Do masks work?

No possible way says filtration expert Tyson Gabriel. He'd bet the farm on it. I would too. Will anyone bet against me?

The best book on masks is the one written by Dr. Judy Mikovits:

All you have to do is read the free preview to know how it ends: “If that means you are sitting alone in your bedroom and wearing a mask as you read, …, then keep that mask on. I doubt you will be wearing it when you finish this book.”

Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

I also wrote about the famous randomized Bangladesh mask study that was being hailed as the definitive proof that masks work. That study basically showed nothing.

Tyson Gabriel is the industrial hygienist that made this wonderful video series on how silly mask wearing is.

Be sure to check out his website as well: tyscienceguy.com.

Feb 5, 2020: Fauci says masks basically don’t work. It won’t protect people from getting the disease. According to him, it is only useful if you ARE already infected.

March 8, 2020: Fauci says masks are effectively useless, but if it makes you feel better, you can wear them. He said they might block a droplet. Watch the video starting at 29 seconds into it.

April 3, 2020: The laws of physics change in less than one month! Masks are now effective and recommended by the CDC.

Fauci later doubled down on that saying essentially the same thing about double masking. "If it makes you feel better to do two masks ... why not go ahead and do it?" he said during an event with Washington Post Live in early February. His data? No data at all. Justified using “common sense.”

OK, so if one didn’t really do anything but block a droplet, two is better. Got it!

Here’s a video of Dr. Richard Urso on masks pointing out they are useless against viruses. Naturally, people who disagree will claim he’s not qualified to talk about masks because he’s not an infectious disease specialist. Ad hominem attacks have to be used when you can’t argue with what he says. I get it.

Here’s Dr. Knope talking about masks. The entire article is awesome since it is so refreshing (and unusual) to hear straight talk from a doctor, but here are a few excerpts from what he wrote (and remember that Dr. Redman was the former head of the CDC):

Regarding the CDC and mask recommendations, Dr. Fauci initially mocked the use of masks on 60 Minutes in March of this year.  You should watch this brief video in Dr. Fauci’s own words, because at the time, his statements accurately reflected the lack of any data that masks protected people from COVID-19 in public. 

 However, Dr. Fauci reversed his position on masks one month later, without any new data offered to justify his change in national policy.  He later added that people should also consider wearing goggles in public.  Based upon what new information or evidence, Dr. Fauci?

Two months ago, Dr. Redfield, the Director of the CDC, doubled down on this mask recommendation, taking it to the level of absurdity.  He argued that masks were the most effective tool people had to protect themselves against getting COVID-19.  Watch this extraordinary 90 second video: 

Dr. Redfield assured members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the American people two months ago that the science behind masks was incontrovertible, stating, “I might even go so far as to say that this facemask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID-19 than when I take a COVID vaccine.”  Based upon what evidence, Dr. Redfield?  Does Dr. Redfield still hold this position two months later, despite near universal mask wearing in public with COVID-19 cases shooting through the roof?

Let me say this as charitably as I can:  There is no evidence to support Dr. Redfield claims about masks on that video tape in September.  None.  To the contrary, there is plenty of evidence to refute this hypothesis.  And the danger of saying, so emphatically, that masks protect people from COVID-19 is that it made many people, including many of my patients, take unneeded risks with their health.  I had two male patients in their late 70’s, working out in public gyms two weeks ago, operating under the misconception that their masks made them safe around young people with significant COVID exposure.  Both men are at high risk!

Paper written by experts from Spain on face masks 09/25/2020:

"At present, there is no evidence on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The mandatory use of masks poses some ethical questions."

Four researchers examined how well surgical masks worked to filter small particles. They concluded with a warning:

"The wide variation in penetration levels for room air particles, which included particles in the same size range of viruses confirms that surgical masks should not be used for respiratory protection."

Here's a study about droplets and aerosols versus masks. They conclude,

"Our findings indicate that surgical masks can efficaciously reduce the emission of influenza virus particles into the environment in respiratory droplets, but not in aerosols."

