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From an obscure phenomenon, face masks became a central part of the COVID-19 psychological operation starting in March 2020.

See also sensory deprivation.

Before the COVID-19 event started in March 2020, face masks was a relatively obscure phenomenon, used by doctors during surgery and somewhat popular in East Asia, mostly against air pollution. No studies of long term or widespread use of face masks had been done, for the simple reason that it was never considered a medically sound idea.

The idea caught on and has multiple aspects, some of which are not fully understood, and might imply careful planning as part of a broader operation.

  • For a start, the mask functions as a muzzle, physically and metaphorically gagging people.
  • The masks turn people into faceless entities, the population into an undistinguished mass, which conspicuously fits with how the rulers of the world sees them.
  • The policy confuses and disorients people, making clear thinking difficult.
  • The masks function as a constant reminder of a medical danger that would otherwise not be observed. This has led to widespread insanity, with some people not having taken off their masks for years on end.
  • The masks function as a reminder of the state's power over you.
  • The masks function as a self-policing device, where people can monitor each other and social pressure will make people bow to compliance.
  • The masks, including ones not changed on a hourly basis, hugely increase the rate of pneumonia and respiratory diseases. a. This contributes to the wanted COVID-emergency. b. Long-term weakening of people's respiratory systems might be a goal in itself.
  • Masks function as a blackmail device, where good behavior (taking vaccines, allowing children to take the vaccine) will be rewarded with removal of mandated masks.
  • A large proportion of masks contain graphene, a novel material also alleged to be present in the RNA-vaccines and the PCR-tests, and with unknown health effects.
Like the concept of lockdown and other parts of the COVID-19 psychological operation, the idea of forcing everyone to wear a face cover originates in the military/prison complex. Here from a 2008 demonstration protesting torture in the Guantanamo concentration camp.

Studies on Safety and Efficiency

As Swiss Policy Research amply documents, "so far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in the general population, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control."[1] A sample of the studies quoted include:

  • A May 2020 meta-study on pandemic influenza published by the US CDC found that face masks had no effect, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control. [2]
  • A Danish randomized controlled trial with 6000 participants, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2020, found no statistically significant effect of high-quality medical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting. [3]
  • A large randomized controlled trial with close to 8000 participants, published in October 2020 in PLOS One, found that face masks “did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections nor against clinical respiratory infection.” [4]
  • A February 2021 review by the European CDC found no high-quality evidence supporting the effectiveness of non-medical and medical face masks in the community. Furthermore, the European CDC advised against the use of FFP2/N95 masks by the general public. [5]
  • A July 2020 review by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks against virus infection or transmission. [6]
  • A November 2020 Cochrane review found that face masks did not reduce influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, neither in the general population nor in health care workers. [7]
  • An April 2020 review by two US professors in respiratory and infectious disease from the University of Illinois concluded that face masks have no effect in everyday life, neither as self-protection nor to protect third parties (so-called source control). [8]
  • An article in the New England Journal of Medicine from May 2020 came to the conclusion that face masks offer little to no protection in everyday life. [9]
  • A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal BMJ Open found that cloth masks were penetrated by 97% of particles and may increase infection risk by retaining moisture or repeated use. [10]
  • An August 2020 review by a German professor in virology, epidemiology and hygiene found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks and that the improper daily use of masks by the public may in fact lead to an increase in infections.[11]

Society

A Labour Party councillor virtue signals on Twitter and gets ratioed hard.
Masks have been used as a form of Virtue signalling.

Face masks have been used for self satisfaction. Society has used Fearmongering to normalise face masks, at the expense of human interaction.

Mask Mandates

After 2020, corporate media and some governments started pushing the idea that several layers of masks would be even more "effective"

Mask wearing is being made law in countries.

In July 2021, Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser announced a new mask mandate for everyone over 2 years old.[12]

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