-science, anti-human.  They make you ill and cause injury.  The whole point as to why these ... are so fanatical about them, is simply Fear advertising.  Nuremberg Code says that no one can be masked without consent"
[reader's comment at source].


"Masks were part of the terror campaign - in VIOLATION OF THE NUREMBERG CODE.  The sheep complied ... shaking heads at the undiapered.  A religious belief that even after 5 stabbinations the diapers were necessary ... Rona was an IQ test and 80% failed"  /  "Agree ... The answer to 'will any lessons be learned' is NO"
[readers' comments at source].


"Fear need never be our master"
[reader's comment at source].

 

Control & Tyranny, Dehumanisation & Submission


"This policy is a load of authoritarian codswallop. Many of us worked right through the height of this 'crisis' without a mask and didn't get so much as a sniffle, despite being exposed to a wide variety of people every day. Now suddenly we need a mask when both the infection and death rate have fallen off a cliff. This is more about societal control than protecting the British public"
[reader's comment at source].


"[My] first law of politics says when all the front benches agree something is good, it's bad. Look at gulf war 2 or membership of the ERM or joining the 'common market' or mass immigration. That's why I don't and can't wear a mask"  /  "It may make no medical or scientific sense, but it is all too logical as part of a much more restricted and controlled globalist New Order, as envisaged by Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, the WEF Reset, Zero Net Carbon, and Bill Gates' ID2020"  /  "We all now have to muzzle up in shops or else face the social pressure to conform"
[readers' comments at source].

"The fact they turned a blind eye to politically correct protestors not following the regulations reveals that all of the regulations are mere theatre, particularly the mask requirement, the real intent of which is to show the public they are the plebians and the power structure is absolute" [reader's comment at source].

"Enforced mask-wearing is not only a compliance test but a satanic (communist) humiliation ritual, as per Dalrymple's observation: 'In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.'" [reader's comment at source].

"Millions who have never taken any interest in protecting themselves from heart disease or cancer now seem so desperately afraid of covid-19, as harmless as flu let us not forget, that they have happily abandoned their freedom and their rights. Sweden proved that the lockdowns and the masks and the social distancing were all unnecessary but those are facts and facts are no longer popular" [source].

 

"Masks are a symbol of submission to the New World Order. That is why they are being imposed. Slaves were sometimes forced to wear masks as punishment, as a symbol of their being voiceless and powerless" [reader's comment at source].


"What I object to the most about the mask (apart from the germs and the compromised breathing) is how it dehumanises us. Which is not[?] no doubt what The Enemy and the Government want - to turn us into compliant, faceless little drones going around wearing utterly useless masks. If they will go along with this, Matt Hancock must think, they will go along with pretty much anything ... take your mask of submission off.  The government are taking the mick out of you - do you get that?  They are taking you for a fool or worse, a collaborator in this authoritarian Covid-Fascist regime ... stop collaborating and take off the facemask.  Do not tell me you have to do this 'because the Government told me so.'  You might as well say 'I was just following orders.'"
[source].


"Some people wearing masks "get Covid-19"; others don't; Some people not wearing masks "get Covid-19"; others don't; Some vaccinated people "get Covid-19"; others don't; Some unvaccinated people "get Covid-19"; others don't.  For all those who "get Covid-19", the good news is that its survival rate for most cohorts is still virtually 100%"
[reader's comment at source]. 


"No monster or tyrant or psycho in history ever stole the very fresh air from a peoples lungs.  Humans have also never isolated non-symptomatic people either ... this was never about a virus.  It was about telling the people that a strain of pneumonia was a virus and see how many fall for it.  So, in future, they will know who will fall for what, and who will be easy to control and who will resist"
[reader's comment at source].


"A society which quarantines healthy people and accuses them of 'potential murder' for the crime of breathing fresh air has gone collectively insane.  Our freedom to breathe is not negotiable, yet millions are donning their obedience (suffocation) devices every hour.  Two years ago, anyone wandering around the streets with a spittle-soaked rag wrapped around their chin would have been obviously mentally ill.  Now this is considered 'normal'.  The maskless - to whom I proudly belong - are viewed as evil-doers.  When mental illness is normal, sane people are demonised.  They knew this in North Berwick 500 years ago but the message doesn't seem to have reached the BBC.  When enough people start repeating utterly insane untruths, we see how the Death Cult has beaten soft, ignorant minds into flabby sponges.  Along with the filth-spreading masks and the poisonous vaccines, a tide of evermore crazed priorities rushes in to fill the freshly-drilled holes in people's heads.  Convicted rapists can arrange to have women locked up into cells with them by announcing they are now 'female' - and lawyers and judges agree.  Mental illness endorsed by law.  Here is a picture of high-ranking American politicians, wearing their face-nappies and kneeling in prayer to honour a violent thug who died resisting arrest after a lifetime of violent crime...  and tell me this isn't Cult behaviour.  You are not mad.  These people - and the millions of others in Covidian la-la-Land have lost their ability to think rationally ... This is a battle between the collective madness and the healthy, sane individuals ... So live.  Resist and refuse the moaning, wailing morons who bleat and howl about death and extinction.  Mental illness is NOT new and it's NOT normal.  Live like the sane person you know you are, and do not retreat one inch from your precious sanity"
[source].

 

"As a nation, it is ironic that we, or many of us, spend a lot of time navel-gazing about the iniquities of slavery, of two centuries ago, whilst at the same time walking into servitude.  'Face coverings' are as symbolic of modern slavery as were iron neck rings, chain and manacles on slaves, black and white, of many nations, for centuries.  It is not a past that I choose to revisit" [reader's comment at source].


