There has been much controversy surrounding the COVID-19 mask requirements for the past year. Particularly given that Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization (WHO) originally stated masks were not only unnecessary but potentially unhealthy, only to reverse course.
This would be one of many examples of Dr. Fauci contradicting himself, a more recent example during the first week of the Biden administration Fauci was pushing double masking. Only a short week later Fauci backpedaled stating that there is no data that shows any benefit to double masking. This after the Biden administration has made it a federal crime to use public transportation without wearing a mask.
This type of rapid contradiction, often for political reasons, makes the the public question the validity of the science behind dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. To say the least.
This is especially true when scientific publications going back decades have been thrown out because they go against the current narrative. One of the major concerns the public has is that of masks trapping carbon dioxide, downplayed and dismissed by the legacy media which even in their reporting had to acknowledge that the CDC admitted that masks do cause CO2 buildup over time
Why the concern over Carbon Dioxide concentrations? According to a 2016 Harvard Study, ambient Carbon Dioxide concentrations have been linked to cognitive decline. The human brains evolved in a period of lowered CO2 concentrations, ideally no more than 550 parts per million or PPM. As little as 945 PPM lowers cognitive ability 15% and at 1400PPM of CO2 Cognitive Ability reduces by 50%. While other countries such as Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan consider 1,000 PPM of CO2 concentrations the highest acceptable level, The US’ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA considers 5,000 PPM the highest acceptable limit for the United States, however many indoor environments including classrooms exceed that number.
Even moderate rebreathing Carbon Dioxide causes excessive CO2 buildup in the blood called hypercapnia and symptoms of discomfort, fatigue, dizziness, headache, muscular weakness, drowsiness and loss of productivity are only the tip of the iceberg. Masks only compound the CO2 concentrations in the blood
Numerous studies were released before the COVID-19 outbreak demonstrating masks and headgear do in fact trap carbon dioxide at considerable levels. This CDC publication from 1998, states surgical masks increase CO2 concentrations breathed in up to 5000PPM at 8 hours in a room that only had a baseline of 450 PPM of CO2. These are the OSHA-violating conditions that are now present in typical working environments for someone in retail or an office environment requiring masks on a daily basis. More recent studies also confirm that 60% of air exhaled is rebreathed while wearing a N95 mask. This publication in the National Library of Medicine also states that masks do trap CO2 that can be rebreathed.
It’s also been reported that business liabilities could increase due to CO2 trapped by the masks. The article went so far as quoting Dr. Amesh Adalja from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security where Dr. Adlaja stated that prolonged wearing of masks, specifically N95 masks, not only restrict breathing but could also alter the blood chemistry of the mask wearer. The same article also stated that Stanford engineer John Xu went on the record in Popular Mechanics stating , “N95 masks are estimated to reduce oxygen intake by anywhere from 5 to 20 percent.” which leads to hypoxia. It should be pointed out that when the brain is underloaded with oxygen, which happens when your system goes from using 20% of the available oxygen in the blood to 50% , your body responds by breathing harder – thus creating more carbon dioxide that needs to be exhaled.
Numerous videos have been released that show that face masks compound the carbon dioxide concentrations by trapping air breathed out close to the nose and mouth and causing it to be rebreathed. All the masks, not just the N95 masks, trapped CO2 concentrations in excess of 5000PPM. The only exception being translucent face shields that still trap 1,500 PPM of CO2.
Many people have argued that cognitive loss by wearing surgical masks is overblown. But what is not taken into account is that all surgical masks are for, in ordinary medical practice, is to prevent saliva from falling into open wounds. The operating room is a sterile environment which prevents foreign material from entering surgical wounds or building up on the mask, and even then the masks are changed out quite regularly along with supplemental oxygen being pumped into the ventilation system. While that helps compensate the oxygen reduction per breath of OR workers due to the masks, it does not reduce the amount of CO2 trapped by the masks. What’s not widely broadcast is that there are literally thousands of preventable surgical mistakes on a yearly basis leading to more than $1.3 billion in malpractice payouts. This is documented by spinal surgeon Dr. Lee Merritt as being caused by the cognitive loss due to the masks trapping CO2.
