by: Brent Smith
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I wear glasses. Big surprise to anyone who’s watched my videos.
However, one thing I don’t wear is a mask. Ok, every once in a blue moon. Let’s just say almost never. But on the occasion that I must, I noticed something both frustrating and quite interesting.
Almost immediately upon donning my symbol of fear and submissiveness, my glasses fogged up.
I can’t be the only one this happens to, but it seems at times that I’m the only one that questions the efficacy of a prosthetic that clearly leaks, allowing unfiltered air both inhaled and exhaled.
Now I’m no doctor, scientist or degreed researcher in the field of epidemiology, but I have a brain – I can think for myself. And if I can figure this out, it seems clear that anyone could, should they just take a second and think about it.
And if it appears that I’m on a crusade, of sorts, to end the widespread use of these phony security blankets – I am!
We are told by these experts that we SHALL where a mask, inside, outside, everywhere and at all times. This is for our own good and will save us all from this planet killing super-virus.
And to question these edicts is a kin to heresy. Well count me as a heretic then. Yeah – big surprise.
All it takes is a little common sense to realize that something that leaks like a sieve, isn’t going to protect anyone.
But again – who am I – just some schmo, with no formal training in any scientific field. Why would you believe me, despite the fact that I’ve laid out a perfectly reasoned case again the use of masks. Of course I could say the sky is blue and leftists would attempt to prove me wrong.
But what about Swiss Policy Research (SPR)? I mean, leftists love them Nordic nations. They can do no wrong. Might people believe them?
The following evidence is presented by SPR. It’s clear evidence of the ineffectiveness of masks. It was originally presented in July, 2020, but was updated two days ago on December 15, 2020.
Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence.
Updated: December 15, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020
An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks.
1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks
So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control.
- A May 2020 meta-study on pandemic influenza published by the US CDC found that face masks had no effect, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control. (Source)
- A Danish randomized controlled trial with 6000 participants, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2020, found no statistically significant effect of high-quality medical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting. (Source)
- A July 2020 review by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medince found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth masks against virus infection or transmission. (Source)
- A May 2020 cross-country study by the University of East Anglia (preprint) found that a mask requirement was of no benefit and could even increase the risk of infection. (Source)
- An April 2020 review by two US professors in respiratory and infectious disease from the University of Illinois concluded that face masks have no effect in everyday life, neither as self-protection nor to protect third parties (so-called source control). (Source)
- An article in the New England Journal of Medicine from May 2020 came to the conclusion that cloth face masks offer little to no protection in everyday life. (Source)
- An April 2020 Cochrane review (preprint) found that face masks didn’t reduce influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, neither in the general population nor in health care workers. (Source)
- An April 2020 review by the Norwich School of Medicine (preprint) found that “the evidence is not sufficiently strong to support widespread use of facemasks”, but supports the use of masks by “particularly vulnerable individuals when in transient higher risk situations.” (Source)
- A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal BMJ Open found that cloth masks were penetrated by 97% of particles and may increase infection risk by retaining moisture or repeated use. (Source)
- An August 2020 review by a German professor in virology, epidemiology and hygiene found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks and that the improper daily use of masks by the public may in fact lead to an increase in infections. (Source)