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Phantom and Psychotic: America’s Fascination With Mask-Wearing
If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it? The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits. – Edward L. Bernays (1891-1995), “the father of public relations,” the nephew of Sigmund Freud, cited from his book “Propaganda” (1928).
In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Casque of Amontillado, in his usual macabre writing style, he writes a story about a man taking fatal revenge on someone by immurement. Right… I didn’t know what “immurement” was either… but in a sentence, it is from the Latin im, or “in,” and murus, “wall” – literally “walling in”), and is a form of imprisonment, usually until death, in which a person is sealed within an enclosed space with no exits. The person dies of asphyxiation or starvation.
No doubt you get where I am going with this, swapping “casque” for “mask,” and particularly with the children – we are literally killing them with forced mask-wearing, all based on bad math, intellectual dishonesty, and outright lies.
Lies, damn lies, and more damn lies!
Regarding the frantic need for masks, the bought and paid for World Health Organization director-general, rhinestone Marxist Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told us in a media briefing on March 3, 2020 (see WHO media briefing): Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected. Forgetting that Ghebreyesus games the statistics, the 3.4% is the case fatality rate (CFR, or deaths from COVID-19 divided by the number of cases), while the 1% is infection fatality rate (IFR), or the number of deaths divided by all infected individuals. Here’s the problem: Tedros, either through ignorance or intentional lying, was conflating the CFR and IFR, a fundamental mistake.
Quantitative scientist John Ioannidis, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, calculated the IFR for COVID-19 in a review of 61 seroprevalence studies, a median of 0.23%, and 0.05% in people younger than 70 (see WHO Bulletin 2021;99:19-33F). Yes, that’s right – Covid is much less of a threat to the young than the seasonal flu – by about a thousand-fold for the young (notably, this statistic does not differentiate between the young and those 70 and older who have no co-morbidities).
Heck, even Fauci, in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial published March 26, 2020, wrote that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of severe seasonal influenza. But that was before there was, Rahm Emanuel-like, a need for a “never let a crisis go to waste” gambit on the part of Fauci and his Deep State. Incidentally, for those very few remaining who actually still trust WHO, you might want to reconsider that trust – see the documentary TrustWHO by Lilian Franck, who does a deep dive into the scam the organization is. Mercola notes WHOs fake investigation into COVID origins was utterly corrupt, as China was allowed to handpick the members of the WHO’s investigative team, which included the Shiro Ishii wannabe Peter Daszak, one of the gain of function experts, who have close professional ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that was being investigated.
Yes, having that fox report back on guarding the henhouse is supposed to “fool” us. (And Ishii, if you need a refresher, was the WWII Japanese Unit 731 head that conducted biological experiments on Chinese victims.) Perhaps this fox and henhouse gambit, aided and abetted by corrupt media it will fly. But for anyone beyond a grade 3 education, that bird will fly as far as a dodo. Also helping the WHO gambit is the recently divorced “Epstein Island” Bill Gate, using his & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was the biggest funder of WHO when Donald Trump stopped US funding, making Gates’ priorities the backbone of WHO. This begs Roman writer Juvenal’s question from 2,000 years ago, which remains unanswered: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” – Who controls the controllers? You tell me if WHO is heavily influenced, if not outright controlled, by Bill Gates and industry.
When Harry Met Sally or the pandemic that wasn’t, meets ‘never let a crisis go to waste.’
Ioannidis’ IFR issue noted above gets worse. In The Pandemic that Wasn’t, the World Health Organization (WHO) told everyone to brace themselves for a novel coronavirus with an infection fatality ratio (IFR) (i.e., mortality rate) of 3.4%. By April, it was clear that the IFR was actually around .3% percent, and over a year later, that number was halved to about 15%. Well, hey… close enough for government work! I’ve had Covid myself, and it is nasty. But then so is every bad flu season. But shutting down the world, borrowing trillions (recall, borrowed money is always paid back, one way or the other) destroying the lives of a billion children with masks, while also ruining their education – and now forcing a shot on kids that is clearly not needed – turning New York, LA, Australia, and New Zealand into police states, and worse is evil. Covid is no different from the Hong Kong flu of half a century ago, which clearly did not end the world, as, in fact, I am here to write about that pandemic, and you are here to read this.
Natural News reports from an article in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, “mask mouth” causes inflammation and gum disease, and may increase coronavirus death risk by 900%, with study co-author Professor Lior Shapira of Hebrew University in Israel stating The results of the study suggest that the inflammation in the oral cavity may open the door to the coronavirus becoming more violent. Still want to wear your mask?
