“Double, double, toil and trouble.”
This famous line is from the witches’ song in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
And who better to pitch the witches’ brew than Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s politically-anointed infectious disease expert who, from sucking off the public tit, makes nearly $500,000 a year? At the end of January, Fauci announced on national TV that “it makes common sense” to double up on masks.
As the 10 February headline on NPR’s website proclaimed:
CDC Says Double-Masking Offers More Protection Against the Coronavirus
The article explained how the CDC was now recommending that “wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers more protection against the coronavirus, as does tying knots on the ear loops of surgical masks. Those findings prompted new guidance on how to improve mask fit at a time of concern over fast-spreading variants of the virus.”
Two Masks Not Better Than One
But now, the CDC prompt for doubling masks has run into trouble. As a Reuters headline reported last Friday:
Japan supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread
The supercomputer, located at Riken and Kobe University, generated simulations that modeled the spread of virus particles based on different combinations of masks. Adding a second mask added only 4 percent protection. The Reuters article points out that “wearing two non-woven masks isn’t useful because air resistance builds up and causes leakage around the edges.”
In the words of the researchers, “The performance of double masking simply does not add up.”
The computer models also showed that when masks are not worn tightly and properly, their effectiveness in blocking viral droplets falls considerably.
In addition to putting out recommendations that “don’t add up,” the updated CDC mask guidelines in February were ridiculously complicated. As the Japan Times wrote last Friday,
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last month that fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask—and knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask and then tucking in and flattening the extra material close to the face—substantially reduced exposure from infected wearers and exposure of uninfected wearers, highlighting the importance of good fit to maximize mask effectiveness.”
A look at the CDC’s website containing the new guidelines shows even more complicated instructions:
“Check that it Fits Snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin
- Check for gaps by cupping your hands around the outside edges of the mask.
- Make sure no air is flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
- If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.
Add Layers of material
2 ways to layer
- Use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric.
- Wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.
– The cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face.
Make sure you can see and breathe easily.”
It should be noted that the lead researcher of the supercomputer simulations in Japan, Makoto Tsubokura, added that “masks have limits in their effects to curb the spread of droplets.”
TRENDPOST: On 12 February, althealthworks.com, a website that focuses on news about natural health, revealed that an article posted on the Microsoft News website detailing potential health risks from long-term mask wearing was taken down. According to althealthworks.com:
“The potential side effects include the following according to several doctors quoted by MSN.com:
“Shortness of Breath and Lightheadedness: According to Dr. Lili Barsky, any activities that result in the expulsion of air, such as talking, singing and exercising can result ‘in the accumulation of carbon dioxide between the face and the mask.’
The symptoms are seen due to increases in CO2 levels in the body according to Dr. Rashmi Byakodi as mentioned in the MSN article. ‘Breathing over exhaled air that turns into carbon dioxide might make you feel dizzy.’
Headaches: According to Dr. Byakodi, ‘Headaches may occur due to the band fitting around the head all day, stress from breathing through the mask, or slight changes in oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood.’
Dermatitis: Some people’s skin may break out, and scarring around the area where the mask is worn may result in some cases.
Weakened Immune System: Perhaps the most troubling of all symptoms on the list of doctor warnings, the immune system can be greatly weakened by low oxygen levels in the tissues as noted by Dr. Esteban Kosak in the article.”
TRENDPOST: On 12 May 2020, Microsoft News posted an article titled, “9 Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks,” which has not yet been taken down. Among the troubling side effects were restricted airflow, a false sense of protection, and the potential for masks not properly and consistently washed to spread the virus… facts and data we have been reporting since the COVID War was launched last year.