According to the official USA.gov website,
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.”
As we reported last week, according to new CDC findings, mask mandates were associated with an average 1.32 percent decrease in the rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths during the first 100 days after the mask policy was implemented.
Despite the measly 1.32 percent decrease in stopping the coronavirus from spreading, much of the nation and most of the world have imposed strict mask-wearing mandates. In addition, as we have long been reporting, scientific data shows mask-wearing can be dangerous to your health.
Board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, in reviewing 17 scientific studies, found evidence that wearing a face mask for an extended period has shown to cause serious health problems:
“A recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, ‘None of the studies established a 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 the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The importance of these findings is that the wearing of a mask for prolonged periods of time often causes a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) and is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. The studies also found an elevation in blood CO2 can cause a health condition called hypercapnia [carbon dioxide toxicity].
There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the viruses with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting masks, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages.
Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain. In most instances, it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. 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.”
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in some cases, mask-wearing could be deadly because inhaling high levels of carbon dioxide may be life-threatening. This can also can cause headaches, vertigo, double vision, inability to concentrate, tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ears), seizures, or suffocation due to displacement of air.
“Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes,” wrote Dr. Antonio Lazzarino, an epidemiologist at University College London, regarding the side effects of face masks. “This generates an uncomfortable feeling and an impulse to touch your eyes. If your hands are contaminated, you are infecting yourself.”
On 21 May, an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine by doctors and medical experts from Harvard Medical School; the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, stated:
“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
This is just one of several articles in the Trends Journal that detail both the dangers and ineffectiveness of mask-wearing.
Yet, despite these facts and ample data showing the vast majority of children do not get sick from this virus nor do they spread it (the recovery rate of those aged 1-20 is 99.997 percent, according to the CDC), the CDC continues to recommend children wear masks nearly all of the time.
The CDC director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, according to the “Coronavirus Update” in this past Saturday’s New York Times, said, “Children older than two should wear masks except when eating or sleeping.”
Dr. Walensky noted the importance of opening up more child-care supervision, Head Start programs, and pre-school activities. She referenced the $1.9 trillion relief program passed last week by Congress, which allocated $24 billion for “COVID-19 prevention strategies” including money to support the child care industry. President Biden referred to it as the largest investment in child care since WWII.
What They’re Not Saying
All the back-slapping and cheerleading for the huge sums of money targeted to child care ignores the underlying reality revealed by Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore:
“One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has gone backward across virtually every key measure of childhood.”
While the CDC is still advocating mask-wearing and COVID vaccinations to protect children, they ignore the massive harm caused by continued lockdown restrictions, including the slow, fearful attitude regarding the full opening up of child care.
As Ms. Fore makes painfully clear since the lockdowns were initiated across the globe,
“The number of children who are hungry, isolated, abused, anxious, living in poverty, and forced into marriage has increased. At the same time, their access to education, socialization, and essential services including health, nutrition, and protection has decreased. The signs that children will bear the scars of the pandemic for years to come are unmistakable.”
According to UNICEF, among the devastating effects on children from the year-long lockdowns so strongly advocated by the CDC include:
“In developing countries, child poverty is expected to increase by around 15 percent. An additional 140 million children in these countries are also already projected to be in households living below the poverty line.
Schools for more than 168 million schoolchildren globally have been closed for almost a year. Two-thirds of countries with full or partial closures are in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At least 1 in 3 schoolchildren has been unable to access remote learning while their schools were closed.
At least 1 in 7 children and young people has lived under stay-at-home policies for most of the last year, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation.”
TRENDPOST: Despite the facts listed above and the numerous articles we have written regarding the ineffectiveness and dangers of mask-wearing, they are ignored by the media. Moreover, young, masked-up children are being raised in a constant state of health fear by being forced to mask up; social distance; and obey unscientific, draconian rules that are robbing them of the freedoms of growing up and running wild.
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