God created our faces in his image, but in 2020 the biomedical fascists sought to erase our faces and turn us into faceless AI bots. From rape victims being denied care for not wearing the dirty face diapers to crying children being dragged off planes and teens being handcuffed in school, the masking regime was perhaps the most barbaric, inhumane, and illogical idea ever conceived by government and permeating the so-called private sector. There is no time like the present to bury this evil forever.
We knew, and Fauci knew from day one, based on 10 randomized controlled trials of the flu, that masks never worked. Yet three years later, the information concerning the harms and ineffectiveness is so solid, it’s time for every state legislature to ban permanently any mandate, anywhere, forever, with the threat of criminal penalties, so that this never happens again. Sadly, only a few states have meaningful protections in place even for schoolchildren. It is disgusting how long this was going on in schools in deep red states, and to this day, people are still being forced to wear them in hospitals in all states. Florida intends to ban it when the legislative session begins.
A new randomized controlled trial with a sample size of 40,000 children wearing masks in community settings in Guinea-Bissau showed that the control group actually did slightly better (not statistically significant) than the mask group. We already knew that masks do not stop spread, but some posited a bizarre theory that they could reduce viral load and therefore help with critical illness. Instead, the study results showed eight hospitalizations with COVID-like illness in the mask group, compared to three in the control, and 57 all-cause deaths in the mask group compared to 32 in the control. The study did not differentiate the causes of death, but clearly there was no benefit.
The study was conducted between July 2020 and January 2021. This was before any vaccination, so questions of vaccine efficacy or negative efficacy playing a role in confounding the study of mask efficacy were not applicable. The results were posted in the prestigious Lancet.
This study was published around the same time that a new, rigorous Cochrane analysis of 11 RCTs and a total of 78 studies with 600,000 people concluded, “Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illness (ILI)/COVID-19 like illness compared to not wearing masks.” The authors also found there is no evidence of efficacy of mask-wearing against contracting the flu or COVID.
Furthermore, as we’ve long known, N95s don’t make a different either. “The use of a N95/P2 respirators compared to medical/surgical masks probably makes little or no difference for the objective and more precise outcome of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection.” This was the conclusion of an 8,000-person-sample study of N95 masking both in health care and community settings. Checkmate. As lead author Tom Jefferson later said in an interview, “There is just no evidence that they (masks) make any difference. Full stop. My job, our job as a review team, was to look at the evidence; we have done that."
So here we are coming full-circle to what U.S. government officials knew in March 2020, but lied their way into controlling people and instilling perpetual fear. How can we just walk away from this as if it never happened? How can we unsee the things we saw and experienced by just being happy that we currently don’t have to wear masks, without an effort to permanently ban mandates? Just think about the damage to children’s speech, development, and emotions. How can we not push for permanent bans on this barbaric practice? Moreover, in states like West Virginia, health care workers like Amber Robinson are still being fired for not wearing one of these all day.
It’s bad enough that these things are forced upon us even though the government knew for years they don’t work against respiratory viruses. But what are the harms of wearing a moist cloth for hours on end in school? Last year, a preprint Italian study found that even short-term surgical mask usage was associated with an increased inhaled CO2 level greater than 5000ppm in 90% of 10- to 18-year-olds in the sample. “Shortly after wearing surgical masks, the inhaled air CO2 approached the highest acceptable exposure threshold recommended for workers, while concerningly high concentrations were recorded in virtually all individuals when wearing FFP2 masks,” concluded the authors. “The CO2 concentration was significantly higher among minors and the subjects with high respiratory rate.”
Not to mention the fact that numerous studies have found masks to be bacteria traps, especially for young children.
It’s time for public policy to catch up with the science and morality. It’s appalling how, so far, only 11 states have attempted to ban mask mandates in schools (some are tied up in court), and only Florida is attempting to ban them in hospitals and all private settings permanently. Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and West Virginia are all states where Republicans currently have the political power to ban mask mandates, but three years into this saga have still failed to do so.
Every Republican-controlled legislature must permanently ban all mask mandates in public and private settings, and there must be criminal penalties for those who forcibly mask children. It would also be worthwhile to place human breathing as a right in the state’s constitutions so that the people can vote on this at the ballot box.
In truth, even if masks did work, the fact that someone else is not wearing one should not negate your decision. That should be his problem. It is never OK to force another human being to take a medical action on or to his body to accommodate another person. But in this case, they don’t even work. At some point, facts have to matter and policies need to be adjusted with as much energy behind the truth as the frantic and vicious coercion behind the lies in 2020.
No red state can leave this year’s legislative session without permanently prohibiting the coercion of a human being to cover his or her breathing holes in any setting beyond a limited occupational hazard, such as various forms of construction or operating rooms. Full stop. Additionally, Congress must permanently ban the federal government from recommending or imposing a mandate in the future, such as the airplane fiasco.In 2020, it was established that under the guise of public health, there is quite literally nothing government cannot do to our life, liberty, and property. Everything, including our noses, is fair game. Power to government, once ceded, is never given back on its own. It’s time for us to rip that power back, beginning with control of our own breathing.