Letter to the Editor
CDC Reports 1,637 Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccinations by Celia Farber, March 13, 2021
Vaccination, Risk & Failure Reports CDC Reports 1,637 Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccinations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told The Epoch Times in an e-mail that as of Mar. 8, 2021 over 92 million doses of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 have been injected, with 1,637 deaths occurring following the injections. The CDC claims the vaccines are safe, but a comparison between the rates of deaths following the vaccines for COVID and those for influenza raises questions.
The Epoch Times hasn’t been able independently to confirm the CDC’s numbers. The publicly available Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) website shows 1,136 deaths through Feb. 26. Details of these deaths are in a spreadsheet linked at the bottom of this article: symptoms before death, age, gender, time between injection and death, and so forth. (In America) Between Dec. 14 and Feb. 26, 25,072 reports were made to the VAERS system of immunizations with either the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccines (the only two vaccines given during the time period assessed).
The 1,136 deaths represent 4.5 percent of the total number of adverse events reports. Of those who died, 94, or 8.3 percent, died on the same day they got the shot. An additional 150 (13.2 percent) died the day after. Another 105 died two days after, and 68 died three days after. A total of 587 (51.7 percent) died within a week, 215 died within 7 to 13 days, and 124 within 14 to 20 days. 85.8 percent of deaths occurred in people over 60. There were five deaths among those aged 20–29; 10 in those aged 30–39; 23 in those aged 40–49; and 69 aged 50–59.
If you download the numbers and add them to the English yellow card system, it will give a rough idea of how many deaths have occurred so far (that we know about) and a reflection of how bad these test vaccines are – insurance companies voiding 841,000 Australian insurance policies, so far, was a doosie and that was only for life policies, so why would they insure all of the other polices a holder might have too, for example:
Driving a car and have an unexpected reaction from the test virus, or drop dead, causing a multi car pileup, or a fire caused by someone who had the test vaccine that caused a fire, that took out that multi story building in England a last year (something to do with the cladding) or a guy smoking downstairs, who went to sleep and the resulting fire took out 31 apartments, in a block, near where I was living, but if “he was a test vaccine person, what then and I called the fire brigade when the person beneath me went out and left his tea cooking on the gas stove – it was all ready to explode into a fireball, by the time the fire brigade arrived and put it out, but, for the sake of argument, if he was a person who has had a test vaccine…. and so the list of insurances goes on – overseas injury, insurance defaulted because of a test vaccine which might have been the cause of the injury and so on.
Seems to me, not being able to get any insurance, because of a test experimental vaccine, does seem a bit risky these days and would an insurer insure a home you had a mortgage on, or even bought outright for cash, after you have had a test, experimental vaccine – I doubt it – after all, your earning capability might not last the length of the policy and what then?
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On Tuesday 13 April Christine Holgate will speak publicly for the first time, at a hearing of the Senate inquiry into her removal. For a reminder of what is at stake, watch this short clip of Christine Holgate in 2018 announcing the banking deal with CBA that saved community post offices, jobs, and the regional communities that rely on post offices for banking services. Without this deal…
The Insurance Council of Australia has dodged questions about experimental Covid gene therapy vaccinations affecting life insurance and other health related policies.
Cairns News specifically asked the council twice if existing or new policies would be affected by the mRNA shot but the council did not answer instead directing us to a phone number.
United States news agencies have reported that the experimental gene therapy shot manufactured by the big four, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca has been voiding insurance policies due to the VAERS reported excessive death and injury rates.
If a patient is insured before getting a shot, then the policy becomes void afterwards. Those seeking new cover have to answer a question about their intentions of getting a jab and if so they are warned their policy would be cancelled because the mRNA gene therapy shots are experimental.
The ICA website is non-specific about plandemics and has covered itself with this waffle:
Insurance is intended to cover the unexpected. Insurers may introduce embargoes on the sale of new policies when events such as pandemics and natural disasters are considered likely to impact, or are impacting, a community or geographic area.
If a risk situation is known or imminent, then the probability of that risk occurring and therefore a claim being lodged is very high.
Not all insurers use embargoes. Australia has a highly competitive insurance market, and at any one time some insurers may not have implemented an embargo.
Embargoes are usually in place for a short time until the event passes or the insurer is able to reassess the risks.
For information on embargoes: http://understandinsurance.com.au/when-should-you-purchase-insurance
Best of luck if you want life insurance these days.
