Thursday, September 22, 2022

"Strategic and Pivotal Falls During Rosh Hashanah" by Amanda Grace

 Many prophets and patriots are saying this week, and particularly on September 24 and 25, important things--even life-changing things--are going to happen.  This long and specific word through Amanda Grace that was posted on Elijah List today also speaks of this time and gives much to ponder and prepare for.


Word from the Lord released on September 13, 2022:

All praise be to the Most High God, King of kings, Lord of hosts, Maker of Heaven and Earth. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof! And to His Kingdom there is NO END. All glory and praise to the Lord of hosts!

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "Is MY arm too short that it cannot save MY children? Is My power too limited that it cannot intervene? Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU. Be not dismayed, for I AM YOUR GOD. BEHOLD, I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU; I WILL UPHOLD YOU with My righteous right hand," says the Lord of hosts.

A Bypass and a Fall

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "The heart of the nation has become diseased. The CHAMBERS are filled with decay and filth and a BYPASS IS NEEDED AND REQUIRED," says the Lord. "And BYPASS I will," says the Lord. "For I the Lord your God DO NOT submit to man's laws and man-made governments," says the Lord. "I am not under their jurisdiction. However," says the Lord, "they shall certainly be under Mine. For there is a time and season for everything under Heaven," says the Lord of hosts, "a time to rise up and a time to fall.

"There shall be a string that attaches strategic falls in this hour," says the Lord. "Rosh Hashanah...one of the most strategic and pivotal falls and removals shall take place during this time," says the Lord of hosts. "For a dark horse is coming forth and leadership shall be overthrown and challenged. One shall even be a coup and reported as such...a political coup so strategic in its planning and timing that you shall see leaders around this country, I the Lord speak of – you shall see them fumble their words and visibly quake. For the winds of change are blowing across Europe," says the Lord. "The winds of change have begun to go forth in the United States of America."

Areas of Blue Shall Turn Red

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "The bell shall ring; the hour shall reach midnight, where you see a large shift in positions in this nation, for elections shall not be such. For sticky fingers shall be caught before the elections and arrests made," says the Lord of hosts, "that will further drive the people to take a stand. And areas of blue shall turn red, BUT not the mixed shade of red that has blue streaks running through it," says the Lord, "BUT RED.

"A RED FLAG, A RED FLAG," says the Lord of hosts, "JUST WATCH FOR NOT ONLY THIS NATION BUT A LARGE, RED FLAG TO OCCUR IN YOUR NATION THAT GIVES AWAY THEIR POSITION, as a group of three shall fall," says the Lord of hosts.

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "They may attempt to arrest. HOWEVER, I THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL ARREST THEM IMMOBILE. THEY SHALL BE MADE IMMOBILE – A SICK BED OF THEIR OWN MAKING."

Watch for Lightning Strikes and Strange Occurrences in Israel

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "The time of the shofar – the time of the trumpet," says the Lord. "There shall be complete upheaval in Israel as it is indeed a new year. And a new way shall be made for a NEW leader to arise in Israel, assisted by one familiar with that seat, as lightning strikes in Israel shall hit in KEY areas, as well as unusual pressure and weather that shall indicate what is moving in the spirit; as I the Lord thy God am getting ready to completely cut open the entrails of their government and spill out and flush out what has been IMPACTED and blocking what I the Lord God have decreed and written on a scroll and sent it into the earth – into Israel," says the Lord of hosts.

"And that scroll has been read by the holy angels, and the instruction is being carried out, as I the Lord thy God am causing a crack in the brotherhood that has a grip on Israel. There shall be a crack and then total division as they turn on each other over the slightest comment that shall be made – the spark that ignites the fire," says the Lord of hosts. "And MY HOLY FIRE is set to burn near the Temple Mount. What man would call 'strange occurrences' will occur around the Temple Mount as a sign that what lies underneath is shifting. And there shall be a discovery brought to the surface from that location, as even the Wailing Wall shall lose a piece as an indication that I the Lord am tearing down their stronghold that they have built. (Photo via Unsplash)

"And those who have turned on their own people, who are stealing the silver and the gold, who have been moving it from vaults into another neighboring country, shall be caught RED HANDED," says the Lord of hosts. "Watch and see as these things come forth and are brought to pass."

