Do Face Masks Work to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19?

Do Face Masks work to stop the spread of Covid-19? Medical experts like Dr Anthony Fauci and a cadre of world leaders have told us masks work and ordered us to wear them, but what does the actual medical evidence say? What do comparative analytics show us when we examine locations that did/did not wear masks over time? Is there emerging evidence to indicate face masks wearing may actually be causing you more harm than good? You may be surprised to discover that what you’ve been told about masks, may in fact not be true.

This page provides an on-going collection of articles about the topic of Face Masks – our goal is to present these resources to you so that you can review them and make your own decision about what’s right for your family when it comes to whether or not you choose to wear a face mask to try to protect yourself and others from Covid-19.


Do Masks Work? The Science that Supports or Rebuts whether Face Masks Stop the Spread of Covid-19

We start with a lengthy article serves as a warehouse of verifiable scientific evidence that seeks to answer the question – Do Face Masks Work to Stop the Spread of Covid-19? On this article you will ONLY find medical evidence and analytical data from verifiable medical professionals and gov’t analytic sources…

If there is medical research about masks and Covid-19 it IS included in this article. You may be surprised at what you find…


RESEARCH: Are Face Masks Effective? Swiss Research Data

This article showcases the work of the Swiss Policy Research group that provides overview of the current evidence they have collected regarding the effectiveness of face masks vs the spread of Covid-19. It should be noted that The Swiss Policy Research (SPR), founded in 2016, is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media. SPR is composed of independent academics and receives no external funding.


STUDY: Microbes forced back into lungs may lead to cancer. What does this mean for face masks?

In a very concerning story, we examine new research from New York University that brings to light a question as yet unconsidered in relation to the possible dangers of continuous wearing of face masks. To wit: could long-term face mask usage lead to cancer?


Covid-19 Restrictions by State | Coronavirus Mandates in the US by State

Here is a list of the Covid-19 Restrictions for every state in the USA – to includes information about mask mandates, travel quarantines, and more.


National Mask Mandates LACK Scientific Evidence to Support Them

This article makes the claim that any potential gains from wearing a face mask have already been reaped and warns that adding a new national mask mandate will bring little if any additional benefit…


10 Reasons Why Wearing a Face Mask May be HARMFUL to Your Health

There is a growing sentiment among the medical community that it may NOT a good idea to constantly wear a face mask. Today we’ll give you scientific references to support 10 reasons why face masks may be causing you more harm than good AND point out why some doctors believe wearing a face mask may actually make the Coronavirus WORSE if you happen to get it!

Additionally, see these articles on the harm face masks may be causing…


Kids and Face Masks – are we doing more harm than good?

In this article we’ll examine the subject of children and face masks. We’ll talk about why some people believe it’s a good idea for kids to wear face masks, and also consider the emerging evidence that indicates face masks may be doing more harm than good for our children.


Unreported Truths about Covid-19 Lockdowns, Deaths, and Masks


FREE – Florida Schools Open Without Masks Show What’s Possible

It appears numerous Christian schools in Florida kept their heads and not only allowed their students to return to live classrooms in the Fall of 2020, but did so without requiring masks, choosing to treat Covid-19 the same way they treated other health crises like the seasonal flu.


Face Mask Effectiveness – Additional Resources

Here is a collection of links to learn more that showcase articles from other sites about the topic of face masks…

Even more Articles, Vids, and Charts about Face Masks

Here is a great collection of links put together by ChildrensHealthDefense.org on the topic of masks

Face Mask Articles:

On Masks and COVID-19 by Arthur Firstenberg

Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy by Denis G. Rancourt, PhD
Still No Evidence Justifying Mandatory Masks by Todd McGreevy

Masks Masquerading as Science by Kevin McKernan

Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How by Or Fleisher, Gabriel Gianordoli, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Karthik Patanjali, Miles Peyton and Bedel Sage

Of masks and men: no clear evidence masks are effective in COVID-19

Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era

These 12 Graphs Show Mask Mandates Do Nothing To Stop COVID

Medical Masks

Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy by Russell Blaylock, MD

The Risks vs. Benefits of Face Masks- Is There an Agenda? by Alan Palmer, MD

Brain Damage From Masks CANNOT BE REVERSED

5 Questions: Stanford scientists on COVID-19 mask guidelines

Maine’s Rise in COVID-19 Cases Linked to Face Masks

Podcast: Pulmonary Specialist Speaks Out On The Health Risks Of Wearing Masks & The Lies Surrounding COVID-19

Reusing masks may increase your risk of coronavirus infection

Surgeon General Doubles Down: Masks Increase Virus Risk

Public Health Experts Keep Changing Their Guidance on Whether or Not to Wear Face Masks for Coronavirus

Reports on Face Masks:

COVID-19 & Public Health Totalitarianism: Untoward Effects on Individuals, Institutions and Society (Chapter XI is Mask Chapter) by Peter R. Breggin, MD

WHO Emergencies Press Conference on coronavirus disease (at 00:22:39)

Adverse Health Effects of Face Masks:

Effect of a surgical mask on six minute walking distance

“Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil’s sword?” – A physiological hypothesis

The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease

Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers-a controlled clinical study

Contamination by respiratory viruses on outer surface of medical masks used by hospital healthcare workers

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1: Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 2: Microbial challenges from masks

Optical microscopic study of surface morphology and filtering efficiency of face masks

Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial

Don’t Use N95 Masks for More Than 2 Days, Research Suggests

Investigation of adverse reactions in healthcare personnel working in Level 3 barrier protection PPE to treat COVID-19

Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study

Video: Pulmonary Specialist Speaks Out On The Health Risks Of Wearing Masks & The Lies Surrounding COVID-19

Impact of respiratory protective devices on respiration: Implications for panic vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic

PSmicrographs: One day old surgical face mask

Risks associated with the use of a mouth-nose-cover (MNC) in children and adolescents

Exercise with facemask: Are we handling a devil’s sword?” – a physiological hypothesis

Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study

Video: Wearing a mask is hazardous to your health

Chronic hypoxia-hypercapnia influences cognitive function: a possible new model of cognitive dysfunction in COPD

Effects of surgical and FFP2/N95 face masks on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity

Adverse Effects of Prolonged Mask Use among Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19

Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery

Cloth Masks

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

Video: Cloth Masks & COVID-19: Is Two-Layered Cotton Effective in Preventing Spread of Aerosolized Droplets from One Person to Another? By Mayo Clinic Proceedings Featuring Catherine Clase

Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic (Chapter 6)

Simple Respiratory Protection—Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20–1000 nm Size Particles

Video: COVID-19 Homemade Masks: Are Fabric Masks Just as Effective as Surgical Masks? What Is the Performance of Fabrics Against Spread of Respiratory Infection Through Droplets? By Taher Saif

Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure

N95 Masks

Don’t Use N95 Masks for More Than 2 Days, Research Suggests

Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel

The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease

Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers-a controlled clinical study

Video: Infection Control for COVID-19: Can Masks and Other PPE be Multi-Use? How Do Surgical Masks Compare to N95 Respirators? By Stanford Medicine, Featuring Gloria Hwang

Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study

Do N95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses, and how adequate are surgical masks?

Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings

Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study

Masks in Surgical Settings

Is a mask necessary in the operating theatre?

Postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: A controlled study

Surgical face masks in modern operating rooms—a costly and unnecessary ritual?

The evolution of the surgical mask: filtering efficiency versus effectiveness

Disposable surgical face masks for preventing surgical wound infection in clean surgery

Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery

Other Mask Studies

Comprehensive review of mask utility and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

A rapid systematic review of the efficacy of face masks and respirators against coronaviruses and other respiratory transmissible viruses for the community, healthcare workers and sick patients

Effectiveness of masks and respirators against respiratory infections in healthcare workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Efficacy of face mask in preventing respiratory virus transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

To mask or not to mask: Modeling the potential for face mask use by the general public to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic

Could masks curtail the post-lockdown resurgence of COVID-19 in the US?

Comparison of Filtration Efficiency and Pressure Drop in Anti-Yellow Sand Masks, Quarantine Masks, Medical Masks, General Masks, and Handkerchiefs

Comparison of the Filter Efficiency of Medical Nonwoven Fabrics against Three Different Microbe Aerosols

Efficacy of masks and face coverings in controlling outward aerosol particle emission from expiratory activities

Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: A systematic review

Facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID-19: A rapid systematic review

Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data

Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Part 1 – Face masks, eye protection and person distancing: systematic review and meta-analysis

The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence

Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza

Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Marine Recruits during Quarantine

A Model to Explain Statewide Differences in COVID-19 Death Rates

Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks

Universal Masking in Hospitals in the COVID-19 Era

Facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID-19: A rapid systematic review

A reality check on the use of face masks during the COVID 19 outbreak in Hong Kong

A Novel Coronavirus from Patients with Pneumonia in China, 2019

Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings

Do Facemasks protect against COVID-19

Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial

Videos on Face Masks:

Video: Mask Facts

Video: Pulmonary Specialist Speaks Out On The Health Risks Of Wearing Masks & The Lies Surrounding COVID-19

Video: Study Finds ’Specific & Significant Risk’ Of AD … actions After COVID Vaccine & FBI’s Qanon Psyop

(Videos below are found on Vumedi.com. They are  free to watch but you must sign up.)  

Video: COVID-19 & Mask Myths Debunked: Can N95’s, Surgical and Cloth Masks May Be Dangerous & Are They Effective at Protecting Against the Spread of the Virus? By Richard Oehler

Video: COVID-19 Facemasks: What is the Difference Between Cloth and Surgical Masks? What Types of Respirators Are There? Are There Any Drawbacks of Alternative Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? By Kyle Wu

Video: Face Masks & COVID-19: Does Your Face Mask Protect You or Other People? By Monica Gandhi

Video: How Well Do Face Masks Protect us from COVID-19 Infection? By How Much Is the Risk Reduced if Only One Person Is Wearing a Mask? By Julian W. Tang

Video: Infection Control for COVID-19: Can Masks and Other PPE be Multi-Use? How Do Surgical Masks Compare to N95 Respirators? By Stanford Medicine, Featuring Gloria Hwang

Video: Masks Use During the New Phase of the Pandemic: How Common Is Asymptomatic Infection and How Transmissible is SARS-CoV-2 Infection from Someone Who Has No Symptoms? By UCSF School of Medicine Featuring George Rutherford

The Aftermath of Face Masks

India: Discarded surgical masks are adding to bio-hazard around Goa

New Zealand: Face masks add to pollution woes

Switzerland: Hundreds of face masks fished out of Lake Geneva

North Carolina, USA: No shortage of masks, gloves littering area parking lots, roadsides

Canada: Face Masks: A Danger to Our Planet, Our Children & Ourselves


Face Masks and YOU

What’s your take on face masks? Do you think we’ll ever be able to STOP wearing face masks or is this the “New” New Norma?

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