The miniscule virus
Most people have no idea how minute a virus is. For your information the SARS-CoV-2 virus is around 125nm (nanometres) which is the normal size of other corona viruses. *Microscopical analysis was done on the surface morphology and filtering efficiency of cloth masks. Cloth masks are common and mostly used by the public. Most medical staff use blue surgical masks. N95 masks are worn to a lesser extent. None of them are effective against viruses.
Micrometres versus Nanometres
As the cloth mask is more prevalent, we will concentrate on this mask. The first thing we have to realise is the size of the pores of the soft material that make up these masks. The pore size of cloth masks range from around 80 – 500μm (micrometres or microns)*. There is a huge difference between micrometres and nanometres. A micrometre is one thousandth of a millimetre (mm), but a nanometre is one millionth of a millimetre. SARS-CoV-2 is only 125 nanometres. Using the research figures above for pore sizes, this equates to 640-4000 times smaller than the pore size of the average cloth mask. I’ve used the smaller pore size of 80μm for my calculations.
A London Underground tunnel
Just imagine you are standing in a tunnel in the London underground. These tunnels are around 7 metres in diameter. Now imagine the 7 metre diameter of the tunnel represents one pore of a cloth mask. If we scaled a SARS-CoV-2 virus to the same level as the 7 metre tunnel, how big would the virus be in comparison? Just 10.9mm (millimetres) in diameter actually. I can’t think of anything of that size but a UK 5p coin is 18mm in diameter and a US dime is a similar size of 17.90mm in diameter, just to give you an idea. Think how many 5p coins or dimes you could fit into that tunnel!
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that a 5p coin or a dime would have no problem going through a 7 metre diameter London underground tunnel. Even so, our illustrious scientific advisors consider the cloth face masks will keep viruses at bay. What do you think?
For those interested in the math/s: 1.25 x 10-7 x 7 x 100 ÷ 8.0 x 10-5 = 0.0109m = 10.9mm
Washing expands the pore size
Apart from the large sized pores in comparison with the virus, those pores will expand each time the cloth mask is washed. I recently saw Nicola Sturgeon remove her face mask and put it on a dining table in a pub she was visiting. No doubt, she would be putting it back on again, which she shouldn’t do according to the WHO. If it is a reuseable mask, then she should wash it before putting it back on.
Ill fitting masks
A mask needs to be tightly fitted to be effective at all, so when the wearer moves, no gaps appear around the mask. Touching the mask is a No No and a touched mask should be replaced with a new or clean one. I have seen people with masks on, touching them all the time, probably because they are so damned uncomfortable. It is normal to see people with their masks not covering their nose, or even their masks being worn on their chin. What’s the point! Also, a high quantity of the air we breath in and out will go around the sides or top and bottom of the mask.
Masks in the hospital environment
Generally, masks are only worn by surgeons and nurses during operations. This is to stop hair, food or other particles dropping and contaminating the wound. Otherwise, masks are not normally worn by doctors and nurses during their general duties around the hospital. It is common knowledge that masks may stop some bacteria but not viruses. In this picture one of the staff is not wearing a mask at all. Why hasn’t she been thrown out of the operating theatre?
Studies – references below
A study with 212 healthcare workers showed that a third of them developed a headache and 60% of those had to take painkillers. A second study of 159 young health workers found that 81% developed a headache after wearing a mask and it affected their work. The result of these studies is thought to be due to an excess of carbon dioxide accumulating in the blood and a reduction of oxygen in the blood.
Dr Russell Blaylock
Dr Russell Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon, confirmed the above. According to him, wearing a face mask can produce problems such as headaches to hypercapnia (excess carbon dioxide) and lower blood oxygen. He also said that when a person has TB, for instance, they are the ones who need to wear a face mask, not the entire community of the non-infected.
Another study looked at 17 separate studies and concluded that none of them established a conclusive relationship between the use of masks and protection against influenza infection.
53 surgeons participating in a study, also showed that the longer a mask was worn, the greater the risk of a drop in blood oxygen levels. It is also noted that wearing masks for a long period of time and on a daily basis will reduce immunity and lead to more susceptibility to infections.
In the car?
Many people are using face masks whilst driving their car. This can be especially dangerous for a lone driver who would have no help if adversely affected. Why are drivers on their own in a car, wearing a mask anyway? It doesn’t make any sense!
Oxygen levels, hypoxia and hypoxaemia
Your body needs the oxygen that it gets when you breath normally. If it is impaired in any way, the body has to redress the reduction of oxygen intake. This will lead to stress on the body and express itself in a number of ways. The most dangerous, especially for the elderly, is sudden unconsciousness, leading to falling, sometimes called Syncope. Then there’s Hypoxia, which means lack of oxygen which can then lead to Hypoxaemia, a lack of oxygen in the blood.
Older people suffer the most, as always!
What’s worse is that it appears the elderly are those most encouraged to wear these masks. The elderly’s immune systems are already weakened. What with the lengthy isolation they have endured and are still enduring and the lack of fresh air, apart from the loneliness. Their immune systems have been worsened over all these months. This makes them more vulnerable to any infections.
