Documented Harms of Long-Term Mask Use, Bacterial Pneumonia & the Pandemic That Never Was - Part 1

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“Masks worn properly are well documented to cause harm to their wearers. Masks worn improperly, re-used, or contaminated are dangerous. Any reasonable risk to benefit analysis of medical masks concludes that the risks overwhelmingly outweigh the benefits. Children are at imminent risk of harm from mask mandates.”

Anyone relying upon the establishment media for their news over the course of the past year would naturally view the above statement as an inherently dangerous false claim aimed at sabotaging the global efforts to curb the deadly coronavirus ‘pandemic’ - probably passing it off as ‘fake news’, naturally assuming it to be a scientifically baseless conspiracy theory peddled by a delusional Trump supporter or your typical extremist ‘anti-mask’/‘anti-vaxx’ coronavirus hoaxer.

In reality, however, this quote is actually from a professionally trained and highly experienced American medical doctor, Jim Meehan - who has over 20 years of experience and advanced training in immunology, inflammation, and infectious disease, and who has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures and peer-reviewed thousands of medical papers - from his article, “An Evidence Based Scientific Analysis of Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful” published November 20, 2020.

Dr. Meehan is far from alone in his assessment concerning harms of long-term mask use, with Dr. Colleen Huber, NMD, in “Masks are neither effective nor safe: A summary of the science” (July 6, 2020), concluding that:

The ... data show[s] that masks serve more as instruments of obstruction of normal breathing, rather than as effective barriers to pathogens. Therefore, masks should not be used by the general public, either by adults or children,...

These claims and evidence-based conclusions from medical professional fly directly in the face of the establishment narrative and are irreconcilable with everything we’ve been told about the ‘science’ by countless ‘experts’ and media personalities for months now. Take for example the words of Dr. William Schaffner quoted by USA Today on October 19, 2020:

"Masks are fundamental," he said. "They are cheap. They work. And they're harmless."

Similarly, a recent Guardian propaganda piece published on February 2 claimed without any documentation that “such claims” put forth by those “rebelling” against masks “are false,” specifically the thinking that “long-term use of masks is bad for your health because you are inhaling bacteria.”

Now obviously masks cannot be both “harmless” and “documented to cause harm” at the same time, both “fundamental” and “not [to] be used by the general public” like health authorities universally agreed upon for the entire first two months of the ‘pandemic’, before changing their official guidelines and public messaging strategy to forcefully advance universal societal masking on the entire global population.

Foundational to the intensifying global propaganda campaign aimed at normalizing permanent societal masking is the mistaken notion that long-term masking is a proven effective and totally harmless tool in combating the spread of disease. The reality could not be further from the truth, but wide scale censorship, suppression and marginalization of all information and any voices challenging the establishment narrative has made it increasingly difficult for the average American to access this information and understand the truth.

The aim of this post is to address the widely circulated establishment claims about mask safety and at the same time firmly establish the well documented harms of long-term mask use, so I invite you to join me on this journey as we dive deep down the rabbit hole of documented mask harms, potential harms, and a convoluted web of connections and suppressed truths that paints an entirely different picture than the one painted by the ‘authorities’.

Is long term mask use unhealthy? What are the most common and likely harms of wearing a mask day in and day out for months and potentially years on end? Do masks create conditions where we are inhaling bacteria? And the question at the center of it all...

Do masks cause bacterial pneumonia?

To better understand our present situation, a little historical context is in order. Until 2020, universal societal masking was an entirely foreign concept to most, and public masking was not deployed as ‘public health and safety measure’ in any of the viral pandemics over the course of the entire past century.

Now we find ourselves amidst an unprecedented coordinated global propaganda effort aimed at implementing widespread long-term societal masking, not just as a drawn out temporary ‘pandemic’ response measure, but as an accepted aspect of the new post-COVID world, a cornerstone of the intended-to-be-permanent ‘new normal’. As extensively documented in my last post on the topic, these propaganda efforts to force society into a mask continue to intensify, with a strange focus on pushing the admittedly least effective cloth masks over the more ‘effective’ medical masks and N95s. This raises many questions that are yet to be answered, but one thing is clear: the current mask mania has little to nothing to do with stopping a ‘pandemic’ and everything to do with establishing a new societal norm.

‘Covid19’ & the 1918 ‘flu’ pandemic - 2 ‘P’s of the same pod...

Although the world has never seen such a coordinated global effort like this until now, masks were similarly pushed on the American public during the 1918 ‘flu’ pandemic as one’s patriotic duty, and it was also the first and only time before now that mask mandates were rolled out in a number of states across the country.

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But mask mandates are only one of the many parallels between ‘Covid19’ and the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ outbreak that may in fact help us unravel the web of deception which the powers that be have collectively weaved for us, with many commentators comparing the two.

To this day, many people are still unaware of the well established truth about the 1918 ‘flu’ pandemic, that it was in fact admittedly nothing more than a mild influenza outbreak with the vast majority of deaths attributed to the ‘flu’ actually being caused by severe cases of bacterial pneumonia.

As explained by one historian, Anthony J. Ciani:

The 1918 pandemic was secondary, hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia spread in quarantine. They made the (healthy) patients wear masks, which probably caused something akin to ventilator-associated pneumonia. If patients recovering from influenza proper were instead sent home to recuperate in fresh air, sans mask, they probably would have lived, and 1918 would have been unremarkable.

With the historical and medical information now available to us, this often ignored synopsis is nonetheless widely accepted as a historical fact, and was in fact outlined by Dr. Fauci himself in research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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As reported by the NIH in a 2008 news release:

The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. The pneumonia was caused when bacteria that normally inhabit the nose and throat invaded the lungs along a pathway created when the virus destroyed the cells that line the bronchial tubes and lungs.

