I’ve received so many emails, posts and comments about my article, Facemasks and the Great Political Divide: Controversy Divides and Creates Growing Social and Political Strife. Some angry. Some loving it.
My article was really talking about the political and social aspects of mask wearing.
Masks are becoming a political symbol.
But what about the science on wearing a mask or not? What about the doctors? What about the “data and science?”
Well with any topic, there are disagreements. You won’t hear the voices of doctors and scientists in the biased media opposed to wearing masks.
It’s a blackout.
Many subscribers, for a variety of reasons, are wearing masks. If you want to wear a mask – that’s fine, do so.
But be aware, there are credible opposing points of view.
So, let me give you 5 things you should know about wearing a mask, contrary to what the media and government officials told you…
Here are some dissenting opinions that you should know and consider.
- Wearing masks is largely ineffective against the Chinese coronavirus and may cause health problems.
At first, the government/scientist and media propaganda machine, told everyone not to wear masks. Then they changed their minds. Everyone should.
But many doctors and politicians have disagreed.
The New England Journal of Medicine just published an article on wearing masks. It said: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Cofid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
One doctor, whom I have followed for over 20-years is Dr. Blaylock. He believes- and warns that those who are not sick should not wear a facemask.
Blaylock says: “As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed”, concluded that, “None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”
Blaylock says for anyone using the most effective mask, N95, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness.
- Lower blood oxygen levels caused by wearing a mask can impair your immunity, increasing your risk of getting other diseases.
And, those with respiratory infections can get even more sick.
How? By expelling some of the virus and rebreathing it in, possibly could lead to a concentration level of the virus in the lungs and nasal passages.
Dr. Tom Ganbill, a former neurosurgeon, says masks are ineffective against Covid – 19. He worries the negative impact of oxygen reduction from mask wearing and breathing in C02 can cause unforeseen problems.
- The most likely way to catch Covid-19 is touching your face.
More and more we are learning the biggest danger to yourself is touching your face. And, the mask encourages people to touch their face.
- The mask is creating a sense of fear and dependency on the government.
One thought behind the mask is it may help control the people as they begin to realize they were misled by the media and politician’s data and scientist about the virus, the lockdown, and mask wearing.
- The masks have become a political statement.
Now more than ever, the mask is a start of support of the lockdown. Those who do not wear a mask are the enemy of the state, a threat to people. Even violence has erupted, not just stares and shouting. Look at this video of a group against someone in a market not wearing a mask.
I don’t wear a mask personally. No one has complained. No one has harassed me. But it could happen.
- Wearing a mask should be a voluntary choice.
If you want to wear a mask, great. Do it.
If you don’t, great don’t wear one. That’s freedom.
Some must wear a mask for good reasons…maybe because they are fearful for loved ones. Or, because they have health problems and are seniors.
Great. Do so.
But let’s not request people to conform. People can make their own choice. Government bureaucrats and politicians should not require it.
That’s what a free country is all about.
Your choice. Your risk. Your decision.
Wear it if you want to.
But do not coerce or shame someone who doesn’t.
What do you think? Email Craig@CraigHuey.com.