Swiss Policy Research: Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence.
A very definitive collection of studies on mask [in]effectiveness.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine: Masking lack of evidence with politics
CDC: 85% of COVID-19 patients report ‘always’ or ‘often’ wearing a mask.
Two of the three most populous counties surrounding Nashville have now lifted their mask mandates. None of those three closed bars for months or limited restaurants to 25% capacity. Yet all four counties followed exactly the same epidemic curve.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy on Masks, states that Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons on Masks
Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
In the meta-analysis of the clinical studies, we found no significant difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks in associated risk of (a) laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection
Top Swedish epidemiologist: It’s ‘very dangerous’ to believe masks will stop coronavirus
CDC guidelines say wearing a mask during prolonged exposure to coronavirus won’t prevent possible infection
CDC states cloth masks cannot stop smoke particles (which are bigger than viruses).
World’s Top Epidemiologists – Masks Don’t Work!
New England Journal of Medicine, “One might argue that fear and anxiety are better countered with data and education than with a marginally beneficial mask, particularly in light of the worldwide mask shortage, but it is difficult to get clinicians to hear this message in the heat of the current crisis.”
The land with no face masks: Holland’s top scientists say there’s no solid evidence coverings work and warn they could even damage the fight against Covid-19
The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses by Dr. Denis G Rancourt, PhD
Contains detailed breakdown sourcing dozens of studies
Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes
“Those masks are only effective so long as they are dry,” said Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney. “As soon as they become saturated with the moisture in your breath they stop doing their job and pass on the droplets.”
The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction by Shane Neilson, MD
Can surgical masks protect you from getting the flu? “No strong evidence”
Discusses some arguments presented in favor of masks and why they’re inconclusive.
Sault Area Hospital and Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2015 CanLII 55643 (ON LA)
Arbitration of Nursing Association and Hospitals concerning universal masking and vaccination policies. There is significant dialogue under: Why Not Mask Everyone? Amongst elsewhere in the document.
Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon
A dozen references or so cited throughout supporting the conclusion, “It is evident from this review that there is insufficient evidence that wearing a mask of any kind can have a significant impact in preventing the spread of this virus.”
Pennsylvania US House Rep Wendy Ullman Caught via hotmic, referring to masks as ‘political theater’
World Health Organization: Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19
The likely advantages of the use of masks by healthy people
in the general public include:…”
“• making people feel they can play a role in contributing to
stopping spread of the virus;”
“• reminding people to be compliant with other measures
(e.g., hand hygiene, not touching nose and mouth).
However, this can also have the reverse effect (see
Clay Clark gathers Tulsa Oklahoma Doctors Sue City Over Mask Mandates
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