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
CANADIAN constitutionalists have condemned the forced closure of an Alberta church by the provincial health department and the federal Royal Canadian Mounted Police who erected a fence and black curtain around the Grace Life Church building on April 7.
John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) said it was “outrageous that a government would proceed with this kind aggressive, draconian enforcement of a health order when that very same health order is being challenged in court for unjustifiably violating our charter rights and freedoms”. The JCCF has ongoing or pending court actions in five provinces to end the Charter-violating lockdowns.
JCCF will also represent Pastor James Coates, the recently jailed pastor of Grace Life Church, and challenge the constitutionality of chief health officer Dr Deena’s Hinshaw’s so-called health orders in court, arguing they are an unjustified violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Justice Centre has repeatedly told the Alberta government since April 2020 that lockdowns violate the Charter.
On April 7, a crowd of supporters gathered outside Grace Life after it was barricaded by the state and federal authorities in the morning. Alberta law professor Eric Adams told a local TV station a court would find there was “no doubt the action was reasonable”.
Why? Because “there’s a pandemic” and 2000 Albertans have allegedly died from the virus (don’t mention comorbidities) and the “deadly disease” (like flu) is mutating into “highly transmissible variants” (like flu) etc, etc. In other words, the deliberately misleading COVID narrative totally justifies an all-out attack on the lawful, traditional rights and freedoms of western constitutionalist government.
As Cairns News repeatedly reports, this COVID narrative is based on false statistics and media hype and is driven by a fascist and globalist political-commercial agenda pushed by greedy, unrestrained psychopaths like Bill and Melinda Gates, Dr Andrew Fauci, Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, the Rockefeller family and their hordes of paid-off minions worldwide.
Pastor Coates and Grace Life are charged with violating the Public Health Act for holding church as normal after more than a year of government restrictions. Pastor Coates spent one month and six days in jail before his release on March 22 because he would not agree to stop pastoring his church according to the congregation’s beliefs.
The trial has been set for May 3, 2021, in Provincial Court in Stony Plain. The government has requested the court delay the trial to provide more time to produce evidence to justify lockdowns. Power-grabbing and rights-usurping state and federal governments across the west are willingly pushing the Gates-Fauci-Rockefeller global medical fascism coup.
“The Alberta government has known for many months that it will be called to publicly account before the judiciary for its lockdown destruction of the Alberta economy and trampling of Albertan’s civil liberties,” said Carpay, a lawyer and president of the Justice Centre.
Bill Gates and WHO go into partnership with Queensland Labor Party to supply needle-less vaccines for Covid rounds two,three, four………
from Brisbane Times
Labor is building a new multimillion-dollar facility in Brisbane at Hamilton Northshore to manufacture medical technologies – including a needleless vaccine patch that could be used to combat COVID-19 – to sell to global markets.
The new “medi-tech centre” will create 139 construction and research jobs over 10 years, Treasurer Cameron Dick said.
But the exact amount a Labor government would contribute under its Advancing Queensland policy would not be revealed because it was commercial in-confidence, then State Development Minister Kate Jones told reporters.
However, one company to benefit would be Vaxxas, whose Queensland-developed patch is pressed against the skin for 10 seconds to deliver vaccines.
“This will be a game-changer for vaccines globally,” Ms Jones said. “And it is being developed right here in Queensland.”
Ms Jones said until the state government decided to invest, Vaxxas was considering shifting overseas.
“Through this multimillion-dollar deal, we can keep this manufacturing facility here, and keep the jobs here,” she added.
The facility will be located in a building owned by Economic Development Queensland, with Vaxxas to begin manufacturing its vaccine-delivery product by early 2022.
Ms Jones said the company could develop 300 million doses annually of any vaccine for its patches.
“Particularly when you look at the world pandemic you have right now,” she said, “imagine if you could get that vaccine distributed around the world – in that little case, needle-free – compared to the technology we have today.”
The scheme, designed and trialled in Brisbane since 2011, is now backed by both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation.
But a spokesman for the intellectually disabled then Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said Labor should be upfront about how much it was investing in the facility.
“We think it’s an interesting idea to help local companies, but it is still several years off coming to fruition,” he said.
Is it any wonder this lot of intellectual pygmies couldn’t win the last election?
About the size of a 50-cent piece, the Vaxxas Nanopatch has 1800 micro-injectors that deliver a vaccine in 10 seconds.
