Study: Face masks do more harm than good, especially in children

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(Natural News) The face masks that are meant to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have done more harm than good.

NaturalHealth365‘s Stephanie Woods pointed out that “masking has never been an effective deterrent for preventing the spread of respiratory conditions.”

“Virus material an easily slip through the mesh of a surgical mask, especially the areas where the mask fits over the cheeks and under the eyes,” she wrote. “Not to mention that children and adults tend to move and adjust their masks often.”

Ultimately, she noted that “masking is not effective against [respiratory] illnesses” such as COVID-19 and the flu, “and has no association with a reduction in case numbers.”

One study published March 2020 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine stated that “there were no statistically significant differences in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza, laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection and influenza-like illness using N95 respirators and surgical masks.”

“The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza. It suggests that N95 respirators should not be recommended for [the] general public and non-high-risk medical staff, [including] those [who] are not in close contact with influenza patients or suspected patients.”

Aside from masks being ineffective, Woods also mentioned that face coverings “can actually cause harm to the wearer, especially children.”


“They can make the child more susceptible to illness because masks can become contaminated. Study after study has reported finding fungal and bacterial contamination in face masks, particularly during the period around COVID-19,” she wrote. (Related: More studies show face masks are USELESS against the coronavirus.)

Moreover, there are also developmental issues that have been noted in children who have had to mask up. Social issues have also emerged among all age groups as the mask has negatively affected communication and separated people even more.

Study: Healthcare workers, emergency first responders experienced adverse events while wearing PPE like masks

In another study published June 2020 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, 343 healthcare professionals and emergency first responders answered a 21-question survey regarding the adverse effects they experienced while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and Tyvek suits.

Headaches were the most common complaint linked to PPE, with 314 respondents (91.5 percent) indicating them. Contact dermatitis – skin breakouts and mild to severe skin rash – was experienced by 175 respondents (51 percent). Meanwhile, 182 respondents (53 percent) reported acne in the course of wearing face masks.

Eighty-one respondents (23.6 percent) reported having trouble concentrating or making decisions. Some of them said their side effects were resolved once the face masks were removed. Others required physical or medical intervention.

Prolonged use of N95 and surgical masks by healthcare professionals during the pandemic has caused adverse effects such as headaches, rash, acne, skin breakdown and impaired cognition in the majority of those surveyed.

“Wearing masks for a prolonged amount of time causes a host of physiological and psychological burdens, and can decrease work efficiency. Activity cannot be performed as long or as efficiently while wearing masks as compared to when masks are not worn,” the study noted. “Additionally, the timeframe that an activity can be sustained is decreased when wearing masks and PPE.” has more stories about the dangers of face masks.

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