"The Mask Mandate was the most despicable, useless and unscientific imposition from this authoritarian Government, which has continued to frighten people and introduce a dystopian conditioning for social control"  /  "Absolutely correct. The mandate was intended to hype up fear, using a visual message, and about preventing face to face discourse which could generate dissent"
[readers' comments at source].


"The imposition of masks, and other restrictions, are about preventing face to face discourse which could generate resistance against centrally imposed mandates.  Sadly, with at least 51% of the populace now seemingly brainwashed, the opportunities to influence others are minimal"
[reader's comment at source].


"Face nappy. Muzzle. Mask.  Whatever you choose to call them, face coverings are a sign of compliance, allowing governments to gauge levels of public obedience to increasingly ridiculous Covid rules"
[source].

"This is a flu virus which is weakening by the day and never before have we controlled or shut down society for a flu virus.  This is a virus of control and people are submitting themselves to it forever by complying with all the mandates and restrictions"  /  "Priests wear dog-collars for the aesthetic.  Dogs wear dog-collars because they are controlled.  Surgeons wear masks for the aesthetic.  Citizens wear masks because they are controlled" [readers' comments at source].


"Masks have nothing to do with health, only with control, obedience, identifying and ideally punishing dissenters,.  They are Gessler hats, nothing else.  As such, all kinds of manipulations of science and information is justified with them.  In Germany, they have now gone full Orwell: Maske macht frei.  Impfen macht frei.  Civil rights are only for the vaxxed.  An unvaxxed and untested aka healthy person is now dangerous and sick"
[reader's comment at source].


"Ostrich-cell Masks:  These are lined with ostrich antibodies, and when held under ultraviolet light, glow around the mouth and nose if one is infected with Covid-19.  Future versions could be capable of utilising smartphone LEDs to confirm adequate contamination with the most up-to-date of branded lifestyle-viruses.  I'm not entirely sure how one would go about marketing a mask supposedly designed to protect from infection as the means by which infection in its wearer might also be detected.  But I'm sure the architects of possible the greatest lie ever told are more than qualified to overcome such a challenge - and no doubt perhaps the most gullible and hypochondriacal global population in the history of humankind will make their task that bit easier"
[source].


"Of all the health-tech I expect not only to remain with us indefinitely in some form, but to become more advanced and hybridised (vaccines and vaccine passports for travel aside) are face masks.  These are the cost-effective, behaviour-nudging Fidget Spinners par excellence, whose universal implementation has created a hyper-anxious population addicted to the now perpetually exploitable snuff-movie-esque narrative that is asymptomatic transmission"
[source].


"This crisis has revealed that many lack the courage to think critically and act in accordance with reason ... It is no exaggeration to say that mask-wearing has turned some people into slaves ... if we do not act in our thinking and actions to confront the source of our anxiety, we will eventually become ill.  The result will be ... neurotic anxiety, a condition where the individual adopts a disproportionate reaction to a perceived threat, and is not so stripped of personal autonomy and freedom, [that] their only relief is in being told what to think and do.  I believe that a sizeable segment of our population is at, or near this psychological condition.  The damage and consequences that flow from this is terms of mental health, social interaction and community cohesion should worry us all"
[source].


"I don't care whether they work or not - I'm not going to wear one"  /  "This cannot be said often enough: The avian flu method - cull every bird sharing a stable with an infected bird - would doubtlessly work against HCVs too.  But this doesn't mean it's acceptable.  The question if masks work is entirely immaterial.  People have no right to force others to dress in a particular way because they believe this will benefit them.  It's up [to each person] to choose what risks they're willing to take and if [they] encounter unmuzzled people who might be infected with something is not among them, they must act accordingly"  /  "Indeed. The same IMO applies to 'lockdowns', enforced 'social distancing', stay-at-home orders, stopping people mixing, closing businesses.  I'm not too bothered whether they 'work' (though they appear not to) - even if they 'worked' I wouldn't feel inclined to comply or think them justified"
[readers' comments at source].


"Earlier this month we reported how quickly Australia has descended into tyranny ... we showed video footage of police arresting the elderly and seniors in parks for simply not wearing masks ... video footage is now circulating of police actually attacking young children for simply not wearing masks, throwing them on the ground to cuff them, and even pepper-spraying a 12-year-old girl.  And amazingly, several of the police themselves are not even wearing masks ... I watched these big brawny men fully armed throw around young harmless children.  If this is what it takes for you to feel like a man, then you're no man at all"
[source].


"People need people.  We need to see other people's faces, to see them smile and see them laugh.  We need to be able to freely meet fellow human beings, to hug and to kiss them, to dance with them, to sing 'Auld Lang Syne' with them on New Year's Eve and enjoy life to the full.  Yet it appease some individuals - we used to call them misanthropes - don't want this life-enhancing freedom, or at least not for others ... Freedom for some can be frightening - especially when the government itself is setting out to terrify the population.  But when people seek to escape from freedom the danger is they turn to fascism or other forms of totalitarian rule.  It's not 'only a face mask'.  It is a dehumanising symbol of control.  One that some, rather disturbingly, seem most upset about losing"
[source].


"The only reason to force people to wear masks is to intimidate them, control them and kill them.  It is worth remembering that the CIA used mask wearing as a form of torture"
[source].


"The masks have a horrible depersonalising effect and they treat everyone as a potential infection rather than as a person.  I suspect this is all part of the whole diabolical exercise"  /  "Masks are all part of the NWO instruction to de-humanise people thus making it easier to move forward with their ideal of trans-humanism"
[readers' comments at source].


"So many allegedly clever people still appear to think that we can have a society in which every citizen is made to cover their face in public, all the time, and not expect any negative existential or moral consequences.  It's not 'just a mask'.  It's dehumanising subjugation"
[source].


"[T]here is more to life than its mere continuation.  Perhaps 'the object', as Winston Smith
[George Orwell, 1984] well knew, 'is not to stay alive but to stay human' " [source].

