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All You Need to Know About Facemasks, But Didn’t Know to Ask


To help inform your decision making, we compiled the following list of articles, videos, and papers about wearing facemasks.

Table of Contents

  • Children

  • Efficacy

  • Harm

  • Health Agencies

  • Healthcare

  • Lawsuits

  • Politics

  • Religious Perspective


Children

  1. A Physician’s Take on New Mask Mandates https://thehighwire.com/videos/a-physicians-take-on-new-mask-mandates/

  2. Former CDC Director Speaks Out On Masks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfC3yxpCfA8

  3. Horowitz: New study shows mask-wearing children at risk for ‘unacceptable’ CO2 levels, cautions against the practice https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-new-study-shows-mask-wearing-children-at-risk-for-unacceptable-co2-levels-cautions-against-the-practice

  4. Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging https://www.aier.org/article/masking-children-tragic-unscientific-and-damaging/

  5. Are you happy or sad? How wearing face masks can impact children’s ability to read emotions https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2020/04/21/are-you-happy-or-sad-how-wearing-face-masks-can-impact-childrens-ability-to-read-emotions/

  6. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Children and masks https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-children-and-masks-related-to-covid-19

  7. A Group of Parents Sent Their Kids’ Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here’s What They Found https://townhall.com/tipsheet/scottmorefield/2021/06/15/a-group-of-parents-sent-their-kids-face-masks-to-a-lab-for-analysis-heres-what-they-found-n2591047

  8. Dan Stock’s Presentation to the Mt. Vernon School Board in Indiana Over the Futility of Mask Mandates and Covid-19 Protocols https://hancockcountypatriots.blogspot.com/2021/08/dr-dan-stocks-presentation-to-mt-vernon.html

  9. How wearing a mask at school can impact a child’s development https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/how-wearing-a-mask-at-school-can-impact-a-child-s-development-1.5105832

Efficacy

  1. Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review | Epidemiology & Infection | Cambridge Core https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic-%20review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05Are Face Masks Effective – What Studies Show https://www.rodefshalom613.org/2020/10/are-face-masks-effective-what-studies-show/

  2. The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses — Science & Technology — Sott.net https://www.sott.net/article/434796-The-Science-is-Conclusive-Masks-and-Respirators-do-NOT-Prevent-Transmission-of-Viruses

  3. Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy | River Cities’ Reader https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy

  4. Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review – Oral Health Group https://web.archive.org/web/20200605090916/https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/face-masks-dont-work-revealing-review/

  5. Advice on the use of face masks in the context of Covid 19 https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332293/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.4-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

  6. Investigation of the Filtration Properties of Medical Masks https://sci-hub.se/10.1533/9780857090348.93

  7. COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data | CIDRAP https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data

  8. Rational Ground – Clear Reasoning on National Policy for COVID-19 » Mask charts https://rationalground.com/mask-charts/

Harm

  1. Study: Long-Term Mask Use May Contribute To Advanced Stage Lung Cancer https://sorendreier.com/study-long-term-mask-use-may-contribute-to-advanced-stage-lung-cancer/

  2. Proof That Face Masks Do More Harm Than Good https://vernoncoleman.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/proof-that-face-masks-do-more-harm-than-good-v2.pdf

  3. Face Masks Causing “Decaying Teeth, Receding Gum Lines and Seriously Sour Breath” Reports NY Dentists – Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization https://www.globalresearch.ca/masks-causing-decaying-teeth-receding-gum-lines-sour-breath-reports-ny-dentists/5725623

  4. German neurologist Margareta Griesz Brisson: MASKS ARE DANGEROUS!!! https://www.bitchute.com/video/Blzj0nJFEnpZ/

  5. 7 Long-Term Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks | Faculty of Medicine https://web.archive.org/web/20200903225802/https://forum.facmedicine.com/threads/7-long-term-side-effects-of-wearing-face-masks.51209/

  6. Covid-19: important potential side effects of wearing face masks that we should bear in mind | The BMJ https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435/rr-40

  7. Cloth masks – dangerous to your health? | School of Public Health and Community Medicine https://web.archive.org/web/20200831072916/https://sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/news/cloth-masks-%E2%80%93-dangerous-your-health

  8. OSHA experts discuss fit testing for wearing masks in the workplace https://vimeo.com/447564557

  9. Dr Lee Merritt speaking on Masks, Lockdowns – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0LioZvXH78&feature=youtu.be

  10. Are Face Masks Safe to Wear? https://www.rodefshalom613.org/2020/10/are-face-masks-safe-to-wear/

Health Agencies

  1. Should you wear a face mask? WHO officials weigh in at today’s COVID-19 briefing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/who-should-wear-a-face-mask-30-march-who-briefing/

  2. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332293/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.4-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

  3. Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures – Volume 26, Number 5—May 2020 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article

  4. CDC – Community and Close Contact Exposure – page 4 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf

Healthcare

  1. Disposable surgical face masks: a systematic review – PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16295987/

  2. Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings https://sci-hub.se/10.1136/bmj.h694

  3. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(00)90912-5/pdf

  4. Use of Surgical Masks in the Operating Room: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca https://www.cadth.ca/use-surgical-masks-operating-room-review-clinical-effectiveness-and-guidelines

  5. Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical facemasks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery? http://www.ayubmed.edu.pk/JAMC/PAST/21-2/Zahid.pdf

  6. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery https://sci-hub.se/10.1016/s1130-1473(08)70235-5

  7. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence – ScienceDirect https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195670100909125?via%3Dihub full article: https://sci-hub.se/10.1053/jhin.2000.0912

  8. Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747

  9. Surgical masks as source of bacterial contamination during operative procedures – ScienceDirect https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214031X18300809

Lawsuits

  1. Missouri Attorney General files another suit against mask mandates after winning his suit against St. Louis. https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/kc-mask-petition—final.pdf?sfvrsn=7ecf0e57_2

  2. Mask lawsuit https://www.nystandsup.org/ https://fa3f9cd8-9ebf-446a-92af-2cdd1d5f6194.filesusr.com/ugd/48e0db_6757064e169b4b77b1105948b4ec8ffa.pdf

  3. Medical Journal Warns About Masks’ Potentially Devastating Consequences https://www.aier.org/article/medical-journal-warns-about-maskss-potentially-devastating-consequences/

Politics

  1. Do We Need Mask Mandates? CITY J. (Mar. 22, 2021), https://www.city-journal.org/do-we-need-mask-mandates

  2. Still No Conclusive Evidence Justifying Mandatory Masks | River Cities’ Reader https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/still-no-conclusive-evidence-justifying-mandatory-masks

  3. Mask Fanatics Have Officially Abandoned Science to Control Your Life | Frontpagemag https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/09/mask-fanatics-have-officially-abandoned-science-georgi-boorman/#.X2yUR2DHZuQ.whatsapp

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