Justice Is Served

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "The papers will NOT be in order. The cords of the wicked shall be frustrated; their briefs shall be frustrated. Their case shall not be in order and shall be missing key documentation. And as they push more and more to bring forth an indictment, it shall turn, and that indictment shall fall upon members of the Department of Justice, as it is so named.

"I the Lord thy God have sent holy angels to write the words 'JUSTICE IS SERVED' upon the doorposts and areas [of] those attempting to hunt down not only political opponents, but ones who have seen what they are doing. And it has been written above the posts and the doors and the control rooms and the legal areas. And now I shall send My angelic army forth to look for that writing, and where it resides – those shall be struck and removed. Sudden retirement and sudden falls from position shall occur, as I the Lord am sweeping MY JUSTICE through the Department of Justice.

"And you shall see an emergency at the Pentagon as their plans for an even greater terror to the American people and those speaking truth fall short. And the Pentagon is shifting," says the Lord of hosts. "Watch the embassy in this hour. Your own government is going to willfully and purposefully – through proxies – attack the embassies as a distraction and a message that your people are not safe overseas. HOWEVER," says the Lord, "the blood of Benghazi, and what is attempted at the embassies, shall explosively come to the surface as their plans are unraveling, as even the Department of Transportation is involved in moving weapons undercover in what appears to be construction trucks," says the Lord of hosts.

Another Leader Shall Fall 

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT," says the Lord. "Another leader strategically connected within much of Europe shall fall in complete scandal and disgrace, as the time of grace has thinned and a changing of the guard is occurring worldwide," says the Lord of hosts.

A Word to Italy

"Italy," says the Lord! "Italy, stop attempting to breathe life into an old Roman," says the Lord. "Those with serpent-like roots, stop attempting to resuscitate Rome and the empire," says the Lord. "For Italy is having secret meetings – the leadership – with those who want one world order and commerce and religion. They have deep channels and ways within their government where they are funding terrorist organizations and attacks and holding hands with the godless, with the red flag – with a Turkish flag. They are authoring worse than an Iran deal," says the Lord. "They are BROKERING, and they are involved in other elections in other countries as well.

"As eyes are on China and their allies, Italy has been doing much rewiring and moving of assets, including with Syria," says the Lord.

Watch Kuwait

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "Watch Kuwait as a part two will be attempted of what a corrupt and diseased Bush did long ago. That BUSH is soon to be uprooted," says the Lord of hosts, "for their meetings and plans and blueprints for leadership shall hit a SNAG as their members fall off the wagon, and some will just fall and suffer a break. For they are fumbling around in darkness and feeding the BEAST that wants to control and put a chain around the neck of the eagle," says the Lord. "However, there is a weak link: that chain is VERY compromised, and it shall break at its core, for iron does not mix with clay," says the Lord of hosts.

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "Watch what washes up on shore. Just watch," says the Lord.

Walk in Truth

The Lord of hosts says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge. The knowledge of the truth will set you free. Walk in truth, not parallel to truth BUT TRUTH, for many have taken the truth and dug channels off of it where they are mixing truth with fallible information.

"Do not allow yourself to be confused in this hour, for I the Lord thy God still have much work to do in leadership that is set to make a U-turn and come back. For I the Lord require obedience and humility and resolve and discipline of the mouth for this next term. I require it, and I the Lord God have raised that standard; and leaders who are marching toward the highest seats in the land shall meet that standard, or they shall see the road closed to them," says the Lord of hosts. (Photo via Unsplash)

"My instruction is most crucial in this hour, NOT BRAVADO," says the Lord. "The bravado shall smooth its tone and delivery, as I the Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way. And they may attempt to surround and indict and fight; however, I the Lord am breaking their ring, and a way of deliverance shall be executed miraculously.

"Those around these leaders think they know, or they are "in the know"; HOWEVER, if they are not seeking Me about such matters, they are truly in the dark. And the devil will take potshots at such, as even the most brilliant strategist will not see the way I the Lord thy God shall make. For only those seeking Me to SEE WHAT I SEE SHALL SEE THIS WAY FORM," says the Lord.