The only questionable part of this conclusion is whether or not the onset of bacterial pneumonia was primarily caused by the influenza virus or to some degree by the measures being employed - including prolonged hospitalization, isolation, and masking - and/or something else altogether. One UC Berkeley researcher believes he found the “missing piece of the puzzle,” tuberculosis (TB), which he says created the ideal conditions for the onset of the bacterial pneumonia infection in the lungs responsible for the millions of deaths initially attributed to the ‘flu’.

Apparently, those who died from the flu already had diseased lungs. When they got the flu, it turned into pneumonia, which in those people with TB became especially severe. It was the pneumonia complicated by TB that killed them, said Noymer. Their early demise depressed the death rate from TB in the following years.
He added that tuberculosis creates cavities in the lungs that are notorious breeding grounds for staphylococcus A bacteria which causes a pneumonia that was actually the killer in 1918.

That bacterial pneumonia was the real killer in the 1918 pandemic is particularly noteworthy in light of the various similarities between the pandemics of 1918 and 2020, especially considering the official CDC data shows nearly half of the deaths attributed to ‘Covid19’ as occurring alongside pneumonia. At the end of 2020, the CDC listed over 137,000 of the ~300,000 recorded ‘Covid19’ deaths as ‘Covid19/pneumonia’.

Whether or not the medical policies of the day including masks and isolation were a major contributing factor to this upsurge in deadly bacterial pneumonia cases, they were quickly dropped due to their ineffectiveness, and the harms were observed well into the future.

As Ciani goes on to note:

The quarantine, isolation, and mask-wearing failed to diminish the spread of the influenza. Instead, the practices likely increased fatality and had disastrous economic consequences. The medical policy of 1918 was contrary to the medical science of 1918, and the destructive practices of quarantine, isolation, and mask-wearing were largely abandoned.

Additionally, “The harm extended to the next generation. Subsequent health outcomes included increased prevalence of heart disease in infants born in 1919.” (PDMJ)

Much the same thing can be said about the ‘public health and safety’ guidelines of the current ‘pandemic’, which also run contrary to the medical science of 2020 and have been economically destructive to a catastrophic degree; with the bulk of the long-term damage likely yet to be seen. However, the beginning of the chain of harms have already begun to be observed and documented, and no matter what the establishment media and so-called experts tell us, there most certainly are a myriad of documented harms of long-term mask use. I will seek to demonstrate here that chief among the growing list of such harms is bacterial pneumonia.

But let’s start at the very beginning, for there were known harms of long-term mask use even before this age of mask mandates and the relentless establishment push for universal societal masking was ushered in, and the ‘authorities’ lied to us when they told us there were no such known harms.

Hypoxia & hypercapnia, the effects of masks on oxygen flow and healthy breathing

From a logical standpoint, common sense clearly indicates that long-term masking is entirely unnatural, both impeding the natural free flow of oxygen into the body and exhalation of carbon dioxide out of the body. Thus these were the very first health and safety concerns raised about masking among the general public, particularly in response to proposed mask mandates, a concern that long-term masking would impede natural breathing and lead to decreased blood oxygen levels and increased carbon dioxide levels.

The establishment propagandists were quick to ‘debunk’ all such ‘myths’ and ‘fact-check’ all such ‘false’ claims that quickly arose around this issue and rapidly spread across social media. The BBC published an article dedicated solely to ‘debunking’ all of the ‘false and misleading’ ‘deadly mask claims’ surrounding this issue, focusing on three three allegedly “deadly,” according to the article’s headline, “false and misleading claims” - that mask use can lead to hypoxia (oxygen deprivation), hypercapnia (carbon dioxide poisoning), and lowered/suppressed immunity (which would naturally leave the body more open to all kinds of infections).

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“One of the most common themes in misleading posts surrounding the use of masks is that they limit the amount of oxygen getting into the body,” the BBC’s ‘anti-disinformation team’ wrote, adding: “But the breathable materials recommended for face masks worn properly won't inhibit your breathing.”

"Thin paper or cloth masks will not lead to hypoxia. Surgeons operate for hours wearing them. They don't get these problems," says Prof Keith Neal, an infectious disease expert.

The WHO says: "The prolonged use of medical masks when properly worn, does not cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency.

The BBC’s claims are simply not true, as can be demonstrated simply by donning a mask for oneself, at which point all honest men and women will be forced to admit they most certainly do “inhibit your breathing” to some extent or another. And as for the Professor’s claim that “surgeons don’t get these problems,” this is simply not true either.

A “Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery” published in 2008 “revealed a decrease in the oxygen saturation of arterial pulsations (SpO2) and a slight increase in pulse rates compared to preoperative values in all surgeon groups,” in just the first hour of mask use.

“Given that a small decrease in SpO2 reflects a large decrease in partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood (PaO2)[R],” Dr. Meehan notes, “the findings of this study suggests that surgical masks worn more than one hour may lower arterial oxygen enough to induce physiologically detrimental effects.

Another pre-Covid era study found that N95s caused scientifically verifiable reductions in blood oxygen levels, which is probably the reason the propagandists have focused their energy instead mostly on disputing the so-called false claims that cloth and surgical masks specifically do the same.

This can be seen in a CTV propaganda piece published in June.

“The suggestion that wearing a face mask will decrease oxygen intake is simply false,” according to the referenced Canadian ‘expert’. “She said the public is being asked to wear face coverings that are breathable and looser fitting than the N95 respirators worn by health-care professionals,” CTV reported.

“These are loose-fitting masks. The air in front of them, and the air within the mask, is no different in terms of oxygen or carbon dioxide levels,” she explained. Gorfinkel said the mask may cause a difference in humidity in the air surrounding the face, but that won’t cause any harmful effects for the wearer.

This laughably nonsensical claim about the air being no different in and outside of a mask is demonstrably false, and can easily and repeatedly be shown to be so in just a few minutes with the right equipment.