The company’s chief development officer, Angus Forster, said the scheme could potentially be used at home if further clinical tests showed this was safe.
“So the user who is giving the vaccination would remove the foil seal from the device, apply it to the skin, activate the device, count to 10, then remove the entire product,” he said.
Mr Forster said the new medi-tech centre could provide jobs for scientists and engineers to refine the Nanopatch.
“We have a technology that can really change vaccination,” he said. “It can remove the need to refrigerate vaccines, and remove the need for a skilled vaccinator to deliver the vaccine.
“It is ideally suited to pandemic threats in the future.”
Mr Forster said about $30 billion worth of vaccines were sold globally every year, adding that in this era of COVID-19, researchers were aware of the need to develop vaccines as quickly as possible.
“What we have is a vaccination-delivery platform,” he said.
“When you have a vaccine that is ready to be distributed, the ideal way is to have a very simple, easy-to-use device that can be stored outside the ‘cold chain’, which can make that vaccine accessible to a lot of people very, very quickly.”
Mr Forster said many companies were now exploring needleless ways to administer vaccines.
“The US government, for example, is very focused on how it can vaccinate its entire population as quickly as possible.
“This facility allows us to move towards a manufacturing process that can produce the types of volumes you need for vaccine rollout.”
The Queensland Health Department denied it was creating a huge DNA data bank from Covid sampling, but from all indicators there is one dirty big deal going down here that involves the Labor Party, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, her father Henry, Bill Gates and the communist WHO.
Henry Palaszczuk , a former Queensland Labor Party Primary Industries Minister, is now Chairman of Singapore-registered and China-tied Gene Technology Alliance Foundation GTA基金会
Cairns News published a story about the Premier’s father and his involvement in gene technology on March 9:
GTA Blockchain reports: On September 22, 2019 the GTA Gene Data Storage and Application Summit was grandly opened in Chaohu city of Anhui province. The event brought together celebrities, Nobel scientists, experts and scholars in the field of gene technology and data storage, sparking heated discussions on application of genetic big data and AI, gene data encryption and storage, human health and other relevant issues.
The participators got together to envision the prospects of genetic technology and unveil the mysteries of life. Mr. Henry Palaszczuk (Henry Baileqi), chairman of the GTA Foundation, made a speech on “Genetic Data Storage Leads the Change of Era”, in which he mentioned by leveraging the unique blockchain incentive mechanism, GTA encourages more individuals to participate in gene sequencing and storage.
The Pfizer and AstraZeneca so-called mRNA vaccines have been labeled as gene therapy by prominent epidemiologists as they do not fall into the US Centre for Disease Control’s definition of a vaccine.
The Labor Party Government refused to answer a query from Cairns News if the Premier’s father indeed was collecting DNA samples for his group from the State’s Covid testing laboratories.
Bill Gates has strategically positioned himself within Australia to provide vaccine patches for the predicted annual booster jab that the southern hemisphere and the remainder of the world will need for many years to come.
Here is the real story that will never be told by main stream media about this sinister vax delivery system happening in Brisbane under the noses of the one million inhabitants of the south east corner of the Sunshine State, the majority of whom voted for this despicable mob of full term abortionists.
Luciferase, or the Human Implantable Qantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System could be defined as the ‘Mark of the Beast’ heralding the End Times. Gates is a eugenicist desperately trying to reduce the world’s population to 500 million and now it seems so are his new partners in crime who will profit handsomely from this Luciferian venture. Where are the idiots who voted for this communist Labor Party?
“Luciferase” The Quantum Dot Tattoo. Bill Gates and MIT are currently developing the “Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System.” It’s a tattoo for the hand, which will include our identification Mark and vaccination records. It needs an enzyme called Luciferase in order to make it work.
“Today in a news clip I heard the NSW Health Minister discuss the possible side effects of AstraZeneca.
He said “if I were to have the AstraZeneca vaccine I would be happy to have it”.
I looked back at old news and I found a picture of him at the beginning of March with the heading “NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard having his first shot of AstraZeneca”. Really? Well he just slipped up! “
from J Wright
Letter to the Editor
Treatment for all to prevent Coronavirus infection including the common cold or influenza
Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol
Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease. Greek in origin, from the word “phylax”, meaning “to guard” and “watching.”
