All you need to know about facemasks, but didn’t know to ask

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

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. 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
  3. 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

Religious Perspective

  1. Does facemask-wearing conform to Jewish law?
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