Alfie Oakes, CEO of the largest grocery store chain in Southwest Florida, in a video Insanity Exposed, discussed why enhancing the immune system – which is easily done through getting off highly inflammatory processed foods – rather than using masks, led him to never require his thousands of employees to wear masks during the height of the panic, yet his team had much, much less incidence of Covid at his stores (granting that many, though not all, employees were more health-conscious). Video here of Oakes discussing the issue. And Oakes is right. As of late April 2021, in a Fox article Open States Texas and Florida Doing Much Better than Closed Blue States, it all became clear: Republican-led states, including Texas and Florida, reported fewer coronavirus cases than Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York — all of which are led by fasco-Marxist Democrats who refuse to roll back COVID-19 regulations and statewide mask mandates, according to CDC data.
Oh yeah. As of Oct. 2021, anti-lockdown Florida was tied as the number one state with lowest Covid cases per capita, daily average case rates in the last seven days per 100,000 residents in the United States as here at the Florida government site. And as everyone now knows, the most heavily vaccinated state in the nation, Vermont, as of the end of November 2021, reported by former NY Times science writer Alex Berenson, had a massive spike in Covid cases and is one of the worst states in the union for Covid cases. Nice work, Pfizer.
The cure is worse than the disease.
And what about those nutty people you see when walking in a nature preserve, no one else nearby, yet dutifully wearing their mask? Mercola writes Experts say brief outdoor encounters present a “very low risk” for transmission of COVID-19, as viral particles quickly disperse in outdoor air. Using mathematical models, Italian researchers have calculated the amount of time it would take for you to contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus outdoors in Milan. If 10% of the population were infected, you would require 31.5 days of continuous outdoor exposure to inhaling a dose of virus sufficient to transmit infection … Several investigations looking at SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in the air have come up empty. No detectable RNA was found in air samplings from various locations in Wuhan, China, Venice in northern Italy, or Lecce in southern Italy, during the pandemic. Meanwhile, when it comes to mask-wearing, the same article notes Germany’s first registry for side effects of mask-wearing on children has identified 24 physical, psychological, and behavioral health issues, including irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), reduced happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%), impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).
Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and an expert on viral transmission mechanics, stated in the New York Times on April 22, 2021, that Viral particles quickly disperse in outdoor air, and the risk of inhaling aerosolized virus from a jogger or passers-by is negligible… Even if a person coughs or sneezes outside as you walk by, the odds of you getting a large enough dose of the virus to become infected remain low. The same article quotes Dr. Muge Cevic, a clinical lecturer of infectious disease and medical virology at the University of St. Andrews School of Medicine in Scotland, saying: I think it’s a bit too much to ask people to put the mask on when they go out for a walk or jogging or cycling. We’re in a different stage of the pandemic. I think outdoor masks should not have been mandated at all. It’s not where the infection and transmission occur. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases physician and medical director of the special pathogens unit at Boston Medical Center, agrees about masks: Let me go for my run, maskless … Given how conservative I have been on my opinions all year, this should tell you how low [the] risk is, in general, for outdoors transmission for contact over short periods. Interestingly, Bhadelia’s attitude is the same for this writer: I was one of the very, very first to go into stores with an N-95 mask when the virus news first broke, and once more research came out, one of the first to remove it. Follow the science?
Remember, as zillionaire Leona Helmsley arrogantly told us a few decades ago about her elite, We don’t pay taxes. Do only the little people pay taxes? Today, I suppose we should update that to where it is only us helots, the hoi polloi, the little people, who need to wear masks. Certainly not the elites like Gov. Newsom or Rep. Pelosi, or Fauci, who are exempt, as below.
No evidence for face masks.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon with a medical degree from Louisiana State University, practiced neurosurgery for 26 years. Blaylock looked at 17 studies and concluded… None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection. One of those studies was titled, The use of mask and respirators to prevent influenza transmission: A systematic review of the scientific evidence. Importantly, Blaylock noted recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control are based mostly on studies of transmission of the flu, not the coronavirus. Maybe transmission is the same, perhaps it isn’t. Let’s do the science and confirm before we spend trillions. Of course, even the CDC – before it was “got to” by the Deep State – in the first phase of the pandemic did not recommend the wearing of a mask to prevent being infected. And more to the point, Blaylock notes that when a person has, e.g., tuberculosis, we have them wear a mask, not the community of non-infected, And no, multiple studies have now confirmed that the asymptomatic are not the spreaders. The new recommendations of the CDC and the World Health Organization are not grounded on ways to contain any virus pandemic or epidemic in history, Blaylock said. Blaylock’s full, damning analysis is here on masks.
When Covid first broke out, I personally watched the Surgeon General telling us masks were not needed, and WHO, analyzing 10 randomized controlled trials, concluded, “there was no evidence that facemasks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” Before masks became part of the control grid, June 5, 2020, WHO published in their WHO Interim Guidance June 5, 2020, an announcement stating: At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID-19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. In fact, a JAMA Network Open study found, in December 2020, that asymptomatic transmission is not a primary driver of infection within households. A study in Nature Communications also found there was no evidence of transmission from asymptomatic positive persons to traced close contacts.