Low Risk Patients
Young healthy people do not need prophylaxis against Covid 19. In young and healthy people, this infection causes mild cold-like symptoms. It is advantageous for these patients to be exposed to Covid-19, build up their antibodies and have their immune system clear the virus. This will facilitate the development of herd immunity and help prevent future Covid-19 pandemics. However, if these patients desire prophylaxis against Covid-19, then they should take the protocol noted below.
Moderate Risk Patients
Patients from this category are healthy but have high potential viral-load exposure. This group includes medical personnel, caregivers of high-risk patients, people who use public transportation, first responders and other essential personnel who are crucial to the continued functioning of society. These patients should be encouraged to take prophylaxis against Covid-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.
High Risk Patients
Patients are considered high risk if they are over the age of 45, or if they are younger than 45 but they have comorbidities, that is, they have other health conditions that put them at risk. These patients have between a 5 to 10% mortality rate if they are infected with Covid-19. These patients should be strongly encouraged to take prophylaxis against Covid-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.
Protocol for Low Risk Patients:
Elemental Zinc 25mg 1 time a day
Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day
Vitamin C 250-500mg 1 time a day
Quercetin 250mg 1 time a day or
Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 200mg 1 time a day
Protocol for Moderate / High Risk Patients:
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg once a day for 5 days, then HCQ 200-400mg one time a week
Vitamin D3 5000 IU/day or 50000iu once a week
Vitamin C 1000mg once a day
Ivermectin 0.2 mg/kg — one dose on day 1 and day 3, then take one dose weekly
Vitamin D3 5000 IU/day or 50000iu once a week
Vitamin C 1000mg once a day
From David Blake
Member for Hill Shane Knuth is warning the state government there would be serious consequences if there was blanket legislation put in place on the control of recreational feral pig hunting, under the pretence of the recently announced review of the Queensland’s Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.
Mr Knuth expressed deep concerns about the over-reach of government into the private domain and fears the review is due to the recent case of where a Toowoomba woman was fined almost $5000 and charged with one count of unlawfully allowing an animal to injure another animal, after her two dogs bit and held a feral pig.
“The RSPCA has long campaigned against recreational pig dog hunting and I have grave concerns they are using this review as a mask to again push this agenda,” Mr Knuth said.
“If the state government decides to use this review to crack down on recreational pig hunting in regional Queensland, they will have a revolt on their hands and entire regional communities will be in uproar.
“It amazes me that the RSPCA would rather protect feral pigs then our native wildlife including emus, cassowaries and turtles.
“Not only do they pose a threat to our native animals, but they spread disease and weeds, devastate crops, and cause massive soil degradation to our creeks and river systems.
“Recreational pig hunters are the last line of defence against an explosion in feral pig numbers, which would see widespread destruction of our farming industry and native flora and fauna.
“The state government should thank recreational pig hunters for controlling feral pigs in their own time and expense, rather than even considering changing the Act to penalise this valuable community service.”
Mr Knuth said the Queensland Government’s own website stated there were up to 24 million feral pigs in Australia and that they were among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest.
As part of the review 1080 baiting, transporting leashed dogs in the back of utes and making it law for vets to report animal welfare concerns will be assessed.
Community consultation for the review of the Animal Car and Protection Act 2001 is currently under way until midnight Friday, May 21.
“I urge all rural and regional Queenslanders to voice their concerns about any proposed changes to the Act which may restrict recreational pig dog hunting for the control of feral pests,” Mr Knuth said.
Last week Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner called for Queenslanders to submit their views in response to the Palaszczuk Government’s major animal welfare law review.
The Minister said, in response to evolved “community expectations (on) animal welfare”, Labor wanted feedback on:
- Mandatory reporting by veterinary professionals of animal welfare concerns;
- Prohibited events, regulated surgical procedures and offence exemptions;
- The use of baits and traps;
- Restraining dogs in open utility vehicles and trucks;
- The use of animals in science;
- Inspector powers and arrangements for externally appointed inspectors;
- The management of animals seized during animal welfare investigations; and
- Penalties for animal cruelty.
Queenslanders can submit their views up to Friday, May 21, 2021, and should visit https://daf.engagementhub.com.au/animal-welfare to complete the survey or submit a written response.
Independent Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly has today again called on Government health officials to follow the lead of Europe and immediately suspend AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine for use in Australia, for all under 65-year-olds – at the very minimum.
“Overnight Spain and Italy (for under 60’s) and Belgium (for under 56’s) have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine following the latest data released by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the risk of potential serious harms from the vaccine for different age groups,” former Liberal MP Craig Kelly said.