 

Smoking Out the Dissidents


"First, they came for the mask wearers..."
[reader's comment at source].
 

"I have come to view a mask as a means of silencing me.  It's a gag.  The implication is you are not allowed to speak out" [reader's comment at source].
 

"Wearing a mask is going to be like putting a rainbow in your window or clapping like a seal: if you don't do it, you are self-identifying as being a dissident and will be denounced and harassed by your neighbours or even, horror, de-Friended or unFollowed. Now that rainbows and clapping is passé, and was anyway being appropriated by the Left, clearly a new means of smoking out dissidents is required. The mask idea is a masterstroke ... While it is difficult to lawfully arrest somebody in their own house for dissidence, it is much easier to concoct a law and effect an arrest on public transport. There is no shortage of transport staff willing to co-operate with arrest and eviction. After the masks are gone, perhaps we shall be forced to wear arm-bands with appropriate motifs to show our support for the regime and exchange salutes with our comrades whom we side-step by two metres when passing in the street" [reader's comment at source].


"The arrogance that anybody who objects to face masks as a policy to control infectious disease is not following the science is rampant throughout the medical community and in news reports ... Too many published studies used as a scientific rationale for face masks are algorithmic models involving 'assumptions' and 'simulations' rather than real-life experience and outcomes, that drive this false pandemic"
[source].

    "Politicians and advisors are now talking about our needing to wear masks, and maintain social distancing, indefinitely. That is the sort of indefinitely which means forever. The collaborators who are merrily wearing their fashion masks in the open air in countries where it is not a legal necessity are going to kill humanity ... Inspired by appalling policewoman Dick, who encouraged public shaming, the collaborators happily join their masters in demonising, monstering and abusing those too ill to wear a mask or brave enough to think for themselves" [source].

"Whatever the Covid zealots may believe, it takes a strong character, and a fair dose of courage, to venture out with a naked face.  It means going against the prevailing view, swimming against the tide, the only maskless person at the supermarket or on the bus.  It is daunting, initially.  But here's the thing.  As scary as it may be to lose the mask when all about you are keeping theirs, in doing so you will experience a feeling of overwhelming empowerment.  Not a phoney empowerment ... a euphoric feeling of liberation.  You followed your gut [or, for a Christian, the Lord's word].  You did not do what was easy, you did what was right" [source].

"20th century totalitarianism was largely highly successful in silencing these dissident voices, partly through rounding them up and incarcerating them and partly by commandeering the newly emerging technology of mass media to smother opposition with wall-to-wall propaganda ... The mask wearing ... gives them a measure of conformity, but I also think they needed to throw a bone to their new Covid Cultists.  But we should remember that conformity isn't willing compliance: they can mandate mask wearing, but they can't mandate personal compliance.  As for us dissidents. we should continue to remain civil and good humoured and patient with the reluctant conformists and remain in communication with them wherever we can ... And we will be assisted by the growing absurdity of Operation Covid ... we haven't allowed the mass hypnosis to disable our BS detectors, and we can help the reluctant conformists to reactivate theirs, too" [reader's comment at source].


"I have done 1000s of hours of research on the various scientific aspects of Covid since the pandemic began.  I am a data scientist / behavioural marketer by trade so it's been second nature to unpick the information (misinformation) and contextualise it - and the detrimental application of nudging techniques is abhorrent to me ... I am depressed beyond measure that most people I know (intelligent and caring colleagues, friends and family) have 100% adopted the MSM / Govt messaging and I'm the outlier.  None of them have sought information beyond The Guardian and click bait headline hysteria - yet all view me some ignorant, irresponsible heretic, rather than someone who has actively researched global information from a wide range of reputable sources.  Sharing information has been pointless, there's no interest in considering an alternative interpretation of factual data.  I don't want to participate in this pointless masked up theatre, but I also don't want the hassle of being challenged publicly when just quietly getting on with my life.  I feel ... so dissociated from all the holier than thou people I'm surrounded by ... I will endeavour to remain mask free but this polarisation is utterly wearing"
[source].


"Masks do have two useful attributes.  The first is that they signify, very clearly, our level of compliance.  Do not for one minute think government agents were not wandering the streets and supermarkets, carefully noting the numbers wearing or not wearing masks, before reporting back the latest 'Compliance Indicator' to their political bosses"
[source].


A Gessler Hat


"Scientific articles and studies indicate that wearing masks in public areas causes more harm than good.  Adherence to mandatory mask use in public settings is not evidence-based, in the view of many experts.  I consider the compulsory wearing of masks in public areas to be a modern-day Gessler hat.  Anyone who wears a mask in public places, even though it makes no sense to him, shows that he is submitting to the system without criticism"
[source].


"A Gessler hat is literally an institution whose only obvious purpose is the public enforcement of submissive behavior.  According to legend, Hermann Gessler had a hat put up in Altdorf that everyone passing by had to greet ... Hermann Göring had another variant of the Gessler hat built in the Dachau concentration camp.  Since the two Catholic priests Josef Zilliken and Johannes Schulz did not greet him in a garden restaurant on May 27, 1940, they were arrested that evening and sent to the concentration camp.  As a special chicane, they had to constantly march past a uniform cap that was supposed to symbolize Göring with their arms raised in the Hitler salute"
[source].

 

The True Believers and the Brainwashed


"Consider their commitment to taking the sacrament of the mask, the optical evangelism by which Covid faith is spread.  Impurity all around, believers have daily performed this ritual with all due reverence.  Mask denotes halo: it is the shield of faith warding off evil spirits; the new crucifix conferring entry into the communion of saints.  Non-compliance is, like the mortal sin of vaccine-hesitancy, for the Fallen, partakers of the fateful fruit of the Garden of Yeadon.  Why should this sacred rite - this sheep-and-goats distinction - be annulled?  The physical spaces in which masked congregants, with their two-metre auras, gather together have been de facto sanctified.  No longer welcoming consumers but believers, shops have become temples, supermarkets cathedrals, high-viz security staff church wardens.  Mammon-worship has ostensibly been relegated to a side chapel, while pious adherents of the one true faith waft up and down the aisle"
[source].


