Excepts from Peggy Hall of www.thehealthyAmerican.org
There has been a great deal of contradictory information regarding the use of masks, the types of masks, and the extent to which each local/state governing bodies should act.
I don’t know about you but it has been quite difficult to stay on top of all of the information. Today, I am delighted to share some highlights from an excellent and well-researched presentation by Peggy Hall of www.thehealtyamerican.org. Due to the length of the article and the excellent videos presented by Peggy on www.thehealthyamerican.org > masks this brief blog will not do her work justice.
Science Says Healthy People Should Not Wear Masks
- Masks reduce intake of oxygen, leading to carbon dioxide toxicity
- Germs are trapped near your mouth and nose, increasing risk of infection
- Wearing a mask causes you to touch your face more frequently
- There is no scientific evidence that supports healthy people wearing masks
- Masks obscure your facial features and impede normal social interaction
- Masks make it hard for hearing-impaired people to understand you
- Masks symbolize suppression of speech
MASKS DO NOT PREVENT SPREAD OF VIRUS
(1) New England Journal of Medicine:
“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” LINK HERE
(2) CAL-OSHA Regulations:
”Cloth face coverings do not protect against COVD -19” LINK HERE
(3) California Department of Health:
“Face coverings may increase risk if users reduce their use of strong defenses.”
“There is limited evidence to suggest that use of cloth face coverings by the public during a pandemic could help reduce disease transmission.” LINK HERE
(4) FDA – “Even a properly fitted N95 mask does not prevent illness or death” LINK HERE
(5) CDC — There is no scientific evidence for healthy people wearing masks. : Watch “CDC Mask Deception”
(6) Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock :
”There is no scientific evidence that masks are effective. If you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask.” LINK HERE
(7) Columbia University: Psychological Harms of Face Masks:
“Many young children burst into tears or recoil when someone wearing a mask approaches. By putting on masks, we take away information that makes it especially difficult for children to recognize others and read emotional signals, which is unsettling and disconcerting.” LINK HERE
(8) US Surgeon General Jerome Adams:
”Masks are not effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus.”
(9) Dr. Anthony Fauci:
“People should not be walking around wearing masks. Masks do not provide the protection people think they do.”LINK HERE
(10) WHO, Dr. Mike Ryan:
”There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly. LINK HERE
(11) US Department of Labor — OSHA:
”Oxygen deficient is any atmosphere that contains less than19.5%.” This happens when the oxygen is displaced by inert gas such as CARBON DIOXIDE and is the leading cause of FATALITIES.” LINK HERE
Additional Studies and Data
(Prepared by Leigh Dundas of citizens-rights.org)
After reviewing ALL of the studies worldwide, the CDC found “no reduction in viral transmission with the use of face masks.” 
Similarly, in recent weeks, the World Health Organization also has found that there “is no evidence wear”
Similarly, in recent weeks, the World Health Organization also has found that there “is no evidence wearing a mask by a healthy person in a community setting can prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.” And thus, the World Health Organization concluded “universal community masking” is ineffective at preventing “infection from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.” Indeed, the WHO went so far as to recommend against wearing medical masks as they “may create a false sense of security” against COVID-19, while it took pains to reiterate that there is “no evidence available on a [mask’s] usefulness to protect non-sick persons.” 
Even the N95 respirator, recommended for medical workers, requires training to use properly and “without training, the masks could not only expose workers to the virus but also lull them into thinking they are protected,” according to doctors at the Harvard School of Public Health. Yet worse, in practice, the N95 mask has been found to be ineffective in preventing the transmission of viruses: a review of six clinical studies, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that medical workers caught viruses from their patients just as often when they used N95 respirators as when they used ordinary medical masks.
As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded:
None of the 17 studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.
MASKS CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW LEVELS OF OXYGEN –
WHICH CAN LEAD TO UNCONSCIOUSNESS, CARDIAC EVENTS & STROKES –
AND INCREASE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS
Masks are harmful to the wearer. COVID-19 kills by causing severe hypoxia (low levels of oxygen in the blood). Ironically, mask-wearing also causes low levels of oxygen and hypoxia – because people wearing masks re-breathe some of their exhaled air, lowering the amount of oxygen they are breathing, and putting them at greater risk for the disease should they contract it:
Wearing respirators come[s] with a host of physiological and psychological burdens. These can interfere with task performances and reduce work efficiency. These burdens can even be severe enough to cause life-threatening conditions if not ameliorated.
