Here are very recent copies of studies with results and conclusions from CDC and the New Hampshire Journal of Medicine, supposedly the two most credible outlets for health related matters in USA ! Make copies of these letters that are direct extracts from the original sources of CDC and NHJM and carry them in your car or in person so when confronted at a retail outlet or whatever you have documented proof the masks are quite worthless and do not work for this or any other virus ! There is also medical evidence the masks do restrict full breathng capacity. There is no valid legal basis at all for requiring any masks or any other devices to be in contact with your body. Your body is your property exclusively !
CDC document dated May , 2020
“Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.” Published in: “Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol.26, No. 5, May 2020.” (That journal is published by the CDC.)
I quote from the abstract: “Here, we review the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in non-healthcare settings and discuss their potential inclusion in pandemic plans. Although mechanistic studies [*] support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza. We similarly found limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning.”
Here are quotes from pages 970-972 of the review: “In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs [randomized controlled trials] that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946–July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks…”
“Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids… There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”
“In this review, we did not find evidence to support a protective effect of personal protective measures or environmental measures in reducing influenza transmission.”
“We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility…”
And here is the NHJM document and conclusions as well , sorry a tech glitch is being worked out but here is the text without the letter head and I will follow up with the real deal.
New England Journal of Medicine May 21, 2020
Universal Masking in Covid 19 era
We know that wearing mask outside of health care facilities offers little if any protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid 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 pubic space is therefore minimal. In many cases the desire for wide spread masking is a relfexive reaction to anxiety to the pandemic.
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