"There are three types of mask wearers:

  • Those who believe the mask provides protection from a deadly virus. The mask comforts them.  Those fully responsive to Project Fear see the Covid Bogeyman everywhere. Naked faces are the greatest threat to humanity and the mask is their silver bullet, their clove of garlic ... the announcement of each new variant strikes fear into their hearts ...
  • Those who neither know nor care whether masks are an effective barrier against the virus, but they will follow orders and will continue to wear them until an authority figure tells them otherwise ...
  • The hundreds of thousands who know it is a nonsense, who hate the masks but keep going along with the theatre. These individuals wear the mask under duress. They despise it, but fear opprobrium if they remove it.  They are are easy to spot. A faint air of embarrassment  when they catch the eye of the unmasked ... they question the logic, but are surrounded by family, friends and co-workers hermetically sealed into their masks.  Peer pressure traps them in the cult.  They need new peers.  They need an example and encouragement" [source].

"The author [above] missed out a fourth group.  The covid fanatics who enthusiastically put their masks on and agree with Professor Michie that they should become a permanent feature.  They often refer to masks as 'face coverings'  I believe this choice of words is deliberate.  Communists like Michie despise individuality (at least amongst the proletariat) and what better way to crush if than to cover the thing that makes everyone distinctive?" [reader's comment at source].

"The intriguing thing is that [the above author's] first group, who we might call the New Totalitarians, generally never exceed 30% of the population.  These are potentially the most dangerous, as they have found a new purpose in life and are not only zealously committed to it but profoundly resistant to giving it up.  Their earlier fear has given way to fanatical certainty.  In finding their new religion, they become passionately impermeable to facts, to reason and even to the personal hardships that they themselves are experiencing during the 'crisis'.  Their new hardship seems to cement their new allegiance rather than weakening it ... They are ripe for the daily Two Minutes Hate, because an identified outgroup designated 'enemy of the people' not only further deepens their solidarity with one another, but stimulates the powerful dopamine hit of feeling unimpeachably virtuous (they're fighting evil idiots, after all).  These people are, for the time being, immune to counter-evidence  and counter-narratives, and are liable to dilate with seething rage at any attempt to expose them to such heresies.  But they are only 30%" [reader's comment at source].


"A larger proportion, around 40%-45% are in [the author's] second group and are not true totalitarians; they simply don't want to go against the grain and encounter any social unpleasantness.  They may feel antagonistic, or at least uncomfortable, toward the openly defiant for fomenting the ire of the New Totalitarians in [the supermarket or elsewhere].  But neither are they remotely as hermetically sealed to the voices of the dissenters as the True Believers are"
[reader's comment at source].

 

 

EMcD:  There is also a fifth group of mask wearer: the virtue signaller.  The virtue signaller knows very well that masks do absolutely nothing to prevent transmission of any viral disease, but nevertheless wears his mask proudly and ostentatiously to publicly signal his great righteousness to all.  "And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, who refuse to wear a face mask. I never go out without first religiously donning my visible mark of obeisance to Caesar.'  And the maskless standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, 'God be merciful to me a sinner.'  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 18:9-14).  "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea the time cometh, that whosoever refuses you entry to God's House because you are not masked [or vaccinated] will think that he doeth God service" (John 16:2).


"If folks truly have a witness in their spirit from the Lord to wear a face mask (similarly, to social distance from other people), and are not just doing to so please men or to keep the peace, then absolutely they must act accordingly.  But I won't make myself a hypocrite by wearing a face mask simply to virtue signal my 'righteousness' or to appease the Karens.  And if folks choose not to examine for themselves the evidence for and against wearing face masks, then that also is their right and their choice.  But Proverbs 18:13 states, that, without first 'hearing the matter', they do not have the right to 'answer' - to criticise or condemn - those who have done their homework and who, on the basis of their research, reject the wearing of face masks"
[EMcD, source].


"A person puts a piece of cloth over their face, perhaps shoves it into their pocket and treats it not like it was a piece of protection but more like a throwaway talisman.  It isn't difficult to see that for most people it either made them feel safer, or feel like they were contributing to the common good but never were these people scrupulous about true infection control.  Why pretend that there was ever a scientific pretext for this action and these mandates"
[reader's comment at source].


"What Sunday proved is that The Cult of Covid has become a new, secular religion in a country where ironically enough sneering at older established religions is considered the height of cool.  The suggestion that masks - the very visible sign of true believers in the cult - might no longer be mandatory in two weeks time, has caused a lot of people to lose it big time.  It really has been embarrassing to witness.  The Maskists take it as an article of faith that masks save lives.  They forget the statements made by government scientists in March/April last year advising AGAINST wearing them  They ignore the rather inconvenient 'real world' fact that countries which didn't mandate face coverings - like the previously well-regarded, 'politically correct' EU member-state Sweden, have had much better Covid outcomes than many countries which did"
[source].