Multiple people have put this theory to the test, consistently finding that ambient oxygen levels behind a mask were indeed significantly lower than those in the same location measured without a mask on. Notably, the oxygen levels measured behind a mask are well below OSHA’s pre-2020 minimum “safe” level for working environments (19.5%), and this ‘unsafe’ environment of oxygen deprivation (generally 17-18.5%) is created within a matter of seconds.

Videos shared across social media platforms documenting this reality have since been censored, and the claim that masks create an unsafe oxygen-deprived breathing environment have been dutifully ‘fact-checked’, and yet the truth remains. The ambient level of oxygen behind a mask is significantly lower than that measured in the exact same location without a mask on. To avoid the high levels of exhaled CO2 creating a false alarm and inaccurately skewed results, amateur researchers held the test tube at the side of their mouth, and our first example the alarm signaling low oxygen level sounds within seconds of the mask being put on.

In this second example, chosen to eradicate any potential ‘anti-mask’ bias, the experiment was conducted by a ‘pro-mask’ individual, who said he hoped his results would not be used to dissuade against mask use, and yet the results were largely the same, a low, previously admitted ‘unsafe’ oxygen level created behind the mask, reached within just 30 seconds.

In this second example, the individual did also test blood oxygen level at the same time, and the blood oxygen level didn’t immediately drop, however that does not negate the documented fact that the “air within the mask” is demonstrably “different in terms of oxygen or carbon dioxide levels,” and not in a healthy way, proving that the ‘experts’ are outright lying to us in their desperate bid to sell universal long-term masking to the public. Neither is this proof that long-term use doesn’t cause lower blood oxygen levels, only that it doesn’t immediately do so in the first 30 seconds of mask use when the ‘unsafe’ oxygen deprived breathing environment in front of your face is first created. It may, as the medical study previously looked at indicated, take at least an hour for such oxygen deprivation in the outer environment to effect the blood oxygen level within the user.

Lastly, you can view below a mirror of the original, now censored viral video posted by a state representative that sparked the wave of ‘fact-checks’ in response (also on BitChute here, in which oxygen levels behind three different types of masks - an ultra-thin cloth mask, a standard medical mask, and an N95 - all registered unsafe levels of oxygen deprivation ranging between 17-18% almost immediately.

I invite readers to watch the videos, do your own research, compare the methodologies and results with the claims made by the biased fact-checkers, and then of course come to your own educated conclusions.

Numerous other such tests have been conducted finding similar results, however those gaining popularity were in turn also ‘fact-checked’, apparently all conducted improperly with equipment not meant to be used in such a manner, by amateurs unqualified to carry out such research. Or so say the ‘fact-checkers’...

So let us turn to professionals in their field whose research is published in the peer-reviewed PDMJ, in part 3 of a 4-part research paper entitled “Masks: False safety and real dangers,” authored by Boris A Borovoy, MPH, Colleen Huber, NMD, and microbiologist Maria Crisler.

The results of their testing for both ambient levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide with high quality, calibrated meters are pretty much identical to the ‘fact-checked’ results seen above. The results of the CO2 experiment were obviously inverted, as they were testing for ambient CO2 levels rather than oxygen levels, and it should be noted they used a meter that rapidly refreshed its readings every 5 seconds, as delayed refresh lag of meters used in the ‘amateur’ experiments was cited as one of the major ‘faults’ used to ‘debunk’ the findings. Here, both experiments were conducted multiple times with all 3 commonly worn masks - disposable medical mask, cloth mask, and N95 - for a period of 45 seconds.

In both cases and with all mask types, the safety thresholds set by OSHA for acceptable levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in a workspace were breached within 30 seconds. The graphs seen below illustrate the study’s findings, first the rising CO2 levels, followed by the dropping oxygen levels.

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So while it can be argued that the combination of a lowered level of available oxygen and increased levels of carbon dioxide which is admittedly, even by the ‘fact-checkers’, “trapped in pockets by the masks,” is somehow not in fact unhealthy and unsafe for mask users, it is absolutely untrue that there is no difference between the air outside a mask and the air behind a mask, the air being naturally breathed in under normal conditions and the air being breathed in by mask users.

And yet it becomes increasingly difficult to argue that these differences are inconsequential once they have been documented in reputable peer-reviewed literature to have caused numerous adverse effects.

As it turns out, despite such ‘low oxygen claims’ being fact-checked the world over, a real medical study based upon a survey of over 300 nurses working during the ‘pandemic’ found just the opposite, and serves as peer-reviewed medical documentation that long-term masking does in fact cause at least some noticeable harms to the wearer, with adverse effects of long-term mask use reported in the overwhelming majority of survey respondents.

“Adverse Effects of Prolonged Mask Use among Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19” states:

“Prolonged use of N95 and surgical masks causes physical adverse effects such as headaches, difficulty breathing, acne, skin breakdown, rashes, and impaired cognition.”

In notable contradiction to the BBC ‘anti-disinformation team’ and all the ‘experts’ claiming otherwise, the study authors wrote that: “Headaches related to prolonged mask use can be attributed to mechanical factors, hypercapnia, and hypoxemia.”

It is further explained that:

Tight fitting masks cause inadequate ventilation and increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) known as hypercapnia. As CO2 is a known respiratory stimulant, a buildup of exhaled CO2 between the mask and face will cause increased lung ventilation and respiratory activity. Symptoms of hypoxemia such as chest discomfort and tachypnea are also noted in healthcare professionals with prolonged mask use. Exhaled CO2 builds up between the mask and face, and increased levels of CO2 cause confusion, impaired cognition, and disorientation [4].

Such results are not isolated. A poll of dental professionals conducted after new Covid measures were adopted last summer found headaches jumped from 16% (before new masking protocols were taken up) to 65%, with 49% of the over 2,000 respondents noting it was hard to breathe "all the time" and 40% noting it was hard to breathe some of the time.

