Neurosurgeon, Dr. Russel Blaylock, has ‘penned’ an op-ed in Technocracy that points out the dangers from increased use of face masks. The two key takeaways from the piece are that there’s no evidence they do anything and that wearing them can cause you harm.
First, a painful truth of a different sort, (emphasis, mine)
“This is somewhat of an unusual virus in that for the vast majority of people infected by the virus, one experiences either no illness (asymptomatic) or very little sickness. Only a very small number of people are at risk of a potentially serious outcome from the infection—mainly those with underlying serious medical conditions in conjunction with advanced age and frailty, those with immune compromising conditions and nursing home patients near the end of their lives. There is growing evidence that the treatment protocol issued to treating doctors by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mainly intubation and use of a ventilator (respirator), may have contributed significantly to the high death rate in these select individuals.”
Everything you’ve probably been hearing is out of date or simply wrong. This applies equally to the virus-virtue-signaling badge of choice. Face masks. But for most of us, masks will provide no benefit because we are not in danger while wearing them while being forced to wear them could harm our health.
- “17 of the best studies … concluded that [there is no] “…conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection. (Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus.) “
- “Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.”
- By wearing a mask, (any) exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves, and travel into the brain.
To summarize, there is no evidence masks do any good for most Americans, and there is ample evidence they could have unhealthy side-effects or complications, even for people who are otherwise healthy or have no symptoms.
Only a small number of people are at risk, a reality we have experienced and documented but for which everyone is being punished. A practice that should end today.
We’ve Known for Many Weeks
And this is not the first time we’ve been warned. We have heard from urgent care doctors, microbiologists, neighborhood MD’s, and others in the profession. All of them questioning the CDC’s guidance on a wide range of recommendations, reporting, and mandates, not the least of which is forcing people to wear masks and fining them for refusing to harm themselves.
My position remains the same. Decide for yourself if you need to mask-up, when, and where based on your circumstances. That includes never wearing one if that is your choice. That means states, towns, or counties should not be mandating them under any circumstance.
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