The Untouchables Shall Suffer Major Strikes

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "I AM GOD; THERE IS NO OTHER. THE UNTOUCHABLES SHALL SUFFER MAJOR STRIKES AS THOSE RUNNING THE ENGINES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND SILICON VALLEY ARE CUT OFF AT THE KNEES, FOR THEY HAVE CREATED QUICKSAND AND HAVE STEPPED INTO SUCH.

"STOCKS SHALL PLUMMET, BOTS SHALL FAIL, ALGORITHMS SHALL CRASH AND GO AWRY, AND THE MAIN FRAME AS WELL," SAYS THE LORD. "FOR THE FRAME IS COMPROMISED, AND THOSE WHO HAVE OPENED THEIR EYES FROM WITHIN ARE SET TO WEAKEN THE CORE OF THEIR CORRUPTION AND PLANS."

A Total Tilling of the Ground in England 

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "I the Lord thy God shall and will have My way in this nation. I am sparking a total tilling of the ground in England, and a total rearranging of the crown and its points," says the Lord. "For what has been in the vault of the royals shall be unlocked and in this hour called forth, and the true tale shall be told of their exploits and involvements, including those who passed long ago; including the 'opposing' of brothers – the true reason shall come forth," says the Lord, "as all the soil must be broken up for new seed to drop into darkness firstand then spring forth into the light."

I Am Calling My People Under My Wings

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "I am calling MY people under My wings to take refuge, for they are manufacturing yet another crisis in a different way – a way that has a twist to try and RETAIN CONTROL and prevent the people from being heard. Resources – electric – watch what they do, as while they are attempting to execute a sudden breach, then a break, then a complete fall," says the Lord of hosts. 

"However, the nation and My children NEED to learn a grave lesson for this nation to be restored, as the Church needs to do their due diligence, as well and walk in truth and teach people truly how to be soldiers and servants; for they are being taught to be takers and bondage makers, and this must stop," says the Lord. "It must stop!"

A Church Shall Be Shaken Before the End of the Year 

"One of the largest Churches in the nation – the leader will soon step down in shame, for iron and clay have mixed; darkness and light have mixed and have created a deep dark, hardened mess deep within its walls, and the truth shall be pulled forth, for I have sent MY servants to do such. And that Church shall be shaken in a way that it splits, as half or more of the people are desperately seeking a shepherd and they are getting a show, and the bread they are fed is dry and brittle and too much sugar – not enough essential substance," says the Lord. "Watch for this to occur before the end of the year," says the Lord of hosts.

Promotion in the Middle of Instability

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "Promotion in the middle of the instability you see in your nations...promotion for My faithful. It is intense, and it shall be pressurized as you are promoted and marched through a new open door that you shall see unlock shortly, My children. Walk through it in faith knowing I AM WITH YOU, EVEN UNTIL THE END OF THE AGE. FOR I HAVE POSITIONED YOU FOR SUCH A TIME AND AM PRUNING BACK THOSE WHO DO NOT BELONG IN YOUR LIFE; FOR THE ENEMY SHALL NO LONGER USE THEM AS A HOST TO OPPOSE YOU, FOR THEY ARE BEING BROKEN OFF AND THROWN INTO THE WILDERNESS UNTIL THEY UNDERSTAND WHO THEIR SOURCE IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

"The spirit of entitlement and jealousy is being bound and muzzled and will no longer speak such harshness against MY children, as the time has come to put in order what has defiantly remained corrupt. This shall be a harsh re-aligning for some who did not heed the warnings, and that grace period has thinned, and there shall be a very large adjustment.

"Go forth knowing I am going before you, My children; I am protecting you. Now is the time to fast and pray and keep your eyes and hearts and minds on the things of God that are above, and you shall see vindication and victory in this hour. Thus says the Lord of hosts, in the name of Jesus Christ who sits at MY right hand, amen."

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Amanda Grace
Ark of Grace Ministries

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Dr. Lee Merritt Exposes the True Destruction of the COVID Pandemic Hoax

 Dr. Merritt explains her theory as to what causes the Covid "virus".  She has a whole new idea of what has been happening and gives us much food for thought.  I highly recommend the video below.

