WEARING OR NOT WEARING A MASK: 5 Things You Should Know About Health Risks That the Media and Politicians Aren’t Telling You.

Craig Huey Culture Wars, Current Events, Election, Uncategorized 19 Comments

I’ve received so many emails, posts and comments about my article, Facemasks and the Great Political Divide:  Controversy Divides and Creates Growing Social and Political Strife.  Some angry.  Some loving it.

My article was really talking about the political and social aspects of mask wearing.

Masks are becoming a political symbol.

But what about the science on wearing a mask or not?  What about the doctors?  What about the “data and science?”

Well with any topic, there are disagreements.  You won’t hear the voices of doctors and scientists in the biased media opposed to wearing masks. 

It’s a blackout.

Many subscribers, for a variety of reasons, are wearing masks.  If you want to wear a mask – that’s fine, do so. 

But be aware, there are credible opposing points of view.

So, let me give you 5 things you should know about wearing a mask, contrary to what the media and government officials told you…

Here are some dissenting opinions that you should know and consider.         

  1. Wearing masks is largely ineffective against the Chinese coronavirus and may cause health problems. 

At first, the government/scientist and media propaganda machine, told everyone not to wear masks.  Then they changed their minds.  Everyone should.

But many doctors and politicians have disagreed. 

The New England Journal of Medicine just published an article on wearing masks.  It said: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.  Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Cofid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal.  In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

One doctor, whom I have followed for over 20-years is Dr. Blaylock.  He believes- and warns that those who are not sick should not wear a facemask. 

Blaylock says:  “As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed”, concluded that, “None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”

Blaylock says for anyone using the most effective mask, N95, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness.  

  • Lower blood oxygen levels caused by wearing a mask can impair your immunity, increasing your risk of getting other diseases. 

And, those with respiratory infections can get even more sick. 

How?  By expelling some of the virus and rebreathing it in, possibly could lead to a concentration level of the virus in the lungs and nasal passages. 

Dr. Tom Ganbill, a former neurosurgeon, says masks are ineffective against Covid – 19.  He worries the negative impact of oxygen reduction from mask wearing and breathing in C02 can cause unforeseen problems.

  • The most likely way to catch Covid-19 is touching your face. 

More and more we are learning the biggest danger to yourself is touching your face.  And, the mask encourages people to touch their face.

  • The mask is creating a sense of fear and dependency on the government.

One thought behind the mask is it may help control the people as they begin to realize they were misled by the media and politician’s data and scientist about the virus, the lockdown, and mask wearing.

  • The masks have become a political statement.

Now more than ever, the mask is a start of support of the lockdown.  Those who do not wear a mask are the enemy of the state, a threat to people.  Even violence has erupted, not just stares and shouting.  Look at this video of a group against someone in a market not wearing a mask.

I don’t wear a mask personally.  No one has complained.  No one has harassed me.  But it could happen.

  • Wearing a mask should be a voluntary choice.

If you want to wear a mask, great.  Do it.

If you don’t, great don’t wear one.  That’s freedom.

Some must wear a mask for good reasons…maybe because they are fearful for loved ones.  Or, because they have health problems and are seniors.

Great.  Do so.

But let’s not request people to conform.  People can make their own choice.  Government bureaucrats and politicians should not require it.

That’s what a free country is all about.

Your choice.  Your risk.  Your decision.

Wear it if you want to.

But do not coerce or shame someone who doesn’t.

What do you think?  Email [email protected]

Comments 19

  1. Such good advice Craig. My sentiments exactly. I have been fortunate to hear/watch several reputable Drs videos before they were taken down and they all have said the same thing. The only time I wear a mask is to go to Walmart or Costco or a restaurant where they require a mask to pick up your food.

    1. Same with me Craig. I only wear it where I am required and when I feel it is needed to show respect to others. I loved a question Pastor Jack Hibbs presented to members of his church on Pentecost Sunday, “Since when is death unacceptable?” We’ve got to confront this fear in our lives.

  2. Thank you Mr. Huey for the sound and common sense advice. I agree if you want to wear a mask please do and if not, please don’t. As you pointed out there are many different opinions, medically and otherwise. Could it be one more link to behavior compliance.

  3. I thought the point of wearing a mask is so that you don’t get someone else sick, because you might inadvertently cough or breath on somebody–getting it on their face or their hands that will then touch their face–and you might do so without even knowing you are sick. So the idea is that if everybody wears masks when out-and-about then we can prevent it from spreading between each other through the air. I wear a mask for others and consider it a courtesy if they wear one so as not to get me sick, seeing as many people who get this thing exhibit little or no symptoms.

    1. A courtesy?! No, if I encounter someone in a public place indoors W/out a mask who invades my personal space (less than six feet) I consider it an assault. Since June the mask-less first violation is $100 in Monterey CA.