The propagandists must be congratulated for their sly technique of focusing on the ‘loose fit’ aspect of cloth and medical masks to sell the ‘safety’ of long-term mask use on the one point where their counterpart, the N95, has been verifiably shown to reduce blood oxygen levels. Some are not even this careful. A Vanderbilt University Medical Center webpage categorically states that:

Prolonged use of any face mask, including the N95 respirator, has not been shown to cause carbon dioxide toxicity or lack of adequate oxygen in healthy people.

And yet N95s have been shown to restrict oxygen intake and carbon dioxide exhalation in healthy people. A clinical study of healthy pregnant women found that: “Volumes of oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide expired (VCO2) were .... significantly reduced” in those wearing N95s compared to controls, by 13.8% and 17.7% respectively.

Furthermore, testing of five physicians found that the end-tidal carbon dioxide levels significantly increased with the use of a tight-fitting N95 respirator, and one doctor experienced symptoms that were likely due to hypercapnia. “Carbon dioxide re‐breathing with close fitting face respirator masks” concluded:

The rise in end‐tidal carbon dioxide is due to rebreathing of expired alveolar gas that is ‘trapped’ in the respirator, with the degree of rebreathing being proportional to the volume of the respirator (‘dead space’). It is likely that all tight‐fitting, high efficiency respirators will behave similarly, with only the size of dead space varying between designs.

At the same time a study on end care renal disease (ECRD) patients found that wearing an N95 for just 4 hours “significantly reduced” their partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2), increased respiratory adverse effects, and caused various degrees of hypoxemia in 19% of the patients. If such adverse effects have been documented in the ill, caused during just 4 hours of use, one can only imagine what 4 months or more of near constant use in the healthy would do to a person.

Thankfully we don’t have to imagine or speculate, at least not about the immediate harms, as it has already been documented that daily mask use among nurses (constant surgical mask use interspersed with N95 use during care of ‘Covid19’ patients) caused the expected initial effects of hypoxia and hypercapnia - headaches and impaired cognition - and these effects were often reported within the first hour of use.

To re-cap:

After a mere 30 seconds of use, the available air behind an N95 consists of a measurably unhealthy combination of low oxygen and high carbon dioxide, and is maintained for the duration of mask use. This, in turn, must necessarily be the cause for the verifiable reduction in volumes of both oxygen intake and carbon dioxide exhalation documented in healthy people when donning an N95. This, in turn, translates into increased carbon dioxide levels in healthy adults caused by the rebreathing one’s own expired breath, which can lead to the development of hypercapnia symptoms in as little as 30 minutes, and reduced blood oxygen levels leading to hypoxia and other respiratory adverse effects in some, observed in just four hours in a sample of renal disease patients.

The ‘experts’ assure us that such adverse effects cannot possibly be caused by the looser fitting cloth and medical masks, but only with long-term use of N95s (while some even deny this), despite all 3 types creating almost identical conditions behind the mask for the user that leads to hypoxia and hypercapnia - a decreased level of oxygen and increased level of carbon dioxide in the air available for inhalation by the mask user. Considering that research also found significant drops in oxygen levels in surgeons during surgical mask use, with longer duration of mask use translating to greater falls in blood oxygen levels, it is almost certain that long-term use of cloth masks, too, can lead to varying degrees of hypoxia and hypercapnia in users.

“Medical masks force the wearer to inspire (re-breathe) air that is a mix of air from the local environment and the respiratory waste products from the mask wearer’s previous exhalations,” Dr. Meehan notes.

Transcranial Ultrasound Doppler (TCUD) testing on a healthy 6 year old girl found significant increase in brain blood flow pressure when wearing a standard disposable medical mask, which is a symptom of carbon dioxide buildup in the bloodstream and stress. Whether or not this was caused by excess carbon dioxide buildup is not entirely certain, however the measured negative effects are, and they were caused by the non- tight fitting mask worn by a healthy young child in the age bracket required to wear masks in many US states and countries around the world.

All of the available evidence clearly suggests that the exact same safety concerns inherent with long-term N95 use also apply to long-term cloth and medical mask use.

But even if all of the establishment assurances and claims regarding the safety of looser fitting cloth and medical masks compared to N95s and other tighter fitting masks were entirely correct, it looks to be a moot point, as the CDC has just updated its guidance on Feb. 10 to specifically recommend an airtight mask fit and ways to achieve it. “Make sure your mask fits snugly around your face” to eradicate “gaps” around the sides that “can let air” both “in and out,” the new guidelines clearly state, as they advise double masking or the modification of medical masks with the nonsensical ‘knot and tuck’ method as 2 of the ways to achieve this airtight fit.

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The new guidelines now also recommend KN95s for public use (the Chinese knockoff of N95s, although still recommending against original N95s elsewhere), with the latest update essentially pressuring the public to wear only those masks or combination of masks that create the very airtight, hypoxic conditions proven to cause lowered blood oxygen and increased carbon dioxide levels, conditions the ‘experts’ for months assured the public that ‘safe’, ‘loose-fit’ masking wouldn’t cause!

Hypercapnia “simply won't happen unless there is an air-tight fit and you rebreathe your air," Prof Neal as quoted by the BBC claimed, and yet masks with an airtight fit are now being exclusively recommended by the CDC as the best choice - including the KN95, which is essentially identical to the N95 - all of which have been shown to cause the very conditions which lead to hypercapnia - lowered CO2 levels caused by “rebreath[ing] your [own] air.”

