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More Bad News for the Mask Cult
Brownstone Institute ^ | June 16, 2022 | Scott Morefield

Posted on 06/16/2022 8:17:44 AM PDT by Heartlander

More Bad News for the Mask Cult

Unless you’re visiting a medical facility still taken in by the mask-cult or you live in a big city or some obscure California county run by hypochondriac Democrat whack-jobs, you’re probably generally living your life without being forced to wear a useless, bacteria-laden piece of t-shirt material over your face.

However, if your overlords have gone out of their way to clarify that mask mandates have only been lifted because Covid rates have gone down or even that recent iterations of the virus have become less deadly, they are purposefully missing the overall picture and slyly holding on to the pretext that will invite the insanity back at any point – that masks “work” to stop or curb the spread of highly contagious respiratory viruses.

They don’t, obviously, but their rigid belief system is not surprising. Belief in the power and efficacy of face masks has become a de facto religion to these cultist nutjobs, and they’re just itching for the next opportunity to impose their ‘faith’ on the rest of us. If you think I’m exaggerating, consider that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just recommended masking while traveling again based on the spread of … monkeypox.

That’s right, that piece of cloth over your face is so magical that everyone must now wear one to ‘protect’ against a virus that so far mainly has spread at gay nightclubs via direct contact with the open pustules of infected people.

Indeed, the unabashed insistence that masks ‘work’ has become one of the most insane and evil lies in all of human history. Not only did it create a false sense of security that doubtless led to more infections than would otherwise had occurred, it also led to years of speech and developmental delays in children, untold disruptions of societal cohesion, millions of tons of useless and pointless medical waste in our oceans and landfills, massive psychological issues in countless people who still mask-up in the absurdest of places and situations to this day, and even actual medical harms that are just being uncovered (keep reading).

All while doing absolutely nothing towards their intended purpose. If there has been a worse trade-off, I’d love to see it.

If masks or mask mandates worked, wouldn’t we see hard evidence of it by now, you know, more than two years in? If there were such evidence, wouldn’t the powers-that-be be shouting it from the rooftops? Instead, they’ve been pretty quiet because of charts like this, which used the CDC’s own data to compare Covid spread in counties that had mask mandates against counties that did not. The result? No discernible difference.

Thankfully, the tide is turning. Key research and data gathering is being conducted and released that continue to put a stake in the heart of forced masking. Here’s a sampling of the latest:

A University of Louisville study released in May 2022 found that mask mandates and greater compliance resulting from them “did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima).” The study, which used CDC data across several seasons, found that mask usage and mandates “are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.”

Remember that CDC study purporting to show that school masking was effective? Did you wonder what the results would have been if someone had conducted a higher quality study over a greater sample size and period of time? Ambarish Chandra of University of Toronto and Dr. Tracy Hoeg of University of California, Davis did exactly that with this Lancet study titled, “Revisiting Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements—United States, July 1—October 20 2021.” Their results: “… no significant relationship between mask mandates and case rates.” Color me shocked.

And finally, emerging evidence of what many of us suspected all along, the possibility that masks could actually be actively harming people. February 2022 saw the release of a medical journal report comparing Covid-19 fatality rates across Kansas counties during the height of the pandemic in 2020. Titled, “The Foegen Effect: A Mechanism by Which Facemasks Contribute to the COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate,” the observational study – published February 2022 in Medicine by German doctor Zacharias Fögen – analyzed “whether mandatory mask use influenced the case fatality rate in Kansas.” 

The paper’s stated most important finding: “… contrary to the accepted thought that fewer people are dying because infection rates are reduced by masks, this was not the case … Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ~50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates.”

The study theorized that the so-called “Foegen effect,” whereby hypercondensed droplets caught by masks are re-inhaled and introduced deeper into the respiratory tract, could be responsible for the increased Covid mortality rate.

And it doesn’t stop there. Another peer reviewed study, released in April 2022, compared mask usage across Europe during the pandemic and found no negative correlations between mask usage and Covid-19 cases and deaths. It also admitted to have found a “moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe” which “suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences.” Sure, there are plenty of other factors at play here that make it impossible – for now – to absolutely conclude that masks are harmful, but you can draw your own conclusions. 

This is just the latest in what I hope will be a tremendous body of growing research and data points that will continue to render the mask cult completely impotent when they try to reimpose their neurosis on society. The underlying theme? If masks ‘work,’ why don’t they … you know … work?

Why aren’t there discernibly lower death and infection rates in the places that masked up for years versus those that barely did anything? There aren’t, because this has been a gigantic house of cards that continues to fall down around them.

Let’s make sure it never gets built again.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: masks; tyranny

1 posted on 06/16/2022 8:17:44 AM PDT by Heartlander
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To: Heartlander

I still wear the mask because I’m sick and tired of lazy thoughtless people coughing in my face in public without bothering to cover their mouths. An unintended benefit to me of wearing one has been the incidence of my catching an Upper Respiratory Illness has dropped to absolute zero since I started wearing them. I used to get one once a year. Now I get none. So I’ll just keep wearing them.


