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May 18, 2020

Mask-wearing in certain situations in public is now mandatory in many countries in Europe, including France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia (Pictured: Three staff members put on masks as they prepare to return to work at a bar in Berlin)

For healthy people who are not carriers of COVID-19 to wear masks is actually counterproductive. It will actually reduce a person's immune response.

by Ed Hendrie

In March 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook that there's no reason people in the U.S. should wear a mask. Fauci stated that "right now in the United States people should not be walking around with masks ... there is no reason to be walking around in a mask." 

Indeed, his statement is as true now as when he said it in March 2020. Dr. Fauci's advice has been confirmed as accurate by Dr. Juday Mikovits and Dr. Rahid Buttar.

Dr. Andrew Kaufman notes that not only is it unhealthy to breathe your own exhaled breath but the masks often have toxic materials that are being breathed into the wearers' lungs. He concludes based upon studies that people who wear cloth masks actually increase their risk of getting sick.

Dr. Kaufman points out that the COVID-19 virus is approximately 100 nanometers (.1 microns) in diameter. According to the FDA, an N95 mask filters out only particles that are larger than .3 microns. All particles smaller than .3 microns will pass through the mask. 

That means that the smallest hole on an N95 mask is 3 times larger than the COVID-19 virus. It would be like putting up a chain-link fence to keep misquotes out. An N95 mask is completely ineffective to keep put the COVID-19 virus.

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On February 29, 2020, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams firmly tweeted "Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!" The Surgeon General explained in the tweet that masks "are NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching coronavirus." (Emphasis in original)

'STOP BUYING Masks': Health Officials Beg Americans to Stop Panic-Shopping, Washington Post, March 2, 2020.

The U.S. Surgeon General further explained: "There are things people can do to stay safe. There are things they shouldn't be doing. One of the things they shouldn't be doing, the general public, is going out and buying masks. It actually does not help, and it has not been proven to be effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus amongst the general public."

Washington Post, March 2, 2020, supra.

The World Health Organization has stated that "[t]he only people who should be wearing masks are healthy people who are taking care of someone who is sick or sick people who are coughing or sneezing when they are in public."

Washington Post, March 2, 2020, supra.

On April 3, 2020 the U.S. Surgeon General changed course and stated that masks are recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But he explained that the mask is not a protective device. He did not back off on his reason for initially stating that masks are unnecessary and ineffective. He reiterated that a mask does not prevent a  person from being infected, the mask only prevents a person who has COVID-19 from spreading it to another person. A mask does not protect a healthy person. A mask only prevents a person wearing the mask who is a carrier of COVID-19 from spreading the disease to another person.

President Trump and Surgeon General Explain New Guidance on Wearing Face Masks, CBS News, April 2, 2020,

For healthy people who are not carriers of COVID-19 to wear masks is actually counterproductive. It will actually reduce a person's immune response.

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Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at