 

MSM, Propaganda War, Training Up State Informers


Presentations in Schools - an email from some concerned parents:
"Myself and two other parents [on Facebook] have been informed by our children that a presentation was held at their senior school today.  Some of it was acted out by teachers in sketches.  The children were told not to listen to any 'fake news' about masks and not to believe anything unless it's on BBC or Sky News.  Anything shared on social media is 'conspiracy theories' and should be ignored even if it's from scientists!!  They showed a video of people talking about things like 'masks don't work, they're just a mind control trick' and said that was the kind of people they were talking about.  Apparently they said that anyone who thinks like this is 'far right, extremists and terrorists - and if you think like this you are a terrorist'!!  My daughter's own words to me were 'It was astonishing, mom, total brainwashing.'  The school told the children that if they hear anyone talking like that - or 'hear things like that' talked about at home then they should report it to student support services or the National Counter Terrorism Office!  They actually said to [the children] that if anyone in your family has a minority view that the mainstream don't share, then they are 'far right' - oh, and one of teachers decided to take it one step further and tell her class that everyone should take the vaccines as they are perfectly safe!  Nice to know she clearly has information about something that not even top scientists are aware of as it's not even been produced yet as far as I am aware!  We are all fuming - if ever there was a case of brainwashing, indoctrination and far right ideology, then this looks like it to me"
[source, at approx 51:20].


"At the start of the pandemic I tried to trace the origin of masking, too.  Like Eugyppius, I also traced everything back to Masks4All.  They were a shadowy group who had suddenly and mysteriously sprung up, with advocates all over the globe.  If you believe that Masks4All were a genuine grassroots organisation that spontaneously appeared and their video went viral completely randomly, then I have a bridge to sell you"
[comment at source].


"Propaganda can never be wrong, can never be corrected, never be challenged by truth or fact ... the most successful propaganda understands the extremely effective uses of irrationality in moving the masses to submit.  These irrationalities are deliberate: they are there to create an aura of the mystical, of the realm beyond reason and natural law, a feeling that one is in the childhood land of sorcery and miracles"
[source].


"And why do so many go along with the charade?  I believe two factors are predominantly at play.  First, most people trust the authority of their State, despite the historical record of frequent if not perpetual State deception.  Second, because the mask itself is indeed a barrier - not against small airborne pathogens but against large water droplets and dust - it remains psychologically accepted as an effective defence, even for those whose advanced university degrees mark them as, presumably, highly intelligent ... If so many are able so willingly to accept anonymity and debasement, what else may they, at the State's behest, ultimately be willing to do?"
[source].


"The propaganda exercise that has been all things covid for the past two and a half years continues to be nourished by the imposition of masking.  I am daily astonished at the number of Wellingtonians who enthusiastically demonstrate their ignorance and complicity by wearing the insignia of submission, and who turn against those who are unafraid to be natural and clear-thinking.  Of the many pernicious features of the covid catastrophe (quarantining of the healthy, drumbeat of inflated death counts, false testing, suppression of early treatment, pushing of dangerous and unnecessary inoculations, revision of the concept of vaccination, creation of an apartheid society, covering up of the multitude of adverse reactions to the jabs, encouragement to distance and, in effect, to regard each other as sources of harm) the dehumanzing mask is at the forefront"
[source].

 

Face Masks ---> Vaccinations ---> CoviPass


"[T]hey are preparing us for mandatory vaccinations.  I for one won't be wearing a mask or having a rushed and therefore dangerous vaccination"  /  "Boros will let you off wearing a mask if you have his best friend Bill Gates' very profitable vaccination... Boros says it's great, though he won't have it himself... and neither will Bill... But it'll be ok for you, won't it?"
[readers' comments at source].


"The only way to get back to 'normal' is to squirt the DNA altering Covid vaccine inside us, to install the ... CoviPass on our phones"
[reader's comment at source].


"All this mask garbage is the canary in the coalmine for forced vaccinations. It's a well established trick: you ask for something small, ask for something small, ask for something small, then having achieved a pattern of compliance, ask for something big ... the craven compliance and obsequiousness of most people on the issue of masks is starting to sicken me. French people risked horrible death at the hands of the Nazis in 1943 to resist, most Brits are too cowardly to run the gauntlet of some 'Karen' giving them a dirty look ... next time you go out somewhere, throw away your mask and grow a spine; it's too late to do anything else"
[reader's comment at source].


"Why do face masks continue to be advised?  An answer as to why mindless and science-less face masking continues is provided in a revealing study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology entitled Sustaining High Influenza Compliance With A Mandatory Masking Program.  A 2-year mask education program involving three hospitals and 19,985 healthcare workers increased vaccine compliance from 47% to 90%!  Face masks are a way to promote vaccination"
[source].

 

The Environment


"Environmental harms:  Numerous discarded face masks litter our streets, as a brief walk in any neighbourhood will confirm.  Concern is rising about the environmental damage likely to result from this new major source of pollutants.  Disposable face masks are typically made of non-recyclable plastic.  It has been estimated that, each day in the UK, 53 million masks are being sent to landfill waste sites, with many more reaching our rivers and oceans.  Scientists are particularly worried about the dangerous chemicals emitted when masks find their way into our waterways.  One study detected a range of potential toxins following emergence in water, including plastic fibres, silicon, poly-ethylene glycol, cadmium, copper, and antimony"
[source].


"And many [masks] will end up in the oceans - haven't heard Attenborough or Thunberg talking about that environmental disaster" [reader's comment at source].


"Not to mention the sheer waste of all those single-use unrecyclable blue masks"  /  "Good job we got rid of plastic straws, eh?  /  "An increasing number of which [masks] are discarded on our pavements and beaches.  Haven't yet seen any one wearing a hazmat suit removing them"  /  "Or disposing of them as hazardous waste..."
[readers' comments at source].