Apart from being terrified by the constant and relentless media hype they see on the TV. the elderly are now being presssured to sign DNR (do not resuscitate) forms. It has already been noticed that the older generation are being refused treatment. One of my relatives who has vascular Parkinson’s could not get his medication (17 tablets) during the whole 3 month lockdown! He is 65 years old. How about an “Old Lives Matter” campaign!
Sir Tom raised £33 million.
We all know how stalwart the older generation is, take Sir Tom Moore for instance who has raised over £30 million marking his 100th year.
Over these last 6 months the elderly have been treated abominably. Many of them are depressed and fearful and who can blame them. Now we are putting masks on them to make their lives even more miserable. If they can’t breath properly, they will not complain, they will just put up with it and there will be deaths because of it. They want to do their best for the rest of us. Shame we aren’t reciprocating! I have seen many old people lifting their mask up and take in deep breaths of air before replacing it, what a travesty!
What a catastrophe – don’t blame the virus!
Governments and their advisors should be utterly ashamed of themselves. They have handled this so called pandemic reprehensibly. Why didn’t they look after the elderly and vulnerable initially, leaving the younger and fitter to carry on as normal. This approach would have kept the stability and economy of the country in tact. Their stupidity has ruined the economy, infringed on our lifestyles and our freedoms. Education has fallen apart and everyone’s life and liberty has been seriously affected, mostly to their detriment.
But most indefensible is that their failures have killed the elderly and vulnerable. Nearly half of the deaths in the UK have been from care homes. It is strange that these care home death figures have been mirrored in many countries around the world! How can these worldwide governments ALL get it so wrong?
But now, stress levels are off the scale with a new epidemic of depression, suicide and domestic abuse. These added deaths are all brought on by this fiasco. Don’t blame the virus, blame the dimwits in charge!
Who is benefitting?
It is worth looking at those large industries who are gaining from this debacle. The first one that comes to mind is the pharmaceutical industry with products and medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE), surgical gowns, nitrile gloves and face masks! Not to mention prescription drugs. Looking forward, the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine program will be absolutely mind blowingly lucrative for this industry, especially if it is mandatory worldwide!
Show me the science!
So why is it our so called ‘scientific advisors’ do not acknowledge this fact about masks. It is rather worrying that they do not seem to appreciate the obvious drawbacks to wearing them, especially for the older generation and those with breathing problems. Diseases such as COPD, Asthma, Heart Failure and other conditions which affect breathing and lung capacity, will obviously be exacerbated by using a face mask.
Science Advisors and affiliations
Could it be that these so called scientists are being swayed by their affiliations. Patrick Vallance for instance has affiliations to GSK who he worked for from 2006 – 2018. Chris Whitty is affiliated to Bill Gates who awarded him $40 million for his research. Neil Ferguson of Imperial college, who engineered the total lockdown fiasco, is affiliated to Bill Gates who heavily finances Imperial College. Don’t take my word for it , look for yourself! Bill Gates is now the main financial contributor to the WHO which may be why they have changed tack over masks. They said in April, healthy people should not wear masks, now they’ve changed their mind!
Former Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Sumption, QC pointed out that since there is a danger to wearing a mask, new legislation could violate our human rights and civil liberties, a contravention of Article 2 of the Human Rights Act.
`I hope,’ he said, `that UK citizens will unite in civil disobedience to the unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate violation of our human rights and refuse either to wear a mask or to pay the fixed penalty notice for not doing so. If enough of us take a stand against the further encroachment on our civil liberties, we can look forward to hundreds of thousands of court cases in which the Crown tries to prove the scientific validity of wearing masks to combat a virus that has been circulating in the UK for five months.’ (Now 7 months!)
Mask wearing is stressful for the body!
It is obvious that face masks make breathing more difficult and everyone, especially those with a breathing problem, will find mask wearing extremely taxing and stressful. Carbon dioxide trapped in the mask can be continuously breathed back into the lungs. If someone is infected with the virus then more virus particles can be taken in each time the mask wearer breathes in and out more frequently and more deeply. This will produce a bigger burden of virus than if the mask had not been worn at all.
2 children die wearing face masks
There is no doubt that face masks can be dangerous for the younger generation too. Two boys in China wearing face masks whilst running, collapsed and died. Is it possible that the masks reduced their oxygen intake to such an extent that it stressed their hearts and caused a fatal heart attack?
Surgical masks packet warning:
Here is a warning on a 50 pack of surgical face masks. Why on earth are we wearing them? What’s the point? For what reason is the Government mandating the wearing of a mask that does nothing but cause stress and misery and can be dangerous?
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS AN EAR LOOP MASK. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A RESPIRATOR AND WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) OR OTHER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINANTS.
*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6599448/Optical microscopic study of surface morphology and filtering efficiency of face masks
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22188875/ (The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence).
https://web.archive.org/web/20200509053953/https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/face-masks-dont-work-revealing-review/ Taken off line (This is a wayback machine copy)