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So while it is unlikely that wearing a mask all day, even a tight fitting one, will immediately cause someone who is healthy and not engaging in physical exercise to pass out and collapse or drop dead from carbon dioxide poisoning, it is almost certainly causing a wide variety of less noticeable adverse effects due to the decreased air exchange, including headaches and impaired cognition. Impaired cognition can lead to deadly car accidents, which, interestingly, have been on the rise during the ‘pandemic’ “despite a dramatic drop in driving.”

But the most serious harms from long-term mask use will likely not be immediately seen, with clear causation potentially never being established, and thus it won’t necessarily be so obvious that these issues were caused by the masks like the onset of a headache within an hour of putting a mask on is. The connections of such delayed adverse effects to the masks likely causing or contributing to their onset, although probably the most serious, will be easily missed, and likely mask harm will be able to be easily glossed over and chalked up to a number of other common causes of the same issues, or worse yet used to fuel the ‘pandemic’ narrative by being blamed on ‘Covid19’.

One of the most far reaching implications of sustained oxygen flow impairment from long-term mask use stems from a weakened immunity. In an editorial documenting potential mask harms, Dr. Blaylock MD explains:

The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. . This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.

This lowered immunity leaves one with a particularly heightened risk of developing bacterial pneumonia, both directly and indirectly - as likely occurred in 1918. After all... “Modern research has shown that oxidative stress and immune depletion after a viral respiratory infection open the way for bacterial pneumonia.”. And this doorway for bacterial pneumonia isn’t just opened by post-infection immune depletion, but by anything that weakens the immune system, including long-term mask use or extended isolation as seen in numerous lockdowns all around the world throughout the course of this ‘pandemic’.

‘Mask Mouth’ & the road to bacterial pneumonia

”If you mask all day long and you mask these kids all day long, they’re going to get bacterial infections, adults are going to get bacterial pneumonia, it’s a given in medicine that that’s going to happen.” - Dr. James Lyon-Weiler

Bacterial pneumonia is caused by bacteria that typically live in the mouth and throat without causing problems, most commonly by Streptococcus, which can also cause Strep Throat.

“But,” as WebMD points out, “if your body’s defenses (immune system) become weak for some reason, the bacteria can go down into your lungs.”

People who have a weakened immune system also have an increased risk for bacterial pneumonia.

Oxidative stress is not only caused by antioxidant depletion arising during the body’s fight against infections (for a number of reasons, some unclear), but also by excess free radical buildup from exposure to, among other environmental toxins, toxic chemicals found in many commercial cleaners (which have seen unprecedented widespread use since the beginning of the ‘pandemic’), and also smoking and alcohol use (while the upsurge in drug and alcohol use and abuse during the ‘pandemic’ has been widely reported on).

And concerning weakened and suppressed immunity...

As many doctors have warned: “Lockdowns create an environment conducive to immune suppression.” Less sunshine (vitamin D) and the media-induced normalization of excessive hand washing combined with limited social exposure and physical contact leads to a weakened immune system, particularly by limiting exposure to a wide variety of environmental pathogens, exposure to which our body needs to build and maintain immunity to the illnesses they can cause.

Furthermore, “Experts have voiced concerns the loneliness of isolation may suppress the immune system, leaving some more at risk of the coronavirus,” not to mention other respiratory infections including bacterial pneumonia.

When looking at respiratory infections in general, loneliness is one of “three factors that can seriously compromise aspects of the immune system that make people more susceptible if exposed”.

In any event, with or without a potentially mask- and/or lockdown-induced weakened immunity, there are a host of other problems currently being caused by long-term mask use, some of which can lead directly to bacterial pneumonia infections, and they are already being widely observed by physicians across the country.

As soon as they opened their doors following the first round of lockdowns in the US, dentists began noticing a “nasty set of symptoms” caused by mask use in otherwise previously healthy people. After just a few short months, daily mask use was already “leading to all kinds of dental disasters like decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath,” the NY Post reported in early August.

“We’re seeing inflammation in people’s gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never had them before,” says Dr. Rob Ramondi, a dentist and co-founder of One Manhattan Dental.

This set of mask effects was so widespread, with one dental practice reporting the problem impacting 50% of its patients, that doctors decided to name it ‘mask mouth’ after ‘meth mouth’, the name given to the common adverse oral effects of long term methamphetamine use.

While mask mouth isn’t quite as obvious, if left untreated, the results could be equally harmful.

“Gum disease — or periodontal disease — will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” says Dr. Marc Sclafani, another co-founder of One Manhattan Dental.

And how are masks causing all these issues, anyway?

He says the stinky syndrome is triggered by face coverings since wearing a mask increases the dryness of the mouth — and a buildup of bad bacteria.

Given the number of people who have been financially decimated by the government-imposed lockdowns and the resulting surge in poverty all across the country and indeed the entire world, there is the very real likelihood that a large number of people experiencing these symptoms will not be able to afford the necessary dental care to stop this ‘mask mouth’ in its tracks before it progresses to the more serious and deadly issues such as heart disease.

What the NY Post and numerous doctors fail to mention, however, is that the same periodontal disease that can be caused by long-term mask use doesn’t just increase risk for heart and pulmonary disease, but also bacterial pneumonia.

From the American Academy of Periodontology:

Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.

What’s most important to note here is that long-term mask use is creating the ideal conditions for the growth and excess buildup of harmful bacteria in the mouth - a dry mouth and moist conditions on and around the surface of the mask itself - which can then lead to all sorts of more serious, even deadly diseases including pneumonia, starting with gum disease and tooth decay.

Despite the desperate establishment attempts to ‘debunk’ these documented mask harms, simply typing “mask mouth” into any search engine will show several mainstream outlets and numerous dental practices talking about it. (1, 2, 3, 4)

This only serves as even more proof of just how desperate the propagandists are to convince you that masks are completely and totally harmless in their zealous efforts to normalize universal masking in the face of the growing available body of evidence indicating otherwise...

Other doctors also confirm this role of masks in contributing to the development of unhealthy levels of harmful bacteria within the mouth.

