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Physiological and psychological effects of wearing a facemask and the potential health consequences.

The following information comes from a chart in a report from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/


So, I couldn't get it to do it in chart format so will have to list instead


Physiological Effects - hypoxemia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increase lactate concentration, decline in ph levels, acidosis, toxicity, inflammation, self-contamination, increase in stress hormones (adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol), increased muscle tension, immunosuppression


Psychological Effects - activation of fight or flight stress response, chronic stress condition, fear, mood disturbances, insomnia, fatigue, compromised cognitive performance


Health consequences - increased predisposition for viral and infection illnesses, headaches, anxiety, depression, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer disease, exacerbation of existing conditions and diseases, accelerated aging process, health deterioration, premature mortality


The instruction by the government to wear a mask, has nothing to do with your health, but merely a signal of the willingness to comply and be controlled. I cannot believe the number of people I have seen not only out in the open air, but some on their own, some jogging and some in their cars on their own, wearing a mask. I have even this morning seen a baby of about 9 months old with some sort of plastic shield covering her entire head. In my opinion to enforce a mask or anything covering their face as the contraption mentioned above is child abuse.



Further information is as follows:


Proof that Masks Do More Harm than Good

(Truths about Masks that Politicians and the BBC Probably Forgot to Mention)


Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA


1) Face masks have been proven to do harm but not proven to do good. Forcing citizens to wear them is a form of oppression. Support for mask wearing comes from individuals promoting face masks for political rather than health reasons. There is now considerable support for masks to be worn out of doors and even in the home. There is absolutely no scientific reason for this.


2) Over a dozen scientific papers show clearly that masks are ineffective in preventing the movement of infective organisms. They also reduce oxygen levels and expose wearers to increased levels of carbon dioxide.


3) Nine medical authors from Australia and Vietnam studied cloth face masks and concluded that cloth masks should not be recommended for health care workers.


4) Wearing a mask for long periods could cause pulmonary fibrosis. Loose fibres are seen on all types of masks and may be inhaled causing serious lung damage.


5) Researchers in France proved that wearing a surgical mask causes breathlessness.


6) Masks should be changed every couple of hours and old masks should be disposed of safely. If cloth masks are worn, they should be washed at high temperatures twice a day. Disposable masks should be discarded after one use. (Masks thrown down in the street are a serious health hazard.)


7) Evidence proving the danger and ineffectiveness of masks has been banned, blocked or deleted. Discussion and debate about the value of face masks is suppressed.


8) In September 2020, 70 Belgian doctors claimed that mandatory face masks in schools are a major threat to child development.


9) A leading German virologist claims that face masks are a wonderful breeding ground for bacteria and fungi.


10) Dentists in New York have reported that mask wearing causes gum disease and dental cavities. The dentists say that face coverings lead to mouth dryness and an increase in the build-up of bacteria.


11) Exemption certificates/cards can be obtained online for those who are unable to wear a mask.


12) Some face masks may have pores five thousand times larger than virus particles.


13) Masks should never be touched once in place. If a mask is touched it must be replaced immediately.


14) No one should wear a mask while exercising. There have been several reports of masked children dying while exercising. There is evidence showing that mask wearing reduces blood oxygen levels even when the wearer is standing still. Individuals who exercise are likely to sweat. Masks then become damp more quickly and the damp promotes the growth of microorganisms.


15) There is a risk that viruses may accumulate in the fabric of a mask – thereby increasing the amount of the virus being inhaled.


16) Putting a mask on a baby or unconscious patient is dangerous. The mask may result in the wearer choking on vomit.


17) Some of the carbon dioxide exhaled with each breath is trapped behind the mask.


18) One study of health workers wearing masks showed that a third developed headaches requiring painkillers. Another study showed that 81% developed headaches – and their work was affected.


19) A mask can reduce blood oxygenation by up to 20% – leading to a possible loss of consciousness. At least one road crash has been blamed on a driver wearing a mask. Police reported that the driver of a single car crash in New Jersey is believed to have passed out behind the wheel after wearing a mask for too long.


20) Over a dozen studies failed to show that wearing a mask provides protection against infection.


21) Masks are being used as a conditioning tool to make us more compliant.


22) A study of 53 surgeons showed that there were statistically significant falls in blood oxygen levels after masks had been worn for a few hours. It is important to remember that surgeons who wear mask