let’s summarise all facts about face masks, respirators and their efficiency to protect you against the Covid-19 virus and how they weaken your immunity.
I will repeat what I said in my Article Face masks create false confidence of protection against Covid-19 Perth Australia
Wearing Face masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus Covid-19 is ineffective and unnecessary for the vast majority of people and it may even spread infections faster!
This has been confirmed in many countries where face masks are mandatory where the Covid-19 virus is spreading much faster, you have a higher number infected by the virus growing since October 2020.
Dangerous Face Masks weakening your immunity Respirators and Covid-19 analysis facts
Let’s talk about the main reason to wear Face Masks:
Masks may reduce the forward momentum of the virus-spit particles so that they are not launched as far forward as an unconstrained cough. That’s all.
Warning!!! Wearing a Cloth mask you are exposing yourself to Coronavirus more than not wearing any mask. The risk of contamination is extremely higher than not wearing any face mask!!!
Are you breathing through the face mask or actually through the gaps between face mask and face
The majority of the people not wearing face masks properly and air intake/outtake goes through the gap between mask and face. That’s a fact.
Even if you wear your Face mask properly the moisture especially in winter blocking air coming through the face mask and taking the easiest way between the gap of the face and face mask.
Let’s analyse face masks. I will not talk about fabric masks that have no protection whatsoever.
Surgical Face Mask protection against Covid-19 yes or no
Health care workers routinely use surgical masks as part of their personal protective equipment. However, surgical masks are not respirators and are not certified as such. They do not protect the wearer from inhaling small particles that can remain airborne for long periods of time. Surgical masks are effective barriers for retaining large droplets which can be released from the wearer through talking, coughing, or sneezing. Surgical masks are useful in many patient care areas. In fact, they may reduce wound site contamination during surgical or dental procedures. But surgical masks cannot be used as protection from many hazardous airborne pathogens. The filter material of surgical masks does not retain or filter out submicron particles. In addition, surgical masks are not designed to eliminate air leakage around the edges.
Surgical Face Mask protection – checkponts :
Many studies have failed to show that surgical masks effectively prevent exposure to infectious diseases in the community or public settings.
In the USA, as high as 19% of patients had been identified as healthcare workers wearing surgical Masks only!!
In April 2020 Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC doesn’t recommend that the general public wear surgical masks or N95 respirators to protect from respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
The mask’s aerodynamic features may explain this finding. A turbulent jet due to air leakage around the mask edge could contaminate the outer surface. Alternatively, the small aerosols of SARS–CoV-2 generated during a high-velocity cough might penetrate the masks.
These observations support the importance of hand hygiene after touching the outer surface of face masks. Both surgical and cotton masks are INEFFECTIVE in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2. Masks may reduce the forward momentum of the virus-spit particles (LARGE DROPLETS ONLY) so that they are not launched as far forward as an unconstrained cough.
Respirators FFP2 N95 protection against Covid-19
Mandatory since 26th of January 2021 by many European countries, I can name Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and the list of countries that will require FFP2 N95 respirators is still growing.
FFP2 is a European standard promising filtration similar to that of N95 or KN95 respirators.
There are three levels of filter efficiencies – 95% (N95), 99% (N99), and 99.97% (N100 or HEPA filter) tested against aerosol (fine mist) droplets 0.3 microns in diameter. N95 type respirators are the respirators recommended by the Government of Canada and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use by health care workers in contact with patients with infections that are transmitted from inhaling airborne droplets (e.g., tuberculosis (TB); also recommended for health care staff working with patients having or suspected of having SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome).
High-risk procedures such as bronchoscopy and autopsy require additional protection. For example, protection may include a full facepiece negative-pressure respirator, powered air-purifying respirators, and positive pressure airline respirators equipped with a half-mask or full facepiece.
A supplied-air respirator with a hood may be needed for staff who cannot be properly fitted with respirators with a facepiece. In medical procedures that generate aerosol mists, goggles or face shields with safety glasses or goggles should also be used to prevent eye contamination.
