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posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:23 AM
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Conclusion The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.

NIH dot gov website

I’m in Florida and only we are a mask in Walmart because my wife works there and doctors offices. Only had one mask nazi say anything all year. Nice to be more or less back to normal. But I hear lots of places are still cucked by this mask bull#.

The science has never been on the side of masks with this disease. Scientists have been telling us this since the beginning. Then they changed mid-statement because of politicians.


Anyways read the report. Masks are causing a lot of problems and this doesn’t even get into psychological effects on children in the summary. Or the effect these stupid political knee jerk reactions are going to have on their behavioral, and cognitive development in schools or lack there of in most states.


I don’t really have a lot to say other than # this bull#.


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posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:27 AM
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"Just shut up and do what I say" 😃



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: pianopraze

I agree, and thank you for posting this science. 👍🏻


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posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: pianopraze

Waiting for the ATS squad to tellme why this science is wrong and their science is right.

P.s it says so on most masks ( does not protect you from covid19 )

Science damns you!


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posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: pianopraze

They've never cared about the science behind any of this. It's never been about science, it's been about feelings. I still remember reading the sign posted up by the bus company here last year when they finally decided to make masks mandatory...it said it all...

'All of our passengers deserve to feel comfortable and safe on blah blah transit vehicles. Masks will be mandatory until further notice for the emotional wellbeing of our customers.'

I # you not...nothing about covid or death...just #ing feelings...it's always been.

Don't wanna wear a mask, you're probably a sociopath who hates grandma and wants her to die

or the line you hear from idiots

'I wear a mask because i know it makes people around me feel less worried.'

I'm so sick and tired of people's goddamned feelings being the primary motivation behind every stupid policy and insane bull#.we've seen for the last year and longer.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:41 AM
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Masks? Masks! We don’t need no stinking masks!


But what about all that extra plastic going into the environment? It can’t be good even if goes in a landfill.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: beyondknowledge
Masks? Masks! We don’t need no stinking masks!


But what about all that extra plastic going into the environment? It can’t be good even if goes in a landfill.


Even ones made out of cotton can actually be made out of plastic.




posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:48 AM
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if an article this thin was published, full of meta analyses, but came to a conclusion you didn't like, you would all be picking it apart to the Nth degree and arguing why this is not good enough evidence, and the word 'peer-reviewed' would be sprinkled around liberally.

yet this, you accept at face value, and celebrate, and do not think critically about.

just an observation... i haven't had this post peer-reviewed yet




posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: dug88



They've never cared about the science behind any of this. It's never been about science, it's been about feelings.

No , it is about power over other people.
Just like all the rest of the bull___ going on nowadays.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

I think I’d just use my own brain.

The virus is what, a thousand or so times smaller than the mesh of the medical masks let alone the cotton and polyester masks most people wear?

If this were a plague the likes the politicians and msm pretend people would be walking around in hazmat suits.

This is pure BS to spread fear and control.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:54 AM
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edit on 4/22/21 by Gothmog because: WTF ?



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: pianopraze

viruses very rarely travel isolated through the air... they are usually enmeshed in droplets of moisture, which are bigger.

i don't know how many times i and others have repeated that simple fact, and yet this disinformation you've posted persists.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Pot, meet the kettle. You spend all day lapping up anything published by official government channels then have the audacity to make that statement.

You could sift through the reference material if you would like a more detailed and thorough analysis.

To be fair, it seems quite comprehensive.

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To name just a few.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: Grenade

this 'hypothesis' analyzes other studies and attempts to weave them into a set of assumptions to support a conclusion. it is not backed by rigorous testing and in fact, contradicts many other studies that have quite a bit more substance.

apparently you think having a long list of references is proof of something, but i can assure you it is not.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

You're forgetting contamination of surfaces, the water then generally evaporates. How can we mitigate this transmission risk, glove mandates, or maybe we should enshrine in law that you must wash hands every 20 minutes, sterilise any surface we touch?



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: fiverx313

So you've read the reference material and can offer a more accurate, informed and balanced summary? Otherwise you're just blowing hot air as per usual.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:13 AM
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In my neck of the woods we don't wear masks,only to protect the populace from my craziness *woop woop the flat earth is real hummina hummina purple monkey dishwasher*

Its a fear campaign.



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: fiverx313
a reply to: Grenade

this 'hypothesis' analyzes other studies and attempts to weave them into a set of assumptions to support a conclusion. it is not backed by rigorous testing and in fact, contradicts many other studies that have quite a bit more substance.

apparently you think having a long list of references is proof of something, but i can assure you it is not.



Please post the studies that fit your criteria that show masks work in large indoor spaces and parks, which is part of the mask recommendations I've seen tossed out. Given your standards for proof you've looked them up to confirm what the news is telling you, right?



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: samuelsson
a reply to: pianopraze

Waiting for the ATS squad to tellme why this science is wrong and their science is right.



Prophecy fulfilled.

2nd



posted on Apr, 22 2021 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: Grenade

well if you keep up with the scientific literature, you are surely aware that surface transmission has been shown to be much less of a vector than transmission via respirated droplets.

as for analyzing the literature, i don't have to. they cite all the facts they are referencing. it is the attempt to make the facts into their hypothesis that is at fault, and again, if they had come to the opposite conclusion, you would be saying as much.

by the way, i'm not sure why you are so fascinated with my posts but it's starting to feel a bit stalker-y. maybe let someone else yell at me for your side? there are plenty who are willing.




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