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Long Covid Could be Mask Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES)


It was enforced in Western countries with the same ferocity, meticulousness, and categorical unforgivingness with which the hijab is forced upon women in Islamic countries. Never before had the government induced a trend in society so invasive and so disruptive to human life, and never had such an intrusion been built on such a foundation of scientific lies. It’s the Western pagan version of the burka.

Unfortunately, to this day, despite new research showing possible long-term side effects and zero benefit to mask-wearing, it is still enforced upon many health care workers and remains a looming menace in society. The time has come to ban it with the same ferocity and unwavering commitment with which it was forced upon us.

To this day, three years into this immoral, illogical, and inhumane policy, health care settings in red states are still forcing workers and often patients in distress to wear the pagan burka. Now a new study from London shows the masks made absolutely no difference in hospital settings where we were told wearing them was the difference between life and death. 

The U.K. Daily Mail reports that researchers from St George’s Hospital found absolutely no “statistically significant change” in the hospital-acquired COVID infection rate between the period of time when a mask mandate was in place vs. when it was relaxed. During the first phase of the study – from December 4, 2021 to June 2022 – all workers and visitors in the hospital had to wear masks everywhere. From June through September 2022, there was no mandate, except for “high-risk” wards, such as cancer treatment and ICUs. 

The results? Given that rape victims were mercilessly forced to mask, we should have expected an unmistakable death count in phase two. Instead, there was no difference in infection rates observed in either phase. Moreover, those in high-risk wards – which served as the control group – “found no immediate or delayed change in infection rate,” aka no benefit whatsoever. 

Those of us with critical thinking skills knew from day one, as well as our government, based on 10 randomized controlled trials of the flu, knew that masks never worked. But this one clearly demonstrates that the holy grail of masking in hospitals is a farce. People in pain or suffering from cancer, Alzheimer’s, or other acute illness who have to utilize health care on a regular basis are the most pained by this disgusting mandate. The time has come to permanently ban these mandates. 

In many respects, masking mirrors the “all pain, no gain” outcome of the COVID shots in that it is precisely the most vulnerable people who are the most susceptible to harms from masking. Another study measuring a broad array of symptoms from masking found a massive statistically significant increase in side effects from long-term masking – the sort of symptoms you would not want to induce upon acutely ill patients. German researchers published a meta-analysis of 2,168 studies on adverse medical mask effects – the largest in its kind – and the findings across a diverse array of studies and surveys are appalling but predictable. 

We see a statistically significant decline in oxygen intake, increase in carbon dioxide, increased heart rate, increase in shortness in breadth, and an array of discomforting symptoms. Mask-wearing was associated with a 62% increase in headaches and many skin ailments. It is not OK for people do be doing this every day for years on end. It imposes what the authors called Mask-Induced Exhaustion Syndrome (MIES).

Yet this is precisely what health care workers and the most chronically ill patients must endure to this very day. 

Furthermore, the study’s authors question whether many reputed long COVID symptoms are really the result of long mask instead. 

Regarding the numerous mask symptoms an important question arises: Can masks be responsible for a misinterpreted long-COVID-19-syndrome after an effectively treated COVID-19 infection? Nearly 40% of main long-COVID-19 symptoms overlap with mask related complaints and symptoms described by Kisielinski et al. as MIES like fatigue, dyspnea, confusion, anxiety, depression, tachycardia, dizziness, and headache, which we also detected in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of face mask effects in our systematic review. It is possible that some symptoms attributed to long-COVID-19 are predominantly mask-related.

The masters of the universe have now groomed people into thinking that perpetual fatigue, headaches, and shortness of breath are the “new normal” or are from COVID. But how much of these symptoms are from masking, especially those who did it every day?

The study further found that N-95s are even worse. Remember, studies have already shown they do not offer better protection against respiratory viruses than surgical masks; however, they definitely cause more side effects. 

In line with recent findings by Kisielinski et al. and Sukul et al., the present results clearly show that N95 masks lead to significantly more pronounced and unfavorable biochemical, physiological and psychological effects (Figure 7) than surgical masks. Altogether, the results in blood oxygenation, discomfort, heart rate, CO2, exertion, humidity, blood pressure, VE, temperature, dyspnea, and itching etc. can be attributed to the larger (almost doubled) dead space and higher breathing resistance of the N95 mask.

Compared to the surgical mask upon the short-term effects, N95 masks could impose elevated health risks under extended use. Interestingly, recent data from a large multi-country RCT study show no significant differences between the two mask types in terms of SARS-CoV-2 infection rates. Nevertheless, there was long enforcement of N95 masks in e.g., Austria and Germany.

So many medical professionals are either pressured or brainwashed into wearing N-95s. Those with acute or long-term illnesses affecting their hearts and respiratory systems are the ones most brainwashed into wearing N-95s, but this study shows that they would face the most risk from these particular symptoms.

Last year, a preprint Italian study found that even short-term surgical mask usage was associated with an increased inhaled CO2 level greater than 5000ppm in 90% of 10- to 18-year-olds in the sample.

So are we just going to continue pretending like this never happened? How come Republicans have failed to conduct a vote on the most significant social change of our lives and inhibition on our bodily autonomy? They have not even voted to end the mask mandate on airplanes (after it passed the Senate while Pelosi still controlled the House), much less permanently banning the federal government from ever mandating or recommending them again. 

Earlier this week, Western media outlets were outraged over Iran’s new policy of using smart cameras to enforce the hijab mandates on women. But they conveniently forget that we had “robocops” used to enforce the secular hijab in America’s airports until a federal judge in Florida issued an injunction against the mask mandate. At least the Islamists have some sort of religious foundation for their mandate. Ours has neither science nor religion – just senseless dehumanizing control.

Reprinted from Conservative Review

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  • Daniel Horowitz

    Daniel Horowitz is senior editor of The Blaze and cofounder of Conservative Review where he writes in-depth daily columns about the hypocrisy in Washington of both the GOP and Democrat establishment from a conservative perspective. He hosts a nationally syndicated podcast, The Conservative Review, and is the author of Rise of the Fourth Reich: Confronting COVID Fascism with a New Nuremberg Trial so This Never Happens Again.

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