“Spain, Italy and Belgium have now joined Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Iceland that already have their own various suspensions in place.
“Further, even on AstraZeneca’s home turf of the UK, health regulators moved swiftly yesterday to suspend AstraZeneca’s Covid Vaccine for under 30-year-olds, it is inconceivable that the Australian Government health officials would ignore the advice from Europe, and sit on their hands as more Australians are jabbed.
“Just because the Australian government may have put most of their eggs in the AstraZeneca basket, this is no reason to continue jabbing Australians with this vaccine when so many health regulators in Europe have suspended on safety concerns.
“The data released overnight by the EMA on the Potential serious harms v. Potential benefits for various age groups, together with Australia’s low rate of Covid infections, clearly demonstrates that for Australia the potential risk of serious harm far OUTWEIGHS the potential benefits.
“Australian health officials must follow the evidence and act now !”
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
AUSTRALIANS and others should write a letter of request for information and notice of non-consent to face mask wearing and stop wearing masks until the Minister for Health in your state can provide evidence that the masks widely available where you live are free of any kind of contaminants.
Online video-maker Max Igan, from the Gold Coast, Queensland, has shown a disturbing video of what look like nano-particle “worms” in commonly available N-95 blue and white masks. The reason they are called worms is because these filaments move when breathed upon.
Igan put the masks under an inexpensive microscrope linked to a camera. When he lightly breathed on the fabric, the filament could be seen moving in a worm-like twisting motion. According to a poster on Igan’s BitChute page who said he had a background in electronic engineering and bio-technology said that the filaments were “nano nickel-titanium alloy, which is also known “Muscle Wire” or “Shape-Memory Alloy”.
“This is super high strength filaments that change shape when heat is applied. Which includes radiant (your breath) or electromagnetic heat. (5g microwave radiation). These nano alloy weapons are a well-guarded secret in the bio-tech industry,” the anonymous person posted.
If you think Max Igan’s findings are too “out there”, take note of other warnings such as an article in the 2020 Elsevier public health emergency collection noting that microplastics “contain toxic chemicals as an additive like phthalate, organotin, nonylphenol, polybrominated biphenyl ether, and triclosan.
Those toxic chemicals can be released during the degradation processes (either chemically or biologically) of plastic polymers in the open environment.” The article continues: “The link between phthalates’ effect on male fertility and its potential existence within face masks has not been clearly explained by US health officials or members of the pro-mask Biden administration.”
And then we have Canada and the scandal over masks contaminated with graphene being handed out to school children. Health Canada discovered during a preliminary risk assessment that the masks contained microscopic graphene particles that, when inhaled, could cause severe lung damage. “Graphene is a strong, very thin material that is used in fabrication, but it can be harmful to lungs when inhaled and can cause long-term health problems,” reported CBC News.
Yahoo News also reported: “Radio Canada obtained documents showing Health Canada warned of the potential for “early pulmonary toxicity” from the SNN200642 masks which are made in China and sold and distributed by Métallifer, a Quebec-based manufacturer. “If you have this type of mask in stock, we ask that you stop distributing them and keep them in a safe place now,” the provincial government says in the directive that was sent by three ministries: education, families and higher education. Some daycare educators had been suspicious of these grey and blue masks for a while because they felt like they were swallowing cat hair while wearing them, Radio-Canada has learned.”
Patrick Baillargeon, who is charge of purchasing Quebec’s laboratory supplies, warns in a letter that Health Canada has not received any data to support the safety and efficacy of face masks containing graphene particles and therefore considers the risks associated with these medical devices unacceptable. Where’s the Aussie mainstream media shouting out a warning on this?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told PRES JOE BIDEN: “This morning, three Brazilian people died from the Covid-19 immunization.”
The blood drained from the president’s face and, to everyone’s amazement, Biden collapsed on the floor.
A minute passed and to everyone’s relief, he got up and slowly sat well back in his chair. His staff was stunned, watching this display of emotion from the Commander in Chief, as he sat there, head in hands.