Dr. Lee Merritt Exposes the True Destruction of the COVID Pandemic Hoax (Video)

Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter - September 2, 2022

 There is a lot of good information in  Dr. Rath's Newsletter today.  You may want to check some of the info out.

Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter
2 September 2022

Side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines – We told you so

From the beginning of the vaccination campaigns, warnings have been issued about the unknown effects of the anti-COVID-19 vaccines. Despite many doubts and criticism from doctors and scientists, governments worldwide have been relying on mRNA- and DNA-based vaccines, blindly trusting the promises of pharmaceutical manufacturers. Government leaders and ministers have constantly repeated the mantra that vaccination protects against infection, illness, and death from the COVID-19 virus. Millions of euros have been spent on the injections themselves, but also on campaigns to convince citizens to get vaccinated – if not for themselves, then for the people around them. With slogans like “Get vaccinated for your loved ones” and “United against the coronavirus,” many people worldwide have been persuaded to trust that their government will provide scientifically correct data and advice and that it will align its policies accordingly.
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Our Recommendations

Each week we post a selection of interesting news stories on our social media channels. The stories are all published along with a comment from the Executive Director of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, Paul Anthony Taylor. Here are a few that you might have missed.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Dr. Michael Yeadon: The Most Important Single Message I’ve Ever Written

 As you can see from his own words Dr. Yeadon was worldwide research head and Vice President of Pfizer’s respiratory unit (1995-2011).  Because of his attempts to wake up the masses as to what is really happening with vaccines he has been banned by the medical community and the mainstream media.  Please read his letter below and forward it to others.

Dr. Michael Yeadon: The Most Important Single Message I’ve Ever Written

Please repost EVERYWHERE

Dear everyone, who is nervously looking around and is asking “What the hell is going on?”

I hope this isn’t too controversial. It’s certainly frightening, but I believe we are still on the right side of disaster & if enough of us become aware of what is happening here & everywhere in the democratic world, we can recover the situation. We really don’t have long. I believe it’s likely things will change irretrievably over this coming winter. Hence this urgent and unusual request. 

Everything that’s happened and is happening becomes much simpler and it all makes sense, only when you force yourself to think the impossible.

If you experimentally adopt the position that OUR GOVERNMENT IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO HARM US, TO DISMANTLE MODERN SOCIETY & ENSLAVE ALL PEOPLE IN A DIGITALLY CONTROLLED TOTALITARIAN WORLD, it all fits. Nothing is surplus. 

Even if your immediate response is that this is absurd, please try it for a day or so.

I ask you further to adopt the experimental position that the media, controlled by just six global corporations, all allied to a single global organization you’ve all heard of, is relentlessly lying to you and has been doing so for over 2.5 years. Same for the internet, controlled by fewer global corporations, also all allied to that same global organization.

Because I am certain it’s true. I am certain because this all started with a scientific fraud relating to a virus, augmented it with a relentless campaign of fear, imposed measures known to be useless, which wrecked the economy and smashed civil society, then coerced most to accept useless, unnecessary, ineffective and deliberately dangerous injections. Obviously, this is an odious crime. Nothing like it has ever happened.

I’ve been 41 years in life sciences from training to successful biotech CEO and was worldwide research head and Vice President of Pfizer’s respiratory unit (1995-2011).

I have absolutely no incentive to say any of this if I wasn’t certain.

I am certain. This all took place “in my wheelhouse”, my domain of expertise.

Please consider what I’ve said.

’’I’ve given over 70 interviews, all censored. I’ve been foully smeared. It’s propaganda. It tells you what they’re capable of. 

Here’s what Pfizer’s former board member wrote about my accomplishments:

Turning Pfizer Discards Into Novartis Gold: The Story Of Ziarco

Do I sound like a fool?

Many have asked why people didn’t resist tyrants in the past. Partly it is fear. But it’s more than that. It’s that normal people, like you and me, simply cannot imagine being so evil. We trust in humanity. And so we should. Most people are good. Few are truly terrifyingly horrible. But some are. It’s the inability to believe it’s happening that really stopped people objecting when they should, when the evidence was unmistakable but had not yet quite reached their door, their family. 