"[E]xisting and scientific papers on harmful effects for people and environment have been neglected.  The exponential use of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic is polarizing the natural immune system and biodiversity with a devastating loss of plasticity resulting in an advanced risk for new virus variants, multiresistant bacteria, infectious disease and severe chronic diseases ... here is a pending threat to our collective existence and the survival of marine organisms.  The worldwide estimate is that disposable masks or face shields are discarded at a rate of 3,4 billion per day.  The presence of a diversity of plastics, toxic and cancerous compounds like perfluorocarbon, aniline, phthalate, formaldehyde, bisfenol A as well as heavy metals, biocides (zinc oxide, graphene oxide) and nanoparticles are found.  An increasing number of environmental experts worry about the long-term effects.  Most (85%) of the masks used worldwide are made in China where no environmental qualification is needed.  A total breakdown of these dangerous compounds is expected to last 450 years.  Problems corresponding to the various sizes of plastics of PPE in the environment and the ecosystems could serve as potential vectors of pathogens and could lead to injuries and death"
[source].

 

General Comments


"Given what we also know about the manufacture and specification of the standard masks used by 95% of the population the case for compulsory mask wearing is even more suspect. The masks are made unhygienically in third world sweatshops and even bear the message that they cannot protect the wearer from the COVID19 virus"
[source].


"Another thing that makes mask-wearing mandates truly pointless is this. Those who are tasked with enforcing these mask-wearing mandates - usually employees of 'essential' businesses and front-line enforcement personnel - don't care what you have covering your face or how you are wearing it. Ergo, as long as you cover your face with something - anything - in any manner that you choose, they are off the hook and you are free to go about your business. The fact is, neither the vast majority of the public nor those who are issuing mask-wearing mandates nor those who are tasked with enforcing mask-wearing mandates have been trained on what must be worn to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19. Here is the list from the CDC's website: (1) Face shield or goggles, (2) N95 or higher respirator mask that is disposed of after use, (3) 'Clean' disposable gloves that are changed between customers, (4) An isolation gown that is changed between customers. Since mandating all four of these things for the general public is a non-starter, those in authority have settled for simply mandating that people cover their faces with any old piece of cloth that might be lying around the house! The people enforcing these mandates won't know the difference anyway"
[reader's comment at source].


"If you think masks are good, think on this.  When the mask mandate came in, in July last year, our dear Government put out advice that you could easily make a mask from an old T-shirt.  Helpfully, it gave instructions on how to do this as well.  The most dangerous plague in history, so we are told, but you can fend it off with a mask made from an old T-shirt?  If you believe that, may I take this opportunity to ask you if you want to buy a very fine bridge?"
[reader's comment at source].


"We have already had features on R4 'Wimmins' Whinging hour about how to make your 'mask' 'fashionable'.  Is that really the greatest concern that BBC 'Wimmin' have about how to appear 'fashionable'?  It used to be 'fashionable' in Warsaw Pact countries not to have any personal freedom and now half of our own population seemingly want to spend their time clapping at the sky and demanding even less of it.  Since when has walking around wearing a stupid ... mask looking like a cross between Deputy Dawg in a duststorm and a reject from 'Casualty' ever been ... normal?"
[reader's comment at source].


"We saw a woman in a mask which matched her blouse. That depressed me. Wearing a mask as a fashion item is akin to slaves wearing Christian Dior outfits while picking cotton"
[source].


"The other day I saw a group of young lads all laughing at their friend because his glasses had steamed-up, and that 'he should have mini windscreen wipers for this glasses, ha, ha, ha...'  But, all of them were wearing masks and not one of them realised the significance of the glasses steaming up.  No logical connection was made between [the steamed-up glasses and] the inability of the mask to confine air vapour, either in or out"
[reader's comment at source].


"[L]ast summer [I took] my children to a theme park.  I felt so sorry for the young people staffing the rides, who had to wear a mask outdoors all day, on their feet in 30-degree heat.  Completely pointless, but all part of the Covid theatre.  My daughter's mask slipped down for a few seconds, even whilst we were sat outdoors on a ride she was told to cover her face.  She said 'sorry, I forgot about Covid for a minute' which broke my heart.  The whole point was to have a fun day out after a long lockdown, but the purpose of the mask was to make sure that she couldn't forget about Covid, not even for a moment.  Some people are so selfish: 'It's just a mask.'  It is easy to wear one for fifteen minutes whilst you whip around the supermarket.  They should spare a thought for the staff who have to wear one all day"
[reader's comment at source].


"'The whole world is wearing face masks, even Donald Trump'  Berlingske [the Danish liberal newspaper] pointed out. OK, going by liberal logic, Trump is stupid. If he's wearing a mask, that means masks don't work and we should not wear them"
[reader's comment at source].


"If masks work, why are we still in a 'pandemic'?  If the wearers feel safe, why do they fear the maskless?  If the wearers don't feel safe, why are they still wearing the masks?  When will masks get us out of this situation?  If they do not get us out of this situation, are the wearers certifiably insane, cowards, morons, or brainwashed?  As to ventilation: ditto.  Plus it causes colds and covidlike symptoms in public buildings such as libraries, reinforcing the Covid Ourobouros.  Wake up or remain a slave in perpetuity"
[reader's comment at source].


"One utter absurdity I have seen in broadcast concerts with symphony orchestras...  the string players were all masked, but of course the wood wind and brass players could not be.  As always I am astounded at the intelligence of a mindless virus able to know not to come out of the mouth and through the mouthpieces of wind/brass players and their instruments... or I am astounded at the arrant stupidity of anyone wearing them at all"
[reader's comment at source].


"You know what makes me laugh?  You can wear any old piece of rag over your mush and it passes as a virus blocker!  Since when has an old t-shirt been proven to stop a virus from spreading?  NEVER!  Yet there's nothing to stop you cutting and sewing one together, and the psyched up, dumbed-down society accepts it without question!  Crazy beyond belief!"
[reader's comment at source].


"'If wearing a muzzle causes you acute distress...'  If wearing a muzzle does NOT cause you acute distress, you are subhuman"
[reader's comment at source].


"Given that self-exemption is the only thing that people need to stop this farce, I am stunned that so many still comply!"
[reader's comment at source].


