While science is touted as the basis for wearing face masks in the pandemic, science journalist Jon Rappoport highlights the scientific journal published by the Center for Disease Control that clearly makes the case that there is no scientific evidence to support the benefit of wearing a mask to stop the spread of the virus.
The report was published in May in Emerging Infectious Diseases, an open access, peer reviewed monthly journal from the CDC.
‘Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures’ was written by six researchers from the University of Hong Kong as a policy review.
Its conclusion was that face masks in non-health care settings were ineffective against that transmission of an influenza-type virus.
The study used randomized controlled trials (RCT’s), found that there is no significant effect on the transmission of laboratory confirmed influenza. Essentially, a mask is useless against the transmission of the virus.
“Take off your masks. Governors and mayors and presidents and prime ministers, cancel the orders to wear masks. You’re non-scientific. In the extreme,” Rappoport wrote.
Disposable medical masks or surgical masks are loose fitting masks that are meant to be worn by medical personnel to protect from accidental contamination of patient wounds. They are also meant to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids.
There was not enough evidence to really say the masks would be effective in preventing the transmission of when worn by an infected person for source control, or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure.
Meanwhile, the likelihood of being sprayed by the bodily fluid of a stranger while at the grocery store is unlikely to occur.
Face masks along with proper handwashing techniques may be able to reduce the transmission of other infections.
The study did not include the use of respirators in the community. Respirators fit tightly and protect the wearer from fine particles. They provide better protection against the exposure to influenza when properly worn due to their higher filtration efficiency.
The respirators, such as the N95 and P2 masks, work best when they are fit-tested but are in limited supply during a pandemic. The study states that these should be reserved for use in healthcare settings or for immunocompromised people in the community. These are also used by first responders and those performing critical community functions, as supplies are available.19-0994
Proper use and disposal of face masks is essential, the researchers said. Educating people on the correct use of masks, as well as proper hand hygiene is needed. Improper use and disposal of the masks may actually increase the risk of influenza transmission.
The CDC and other high level organizations would have increased their credibility if they had started out explaining that the wearing of a mask is meant to assist in stopping the transmission of other infections.
The wearing of a mask is now mandated in many settings from the gas station to the grocery store to medical facilities. In many areas across the country, we have been reduced to no mask, no service.
But the wider “selective war” on science, beyond pushing the masks, has also impacted the public’s perception of HCQ — hydroxychloroquine — which when paired with Zinc can kill the bacterial infections that Corona Virus patients would ultimately die from.
Intentional misrepresentation is the rule rather than the exception, after the medial journal The Lancet had to withdraw it’s study that showed HCQ didn’t work — turns out, that was bunk, too. Plus, the fake study was paid for by Gilead, which makes the $3000 competitor to the $0.62 HCQ pill.