From “Bacteria is Growing on Your Mask”:

Doctors say after each wear, bacteria from even a healthy wearer’s own respiratory droplets collect on the inside of a mask and could contain airborne pathogens.

Even more, many users choose to reuse the same mask for multiple days without properly sanitizing the cloth.

Professor and doctor Patrick Grant, a microbiologist at FAU, told CBS12 news that: “It's very common that we will eat and then put our mask back on and if we are sweating a little we are creating a really nice soup for this bacteria."

Hundreds of types of bacteria naturally live in our mouths all the time, usually without causing any health issues. But all that can rapidly change with an unhealthy balance of bacteria, when potentially harmful bacteria begin to flourish and buildup in excess of this natural balance. When that happens, then all sorts of health issues can ensue, and as we can see, masks are creating such conditions and causing the resulting health issues.

Oral bacteria can be inhaled, despite what the establishment media might claim in their attempts to ‘debunk’ claims about mask harms, and with a greater concentration of harmful bacteria in the mouth and on the mask, the risk of inhaling harmful bacteria obviously only increases. For additional confirmation on this point, let us turn to yet another medical professional in their field.

“The lungs were long thought to be sterile, but we now know that oral commensals – microbes normally found in the mouth – frequently enter the lungs due to unconscious aspirations.” - Leopoldo Segal, MD, director of the Lung Microbiome Program, associate professor of medicine at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and member of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center

Add to this that those wearing masks are inhaling more forcefully, presumably to compensate for the hypoxic conditions caused by the airway barrier created by the mask, and there is an even greater chance that such bacteria building up in the mouth or on the mask surface will be inhaled.

Additionally, as a recent study by Dr. Segal, published in November 2020, also found: such inhaled bacteria even appear to contribute to late stage lung cancer!

And, as Philip Schneider points out, the timing of the study indicates that long-term masking may be a contributing factor leading to the buildup of such oral bacteria in the lungs responsible for adversely affecting lung cancer patients.

While the study does not directly link prolonged mask-wearing to lung cancer, the fact that we are now learning various microbes appear in patients with advanced stage lung cancer after the fact that masks were made mandatory tells me that our current understanding of this issue is lacking.

What is much more clear is the role of masks in causing bacterial pneumonia.

Lab tests performed on masks worn by commuters in Germany found over 100,000 bacterial colonies on 11 of the 20 masks tested. It also found staphylococci bacteria that can “trigger pneumonia” on 14 of the 20 masks, along with mold and yeast fungi that can lead to respiratory issues on 15 of the 20 masks.

Although streptococcus bacteria is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, Healthline confirms that staphylococcus and other oral bacteria can also cause bacterial pneumonia, and that the pneumonia can indeed be caused when such bacteria “enters the lungs through inhalation.”

Another previous medical study - on “Surgical Masks as Source of Bacterial Contamination during Operative Procedures.” - found that “the bacterial counts were significantly higher” on the masks used by surgeons when compared to the unused control group, and that the colonization of bacteria increased with length of time the masks were worn, with a significant increase in bacterial count on masks worn just 2 hours.

So we know that masks create the optimal conditions for buildup of harmful bacteria in the mouth, the effects of which have already been observed by dentists, including periodontal disease. The most highly concentrated of these bad bacteria building up in the mouth, particularly on teeth and gums, is streptococcus, the specific bacteria responsible for causing most bacterial pneumonia infections. Meanwhile those with periodontal disease are particularly susceptible to bacterial pneumonia and other respiratory conditions that are easily able to be mistakenly attributed to ‘Covid19’.

We also know that masks serve as warm and moist hosts upon which bacterial colonies have been proven to grow, and that the inhalation of some of these harmful bacteria can cause cause bacterial pneumonia, particularly in those with an immune system that has been weakened by extended mask use, excessive hand washing, isolation or mild cases of influenza or coronavirus related illness. It seems to me to be pretty well established, therefore, that long-term mask use can and indeed certainly does cause bacterial pneumonia, along with other life-threatening illnesses. But is there any direct evidence that masks actually currently are causing pneumonia?

Well it turns out there is evidence in the published medical literature that a continuous positive pressure mask can cause bacterial pneumonia. And although it doesn’t pertain to cloth and medical masks specifically, it is still relevant, as investigators determined the onset of the pneumonia was due to improper use, specifically inadequate cleaning of the equipment. (See: “A case of legionella pneumonia caused by home use of continuous positive airway pressure”)

At the same time there does also appear to be an upsurge in bacterial pneumonia cases that correlates with the recent phenomenon of widespread universal masking in the wake of the immune-depressing lockdown measures...

In a press conference last October, Dr. Meehan relates the following:

“I’m seeing patients that have facial rashes, fungal infections, bacterial infections. Reports coming from my colleagues, all over the world, are suggesting that the bacterial pneumonias are on the rise.

“Why might that be? Because untrained members of the public are wearing medical masks, repeatedly… in a non-sterile fashion… They’re becoming contaminated. They’re pulling them off of their car seat, off the rearview mirror, out of their pocket, from their countertop, and they’re reapplying a mask that should be worn fresh and sterile every single time.”

He concludes:

“In February and March we were told not to wear masks. What changed? The science didn’t change. The politics did. This is about compliance. It’s not about science… Our opposition is using low-level retrospective observational studies that should not be the basis for making a medical decision of this nature.”

That the video of the press conference was subsequently censored by YouTube is quite telling. Similarly telling is that multiple sources indicated and the World Health Organization itself did not deny that the update of its ‘pandemic’ guidelines - from recommending against healthy members of the public wearing masks to endorsing universal masking for all - was not based on any new science but rather on political lobbying. From a BBC correspondent:

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Such obvious politicization of an otherwise health related issue clearly seems not to have been isolated, as all US agencies involved in issuing ‘pandemic’ guidelines abruptly flip-flopped on the issue to recommend universal masking before any of the ‘new evidence for masks’ even existed - as I have already extensively documented.