Meanwhile, GreenMed info warned us in March that face masks could trigger lung disease, noting that the microbes from the petri dish that your mask becomes not only seriously impact periodontal health, but that when bacteria from your mouth enter your lungs, it’s linked to advanced-stage lung cancer and tumor progression, a finding that raises serious questions about the long-term use of face masks, which could potentially accelerate this process. GreenMed quotes retired pathologist James Morris of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (UK), who has conducted thousands of post-mortem exams of people who have died following respiratory tract infections: In most cases, there is a secondary contribution to inflammation from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal bacterial pathogens. If the public is advised to wear face masks, we must be certain that this will not adversely affect the bacterial flora of the upper respiratory tract. I am not aware of research in adults relevant to this question, but there is quite extensive evidence from another field of study in which viral infection interacts with bacterial pathogens to cause sudden death. Morris here is referring to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which found that one factor involved was infants sleeping in the prone position and re-breathing bacteria growing in the mattress. Moist mucus secretions from the upper airways soaked within the material of the mattress are an effective culture medium for bacterial pathogens, he said, which is directly relevant to the question of homemade cloth face masks. And this obviously applies even more to the cheap Chinese masks that 90% of us wear, while the issue of bacterial pathogens applies to adults too.
If the mask “logic” is right, shouldn’t we all go to the “solution: shown here, which the high school principal boasts about at Wenatchee World. Yes, this is a real picture, and a real “solution” being used.
Even famed leftist TV gadfly Bill Maher thinks masks are a joke as here. Not that any of this would stop the insane Gov. Brown of Oregon, who has discussed making masks permanent, as reported by AP here, the Federalist here, local KATU news here, and Epoch Times, here. Or as one reader commented re. Oregon, So they want to defund the police, and they refuse to prosecute the rioters and thugs taking over the place, but they want to bully people who do not wear face diapers? If the people are stupid enough to keep voting for these liberal idiots, they deserve what they get….” ‘Nuff said.
What masks do to real, live human people.
Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim, who completed a 2021 Stanford University study on masks, tells us why kids (and their parents) are struggling Wearing face masks dehumanizes social connections, which are a basic human need. Basic human-to-human connectivity through facial expression is compromised, and self-identity is somewhat eliminated. These dehumanizing movements partially delete the uniqueness and individuality of the person who is wearing the facemask as well as the connected person. All this, plus you also get the “benefits” of restricted breathing, causing a low level of oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia) along with excessive carbon dioxide in your bloodstream (hypercapnia), which may increase the risk for respiratory complications, self-contamination, and exacerbation of existing chronic conditions.
Per psychologist Dr. Stephen Porges, humans get signs of security, safety, alarm, and otherwise from minute, almost imperceptible lines we make subconsciously around our faces, with kids being particularly sensitive. This, of course, makes sense, since children are extremely dependent on, and vulnerable to, their caregivers. Humans (along with other mammals) have elaborate detection systems for danger, affronts, intimations of security, and so forth. Sometimes the detection system becomes dysfunctional as in the case of extreme naivety – or extreme paranoia – but also with the fear and the masking that goes along with the Covid gambit. In his work with airline Capt. Tom Bunn, the latter of whom does work with fearful flyers, Porges details extensively how all humans read micro-expressions in the face of others to get a sense of safety, truth-telling, and more. Bunn’s recent work Panic Free Pandemic Workbook – Exercises to Calm Pandemic -Related Fear, Anxiety and Claustrophobia explains this well. He utilizes this process of face reading to eliminate flying fears by tying the process of flying with calming faces that emanate unconditional acceptance. But here is the rub: what Porges and Bunn’s outline works two ways, and mask-wearing is now destroying the ability to read micro-expressions, and thus gain a sense of security and safety – particularly in children. This is destroying the mental and emotional equilibrium of our children most egregiously, but also adults as well. Compare what we now know about masking children to what can only be considered morally culpable negligence, where the American Academy of Pediatrics on Aug 2021 removed its page encouraging “face time” with infants. Here’s the original before it went down the fasco-Marxist memory hole, cited from Twitter here:
Yes, Big Pharma and Big Money go a long way, don’t they, in getting things forced down the memory hole as with AAP above. Or compare AAP’s memory holing to Mayo Clinic’s reference to the longevity of 1919 Spanish flu antibodies (which lasted ¾ of a century and more) but which did an electronic Houdini vanishing act once Covid became a political issue. In short, Mayo scrubbed references to the longevity of Spanish flu antibodies once it was clear this could be extrapolated to Covid, and was caught in the act by an enterprising researcher, reported at the American Inst for Economic Research author Jon Sanders here June 4, 2021. Sanders has the actual screen dumps that Mayo scrubbed, which I personally find in equal parts abhorrent and staggering. How could such a highly regarded institution dump intellectual honesty and science for political directives from the WEF, George Soros, and others? I also personally called Mayo, trying to get an official word on why this reference suddenly disappeared, and was blown off twice by Mayo staff. Of course, you, gentle reader, know why the science was buried: the Mayo president goes to WEF confabs in Davos.
