New findings reported Tuesday in a University of Louisville study challenge what has been the prevailing belief that mask mandates are necessary to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. The study notes that “80% of US states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic” and while “mandates induced greater mask compliance, [they] did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima).” Among other things, the study—conducted using data from the CDC covering multiple seasons—reports that “mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.”
Of course, I’m not sure why we needed a study to reveal these findings. It’s printed right there on the box.
“Our findings do not support the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates decrease with greater public mask use,” notes the U of L report. Researchers stated that “masks may promote social cohesion as rallying symbols during a pandemic, but risk compensation can also occur” before listing some observed risks that accompany mask wearing:
Prolonged mask use (>4 hours per day) promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk. British clinicians have reported masks to increase headaches and sweating and decrease cognitive precision. Survey bias notwithstanding, these sequelae are associated with medical errors. By obscuring nonverbal communication, masks interfere with social learning in children. Likewise, masks can distort verbal speech and remove visual cues to the detriment of individuals with hearing loss; clear face-shields improve visual integration, but there is a corresponding loss of sound quality.
WOW! Turns out Kevin Jackson nailed it from the get-go.
In June 2020, Kevin wrote (and not for the first time), this mask ruse is a plot by Leftists to provide another divide. Black vs white, rich vs poor, man vs woman, and so on. Now we have masked vs unmasked. Or how I like to think of it, easily led dumbasses vs smart Americans.
The masks don’t work. They’re being used to provide false comfort and push forward a specific agenda. For the love of God, research each mask’s designed use and purpose, I bet you will find NONE are used in the way of “viral defense.”
Just like EVERY Flu season kids, wash your hands and work on body hygiene. But trust me, the masks do not work. If you’re worried that I don’t have my facts straight, check out the website for the Occupational Safety & Hazard Association. There, you can do your own fact checking. Also known as OSHA, this organization is the best of the best when it comes to regulating safety for American workers. They regulate and educate asbestos workers, surgical rooms, chemicals, you name it.
I know, facts suck. They throw a wrench into the perfectly (seeming) packaged pill you are willingly swallowing. Facts make you have to form your OWN OPINION, instead of regurgitating someone else’s, and I know how uncomfortable that makes a lot of you. If your mask gives you security, by all means wear it. Just know it is a false sense of security and you shouldn’t shame anyone into partaking in such “conspiracies.” But you really don’t need me to tell you that obstructing your breathing can’t be good for you. And breathing own CO2 isn’t good for you, considering you need that hearty mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. So don’t be one of them. You know…the masked. It only took a year for science to catch up to Kevin. Of course, we shouldn’t need science to explain common sense…