They are coming for you and your children. It is happening again. There’s ample evidence emerging of long-term, patient planning. I’m so sorry.

It’s now up to you. I genuinely don’t see what else I can do.

Best wishes & sincere thanks,
Dr. Michael Yeadon

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

 Well, I guess it's time for another recipe post because I don't want to lose this recipe.  I found it on allrecipes.com and changed it only slightly.  We have lots of tomatoes right now so I was looking for a spaghetti sauce to make with them that only used fresh tomatoes--no canned sauce or paste.  We think this is the best pasta sauce we've ever tasted!  I have made it twice and each time I have tripled the recipe and frozen most of the sauce in 3 C. portions.  (Since I don't drink wine, I looked up what kind of red wine to buy for cooking.  The article I found suggested merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, or mixed red.  It suggested buying the cheapest because the alcohol evaporated the instant it is added to the sauce, so I bought a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon for $3.95 which worked great!)

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce


2 T. olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

8 large tomatoes, peeled with seeds and juice removed

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 bay leaf

1/2 c. red wine

1 T. honey

2 t. dried basil

1 t. oregano

1 t. dried marjoram

1 t. salt

1/2 t. ground black pepper

1/4 t. fennel seed

1/4 t. crushed red pepper

2 t. balsamic vinegar


Heat oil in pot over medium heat.  Add onion and cook and stir til softened, about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, pulse the tomatoes a few times in a food processor to a thick consistency.  When onion is tender, add tomatoes, garlic and bay leaf.  Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer about 30 minutes.


Stir in red wine, honey, basil, oregano, marjoram, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper; Simmer at least 30 minutes, but I like to simmer 2-3 hours so some of the moisture has evaporated.


Add balsamic vinegar; stir well.  Discard bay leaf.


Monday, August 1, 2022

Part 24 of The Fall of The Cabal

Have you watched The Fall Of The Cabal with Janet Ossebaard?  If not, you really need to!  I highly recommend it.  Here is a link where you can find all 24 episodes.  The research is phenomenal!  It tells the story of the evil that has plagued our planet for so long and tells the story of how things seemingly unrelated are all part of the plan to destroy us.  This most recent episode is not only informative and revelatory but gives us a plan of action to take.  I especially found the info on what to do if a loved one must be hospitlized helpful.  I plan to write down the steps and questions to ask so that I will have them available to share with others who may need them.

Here is a link to part 24

Addendum later this afternoon: After posting the above I decided to go back to part 1 and watch some of the videos again.  So good!  I found this compilation of the first 10 videos which I can't recommend any more highly!  If you are trying to "wake up" but can't seem to get all the pieces to fit, this is extremely helpful.

Here is the link I watched this afternoon.

Friday, July 15, 2022

"Church, Here Is the Narrative of the Day..." Johnny Enlow

 A good word from Johnny Enlow posted on The Elijah List:


God Has Not Scripted a Losing Storyline

Church, here is the narrative of the day. This is not a day when evil triumphs. This is not a day when Jesus returns to rapture us. The rapture is/was never a rescue operation; to believe so is to believe that God has scripted a losing storyline – He has not. Whatever the rapture is, it is not a reward for losing the planet – despite being the overwhelming majority.

Jesus did not say, "I will build My Church and then pull them out before the gates of Hell encroach upon it." No, He said, "...I will build My Church, and the very gates of Hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18). That is the correct narrative of the day. The Church is His Ekklesia, the called-out ones who must challenge the gates of Hell, wherever those gates are.

The "Capture" Not the Rapture

Where are those gates of Hell? Those gates of Hell are positioned at the tops of the Seven Mountains: at the highest places in media, the economy, in government, in education, in family structures, in arts and entertainment, as well as in structures that call themselves "church." If you are part of a church that is just a "reprieve" from all that is going on in the world, you are not part of the Church; you are part of a "Christian social club." (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Jesus said He would build His Church, and that this Church of His would position itself against the very gates of Hell. This isn't the rapture, this is the captureThe very gates of Hell must be captured and occupied by sons and daughters of light. Didn't He say that as well, "Occupy until I return"? Occupy what? Occupy your place of assignment. It is militant thinking. It is against the very places where satan opens up gates of Hell. That is where you occupy. That is where your assignment is. "Church going" is not to be a respite from hearing about the battle. Church is where orders for battling are to come from.