Clinical trials consistently find that masks don't protect people from respiratory viruses. Here is what a multi-year study on masks versus viruses said (it is published on the CDC website):

"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."

Masks are actually detrimental, especially for kids, because they trap bacteria and you then breath in that bacteria resulting in an increase in respiratory infections. This video shows how a mask nearly killed a 4 year old boy. The video is almost a year old and it seems we haven’t learned anything in that time.

I inspired Tyson to make THE definitive video on showing the world that mask wearing is completely useless. He expects to have it done after Thanksgiving.

Until then, just remember that the CDC says masks don’t work for wildfire smoke and the virus is 25X smaller than a smoke particle. So it’s like trying to stop a mosquito with a chain link fence.

There are a lot of mask studies, but they are all confounded. There isn’t a good masking study funded by the CDC since they know they don’t work.

And the Danish mask study that was well done, showed masks didn’t work. The journal the researchers submitted it to said if they wanted it published, the authors would have to come to a conclusion that masks worked. So they re-wrote the paper so masks worked, and what do you know… it got published. And even then, the Danish mask study, the first randomized control trial, shows face masks 'did not reduce' coronavirus infections with 'statistical significance.'

You can’t make this stuff up! Want proof? Read this article published in the BMJ which did a superb job of documenting how scientific journals dictate the scientific outcomes they want to see.

This article “The Face Mask Folly in Retrospect” is excellent. It talks about 12 myths. It even shows that N95 masking does not work. It dispels all the popular myths. If you aren’t already convinced, then check out that article.

That graphic refers to this article on the 47 ineffective and 32 negative effects masking studies. Feel free to read all of them if you like the scientific literature.

In short, today we adjust the science to match what the CDC says, it’s not the other way around like in the old days. Get it? In the Biden era, the narrative drives the science.

In other words, once again the CDC advice is terrible and it is harming people. People obey the CDC advice without questioning the science. It’s total mind control. The worst advice is not telling people about ivermectin and fluvoxamine.

Back to masks. It seems that nobody will have a scientific debate with Tyson. Nobody. That’s how confident they are in their advice: they are sure they would lose.

If there is anyone who wants to debate Tyson on mask wearing, please indicate this in the comments below. It will be fun to watch. Thanks.

In the meantime, remember, cloth and surgical masks are useless. They don’t stop COVID at all. It’s all political theater. You are basically showing your blind obedience government that, if they ask you to, you will do nonsensical things that harm your health.

There used to be a time in the US when we were entitled to liberty which is the ability to do what you want so long as you don’t deprive anyone else of their freedom. Those days are gone.

Mandating mask wearing is therefore both unconstitutional and stupid. But everyone is so brainwashed that nobody is challenging the mandate.

I highly recommend reading the comments for other studies. This video works well too:


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The inefficacy of mask mandates has been known for at least ten years.

Studies on masking in containing influenza like illnesses from 2007-2009 showed that masks have little actual benefit. See this article.

Which makes the CDC position on masking downright insane.

Our research team (epidemiologist, microbiologist and I, a naturopathic physician) compiled the largest body of research in English on the hazards of masks. Those peer-reviewed studies are at

https://PDMJ.org, vol 1. The gist of what is known is that respiratory droplets are relatively large, heavy and fall quickly in front of you. The mesh of masks on the other hand aerosolize those droplets. Now those light airborne viral particles travel farther, 18 to 20 feet, and linger longer in the air. Most of that was the Duke University research we cited. But also unfiltered exhaled air shot by nozzle effect out of masks' side jets go several meters. Because a masked person incubates 100,000 bacterial colonies per hour average, you don't want to stand or sit next to those bacteria-laden side jets of a masked person.

Masked populations have shown higher rates of COVID than unmasked - county comparisons in US, thanks to Ian Miller. I write about that in 4th paper in above series. The above is my best understanding to date for why masks are neither effective nor safe.

Ian Miller is on Substack. His charts on Twitter showing higher rates of COVID "cases," hospitalizations and deaths in masked counties vs unmasked, (ditto states and nations) have been widely cited.