"I won't ... wear a magic amulet just to appease the need to 'do something' or 'take things seriously'. I live in a world filled with scientists who know [that] when your hypothesis has failed, you have to change your hypothesis. We haven't"  /  "I'm a rule keeper even when the rules are asinine. But I have no issue with those who refuse idiotic rules. I just don't have that spirit"
[readers' comments at source].


"To Zorro, or not to Zorro? That is the question... You're better off carrying a rabbit's foot on your key chain"
[source].


"But masks did do something:

  • They caused bacterial infections of the lungs and other body parts;
  • They caused hypoxia;
  • They caused learning difficulties in children;
  • The ostracised the deaf;
  • They marked regular human beings as obedient, brainwashed, terrorised slaves.

"So, they were 100% effective" [reader's comment at source].


"Add to that, I think they made people dirty or contaminated. That they, even when healthy, were pools of virus"  /   "I would say (my opinion) that of all the evil that was done over the last two and a half years, the masks were the most insidious and the most evil in every day terms ... It did change peoples lives and how they lived them considerably.  Those who want to move on and forget what happened over the period need to have the discussion about this first I think, but so few want to even think about it now"  /  "It was all part of making humans afraid of one another.  Everybody was reduced to being a walking bag of contagion"
[readers' comments at source].


"I'm not wearing [a mask] for a mild-for-most virus like covid or all the other viruses of a similar ilk that have been with us since time immemorial.  We have to re-establish the social contract that was how human beings have always coexisted with respiratory viruses and basically carried on as normal, because normal life is what we must live and any suspension of normal life, even for a limited period, for a profoundly non-compelling reason cannot be accepted"  /  "Hear hear.  And if someone really wants to wear one, I don't care why, and I don't care that they do.  Just LEAVE ME ALONE!"
[readers' comments at source].


"The mask is the second highest sacrament of the covidian religion.  The primary sacrament being, of course, the jab"
[source].


"Those ... masks are the bane of humanity.  I will never get over that part of the whole covid cult and its numerous rituals.  So much of what has gone on reminds me of words in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible when it often says things like, 'Pray to your idols made of wood and stone and ask them to come and save you.'  The other thing I won't ever get over is how people who are not experts on anything medically related suddenly became experts overnight.  Gates, Schwab, the corporate media, institutions of 'higher learning', and thousands of other shills that we are now supposed to laud and worship as some kind of saints/gods of medicine.  Yet the average guy/gal doing their own research and truly looking at the numbers and those who actually have experience with things like masks were not allowed to say one word.  We were banned, censored and deleted from society ... We can NEVER let this kind of insanity happen again"
[reader's comment at source].

 

Ten Excellent Reasons Not To Wear A Mask

  • A study of 53 surgeons, published in the journal Neurocirugia concluded that 'exhaled carbon dioxide may be trapped inside face masks, inducing a decrease in blood oxygenation.'  Numerous other studies gave confirmed this.  An N95 mask can reduce blood oxygenation by as much as 20% and this can lead to a loss of consciousness;
  • The following quote is taken from the New England Journal of Medicine: 'In many cases the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic';
  • The proceedings of the VIIth International Pneumoconioses Conference included details of three cases of pulmonary fibrosis thought to be due to exposure to synthetic textile fibres.  A later scientific paper discovered that 'loose particulate was seen to on each type of masks';
  • In 2015, a paper in the British Medical Journal concluded that 'the results caution against the use of cloth masks.'  The study showed that 'moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.'  The authors added that 'cloth masks should not be recommended for health care workers, particularly in high risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated';
  • Viruses may accumulate in the fabric of a mask - thereby increasing the amount of the virus being inhaled;
  • A paper entitled 'postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: a controlled study' was published in World Journal Surgery in 1991.  After a study of 3,088 surgeries, the author reported that the use of face masks in surgery  was found to slightly increase the incidence of infection over not masking.  The surgeons' masks were found to give no protection to the patients;
  • Putting a mask on a baby is dangerous and may increase the risk of suffocation.  Masks put on older children will lead to serious long-term psychological problems.  Children are especially vulnerable to the brain damage which will result from hypoxia caused by mask wearing;
  • Masks are known to cause facial rashes, fungal infections and bacterial infections.  Doctors around the world have reported a link between mask wearing and bacterial pneumonia;
  • A paper published in 'Opthalmology and Therapy' warned of an increase in dry eye syndrome among mask wearers.  Mask wearing also causes oral and dental problems;
  • Reduced oxygen levels, caused by mask wearing, will lead to an increase in cancer and an increase in metastases in cancer patients who are in remission" [source].

 

Lockdowns --> Masks -->

"By accepting Lockdowns (the quarantining of millions of *healthy* people) as a rational response to a virus with a 99.98% survival rate, millions ceded control of their daily lives to Technocrats to decide what they do, where they do it, and who they are allowed to do it with.  By accepting Masks as a reasonable response to a virus with a 99.98% survival rate, millions ceded control of the centre of their identity - the Image of God on display to others - to Technocrats to tell them when and where they can be seen.  By accepting the reckless injection of an experimental product to whole populations as a reasonable response to a virus with a 99.98% survival rate, millions ceded control of their body to Technocrats to decide their medical future.  In short, millions have been duped into ceding control of their daily life, their visible identity, and their bodily integrity to the Technocratic Elite.  And in ceding control, people have thus conditioned themselves to accept the next moves that the technocracy are going to make, including so-called Vaccine Passports, which are a Trojan Horse leading to the complete digital, biological and psychological enslavement of the person formerly known as 'you' ... having given up our God-given rights as free men - we will be handed little titbits presented as freedom in the global hellhole they are building ... Why are they doing this?  because they seek to own and control everything..." [source].