"Do you not understand that the gates of Hell are a reality? Do you not understand that the gate of Hell in the media is occupied through agents in Twitter, CNN, Fox, CNBC, Facebook, Google, etc.? Do you not understand that the economy has gates of Hell in Wall Street, in the Central Banks, in Davos, in the World Economic Summit? Do you not understand that other gates of Hell are in Hollywood, Harvard, Rome, Religious Headquarters, the United Nations, the CDC, the WHO, the Supreme Court and Congress?

"Do you not know that he who illegally poses as president is referred to as 'Pedo Peter' by his own son? Do you not know that criminals, disguised as politicians and healthcare workers, are still enforcing deadly vaccines? Do you understand, Church, that you are the only ones I have empowered to remove the Luciferian criminals from these gates of Hell? Do you really think a celebratory rapture is in order when you haven't even identified the correct battlefield?

All of Creation Groans for the Revealing of the Sons and Daughters of God

"Do you think thousands of Christian social clubs, that refuse to show up at the gates of Hell, are targets for a rapture? Did I not say that YOU are the salt of the earth, and if YOU, as the salt, don't bring the healing, cleansing and preserving agent of salt into society's structures, you are good for nothing but to be trampled on? Do you now think that being trampled upon is a precursor to the rapture?

"Do you not see that being trampled upon is the result of being 'Christian social clubs' and not the Ekklesia Church I spoke of? Are you now afraid your members will leave if you tell them that a gate of Hell is a gate of Hell? Are you now so cozy with darkness that you don't shed light on it? Have I not allowed things to be so clear in society right now that it is not a matter of politics but just right and wrong? Has not pure evil been made obvious? Do you still insist on playing it neutral?

"Come on, Church. Rise up. Rise up and be all I have foretold that you would be. Rise up as creation groans and travails for you to be My gates-of-Hell-challenging Ekklesia. Rise up as I orchestrate a great day of deliverance for you and for the nations of the world.

"Arise and shine with courage, with conviction, with clarity. Leave your lukewarm Christian social club if its effect on you is lukewarmness. Find My Ekklesia in places not called 'church.' Recognize My Ekklesia and My Ekklesia leaders in very untraditional settings, if necessary. Recognize My Ekklesia, whether it is in a building called 'church' or an online community. Be taught by those who understand this narrative that I lay out for you.

"My finest hour upon the earth is coming, and it is intended to be yours as well, as you move in alignment with Me. Carry Me; carry My presence; carry My storyline. The best is yet to come."

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Do Masks Make You More Likely to Get Long COVID? by Dr. Mercola

 I detest masks!  I also feel embarrassed and anxious for anyone wearing one because I know they don't work.  It is obviou those wearing them have not done their research and are operating in fear.  This article from Dr. Mercola gives very convincing we should not be wearing one.

Do Masks Make You More Likely to Get Long COVID? by Dr. Mercola

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 80% of U.S. states mandated masks to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but accumulating research shows mask mandates and use do not lower the spread of the virus.1 While rules requiring masks did increase compliance, they didn't translate to lower transmission growth rates, whether community spread of SARS-CoV-2 was low or high.

Even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, mask mandates were put in place without ever properly evaluating efficacy, but that didn't stop them from dividing communities and being used as a form of virtue signaling and a visible reminder of compliance with the "new normal."

Now, with research showing not only that masks don't protect you but may actually make you sick, the rationale behind their widespread mandated usage must be questioned.

Mask Mandates Didn't Lower COVID-19 Cases

Using CDC data, researchers with the University of Louisville calculated total COVID-19 case growth and mask use for the U.S. No significant differences were found in case growth between mandate and non-mandate states during periods of low or high transmission.