Indeed, when the N95 respirator was tested in use in 2010, the “dead-space oxygen and carbon dioxide levels did not meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ambient workplace standards.”
In a study conducted by the National Taiwan University Hospital fifteen years ago – which date of conclusion means we can safely ignore the idea that the study was trying to bias public opinion against mask wearing for the COVID 2020 crisis since it concluded a decade and a half prior to the COVID situation – it was found that the use of N-95 masks in healthcare workers caused them to experience hypoxemia, a low level of oxygen in the blood, and hypercapnia, an elevation in the blood’s carbon dioxide levels. Not only did the mask create dangerously low levels of oxygen and an equally dangerous spike in carbon dioxide in the human body, the study found:
Medical staff are at increased risk of getting ‘Severe acute respiratory syndrome’ (SARS) [from] wearing N95 masks….
Lastly, the study’s authors further found that “dizziness, headache, and short[ness] of breath are commonly experienced by the medical staff wearing N95 masks” and that the “ability to make correct decisions” was also likely impaired. 
Studies show that headaches in medical professionals are commonly found as a result of mask-wearing, which is a sign of hypoxia: Just under 10% of the healthcare workers in one study experienced such severe symptoms that they were forced to take, on average, two full days of sick leave from their healthcare jobs, while 60% of these healthcare professionals “required use of abortive analgesics because of headache.”
A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask – which is a sign of dangerously low levels of oxygenation – and ALL healthcare workers felt like the headaches affected their work performance. Pregnant women wearing N-95 masks were found to have breathing difficulties associated with the use of the mask.
According to a noted neurosurgeon:
“It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%” which in turn “can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.”
While all studies reviewed show that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia (too little oxygen) and hypercapnia (dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide), another study – not of N95 masks – but of simple surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries. The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels.
Yet worse, the immunity of the mask wearer – and his or her subsequent ability to fight off COVID-19 or any other harmful infection – is actually harmed by wearing a mask. To wit: the drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) noted in the myriad studies above is directly associated with an impairment in immunity. In terms of the biological effects, what the studies have shown is that the lowered rate of oxygen (hypoxia) in turn inhibits the production of the type of primary immune cells that our bodies use to fight viral infections (known as the CD4+ T-lymphocyte). Functionally speaking, what happens inside our bodies is that the decrease in oxygen causes a spike in the level of a compound called hypoxia-inducible-factor-1 (HIF-1). Once that compound spikes, it in turn inhibits the production of T-lymphocytes we need for our bodies to fight off invaders and infections. Yet worse, the lack of oxygen stimulates a powerful inhibitor of the immune system (a cell called the Tregs), which in turn makes one’s body ripe for contracting a COVID-19 infection and experiencing said illness more severely: 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.
Moreover, people with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at a further risk from hypoxia – as cancer cells grow best in a bodily environment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes systemic inflammation which, in turn, promotes “the growth, invasion and spread of cancers.”
Repeated episodes of low oxygen – known as intermittent hypoxia – also “causes atherosclerosis” and hence increases “all cardiovascular events” such as heart attacks – as well as adverse cerebral events like stroke.
Perhaps even worse than all of the foregoing is the fact that recent findings show that, in some cases, the virus can enter the brain. According to those who practice neurosurgery, in most instances where the virus enters the brain, it does so by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves) – and accordingly – 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.’’
Simply put: wearing a mask actually increases your susceptibility to infection – particularly an infection that targets the lungs – and puts you on track for much worse outcomes should the re-breathing of the viral load cause the virus to invade the brain through the olfactory pathways.
The fact that mask wearing presents a severe risk of harm to the wearer should – standing alone – mandate in favor of not ordering American citizens to wear them, particularly given that these citizens are not ill and have done nothing wrong that would warrant an infringement of their constitutional rights and bodily autonomy. A conclusion that is underscored by recent studies from the the CDC and the World Health Organization that prove mask-wearing is completely ineffective in controlling the spread of the virus: To wit, and quite strikingly, the CDC just last week on its website published a review of all studies – worldwide – that looked at the efficacy of face-mask wearing as a preventive measure to control the spread of highly infectious respiratory illnesses such as COVID. The CDC’s methodology involved searching four different databases – Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, and CENTRAL – and reviewing every single randomized controlled trial regarding mask-wearing, from every single country in the world.