2 posted on 06/16/2022 8:29:16 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: Heartlander

“Belief in the power and efficacy of face masks has become a de facto religion...”

It didn’t become a religion, it was a magical, faith-based belief from the start. We knew from day one of the pandemic that masks didn’t work, even Fauci and his co-conspirators laughed at the idea. Until they realized that they could offer people masks as a magic totem against the evil COVID spirits.


3 posted on 06/16/2022 8:30:24 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Heartlander

No,such thing as bad news for the mask kkkult. They ignore science and issue mask mandates regardless of what the science proves, and fine anyone and shut down their. Businesses with no regard for the facts. They think they omnipotent


4 posted on 06/16/2022 8:31:44 AM PDT by Bob434 (.)
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To: Heartlander

Even HERE, Ithaca, NY (The city of EVIL) the Tompkins County Health Department has DROPPED the mask “advisory”.

Went to liberal land (Wegman’s) yesterday and almost no one was wearing a mask. Last week, even though the governor had been forced to drop her illegal mask mandate a few weeks ago, 50% to 75% in that grocery store were still wearing masks.

I went to the vet and even there, no one was wearing masks.


5 posted on 06/16/2022 8:38:12 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts )
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To: 4Runner

......”I’m sick and tired of lazy thoughtless people coughing in my face in public without bothering to cover their mouths”.......

Oh my gosh yes. One lady coughed and sneezed non-stop in a store and never once covered her mouth. She just laughed that this was happening.


6 posted on 06/16/2022 8:42:15 AM PDT by caww ( )
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To: Heartlander

I don’t wear a mask, and am strongly against any such mandate. That said, masks may actually work against monkey pox as the mask would interfere with sodomy.


7 posted on 06/16/2022 8:51:21 AM PDT by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: Heartlander

Fauci proved masks don’t work and vaccines don’t work.


8 posted on 06/16/2022 9:22:39 AM PDT by frogjerk (I will not do business with fascists)
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To: Boogieman

It is superstition.


9 posted on 06/16/2022 9:23:46 AM PDT by frogjerk (I will not do business with fascists)
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To: 4Runner

I’m betting that they cough on you BECAUSE you’re wearing a mask, even though coughing on someone without covering your mouth is rude.

I wouldn’t do it, but I do think people who actually believe that they are protected from airborne respiratory diseases are people who have been very much lied to, and don’t want to face that fact.

If masks (or even the vaccines) worked, then how did my masked, doubly vaccinated and boosted adult son get CoVid after spending a few hours at his office a month ago. How? No one was coughing, no one was sick. He had a meeting for an hour and a half with 8 other people, all socially distanced around a big table. All masked. 4 of the 9 of them tested positive within 4 days of that meeting. His wife and son never got sick, even though they were exposed to him before he came down with symptoms. That is the likely source of his exposure.

You’re just lucky, and you don’t understand that. Your mask does so very little to help you. If you want to keep wearing it as a security blanket, fine, but please try to remember that’s exactly ALL that a mask is. Linus was better protected than you are.


10 posted on 06/16/2022 9:50:05 AM PDT by FamiliarFace (I wish “smart resume” would work for the real world so I could FF through the Burden admin BS.)
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To: Heartlander

Sure, nurses and doctors put on masks and gloves when they enter your hospital room. But what do they do when they leave? Throw them away and wash their hands. They do not wear the same PPE all day long as some sort of pathogen collection device.


11 posted on 06/16/2022 12:27:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("hold my phone; I'm from Alaska")
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To: Heartlander

I have people around me that wear masks still and today I saw one wearing one below her chin....
I see kids being forced to wear a mask by their mean parents.


12 posted on 06/16/2022 1:16:16 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (Need more money to buy everything now)
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To: 4Runner

I still wear the mask because I’m sick and tired of lazy thoughtless people coughing in my face in public without bothering to cover their mouths. An unintended benefit to me of wearing one has been the incidence of my catching an Upper Respiratory Illness has dropped to absolute zero since I started wearing them. I used to get one once a year. Now I get none. So I’ll just keep wearing them.
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Have you also been isolating yourself more since COVID began and avoiding getting too close to people when you shop?


13 posted on 06/16/2022 2:47:11 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (adi)
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To: Heartlander; All
Example recent threads about claims against inexpensive fabric masks.

Taking natural immunity into consideration, artificial lighting urbanites need to consider including vitamin D3 supplements in their healthy diets in my non-medical opinion.

Also, Trump's red tsunami of patriot supporters are reminded that they must vote twice this election year. Your first vote is to primary career RINO incumbents. Your second vote is to replace outgoing Democrats and RINOs with Trump-endorsed patriot candidates.

Insights welcome.

14 posted on 06/18/2022 8:30:18 AM PDT by Amendment10 ( )
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To: Amendment10; All

Posted 14 in wrong thread but it still applies.


15 posted on 06/18/2022 8:34:47 AM PDT by Amendment10 ( )
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