"Surges were equivocal," they noted, concluding, "Mask mandates and use are not associated with slower state-level COVID-19 spread during COVID-19 growth surges."2 While stating that their findings "do not support the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates decrease with greater public mask use," they did note that "masks may promote social cohesion as rallying symbols during a pandemic."3

Similarly dismal results from mask mandates were demonstrated in Europe. A study published in Cureus analyzed data from 35 European countries, including morbidity, mortality and mask usage, over a six-month period. The researchers noted:4

"Mask mandates were implemented in almost all world countries and in most places where masks were not obligatory, their use in public spaces was recommended … These mandates and recommendations took place despite the fact that most randomized controlled trials carried out before and during the COVID-19 pandemic concluded that the role of masks in preventing respiratory viral transmission was small, null, or inconclusive."

When the data were analyzed, the study also revealed that the widespread use of masks did not reduce COVID-19 transmission. Worse, a moderate positive correlation was found between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe, which "suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences."5

Mask Mandates in Schools Didn't Reduce COVID-19 Cases

As part of the government sponsored propaganda campaign, a widely cited CDC study, published in October 2021, reported that counties without school mask mandates had larger increases in COVID-19 case rates in children after the start of school compared with counties that had school mask mandates.6

The study was used to support school mask mandates, but a team of researchers revisited the research, incorporating a larger sample size and longer study period. The updated study,7 published in May 2022, used nearly six times more data compared to the original study and found no significant relationship between mask mandates in U.S. schools and COVID-19 case rates. According to the researchers:8

"We failed to establish a relationship between school masking and pediatric cases using the same methods but a larger, more nationally diverse population over a longer interval. Our study demonstrates that observational studies of interventions with small to moderate effect sizes are prone to bias caused by selection and omitted variables. Randomized studies can more reliably inform public health policy."

On Twitter, surgeon and public policy researcher Dr. Marty Makary pointed out that the CDC's original study appeared to include cherry-picked data and the agency refused to publish an update using the more extensive data:9

"This study demonstrates how the CDC was cherry-picking data to support their school mask dogma. The article states that CDC's MMWR journal rejected publishing this re-analysis. Most likely because it exposed the CDCs salami-slicing of data & use of science as political propaganda."

It should be noted that a previous CDC study found mask requirements for students had little effect on COVID-19 incidence in Georgia schools, while improved ventilation, such as opening a window, reduced cases more than mask mandates for staff and teachers.10

The Foegen Effect: Mask Mandates Increased COVID-19 Deaths

A profoundly important study was conducted by German physician Dr. Zacharias Fögen to find out whether mandatory mask use influenced the COVID-19 case fatality rate in Kansas from August 1, 2020, to October 15, 2020.11 He chose the state of Kansas because, while it issued a mask mandate, counties were allowed to either opt in or out of it.

His analysis revealed that counties with a mask mandate had significantly higher case fatality rates than counties without a mask mandate. "These findings suggest that mask use might pose a yet unknown threat to the user instead of protecting them, making mask mandates a debatable epidemiologic intervention," he concluded.

That threat, he explained, may be something called the "Foegen effect" — the idea that deep re-inhalation of droplets and virions caught on facemasks might make COVID-19 infection more likely or more severe.

“The fundamentals of this effect are easily demonstrated when wearing a facemask and glasses at the same time by pulling the upper edge of the mask over the lower edge of the glasses. Droplets appear on the mask when breathing out and disappear when breathing in.”

"In the "Foegen effect," the virions spread (because of their smaller size) deeper into the respiratory tract. They bypass the bronchi and are inhaled deep into the alveoli, where they can cause pneumonia instead of bronchitis, which would be typical of a virus infection. 

Furthermore, these virions bypass the multilayer squamous epithelial wall that they cannot pass into in vitro and most likely cannot pass into in vivo. Therefore, the only probable way for the virions to enter the blood vessels is through the alveoli."12

Wearing Masks Could Be Related to Long COVID

Fögen explained that wearing masks could end up increasing your overall viral load because, instead of exhaling virions from your respiratory tract and ridding your body of them, those virions are caught in the mask and returned. This might also have the effect of increasing the number of virions that pass through the mask, such that it becomes more than the number that would have been shed without a mask.

