I know this excerpt from Dr. Mercola's article, Health Experts Admit Outdoor Mask Wearing Is Ridiculous, doesn't fit my blog format. I'm sorry because I don't know how to fix it without retyping all of it, but you can go to the link if you can't read it here. I think it is very important to know. People are making themselves sick by wearing masks. It's time to say ENOUGH! NO MORE MASKS!
The Problems We Ignore When Mandating Masks
Aside from all the research demonstrating that mask wearing is an ineffective and largely pointless strategy against respiratory viruses — which I've detailed in several articles, including "More Evidence Masks Don't Work to Prevent COVID-19," "Mindless Mask Mandates Likely Do More Harm Than Good" and "Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective" — there's the issue of potential adverse effects.
This part of the equation has been roundly ignored since the very beginning, even though there are both environmental drawbacks to universal mask use and individual health hazards, including the following:12
Wearing a face mask increases breathing resistance, and since it makes both inhaling and exhaling more difficult, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions may be at risk of a medical emergency if wearing a face mask.
This includes those with shortness of breath, lung disease, panic attacks, breathing difficulties, chest pain on exertion, cardiovascular disease, fainting spells, claustrophobia, chronic bronchitis, heart problems, asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures, high blood pressure and those with pacemakers. The impact of wearing a face mask during pregnancy is also wholly unknown.
Face masks can reduce oxygen intake, leading to potentially hazardous oxygen deficiency (hypoxia).
They also cause rapid accumulation of harmful carbon dioxide, which can have significant cognitive and physical impacts. Germany's first registry13,14 recording the effects mask wearing has on children, has identified 24 physical, psychological and behavioral health issues associated with wearing masks. Recorded symptoms include:
Of the 25,930 children included in the registry, 29.7% reported feeling short of breath, 26.4% being dizzy and 17.9% were unwilling to move or play. Hundreds more experienced "accelerated respiration, tightness in chest, weakness and short-term impairment of consciousness."
Wearing a face mask increases your body temperature and physical stress, which could result in an elevated temperature reading that is not related to infection.
All face masks can cause bacterial and fungal infections in the user as warm, moist air accumulates inside the mask. This is the perfect breeding ground for pathogens. This is why disposable medical masks were designed for short-duration, specific-task use only, after which they are supposed to be discarded.
Medical doctors have warned that bacterial pneumonia, facial rashes, fungal infections on the face,15 "mask mouth" (symptoms of which include bad breath, tooth decay and gum inflammation) and candida mouth infections16 are all on the rise.
A study17,18 published in the February 2021 issue of the journal Cancer Discovery also found that the presence of microbes in your lungs can worsen lung cancer pathogenesis and can contribute to advanced stage lung cancer. The same types of bacteria, primarily Veillonella, Prevotella, and Streptococcus bacteria, can also be cultivated through prolonged mask wearing.19
With extended use, medical masks will begin to break down and release chemicals that are then inhaled. Tiny microfibers are also released, which can cause health problems when inhaled. This hazard was highlighted in a performance study20 being published in the June 2021 issue of Journal of Hazardous Materials.
Mask mandates also represent another erosion of freedom, and normalizes the false notion that people are sick unless proven healthy, and that it's acceptable to be forced to cover your face just to go about your daily life, even when you're outdoors.
The public narrative is building prejudice against people who refuse to wear masks or get an experimental vaccine, such that some are now fearful of people who aren't masked or those who choose not to get vaccinated. With societal norms rapidly changing, and an increasingly authoritative environment emerging, it raises the question of whether or not the public will continue to blindly obey, no matter the consequences.