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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


  1. A Physician’s Take on New Mask Mandates

  2. Former CDC Director Speaks Out On Masks

  3. Horowitz: New study shows mask-wearing children at risk for ‘unacceptable’ CO2 levels, cautions against the practice

  4. Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging

  5. Are you happy or sad? How wearing face masks can impact children’s ability to read emotions

  6. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Children and masks

  7. A Group of Parents Sent Their Kids’ Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here’s What They Found

  8. Dan Stock’s Presentation to the Mt. Vernon School Board in Indiana Over the Futility of Mask Mandates and Covid-19 Protocols

  9. How wearing a mask at school can impact a child’s development


  1. Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review | Epidemiology & Infection | Cambridge Core Face Masks Effective – What Studies Show

  2. The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses — Science & Technology —

  3. Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy | River Cities’ Reader

  4. Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review – Oral Health Group

  5. Advice on the use of face masks in the context of Covid 19

  6. Investigation of the Filtration Properties of Medical Masks

  7. COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data | CIDRAP

  8. Rational Ground – Clear Reasoning on National Policy for COVID-19 » Mask charts


  1. Study: Long-Term Mask Use May Contribute To Advanced Stage Lung Cancer

  2. Proof That Face Masks Do More Harm Than Good

  3. Face Masks Causing “Decaying Teeth, Receding Gum Lines and Seriously Sour Breath” Reports NY Dentists – Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

  4. German neurologist Margareta Griesz Brisson: MASKS ARE DANGEROUS!!!

  5. 7 Long-Term Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks | Faculty of Medicine

  6. Covid-19: important potential side effects of wearing face masks that we should bear in mind | The BMJ

  7. Cloth masks – dangerous to your health? | School of Public Health and Community Medicine

  8. OSHA experts discuss fit testing for wearing masks in the workplace

  9. Dr Lee Merritt speaking on Masks, Lockdowns – YouTube

  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

  2. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

  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

  4. CDC – Community and Close Contact Exposure – page 4


  1. Disposable surgical face masks: a systematic review – PubMed

  2. Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings

  3. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence

  4. Use of Surgical Masks in the Operating Room: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines |

  5. Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical facemasks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery?

  6. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery

  7. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence – ScienceDirect full article:

  8. Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic

  9. Surgical masks as source of bacterial contamination during operative procedures – ScienceDirect


  1. Missouri Attorney General files another suit against mask mandates after winning his suit against St. Louis.—final.pdf?sfvrsn=7ecf0e57_2

  2. Mask lawsuit

  3. Medical Journal Warns About Masks’ Potentially Devastating Consequences


  1. Do We Need Mask Mandates? CITY J. (Mar. 22, 2021),

  2. Still No Conclusive Evidence Justifying Mandatory Masks | River Cities’ Reader

  3. Mask Fanatics Have Officially Abandoned Science to Control Your Life | Frontpagemag

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