The fact that "hypercondensed droplets and pure virions in the mask might be blown outwards during expiration, resulting in aerosol transmission instead of droplet transmission" is another issue that could make transmission worse instead of better, and the use of "more protective" masks could also backfire, making COVID-19's long-term effects worse. Fögen explained:13

"The use of "better" masks (e.g., FFP2, FFP3) with a higher droplet-filtering capacity probably should cause an even stronger "Foegen effect" because the number of virions that are potentially re-inhaled increases in the same way that outward shedding is reduced.

Another salient point is that COVID-19-related long-term effects and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children may all be a direct cause of the "Foegen effect." Virus entry into the alveoli and blood without being restricted to the upper respiratory tract and bronchi and can cause damage by initiating an (auto) immune reaction in most organs."

Clear Risks of Prolonged Mask Use

Two expert reports spoke out against the use of masks for children in 2021. The first, a psychology report,14 stated that masks are likely to be causing psychological harm to children and interfering with development.15 "The extent of psychological harm to young people is unknown," the report stated, "due to the unique nature of the 'social experiment' currently underway in schools, and in wider society."16

The second report focused on health, safety and well-being,17 noting potential permanent physical damage to the lungs caused by fibrosis from inhalation of fibrous nanoparticles.

"There are real and significant dangers of respiratory infection, oral health deterioration and of lung injury, such as pneumothorax, owing to moisture buildup and also exposure to potentially harmful levels of an asphyxiant gas (carbon dioxide [CO2]) which can cause serious injury to health," the authors explained.18

Normally, the CO2 then dissipates into the air around you before you take another breath. In the open air, carbon dioxide typically exists at about 400 parts per million (ppm), or 0.04% by volume.

The German Federal Environmental Office set a limit of CO2 for closed rooms of 2,000 ppm, or 0.2% by volume. If you're wearing a facemask, the CO2 cannot escape as it usually does and instead becomes trapped in the mask. In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers analyzed the CO2 content of inhaled air among children wearing two types of masks, as well as wearing no mask.19

While no significant difference in CO2 was found between the two types of masks, there was a significant elevation when wearing masks compared to not wearing them. CO2 in inhaled air under surgical and filtering facepiece masks came in between 13,120 ppm and 13,910 ppm, "which is higher than what is already deemed unacceptable by the German Federal Environmental Office by a factor of 6," the researchers noted.20

Also important, this level was reached after only three minutes, while children wear masks at school for a mean of 270 minutes at a time. Even the child who had the lowest measured CO2 level had a measurement three-fold greater than the closed room CO2 limit of 0.2%. However, younger children appeared to have the highest CO2 values; a level of 25,000 ppm was measured from a 7-year-old wearing a facemask.21

Bacterial Infection Risk, Problems With Social Learning

The full consequences of prolonged mask use are only beginning to be understood. The University of Louisville researchers noted, however, that using a mask for more than four hours per day "promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk."22 Other reported adverse effects include:23

Increase in headaches and sweating

Decreased cognitive precision

Association with medical errors

Interference with social learning in children

Obscured nonverbal communication

Distorted verbal speech

Removal of visual cues, which is detrimental to people with hearing loss

After a lawsuit was brought by Leslie Manookian's Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF), U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle finally voided the CDC's U.S. mask mandate on airplanes and public transit in April 2022.24 The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has appealed the court order,25however, making it clear that they don't intend to give up on mask mandates without a fight. In response, HFDF issued the following statement:26

"DoJ's statement [that it would appeal] is perplexing to say the least and sounds like it comes from health policy advocates not government lawyers. The ruling by the US District Court ruling is a matter of law, not CDC preference or an assessment of 'current health conditions.'

If there is in fact a public health emergency with clear and irrefutable science supporting CDC's mask mandate, does it not warrant urgent action? Why would DoJ and CDC not immediately appeal?

HFDF is left with no option but to conclude that the Mask Mandate is really a political matter and not at all about urgent public health issues or the demands of sound science. While DoJ and CDC play politics with Americans' health and freedoms, HFDF trusts individual Americans to make their own health decisions.

HFDF is confident that Americans possess ample common sense and education to understand that there are real questions about mask efficacy and risk and that CDC's policy reflects neither."

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