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This leads to the pressing question: Why on earth is pushing a seemingly ‘public health and safety’ measure, like universal masking, being politically motivated on a global level, and what possible political agenda(s) could such a guideline even help to achieve? Some reasons I have written on in the past, and others I believe will soon become clear...

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It is indeed true that the vast majority of the members of the public wearing masks all the time are not practicing proper usage and handling procedures. Medical personnel undergo specific training in the use of medical masks, and the requirements are stringent. And although most doctors admit that improper use can contribute to the adverse effects of mask use, the public messaging about masks has been almost exclusively directed towards convincing people to wear them with an almost complete lack of focus on safe and proper handling and usage procedures. In fact one would be hard pressed to find a single member of the public who follows proper usage guidelines.

People are not washing their hands before and after they touch their mask, every single time. They are not handling their masks exclusively by the ear loops. They are not replacing disposable masks or washing cloth masks after every single use, including each and every time they take them off to eat or drive or kiss or work out, before putting them back on again. And I would bet a whole lot of people are washing and then reusing cloth masks more than two times. All such behavior renders them an unsafe biohazard, and is likely causing countless cases of bacterial pneumonia along with so many other problems - some, if not many of which are being passed off as common ‘Covid19’ symptoms.

Bacterial pneumonia is no doubt one of the countless “unintended consequences” that will “often” arise from widespread societal masking spoken of by Dr. Fauci back in March during a “60 Minutes” interview, when he initially strongly advised the public against wearing masks, saying there was “absolutely no reason for people to be walking around in masks.”

The evidence is abundant, and the chain linking long-term masking to bacterial pneumonia clear for all to see. Anyone who claims that long-term mask use cannot cause or contribute to the development of bacterial pneumonia is either ignorant, intellectually dishonest, or lying to you.

See also, “Can Masks Cause Bacterial Pneumonia?” - video by @tlavagabond:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/rWjQALVvZEAH/


Due to size limits, this post was forced to be cut into 2 parts, with part 2 to follow, in which we look at additional mask harms and the role of masks in perpetuating the illusion of a pandemic that never was. Link to Part 2:

https://peakd.com/health/@jasonliberty/documented-harms-of-long-term-mask-use-bacterial-pneumonia-and-the-pandemic-that-never-was-part-2


Resources for further research regarding mask harms:

An Evidence Based Scientific Analysis of Why Masks are Ineffective, Unnecessary, and Harmful - by James Meehan:
https://www.meehanmd.com/blog/post/173679/an-evidence-based-scientific-analysis-of-why-masks-are-ineffective-unnecessary-and-harmful

From the independent, peer-reviewed Primary Doctor Medical Journal:

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 1 - Friable mask particulate and lung vulnerability:
https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part1/

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 2 - Microbial challenges from masks:
https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part2/

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 3 - Hypoxia, hypercapnia and physiological effects:
https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part3/

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 4 - Proposed mechanisms by which masks increase risk of COVID-19:
https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part4/


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Thanks for putting this together. Sad that the platform you use (or the blockchain itself?) limits posts to such a small size. Not that there isn't a lot of info here, of course, just saying a full article should be able to fit into a post!

I'll check out part 2 later. Lots here to digest already! One thing that came to mind...

"Until 2020, universal societal masking was an entirely foreign concept to most"

How about certain asian regions of the planet where almost all of the population masks in public? I lived in Vancouver for decades, and saw masks come into style among the asian community. Over time, it rose to about 50% of Chinese people masking in public, and since 50% of Vancouver is Chinese, it resulted in about 1 in 4 people being fully masked at all times. Surely some data exists on health issues this has caused.

Also, how about muslim regions? In some cases, for thousands of years, the entire populace has used cloth face coverings in public (or, half the populace has). What is the incidence of bacterial pneumonia and other health issues in these populations? What else can we learn from these examples of widespread masking?

You’re very welcome, it was quite a time-consuming project but feels good to have all the info in one place and up for people to see and be able to dive deeper into all the attached research.

The post limit is blockchain limit, 64,000 characters or something I believe, although this is only the 2nd time I’ve had to break up a long post because of it. I still wish it were a bit bigger, and maybe a word limit so it would be easier to know when one has reached the limit as opposed to only knowing for sure when going to post...

Good points you bring up, especially in regards to Asians, I wonder if there is any research done on pneumonia incidents per capita in China and countries where masking has become more prevalent since SARS, and western countries where it was mostly nonexistent until now (besides 1918 of course).

My quote you reference was in regards to America specifically, but your points are certainly valid and it would be worth looking for more info about any differences, if any, due to this influx in masking by Asians in particular.

As an aside, I went to boarding school with many Koreans I was friends with in Africa growing up, and none of them wore masks, so it seems that even for this culture, it is somewhat of a new phenomenon. I also think that a lot of the masking in China and what not has more to due with protection from pollution and dust than stopping viruses, as the air quality is so bad in the big cities over there (Japan, too), that this would seem to be the case.

Thanks for the interaction and have a great week!

I appreciate this deep dive. And I appreciate this:

I invite readers to watch the videos, do your own research, compare the methodologies and results with the claims made by the biased fact-checkers, and then of course come to your own educated conclusions.

In my experience, the symptoms of low oxygen wearing the mask mimic my asthma, which in turn has parellels with my anxiety symptoms -

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So here was I TRYING to wear the mask (back when you'd pretty much be hung, drawn and quartered if you didn't) and I was feeling headachey, trembly, dizzy, breathless, sweaty, my heart rate was up, - by the time I got home I'd be feeling so anxious that I had to lay down, and on one occasion had to take a valium just to stop a panic attack. So when people say to me "Oh, I'm asthmatic and I wear one just fine" I'm wondering HOW - and thinking it's probably related to the fact my anxiety and asthma are irrevocably linked.

