Two studies, one a medical hypothesis by Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim released by NIH in March, and one from CDC around June last year, both discourage people from wearing masks to prevent  COVID-19. These studies are barely reported by mainstream media and banned on social media, reports the GatewayPundit.

One report, a peer-reviewed Standford study covered by NOQ, suggests that face masks do not effectively prevent COVID-19 transmission as many would assume. The study while claiming that there has not been much medical proof over the effectiveness of the medical protection item, whereas the side effects of wearing them could be plenty. 

Vainshelboim said that while countries around the world are employing the use of the medical protection item to ward off COVID-19 infection, “scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established.” He cited 67 scholars, doctors, scientists, and other studies to support his conclusions.

“It has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use,” reported the study.  

As Vainshelboim states in his study, the consequences of wearing masks could severely affect “physiological and psychological” health. The list of the side-effects includes “hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression.”

If worn over a long extended period, the face masks could lead to deterioration of the individual’s health, subjecting them to chronic diseases and possibly premature death. 

The Standford study wrapped up with the suggestion that it is essential for authorities to conduct thorough, evidence-based studies of wearing face masks, especially when the public is being advised to wear them. 

According to NOQ, this study has been censored from mainstream media, with accounts threatened with suspension if their post includes it. Steve Cortes, a political strategist, had his Twitter account blocked when he mentioned doctor Vainshelboim’s report in his tweet. 

“The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.”

Meanwhile, the second study from the CDC that came out last year contains a red note suggesting viewers not to link its findings with COVID-19 measurements since the dire effects listed are mainly applicable to medical staff who have to wear the facepiece for a long period constantly. 

Yet, the CDC lists’ adverse effects are akin to what the Standford study includes: 

  1. Headache
  2. Increased pressure inside the skull
  3. Nervous system changes (e.g., increased pain threshold, reduction in cognition – altered judgment, decreased situational awareness, difficulty coordinating sensory or cognitive abilities and motor activity, decreased visual acuity, widespread activation of the sympathetic nervous system that can oppose the direct effects of CO2 on the heart and blood vessels)
  4. Increased breathing frequency
  5. Increased “work of breathing,” which is the result of breathing through a filter medium
  6. Cardiovascular effects (e.g., diminished cardiac contractility, vasodilation of peripheral blood vessels)
  7. Reduced tolerance to lighter workloads

It can be drawn from both the studies that there are health consequences of wearing the masks, especially for those who have to wear them continuously. However, it has not been confirmed whether it could be necessary to keep using face masks in public with the airborne disease still rampant. Further research is needed before any definite conclusions are made. 

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