Facts about respirators FFP2 N95 N99 protection against Covid-19:
Currently, there is no standard duration for the time period that facemasks and respirators can safely be worn. There may be a risk of infection in the wearer if contaminated masks are used for prolonged periods of time!!
Coronavirus Covid-19 started spreading much faster in countries that made wearing face masks mandatory
The coronavirus can remain inactive for up to 2 weeks in low temperature and low humidity environments which might facilitate the virus transmission in a community located in a subtropical climate.
The mechanism underlying these patterns of climate determination that lead to infection and possible disease transmission is associated with the ability of the virus to survive external environmental conditions before staying in a host.
The laboratory-based pilot study showed maximum fluorescent contamination on upper sections of the masks which is also the likely area to be touched on removal. Multiple manipulations of the surgical mask, touching mask – removing and putting back causing contamination of the inner parts of the mask by the virus and chance to get infected by coronavirus Covid-19 is extremely high. Prolonged use of Surgical masks for a period of 3 hours is not recommended as it increases the risk of mask contamination – infection!!
What’s behind fast-spreading since October 2020
We find evidence that masks enable disinhibition behaviour and that people spend less time at home and more time in moderate to high-risk locations following orders to wear masks.
CDC AND WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) RECOMMENDING MANDATORY FACE MASKS TO BE PROTECTED AGAINST COVID. 1 YEAR HAS SHOWN IT DOESNT WORK AND FACE MASKS HAVE CAUSED MORE HARM THAN GOOD!!! FACE MASK PREDOMINANTLY INEFFICIENT FABRIC MASKS BECAME THE BEST TOOL FOR COVID-19 SPREADING MUCH FASTER
It is not just the environmental problem – face masks in most cases produce highly contagious waste ending up in the bins in shopping centres and landfill. It becomes the main source for much easier spreading Covid-19 much faster.
Face mask weakening your immunity
One argument against wearing masks based on this hypothesis appears to be that they will stop microbes from coming into the body and challenging the immune system, resulting in it getting lazy and reducing the chance of it being able to respond to infections. Actually through the gaps between the face and inefficient Facemask microbes will still enter.
The main problem is face masks and respirators reduce airflow coming through the filter, moisture blocking airflow. You cannot breathe freely, in the long run wearing a respirator every day for many hours will cause health problem weakening your immune system.
Self-contamination through repeated and improper use. For example, a contaminated cloth mask may transfer pathogens from the mask to the bare hands of the wearer.
Face masks are optimal incubators for germs, bacteria and viruses. Moisture is an optimal environment to multiply the Virus, microbes and bacteria. For a Virus, moisture is a magnet to stick on it from the environment through the gap between the face and face mask.
Wearing Face masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus Covid-19 is ineffective and unnecessary for the vast majority of people, and it may even spread infections faster!
WILL FACE MASKS PROTECT YOU AGAINST COVID-19
The answer is NO. YOU CAN WEAR 2 MASKS AND YOU WILL JUST FURTHER BLOCK THE INFLOW OF AIR COMING THROUGH MASK AND COMING BETWEEN THE GAPS. INEFFICIENT.
LASTLY, HAVE YOU SEEN IN LABORATORY STAFF WORKING WITH HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUSES AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL WEARING FACE MASKS? I DIDN’T. ALL HAVE BIOHAZARD SUITS WITH PURIFIED OXYGEN SUPPLY.
WHAT IS WORKING TO STOP OR SLOW DOWN SPREADING OF COVID-19?
FACE MASKS WILL ONLY PROTECT YOU TO NOT BE FINED BY THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES. THEY ARE INEFFICIENT AGAINST COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation stressing that new covid-19 strains (variants) can make all existing emergency approved Covid-19 vaccines inefficient. There is unknown efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines against Covid-19 strains. Read more Doubt in vaccines efficacy
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