I do not wear one now nor will I ever again. People I know accept this, although I think some would rather I did wear one!

Sharing this with people I know - it's a fantastically well researched post. I am wary of sharing any 'anti' post about anything COVID on HIVE as it just adds to the misinformation, panic and fear, but this post calmly and rationally asks us to do the research and make up our mind - fantastic work.


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Yes, anxiety and asthma are very often linked, and that makes sense considering anxiety causes rapid breathing and asthma's symptoms are frightening. It's a vicious circle (feedback loop).

Good for you for not wearing a mask anymore.

You know, it took me years to realise that?

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Thanks for the thoughtful comment, and for sharing the post with others, greatly appreciated! I’ve heard from some that for them, wearing a mask alone sparks anxiety, and despite this being a psychological link, the anxiety in turn sparks adverse physical effects. I can’t imagine having asthma or some other breathing related issue and then wearing a mask, amazing some say it doesn’t effect them! Good for you for being willing to do what’s best for your own health even if some others aren’t too happy about it. Take care, and thanks again for sharing your experience.

In an ambiguous world, it would be perfectly sufficient to accept any personal reason not to wear a mask. It is not even necessary to have several reasons, such as anxiety and asthma together. It is quite sufficient that a person under the mask has psychological problems and becomes anxious. Where are all the achievements from psychology, the anxiety states that are recognised as, for example, unremembered traumas, where the individual often cannot even say where they actually come from, because the experiences happened too long ago or have been repressed out of self-protection.

Where do we hear the voices of psychologists who know that re-traumatisation is a serious problem for those affected and that any action capable of triggering it harms them?

The Corona regulations speak of "credibility" with regard to the exemptions from wearing masks, but at the same time this passage is simply ignored or it is pretended that someone is only credible if they can produce a medical certificate, which is not mentioned in these our federal state regulations. But since one does not dare to accept this credibility from person to person, a third authority, a doctor, must support this.

To claim, for example, that not wearing a mask for "political reasons" is not an acceptable justification both misunderstands the "political reason" and misuses this term, ignoring the fact that behind "political reasons" there is always a personal fate related to the fact that people feel threatened and have real existential fears.

In truth, it is extremely difficult to give a real reason other than that the mask leads to panic and that when one wears it, this panic manifests itself in the form of an increased heartbeat, a condition that is perceived as unbearable, which literally tightens one's throat and takes one's breath away, because, for example, one either gasps for air more behind the mask or keeps one's breath artificially shallow and therefore becomes dizzy.

Not only do these strong physical effects affect you, no, it goes further. For me personally, I start to suffer from shortness of breath when ANOTHER person wears the mask and visibly sucks it into the mouth when speaking.

Just the sight of the many masked people around me increases my fear and it is hardly bearable to meet masked people and even less to be in conversation with them. The fact that another person is inhaling heavily the mask and thus harming himself in my eyes, how can someone compassionate even watch this without getting trepidation?

Now, some respond that these are exaggerated and psychologically distorted perceptions and that one "shouldn't make such a fuss". But even IF they are exaggerations, projections, etc., are they negligible?

It seems to me that the field of psychology is still a stepchild and is simply treated as basically non-existent or irrelevant by materialistic worldviews. And since one owes hard evidence for the individual feeling of a human being, one does not take it for granted that each person not only has a self-responsibility to decide only according to his own body and mind feeling, but also knows that he owes no one an account for this.

Now, however, this account is not only wrung from him, he must also, in case of doubt, reveal his very intimacy and often his innermost being to strangers. That is, what we understand by "hurting dignity".

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Thank you for putting all this together.It is crazy to me, that people have forgotten about how important it is to breathe! and that we now find ourselves having to back u that theory with research. Damn it makes me anxious just seeing people wearing masks, let alone me having to wear one. It just does not feel right at all and here in lies a huge part of the problem, people no longer tune into their intuition.
Thank you for taking the time to compile this, I will be forwarding it to a few people xxxxx

You’re very welcome! I felt the need to get all this info in one place as the agenda to dehumanize humanity continues to be ramped up to new levels.

It is indeed sad that we need so much medical and scientific evidence to prove the point that inhibiting air flow with masks is unhealthy in the long-term! No other species has evolved to block their mouths or noses as a defense against disease. Only human stupidity could come up with such an insane idea, when we have such strong body defenses when properly taken care of!

And it is strange that people seem so unconcerned with inhibiting breathing, considering how fundamental to life it is. Those who practice yogic breathing techniques can notice the difference with a mask immediately, maybe others can’t because they aren’t used to being so closely in touch with the breath, and how little differences in breathing can make such a big difference on the body and relaxation in the long run.

Most people die after 40-60 days without food, just 3-4 days without water, and only 4 minutes or so without oxygen. And yet so many are focused on healthy eating and clean drinking water, but so few on breathing , like focusing on the breath and breathing deeper (which among other things lengthens life-span). This I was reminded of by a quick video on how being in the present moment automatically deepens our breathing.

Intuition comes so naturally when we’re living in the now, but overtaken by fear, society has become almost entirely disconnected from our own inner guidance and link to the Truth.

Thanks for sharing, too!

Nice work, it's not about controlling the virus, it is about controlling people. The two masks thing is funny, that's them admitting they know that one mask doesn't work! Also, like a lot of their phony studies, they are done on dummies instead of actual people. Another fun fact, in 1918 a lot of the mask mandates literally ended the day after the election. The fuckers making billions off the masks don't want to stop. I haven't worn a mask yet and I won't. The idea of all of their policies is to maximize death, misery and economic damage. When you accept that then all of their policies are well thought out and effective.

Absolutely excellent piece!