Some governors and mayors have imposed mandatory face mask or coverings, even though the CDC had previously said that it’s not a good idea for the general public to wear the masks, until changing its mind and suggesting we should wear a mask. And some of those government fascists are threatening fines of hundreds of dollars if the slaves show disobedience and don’t comply.
Dr. Russell Blaylock has an article recently on the health risks of wearing the masks, especially over prolonged periods of time, including the N95 masks that are really meant for medical personnel and surgeons, etc. (No links given in the article, but FYI I’m providing some of the specific footnotes that go with the quoted portions here, so you can Google for those studies.)
On the N95 mask, Dr. Blaylock writes:
There is a difference between the N95 respirator mask and the surgical mask (cloth or paper mask) in terms of side effects. The N95 mask, which filters out 95% of particles with a median diameter >0.3 µm2 , because it impairs respiratory exchange (breathing) to a greater degree than a soft mask, and is more often associated with headaches. In one such study, researchers surveyed 212 healthcare workers (47 males and 165 females) asking about presence of headaches with N95 mask use, duration of the headaches, type of headaches and if the person had preexisting headaches.2
They found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause. That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia). It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. (Footnotes: “Zhu JH et al. Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study. J Lung Pulm Resp Res 2014:4:97-100.”)
While most agree that the N95 mask can cause significant hypoxia and hypercapnia, another study of surgical masks found significant reductions in blood oxygen as well. In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons using an oximeter. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries.4 The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels (pa02) significantly. The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels. (Footnotes: “Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126.”)
And apparently the drop in oxygen levels can impair immunity:
Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome (Footnotes: “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, “Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.”, And “Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355.”)
So, because my fascist governor has imposed Mandatory Mask or pay a fine of lots of money, I have to wear the mask, which I am doing when I go out, but lowering it under my mouth when I’m walking and there’s no one around, and putting it back up when I go into the store. So, that’s what I’m doing.
I hope that, in the case of someone developing some sort of health problem because of being made to wear the mask, that person or those people SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THOSE FASCIST, IGNORANT GOVERNORS AND MAYORS!!!