Do face masks work? The evidence

Mandatory face masks have become normalised in society. It is now believed as a given that they work.

But is there any evidence to show this?

Here are multiple academic papers that show face masks do not prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal found that cloth masks were penetrated by 97% of particles and may increase infection risk by retaining moisture or through repeated use. It cautioned AGAINST the use of cloth masks.

A large meta analysis found ‘no significant reduction in transmission with the use of face masks.’

The Oxford Centre for Evidence Based-Medicine found that ‘there is no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks against virus infection or transmission.’

Another study with over 8000 subjects found masks ‘did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections nor against clinical respiratory infection.’

There are too many studies to count.

You can read a summary of much of the evidence on Swiss Policy Research here.

The whole mask wearing policy is driven by asymptomatic transmission. Yet not much evidence exists that someone without any symptoms can infect others.

Those pushing mask wearing have even said so on video; In all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks.

Even the World Health Organisation states asymptomatic infection is very rare.

So if asymptomatic transmission is not a thing and face masks have been shown not to work, why do healthy people showing no symptoms have to wear one?

Risks of wearing face masks

Masks worn by children sent to get tested in laboratories were found to have a large amount of bacteria and parasites on them after just a day of school.

Cognitive ability of children has dropped 23% due to face mask wearing.

German study showed ‘severe psychological consequences’ due to mandatory face mask wearing.

Not to mention the billions of face masks ending up in the oceans, as humans continue to plunder and destroy everything that is beautiful on this planet.

But nobody cares because the TV doesn’t tell them to care.

The choice is yours

It is now just assumed that people without symptoms can infect others. It’s assumed that face masks work. 

But when has the government or media shown you any evidence to back this up?

They just proclaim ‘experts say’ or ‘scientists say’ and this is good enough for many of us to blindly believe it.

So the government or media don’t have to provide any actual evidence.

It’s not about being irresponsible for not following the rules.

It’s about living in truth.

Whether you choose to wear one or not, you have the power and the choice will always be yours.

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