Temporary cognitive loss while wearing the masks may not be the only danger. According to Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD, a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity, not only does the CO2 trapped by facemasks cause cognitive impairment, it can lead to permanent brain damage, especially in developing minds of children. To quote Dr. Griesz-Brisson “The rebreathing of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide. We know that the human brain is very sensitive to oxygen depravation. There are nerve cells for example in the hippocampus, that can’t be longer than 3 minutes without oxygen – they cannot survive. The acute warning symptoms are headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, issues in concentration, slowing down of the reaction time – reactions of the cognitive system.”
Surely though all these issues of cognitive loss and potential brain damage aside, wearing a mask’s ultimate benefit is the slowing of the spread of COVID-19 because “Science” says so right? Not exactly, in fact there is growing evidence that not only do the masks have zero effect on slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, they in fact might be the reason why the spread is accelerating. A Major Danish Study concluded that facemasks do not prevent, or even reduce in significant levels, the transmission of COVID 19. Even the New York Times acknowledged the study while downplaying the results by continuing the propaganda of pushing the mandatory wearing of masks.
There is a real danger to wearing masks. During the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic was also a period where masks were mandatory, however they were not only proven to be infective at stopping the spread of the flu, but also could have been responsible for trapping close to the nose and mouth, pathogens that caused secondary infections such as bacterial pneumonia which itself was responsible for most of the deaths in that pandemic. Ben Swann also reported that a 2020 Hong Kong Study stated that not only do facemasks fail to prevent the spread of any pathogen improper use of a facemask puts the user at greater risk of getting infected. Swann’s report also states that healthcare workers experienced severe headaches wearing masks, especially N95 masks that were related to hypoxia and hypercapnia
The argument that wearing masks prevent the virus from being transmitted, also can be interpreted as to trapping the virus in the same exhaust gas as the CO2 that is rebreathed by those that are infected. This not only prolongs the symptoms but could lead to the the virus being concentrated in the nasal passages that could ultimately infect the brain according to prominent neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock MD. Even the CDC stated that facemasks must be washed to prevent spreading pathogens.
It’s that hysteria pushing lockdowns, social distancing, and mask wearing that seems to be making the pandemic worse. These graphs don’t lie, Kansas, Alberta Canada, Denmark, Italy, The Midwestern United States, Wisconsin Utah, California,
It’s not just the masks.
Florida, which early in the pandemic was one of the first states to not only repeal its mask mandates, but also its social distancing and occupancy requirements, has had a flatter curve of new COVID Cases than mask-and-lockd0wn-crazy California. In fact every draconian order California issued tightening the lockdown caused the number of new COVID cases to spike by preventing herd immunity from taking hold. If these numbers were “fake news” they would have been pulled off of Twitter months ago.
The numbers are also proving the Washington Post’s hit-piece against Drs. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi was incorrect. The video also took a shot at The Washington Post’s owner Jeff Bezo’s rival Elon Musk for tweeting out support for the doctors. But hey no one is calling on the conflict of interest of the Washington Post downplaying and atempting to discredit news that could shorten the COVID Pandemic, a Pandemic that is benefiting Jeff Bezo’s other company, Amazon. Another Tweet by Musk early in the pandemic pointed out hospitals were financially incentivized to have as many covid Diagnosis’s as possible The COVID-19 Death counts are also being inflated, not just from comorbidities that might have been exacerbated because of the COVID-19 infection, but also deaths such as from motor vehicle accidents that are listed as COVID related even though the COVID infection has nothing to do with the person’s death. This was such an Issue the CDC even had to acknowledge it. Also suspect with he numbers is the near complete lack of flu diagnosis since the start of the COVID Pandemic. How many of the COVID diagnosis were false positives orwere really the flu? Likewise also for political reason, in certain circumstances COVID-19 were suppressed as no not make Democrat Politicians such as Andrew Cuomo look bad. Of Course the Mainstream Media would report the opposite.
So what seems to be the ultimate goal? To quite Rahm Emmanuel, “To never let a good crisis go waste.” What we have is essentially world wide martial law. Judge for yourself what the real aim is. George Carin makes some good points too.