Distancing and Soap and Water to Cleanse Hands is the Best Approach
Excellent responses below, to a (parve) article on wearing face masks, “Four Potential Consequences of Wearing Face Masks We Need to Be Wary Of.”
Here’s more info: This is from someone at OSHA
I am OSHA 1030 certified. I know some of you are too. I don’t really know WHY OSHA hasn’t come forward and stopped the nonsense BUT
I wanna cover 3 things
• N95 masks and masks with exhale ports
• surgical masks
• filter or cloth masks
Okay so upon further inspection OSHA says some masks are okay and not okay in certain situations.
If you’re working with fumes and aerosol chemicals and you give your employees the wrong masks and they get sick you can be sued.
• N95 masks: are designed for CONTAMINATED environments. That means when you exhale through N95 the design is that you are exhaling into contamination. The exhale from N95 masks are vented to breath straight out without filtration. They don’t filter the air on the way out. They don’t need to.
Conclusion: if you’re in Stewart’s and the guy with Covid has N95 mask his covid breath is unfiltered being exhaled into Stewart’s (because it was designed for already contaminated environments, it’s not filtering your air on the way out)
• Surgical Mask: these masks were designed and approved for STERILE environments. The amount of particles and contaminants in the outside and indoor environments where people are CLOGG these masks very Very quickly. The moisture from your breath combined with the clogged mask with render it “useless” IF you come in contact with Covid and your mask traps it You become a walking virus dispenser. Everytime you put your mask on you are breathing the germs from EVERYWHERE you went. They should be changed or thrown out every “20-30 minutes in a non sterile environment”
Cloth masks: today three people pointed to their masks as the walked by me entering Lowe’s. They said “ya gotta wear your mask BRO” I said very clearly “those masks don’t work bro, in fact they MAKE you sicker” the “pshh’d” me.
By now hopefully you all know CLOTH masks do not filter anything. You mean the American flag one my aunt made? Yes. The one with sunflowers that looks so cute? Yes. The bandanna, the cut up t-shirt, the scarf ALL of them offer NO FILTERING whatsoever. As you exhale you are ridding your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide. Cloth masks trap this carbon dioxide the best. It actually risks health. The moisture caught in these masks can become mildew ridden over night. Dry coughing, enhanced allergies, sore throat are all symptoms of a micro-mold in your mask.
Ultimate Answer: N95 blows the virus into the air from a contaminated person.
The surgical mask is not designed for the outside world and will not filter the virus upon inhaling through it. It’s filtration works on the exhale. (Like a vacuum bag it only works one way)
Cloth masks are WORSE than none.
The CDC wants us to keep wearing masks. The masks don’t work.
*Occupational Safety and Health Administration sited.
The top American organization for safety.
They regulate and educate asbestos workers, surgical rooms, you name it.
If your mask gives you security wear it, just know it is a false sense of security.
If stores stopped enforcing it no one would continue this nonsense.
If work requires you to wear a mask, OSHA requires that your employer verifies you are receiving the minimum of 19.5% oxygen level by law! Are your oxygen levels being monitored while at work? Are you experiencing dizziness and headaches? This is a written law NOT a recommendation! I guarantee if employees started citing law and demanding their employers follow the law then the masks would go away!
I do not wear any masks and will not comply as I have invested 4 months researching this scam and found overwhelming evidence how this so-called virus is not the monster the media wants us to believe. With a survival rate of around 98.5% it is the media pushing the death rates (0.03%) to be much bigger than they really are. Anyone with critical thinking skills will see through this veil of hype and choose for themselves and not be forced into anything. I have several clinical studies found in peer-reviewed medical journals stating how masks do not protect one from influenza and other respiratory diseases. Want a comparison? The Influenza virus is as large as a sun while the coronavirus is the size of the earth. If you can picture this you know masks will not protect you, if in fact this new virus causes anything.
No one has conducted Koch’s Postulates to prove whether or not this virus actually causes any disease. Koch’s Postulates have been the standard in proving any micro-organism is the causative agent since the late 1800’s. Yet not one laboratory, clinic or hospital have carried this out.
Until Koch’s Postulates PROVE without any reasonable doubt the “virus” causes disease, I will not wear a mask.
Another issue getting some discussion is that mask wearing for extended periods creates a hypoxic (low oxygen) state in the wearer–they aren’t getting enough oxygen. We require oxygen for life. Depending on the health of the wearer, this causes degrees of fatigue, headaches, fuzzy thinking (which can lead to unsafe behaviors on the job), and increase in heart rate (tachycardia) as the body seeks to compensate for low available oxygen. Hypoxia will worsen the effects of pre-existing cardiopulmonary diseases, and is also a major contributing factor to cancer.
How much can you restrict oxygen to someone before you have created a new problem?
Mask wearing has become a magic talisman, and now is becoming a divisive symbol with people shaming non-mask wearers, yet as medical device there is not universal agreement about the benefits. Several studies conducted prior to the era of COVID show that even surgeons and surgical nurses, who know how to use them, aren’t protected from passing germs to each other.
At the bottom of all this is our fearful embrace of external barriers as substitutes for a heathy immune system. It’s like a feudal town that surrounds itself with a wall, but posts no sentries and has no weapons with which to defend itself. A healthy immune system provides sentries and weapons. Boosting immune strength should be getting more play than masks, not shoved into a dark corner like a stepchild in a Dickens novel.
I’m an RN and appreciate the info included in this article. Has anyone else considered that a mask of any type restricts our ability to breath and changes normal gas flow dynamics as it relates to the need to exhale CO2 and water vapor and the need to inhale O2?
Something tells me that restricting our ability to exhale carbon dioxide as well as restricting the ease at which we inhale oxygen, may be causing issues for those with various lung conditions.
I see 60-85 year old seniors walking down the sidewalk with no one else nearby in 90 degree heat and I wonder if this is not actually INCREASING their risk for various adverse events. ??? Fear causes folks to lose what common sense they might actually possess. 🙂
You didn’t even touch on my main concern. What does wearing the mask do to the health , especially immune response, of the person wearing the mask? After wearing it for hours, am I more likely to catch the virus because my immune system is compromised due to lack of oxygen when wearing it?
And Pelosi just stated she wants the CDC to mandate everyone wear masks. Time for a revolution. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/28/nancy-pelosi-calls-for-cdc-to-mandate-americans-wear-masks-amid-surge-in-coronavirus-cases.html>CNBC
[me: if Pelosi wants everyone to do anything, it’s not good for anyone]
technocracy lists Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) and Hypercapnia (increased carbon dioxide intake) as side effects of the prolonged use face masks. These conditions WILL make you sick