In any event, circling back to masking, George Gilder summarizes the issue stating that Masks on children may well impair the development of the crucial part of the brain that recognizes faces and facial expressions and renders us social beings rather than sociopaths. Hence, the massive uptick in suicides, depression, among youths, as well as adults.
Some estimates state that 1 out of 5 kids is now being treated for some form of depression, anxiety, etc., and Brad Polumbo, in an article in the Foundation for Economic Education says the damage we’re inflicting on children is too devastating to be waved away in the name of public health – it’s quickly becoming an emergency in its own right.
He then goes on to detail the massive amount of mental damage being done to kids, quoting – as just one example of many – Dr. Richard Delorme at one of France’s largest children’s hospitals, stating, We sometimes have children of 9 who already want to die. University of California San Francisco professor Vinay Prasad, MD, agrees with Delorme, and has broken from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), which says masks are ok. Rather, writing in The Atlantic, he noted Early childhood is a crucial period when humans develop cultural, language, and social skills, including the ability to detect emotion on other people’s faces. Social interactions with friends, parents, and caregivers are integral to fostering children’s growth and well-being. The second story on Prasad’s concerns here. Prasad is not alone. Here are 47 different studies to review that question the efficacy of masks, along with the damage they do. More reading on this issue? Lifesite News has a comprehensive resource here for your review on this, and similar mask-related questions. And for adults, both USA Today as well as AIER add that “Between March and August the National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine reported a 65% increase in calls and emails.
That Bangladeshi study the fasco-Marxists recently released, touting masks? The overall effects of this study are minuscule—0.07% absolute reduction in seroprevalence, Emily Burns wrote on Twitter. What the study ACTUALLY measures is the impact of mask promotion on symptom reporting, Burn said. Only if a person reports symptoms, are they asked to participate in a serology study—and only 40% of those with symptoms chose to have their blood taken.
In reality, the largest COVID-19-specific mask trial to date, the Danish study -see here or Annals of Internal Medicine here – found masks may either reduce your risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection by as much as 46%, or else they increase it by 23%. Either way, the reason for this is that the virus is aerosolized and spreads through the air. Aerosolized viruses — especially SARS-CoV-2, which is about half the size of influenza viruses — cannot be blocked by a mask, as explained by Denis Rancourt, who has conducted a thorough review of the published science on masks and viral transmission. His report? A vast majority — 97.9% of those who didn’t wear masks, and 98.2% of those who did — remained infection-free.
And the efficacy of masks that the CDC touted later on? Well, their data was self-reporting/anecdotal, which is hardly what anyone would call science. The CDC says 70.6% of COVID-19 patients reported “always” wearing a cloth mask or face-covering in the 14 days preceding their illness; 14.4% reported having worn a mask “often.” So, a total of 85% of people who came down with COVID-19 had “often” or “always” wear a mask. See CDC here or here. Lots of good the masks did…. Assuming that self-reporting is of any help scientifically.
But if you think that is crazy, watch this sleight of hand:
SARS-CoV-2 is about half the size of most viruses, usually around 0.02 microns to 0.3 microns. WHO tells us respiratory droplets expelled when talking or coughing measure between 5 and 10 micrometers. N95 masks, filtering as small as 0.3 microns, can certainly help the respiratory droplets, but not the aerosolized viruses. Watch yourself in this video where respiration visibly goes right through the masks (on TikTok – but do NOT download or get this app!! You can watch without getting the app! TikTok is Chinese spyware).
Further, a 2009 JAMA study even admitted surgical masks and N-95 functioned about the same in terms of filtering the Covid virus. And a Sept. 2018 ruling in an Ontario Nurses Association filed against the Toronto Academic Health Science Network’s mask policy found there was ‘scant evidence’ that forcing nurses to use masks reduced the transmission of even the larger sized influenza virus to patients … ONA’s well-regarded expert witnesses, including Toronto infection control expert Dr. Michael Gardam, Quebec epidemiologist Dr. Gaston De Serres, and Dr. Lisa Brosseau, an American expert on masks, testified that there was no evidence that forcing healthy nurses to wear masks during the influenza season did anything to prevent transmission of influenza in hospitals. See ruling here, and here.
As you can see, when it comes to Covid and masking, the only thing that apparently is not rotten in Denmark is their mask study.
We are just getting started on our journey down the mask rabbit hole. Tune in next week for part two.
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