      It appears that the owners of a restaurant (in the County) that after warnings continued to serve indoors will serve jail time.

  4. The mask may be socially beneficial: Walking down a sidewalk I complemented a man for his nice chin-guard. He politely returned the complement about the mask on my chin:-)

  5. I agreed 100% with you. Wearing a face mask has lead many to think this makes them safe, wrong. When I see people jogging with a face mask I believe they are doing more damage to their bodies.

    We have mislead by the media on this Covid-19 virus, yes it was a bad virus, but when you hear of people’s death listed as covid when in actuality it was cancer or some other condition it made me wonder over 30 days ago. The very presence of fear has been instilled in so many, I live in America am in good health and I choose not to wear a mask. Only when I need to shop at say Costco, or any stores that require them I will put on otherwise…. no mask for me.
    God Bless,

  6. Thank you for that information. I, too, hate wearing a mask. It goes up my glasses, my lipstick gets on it and then on my face. It makes me feel like people who are wearing them are hiding something. Its uncomfortable for me, as well as for them. AND, I don’t like being dictated to.

    1. I have a graphic I would like to leave but this blog does not allow me to paste them.

      “ I can’t believe that there are ideologues and self styled defenders of individual liberty out there that are making such a fetish about the issue [of wearing masks]
      How cumbersome and inconvenient is a mask or bandanna anyway? It’s not like donning a hazmat outfit or a suit of armor, for cramminies sake!”

      The data support wearing masks.

      1. Megan, have you ever trhought of yourself as an ideologue? You too have the attitude that you are somehow smarter then others and then go on to accuse them of being ideologues (belittle them) because they don’t toe the government line as you do. Fauci initially said masks do nothing until pressure from the socialists made him yet again change direction so I believe the so called data goes both ways. If masks worked so well how come there is this “great wave” of CCP Virus happening now and why is okay to go to Costco, Walmart or fly on an airplane yet you cannot go to church, have Christmas dinner with your family etc. etc.?

  7. Who is Dr. Tom Ganbill? Is he an M.D., D.O, D.C., or what branch of medicine? Where did he obtain his medical training, does/did he practice?

    I search for him on three different browser but found nothing.

    But during one of my searches I came on the story of an English doctor who has done both an eight mile run and a twenty mile run while wearing a face mask, and he maintained a 98% blood-oxygen level throughout both tests. Did Dr. Ganbill or Dr. Blaylock ever check him out? You’ll find the report of the English doctor who demonstrated that face masks do not cut down oxygen blood levels at https://wreg.com/news/a-doctor-runs-22-miles-in-a-face-mask-to-prove-that-they-are-safe/

    So who am I to believe, an unbiased medical doctor or an alternative medical practitioner? I’ll go with the masked one, wear my mask, and avoid the skeptic who won’t wear one even though he might unknowingly infect me.

    By the way, I was hospitalized with flu during the 1957-1958 flu pandemic, and it wasn’t any fun and I came out of in quite weak. Age hasn’t boosted my immunity and I’m staying in self-quarantine until a vaccine is available.

  8. I do not wear a mask unless compelled to do so in a medical facility. I have claustrophobia and have a hard time breathing through the mask. Today I was at physical therapy, dutifully wearing the mask over my mouth, not my nose, and no one bothered me. The therapist did say that his N-95 mask is very uncomfortable and didn’t object when I removed mine so that I could talk with him. I have read lots of credible articles by various scientists and MDs who say the mask is worthless and can harm us. I use common sense, something very much in short supply these days, and it tells me a mask is useless. BTW, I’m 77 years old and don’t fear this or any illness at all. I never get sick, but if I should, and I died, that day was my preordained day to go to heaven. By all means, if anyone disagrees with me, that’s fine. This is (or used to be) a free country!

  9. QUESTION: Where are the stats showing the correlations between:
    Those who have died while habitually wearing the mask and those who never wear the mask.
    Those who get sick while wearing the mask and those who get sick who rarely wear the mask.
    How many people wear the mask and still get sick?
    Those who wear the mask in their homes and still get sick.
    Those who wear a mask in their car and still get sick.
    Those who wear their mask outside and still get sick.
    Those who wear their mask nearly 100% of the time and still get sick.
    I’m nearly 75, and have had many maladies which might make me of greater risk of getting COVID-19 and live my life nearly mask free. I live my life without fear. If I die, okay. I live my life without fear as the Bible tells me over and over to “fear not”. If I die, I know that I will spend the remainder of eternity with JESUS. Why would I want to live under a time when being a Lemming was the the order of the day. Be free. If you are sick, stay home. Its the right thing to do.

    1. For you contracting Covid will very likely be considerably more painful that a common cold. Whatever about an after life, I suggest you be fearful of life on earth W/covid.

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