curated by Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D. – http://marilynsingletonmdjd.com/
Updated September 26, 2020
COVID-19 is as politically-charged as it is infectious. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO, the CDC and NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci discouraged wearing masks as not useful for non-health care workers. Now they recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are hard to do (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The recommendation was published without a single scientific paper or other information provided to support that cloth masks actually provide any respiratory protection. Let’s look at the data.
The theory behind mask wearing:
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Note: A COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) particle is 0.125 micrometers/microns (μm); influenza virus size is 0.08 – 0.12 μm; a human hair is about 150 μm.
*1 nm = 0.001 micron; 1000 nm = 1 micron; Micrometer (μm) is the preferred name for micron
*1 meter is = 1,000,000,000 [trillion] nm or 1,000,000 [million] microns
*For a complete dissection and explanation of aerosols and airborne particles, please see Understanding Particle Size and Aerosol-based Transmission by Steve Probst. https://www.4cconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Understanding-Particle-Size-and-Aerosol-Based-Transmission.pdf
The preponderance of scientific evidence supports that aerosols play a critical role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Years of dose response studies indicate that if anything gets through, you will become infected.
Filter Efficiency and Fit
Data from a University of Illinois at Chicago review https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data
Study from France:
Johns Hopkins, 9/21/20
Negative Effects of Masks
Air inside the mask is definitely stale. In filtering particles, the mask makes it harder to breathe.
World Health Organization (WHO), June 2020
The Hamburg Environmental Institute (July 2020) warned of the inhalation of chlorine compounds in polyester masks as well as problems in connection with face mask disposal. https://swprs.org/face-masks-evidence/; https://corona-transition.org/maskentragen-noch-ungesunder-als-gedacht (in German)
Psychological Damage in Children (September 11, 2020).https://www.world-today-news.com/70-doctors-in-open-letter-to-ben-weyts-abolish-mandatory-mouth-mask-at-school-belgium/
Positive Mask Studies
Conclusions from Organizations
Wash your hands ———- If you are sick, stay home!
Objects and surfaces
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