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Looking Back: Are Masks Simply Prolonging the Pandemic?


There have been mask mandates across the country over the last couple of months. Some follow and some don’t. I live in Texas and we have had one for entering all businesses, so I have only gone to the grocery store when necessary and try to keep it rare. Masks are not comfortable and they’re not clean unless you’re changing them daily, which almost nobody is. So, I try to avoid wearing it as much as possible.

Many will blame the virus’s existence one the fact that not everybody is wearing a mask. However, few places can actually make everyone wear a mask.

The military is one of those places. The military can actually make everyone, within its ranks, comply. They don’t just put their masks on for some pictures to post on TikTok or Instagram. No, they are wearing their masks everywhere and they’re strictly enforced and quarantined, when ordered. So that might provide for one of the most controlled studies on mask wearing and prevention of the COVID-19 spread.

That’s exactly what happened and it didn’t work.

In May, there was an outbreak at Fort Benning in Georgia.

About 640 recruits from the 30th AG Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment arrived at Fort Benning in May for training and were immediately tested for COVID-19. Four recruits tested positive and were removed from the group while the remaining soldiers were placed in isolation for 14 days without any training exercises. After the 14-day quarantine, they were all retested and every single one was negative.

Only then did the training commence – with the full panoply of obsessive social distancing measures, including mask wearing. You can imagine that there will never be greater compliance to these rules than during military training. Yet, just eight days later, after one recruit exhibited symptoms, 142 of the trainees tested positive. That is 22% of the entire group isolated and quarantined together. As they were young, none of them were hospitalized and most were asymptomatic.

If you remember back to one of the first big stories on this outbreak, it was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The population on that ship, what would be a petri dish for a viral infection, was infected at 17% and then it stopped.

As Daniel Horowitz notes, many esteemed physicians and epidemiologists have suggested that herd immunity starts around the 20% mark and, thus, once that mark is reached it starts to flatten out.

Another example given was the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier. Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. Yet just over 20% tested positive and they had only one fatality from a ship of 6,000 sailors.

Then there's Japan..

Then there's Hong Kong, Australia, Hawaii, and California.

Two things they have in common: They mandated masks and destroyed their economies.

Oh, and one more: They experienced a resurgence after mask mandates.

For more on this story go to Conservative Review.

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3 thoughts on “Looking Back: Are Masks Simply Prolonging the Pandemic?”

  1. There is nothing made today that will trap coronavirus. You can kill it with various means. But a masks is pointless. The N95 masks a lot of people are ‘trusting’ are made with a 0.3 micron filter. They are so named, because 95% of particles having a diameter of 0.3 microns are filtered by the mask forward of the wearer, by use of an electrostatic mechanism. Anything under 0.3 microns go right through.
    Coronaviruses are approximately 0.125 microns in diameter.
    DO THE MATH . . .
    Bandanas and other ‘hip’ material “coverings” stop coronavirus like a chain-link fence will stop a mosquito.
    The demons know all of this. They have an agenda. Half of them really are ‘experts’. Some have income expectations from treatments, or possible vaccines. The demon politicians NEED the virus to hang around until November, so they’ll have a plausible excuse to hold mail-in voting.

  2. I have asthma and I can hardly stand the mask. I am very active in our church and I run out food pantry and I am “exposed” to all of my clients – I am not sick. I am in Walmart at least 1 or 2 times a week and I do not always wear the mask. I have always felt that it is a violation of our rights to “make” us wear those them and I am breathing in bad air from what I exhale . . . so, you want to be healthy . . . don’t wear the mask.