Finally, Joe looked up, and with a shaky quivering voice, asked Dr. Fauci, “How many is a Brazilian”?
from Dr Joseph Mercola
- It’s estimated that 129 billion face masks are used worldwide each month, which works out to about 3 million masks a minute
- Not only are masks not being recycled, but their materials make them likely to persist and accumulate in the environment
- Because masks may be directly made from microsized plastic fibers with a thickness of 1 mm to 10 mm, they may release microsized particles into the environment more readily — and faster — than larger plastic items, like plastic bags
- Microbes from your mouth, known as oral commensals, frequently enter your lungs, where they’ve been linked to advanced stage lung cancer; wearing a mask could potentially accelerate this process
- The “new normal” of widespread masking is affecting not only the environment but also the mental and physical health of humans
The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. “Mass masking” continues to be recommended by most public health groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite research showing masks do not significantly reduce the incidence of infection.1
As a result, it’s estimated that 129 billion face masks are used worldwide each month, which works out to about 3 million masks a minute. Most of these are the disposable variety, made from plastic microfibers.2
Ranging in size from five millimeters (mm) to microscopic lengths, microplastics, which include microfibers, are being ingested by fish, plankton and other marine life, as well as the creatures on land that consume them (including humans3).
More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally annually — and that was before mask-wearing became a daily habit. Most of it ends up as waste in the environment, leading researchers from the University of Southern Denmark and Princeton University to warn that masks could quickly become “the next plastic problem.”4
Why Disposable Masks May Be Even Worse Than Plastic Bottles
The bottled water crisis is now well-known as a leading source of environmental plastic pollution, but it’s slated to be outpaced by a new mask crisis. While about 25% of plastic bottles are recycled, “there is no official guidance on mask recycle, making it more likely to be disposed of as solid waste,” the researchers stated. “With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal of masks, it is urgent to recognize this potential environmental threat.”5
Not only are masks not being recycled, but their materials make them likely to persist and accumulate in the environment. Most disposable face masks contain three layers — a polyester outer layer, a polypropylene or polystyrene middle layer and an inner layer made of absorbent material such as cotton.
Polypropylene is already one of the most problematic plastics, as it’s widely produced and responsible for large waste accumulation in the environment, as well as being a known asthma trigger.6 Further, the researchers noted:7
“Once in the environment, the mask is subjected to solar radiation and heat, but the degradation of polypropylene is retarded due to its high hydrophobicity, high molecular weight, lacking an active functional group, and continuous chain of repetitive methylene units. These recalcitrant properties lead to the persistence and accumulation in the environment.”
They also stated that when the masks become weathered in the environment, they can generate a large number of microsized polypropylene particles in a matter of weeks, then break down further into nanoplastics that are less than 1 mm in size.
Because masks may be directly made from microsized plastic fibers with a thickness of 1 mm to 10 mm, they may release microsized particles into the environment more readily — and faster — than larger plastic items, like plastic bags.
Further, “Such impacts can be worsened by a new-generation mask, nanomasks, which directly use nanosized plastic fibers (e.g., diameter <1 mm) and add a new source of nanoplastic pollution.”8 A report by OceansAsia further estimated that 1.56 billion face masks may have entered the world’s oceans in 2020, based on a global production estimate of 52 billion masks manufactured that year, and a loss rate of 3%, which is conservative.
Based on this data, and an average weight of 3 to 4 grams for a single-use polypropylene surgical mask, the masks would add 4,680 to 6,240 additional metric tons of plastic pollution to the marine environment, which, they note, “will take as long as 450 years to break down, slowly turning into microplastics while negatively impacting marine wildlife and ecosystems.”9
|Medical masks adversely affect respiratory physiology and function||Medical masks lower oxygen levels in the blood|
|Medical masks raise carbon dioxide levels in the blood||SAR-CoV-2 has a “furin cleavage” site that makes it more pathogenic, and the virus enters cells more easily when arterial oxygen levels decline, which means wearing a mask could increase COVID-19 severity|
|Medical masks trap exhaled virus in the mouth/mask, increasing viral/infectious load and increasing disease severity||SARS-CoV-2 becomes more dangerous when blood oxygen levels decline|
|The furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 increases cellular invasion, especially during low blood oxygen levels||Cloth masks may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 and other respiratory infections|
|Wearing a face mask may give a false sense of security||Masks compromise communications and reduce social distancing|
|Untrained and inappropriate management of face masks is common||Masks worn imperfectly are dangerous|
|Masks collect and colonize viruses, bacteria and mold||Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes|
|Contact tracing studies show that asymptomatic carrier transmission is very rare||Face masks and stay at home orders prevent the development of herd immunity|
|Face masks are dangerous and contraindicated for a large number of people with pre-existing medical conditions and disabilities|