Face Mask Wearing Causes Harmful Bacteria To Proliferate In An Environment Outside The Protection Of The Many Pathogen-Defenses The Body Has
Reason #70 that Face Masks Hurt Kids
The wearing of a face mask to protect against a respiratory virus is an act of grand deceit. It is a behavior that defies research on the topic. Wearing a face mask, as this article (one of many) points to — is unsafe to do and is ineffective.
Until the narrative around mandatory masking has changed, each day by 6am Eastern, I will both post here and send out a science-based reason why no one should wear a face mask.
I ask that you help me circulate these pieces to those around you who you believe could most benefit from them. It is important not to remain silent on this topic. These are important discussions to be having with friends, family members, business owners, healthcare practitioners, public servants, and others in the community.
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The body can defend itself from pathogens. The body cannot defend a face mask from pathogens. The face mask provides an ideal environment for the growth of pathogens outside of the body’s defenses. As it is worn over the nose and mouth, and air is filtered through it, the face mask also provides an ideal delivery mechanism for concentrated colonies of pathogens to be brought into the body. Because inspiratory flow is greater in a face mask, a face mask is ideal for bringing these pathogens deep into the lungs. Since expiratory flow is greater in a face mask, the face mask is also ideal for propelling those pathogens further into the environment around the mask wearer. This increased expiratory flow is due, in part, to wearers speaking more loudly and more forcefully, producing what is known as “the nebulizer effect.”
Kai Kisielinski, in an April 20, 2021 article entitled “Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?” writes about the growth of pathogens on a face mask, outside of the body’s defenses:
“Masks cause retention of moisture.Poor filtration performance and incorrect use of surgical masks and community masks, as well as their frequent reuse, imply an increased risk of infection. The warm and humid environment created by and in masks without the presence of protective mechanisms such as antibodies, the complement system, defense cells and pathogen-inhibiting and on a mucous membrane paves the way for unimpeded growth and, thus, an ideal growth and breeding ground for various pathogens such as bacteria and fungi and also allows viruses to accumulate. The warm and humid mask microclimate favors the accumulation of various germs on and underneath the masks, and the germ density is measurably proportional to the length of time the mask is worn. After only 2 hours of wearing the mask, the pathogen density increases almost tenfold in experimental observation studies.”7,
There are various vectors by which masks can become contaminated. Kisielinski continues:
“From a microbiological and epidemiological point of view, masks in everyday use pose a risk of contamination. This can occur as foreign contamination but also as self-contamination. On the one hand, germs are sucked in or attach themselves to the masks through convection currents. On the other hand, potential infectious agents from the nasopharynx accumulate excessively on both the outside and inside of the mask during breathing.6,This is compounded by contact with contaminated hands. Since masks are constantly penetrated by germ-containing breath and the pathogen reproduction rate is higher outside mucous membranes, potential infectious pathogens accumulate excessively on the outside and inside of masks. On and in the masks, there are quite serious, potentially disease-causing bacteria and fungi such as E. coli (54% of all germs detected), Staphylococcus aureus (25% of all germs detected), Candida (6%), Klebsiella (5%), Enterococci (4%), Pseudomonads (3%), Enterobacter (2%) and Micrococcus (1%) even detectable in large quantities.”6
Like Boris Borovoy, Kisielinski also concludes the face masks do not harbor purely benign microbes, but many strains of harmful microbes:
“In another microbiological study, the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (57% of all bacteria detected) and the fungus Aspergillus (31% of all fungi detected) were found to be the dominant germs on 230 surgical masks examined.8
“After more than six hours of use, the following viruses were found in descending order on 148 masks worn by medical personnel: adenovirus, bocavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza viruses.”7
Kisielinski also points to masks as a perfect breeding ground for such pathogens:
“From this aspect, it is also problematic that moisture distributes these potential pathogens in the form of tiny droplets via capillary action on and in the mask, whereby further proliferation in the sense of self- and foreign contamination by the aerosols can then occur internally and externally with every breath.In this regard, it is also known from the literature that masks are responsible for a proportionally disproportionate production of fine particles in the environment and, surprisingly, much more so than in people without masks.”12
Kisielinski takes it further, getting into the topic of the nebulizer effect. Not only is your unnatural, dirty mask on your face harmful to you, your unnatural, dirty mask on you face is harmful to me:
“It was shown that all mask-wearing subjects released significantly more smaller particles of size 0.3–0.5 µm into the air than mask-less people, both when breathing, speaking and coughing (fabric, surgical, N95 masks, measured with the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer, APS, TS, model 3329).The increase in the detection of rhinoviruses in the sentinel studies of the German RKI from 2020 could be a further indication of this phenomenon, as masks were consistently used by the general population in public spaces in that year.”
Naturally, every person should be allowed to make his own health decisions.
If your dirty face mask is shown by research to harm me, however, and not wearing a face mask is parroted mindlessly by the media as harmful to all others, then what is the right solution?
The best solution is to leave others alone and to stay away from those who will not allow you to be left alone. Barring that, the more natural solution is the preferable solution.
Interventions are contrary to nature and lead inevitably to a cascade of interventions as it becomes clear that unintended consequences arise. The best solution is, therefore, to avoid intervention as much as possible and to defer to nature.
The very problem with the face mask, the very reason for this book, is the unwillingness of the public health community to trust that the body can do just fine in the face of Covid-19 and other respiratory ailments without these one-size-fits-all interventions.
The deeper we get into these cascades of interventions around Covid, the clearer it is becoming that we are creating more unintended consequences.
This is the nature of going down paths that diverge from nature while pretending that man has all the solutions.
If one or two people choose to experiment on themselves, that is one thing. If one or two billion children are forced to be experimented on, that is an entirely different level of moral and ethical violation.
Looking back on 2020 and 2021, the body, just as it was created, could have handled Covid-19 just fine and with far less harm to society than has occurred as a result of the interventions of 2020 and 2021.
Public health officials who participated must be culled from all positions of trust and never again allowed such power.
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The bestselling book "Face Masks In One Lesson" by Allan Stevo describes how to never wear a face mask again. The follow-up to the book, "Face Masks Hurt Kids," describes why to never wear a face mask again. We must defeat the awful, narrative around the mandates.
Examples of how face masks hurt kids will be posted to the Lockdown Land Substack each morning by 6am Eastern until the narrative around this ineffective and harmful medical intervention has shifted. Face masks are, in fact, not just harmful to children. Face masks are harmful to everyone. Thank you so much for helping me circulate this research.