 

Believing Absurdities

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" (Voltaire)

"Well, we're now living in a time where a huge chunk of the global population seem to believe that wearing a face-nappy or a face-shield, and quarantining the healthy, and destroying the economy, and putting millions out of work, and not treating cancer patients, and preventing dying people from having family at their bedside in their final hours, ands keeping humanity from each other with anti-social distancing, and treating school-children like this: [...] and this: [...] and this: [...] is somehow justified.  These are absurdities.  And the vast majority of people either firmly believe in them, or at the very least, tacitly endorse them through lack of resistance ...

"But with sufficient amounts of fear and propaganda pumped into their brains for months on end, [people have] been convinced that to protect them from a virus with the same fatality rate as the flu, they believe it is justified to wear a face-mask.  Re-breathing in their own CO2, compromising their immune systems, and even breathing through [the mask] when it's soaking wet and thus increasing their chances of becoming actually sick.

"What can one say about the mindset of a populace that is comprised of docile, reprogrammable sheep, with a herd mentality and no critical or rational thinking?  That, I fear, may be a society that will permit tyranny, and even atrocities, because it lacks the ability to question media messaging, government mandates, and reflect on the nature of reality and their own behaviour.  Moreover, a people who have outsourced their critical and reasoning ability to someone else, will soon find that evil flourishes in a moral vacuum.

"Truly horrific outcomes become possible, when the populace at large have been trained to place their unwavering trust in authority and simply obey government mandates without question" [source].

 

20 Things I've Learned...

"20 Things I've Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During the 'Pandemic':

  • Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right;
  • At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions;
  • Fear of death is only rivalled by the fear of social disapproval.  The latter could be stronger;
  • Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago.  Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser;
  • Anything and everything can and will be politicized by the media, government, and those who trust them;
  • Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations;
  • Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people.  Even many who are vocal critics of the government;
  • Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong;
  • Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviours - for better or worse;
  • When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it;
  • People who are dismissed as 'conspiracy theorists' are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative;
  • Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said 'safety' is merely an illusion;
  • Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to 'normal';
  • A significant percentage of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated;
  • 'The Science' has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West.  This religion has little to do with science itself;
  • Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right things, rather than actually doing the right thing;
  • Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees.  Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians;
  • If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt.  You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment;
  • Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach;
  • It's easier to fool a person than to convince them they have been fooled" [quoted in a reader's comment at source].

 

What is Covid-19?

"Covid-19 is supposedly a pneumonia as a complication of SARS-COV-2, but ...

  • For most people, Covid-19 is a mild illness which is never confirmed as being due to SARS-COV-2, but the perception of reality is created by official general prognosis,
  • A developed SARS-COV-2 infection could be flu, or even a bacterial infection, and Covid-19, or the pneumonia associated with it, would in fact arise as a complication due to these other causations,
  • Pneumonia or severe respiratory complications can occur from a treatment for cancer - which incriminates other pre-existing conditions in combination with their medical treatments,
  • Meanwhile, quite astonishingly, there is no acknowledgement of what might be true Covid-19, which is an infection of the lungs related to the interaction between SARS-COV/SARS-COV-2 and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) that is promoted in treatment by prescribed drugs.

"[T]he UK Government's reaction to Covid-19 has been way beyond anything anyone could call proportional. It has been unnecessarily, grotesquely exaggerated, and pointlessly damaging" [source].

 

Coronavirus Act: What Are We Consenting To?

"In the UK, it is worth recapping what it is we are consenting to with the Coronavirus Act:

  • We consent to increased State surveillance of ourselves and our family;
  • We are happy that we could be detained, without charge, because some state official suspects, or claims they suspect, we may be infected;
  • It is fine with us that we or our loved ones can be sectioned under the Mental Health Act on the recommendation of a single doctor and neither we nor they need to have the protection of a second opinion we are locked up;
  • We accept that the state can retain our biometric data and fingerprints for an extended period;
  • We consent that jury trials are a bit of an anachronism and Judges can hear more evidence by video or even audio link;
  • We think it's fine that the evidence required, and processes undertaken, to determine and record our or our loved ones' deaths can be eroded to the point where they can be registered by people with no medical or legal expertise at all;
  • We don't think the NHS needs to adhere to practice standards or bother with assessing the needs of some patients, especially older people;
  • We are also fine with the complete suspension of democracy in Britain;
  • We accept all of this based upon a unique subset of scientific opinion which, contrary t every known scientific principle, can never be questioned;
  • We agree with the MSM that people who question any aspect of the stories they tell us are dangerous because these people just don't care if their own loved ones die. Only true believers care about their families;
  • We also accept the need for the State to invest considerable resources creating counter disinformation units whose purpose is to censor anything and everything which questions our firmly held beliefs. The beliefs informed by many of the same people doing the censoring..." [source].

 

Bayith Articles on C19

A Note On Face Masks  (October 2021)

Fortifying Our Immune Systems for Winter  (July 2021)

Concerning Coronavirus Vaccines  (December 2020 / January 2021)

Covid-19 Vaccines: As in the Days of Noah  (November 2020)

A Bit of Dirt...  (November 2020)

Covid Conversations: Everyone Is Out of Step But Our Jock  (October 2020)

Rules Are Rules!  (September 2020)

Covid Conversations: An Apology and An Explanation  (September 2020)

Why I Don't Wear A Face-Mask  (August 2020)

Coming Out of Lockdown - Part Two: Hugs  (May 2020)

Coming Out of Lockdown - Part One: Rebuilding Our Immune Systems  (May 2020)

Wake Up, Folks...  (May 2020)

Clapping for the NHS  (April 2020)

Our Place of Safety  (April 2020)

 

 

 

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday ...
He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways ...
he shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble ... and show him my salvation"
(Psalm 91)

 

 

 

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