Stanford Study Asserts Masks Don’t Work


As we press forward in a post-COVID world, perhaps the most palpable and lasting change is the continued wearing of face masks. For most people in the US and abroad, seeing another person’s bare face in public is now a rarity.

Almost every state in the union has had some form of mask mandate – many of them long lasting, and still others continue today. After a year of masking the general public in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, what does the data show about the effectiveness of this measure?

One might make the assertion that if the masks were effective to stop the virus, then they likely wouldn’t be needed for a full year. If however, they did not stop the spread of the virus, one could expect transmission to continue regardless of what everyone is wearing on their face.

An article published by The Gateway Pundit cites some compelling news on the matter: A new study out of Stanford  (“Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis”, by Baruch Vainshelboim), asserts that the masks are not just ineffective, but detrimental.

The study concluded the following: “The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.”

The full study can be found posted on the National Center for Biotechnological Information government website. Where it will NOT be found is in any mainstream media outlet.

The mainstream outlets are still beating the proverbial dead horse with year-old axioms “trust the science”, “continue to wear your facemasks” and so on and so forth...disregarding the very credible findings that masking is now being identified as a cause of heath deterioration and premature death.

In the information age where endless data is at our fingertips, the truth can seem almost impossibly out of reach. But it is not. And with this fact in mind, it is increasingly important to link arms with those seeking truth over blind faith in narrative.

After all, the truth is its own reward.



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43 thoughts on “Stanford Study Asserts Masks Don’t Work”

  1. It is sad that it so long to get this study. Now we need to stick this in the face of the petty tyrants who have perpetrated this hoax on the citizens.

    1. No. Just look to the many other countries . The mask work. If you just study the effect in USA mainly. Then it counts much less due to so nearly half of Americans refused to wear masks the last 12 month. They are the one that cut the effect down and also became the super spreaders for the virus. Look to counties that everyone wear masks accordingly- and they have great report.
      It needs every body or at least majority wear mask.

      1. masks do not work. have you ever resesrched what types of “masks” people who work in labs with viruses wear? people need to refuse to wear a mask for a multitude of reasons.

      2. You really need to look at the stats better. Masks are NOT effective – in fact, they’re very destructive. The countries without the high stats are exactly the ones that did NOT require a face diaper.

      3. You’re wrong lady. Just look at NY. They have the most deaths and the most hospitalizations, yet they are one of the strictest for wearing masks. The same is true for Michigan; the highest infections and the worst mask mandates. How can a mask stop a versus when the versus particle is smaller than masks are rated to stop. An analogy is that masks are as effective as throwing a handful of sand through a chicken wire fence. They do more harm than good. Just look your hero Biden. His cognitive abilities are declining rapidly which if you read the article above, is a symptom of long-term wearing of masks. The bottom line is, if you want to spend the rest of your life wearing a diaper across your face then go ahead. Don’t force your masks on people who choose life rather than live as rat in a cage for the democrat elite’s thirst for power. Wake up before it’s to late for you.

      4. I dont wear a mask, I have asthma! Haven’t Got the VIRUS! Even been EXPOSED to it!! My grandchildren had it, my neighbor, several people at a funeral visitation, I was at caught it , I Didn’t! my wife wears it, everywhere. And back in October 2020 caught the COVID!! Only lasted her for 48 hours!!! I still didn’t get it!! So there’s my story! And IMO, its bullshit, all political!

  2. This article is absolute BullShit.
    This study is not affiliated with Stanford University, nor does the author work for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System as he claims. The study presents a hypothesis that includes false claims about the health effects of wearing masks.

    The posited Detrimental effects are FALSE
    Medical personnel have worn face masks in ORs for decades w/o damage. Do you want your surgeon sneezing in your open belly?

    Wearing masks is an intelligence test that morons fail.

    1. Or staff from Surgeons to scrub nurses only wear mask for a few hours to a day or so depending on types of surgery they are now being told to be wear them all day and night if on the night shift

    2. I have to wear a mask when I’m getting infusion for 2 1/2 hours at which time I wear a mask if no one else is in the room my BP and oxygen saturation are taken several times an hour if I’m not wearing a mask my saturation is 99 to 100 percent if wearing the mask it’s 95 to 94 or even less
      Does this tell you anything?

      1. I had a cardiology appointment yesterday and of course needed to mask up. My Oxygen saturation after about an hour of wearing the mask was 99% AND I HAVE COPD.

      2. Your oxygen levels with loose fitting mask is the same as George Floyd at the time of his death and the mask is not sufficient to block external air.

    3. A simple ‘interweb’ search brings up the study on a government site:
      So, perhaps you should do some homework before commenting. And the study isn’t suggesting that masks don’t help health professionals to reduce the transmission of germs in a clinical setting. The study purports to show the detrimental aspects of common mask use among the public. It simply doesn’t keep Corona Virus out of the air. If the mask mandates had worked, there would have been significant reductions in infections, especially when combined with the lock-downs. Amazingly, some of the areas with the most draconian restrictions and mask mandates still had the highest levels of transmission. So, to sum up, people who aren’t morons do their homework and then proceed to have a cordial conversation that doesn’t include calling half the country ‘morons.’

    4. Spoken like a true communist INDOCTRINATED, CONTROLLED, SHEEP.
      Just keep wearing your ‘face diaper” like a good little communist “subject” that causes brain damage from oxygen deprivation, and forces you to vote for corrupt democommunists forever.

    5. Please refrain from calling people morons. This is not constructive behavior. If you lack control if your emotions please consider waiting 24 hours to make a post, this will most likely prevent you from looking like a moron yourself. It’s good advice just take a breath and wait 24 hours to post your comments, the people surrounding you will be grateful.

    6. Your assertion that medical professionals wear masks without detrimental effects is incorrect. First off, surgeons wear masks to prevent transmission of bacteria which is a much bigger microorganism than a virus particle. Masks don’t filter for viruses. Second, medical professionals that are now wearing masks continuously are suffering these same effects as the general public. I know as I am a medical professional. There has never been a peer reviewed study that suggests mask work against viral transmission but there ARE more than 17 studies that show that masks don’t work for ILI (influenza like illness) ie: airborne respiratory infections.

    7. you are seriously lacking in intelligence. surgeons work in atmospheric controlled operting rooms. the masks protect the surgeon from blood & other bodily fluids from splashing into the surgeons face. moron.

    8. You’ve evidentially been wearing your masks too long and suffer from some of the symptoms above. Doctor’s and nurses don’t wear masks all day, everyday. Masks work about as much as a chicken wire fence does against a handful of sand. This is not the only study showing the ineffectiveness of mask against the small covid-19 particles. You go ahead and wear your mask to the grave, but don’t force your masks on citizens who enjoy their freedoms while they last.

  3. Using a FACE MASK is like using a CHAIN LINK fence to stop a HORDE of LOCUSTS . . . Ineffective and STUPID! One Enlightened And HUMORED Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  4. I have read this on several other sites particularly harmful to our children. Not only that but it has been proven that children are not “spreaders” and wearing masks definitely even more detrimental for them. The benefits of NOT masking up for them far outweigh the risks…in fact, I would say for all of us.

  5. I have been saying this since the beginning of all this BS that masks don’t work. But try to get people to listen just because you didn’t go to college for yrs people just will ñot listen to anything. Well I guess you just can’t fix stupit.

  6. Wake up folks what is the first step to control mass population, at 86 this is what I have learned from history!

  7. I do not wear a mask except where I have to in public. Since this china virus started my family and friends have continued to socially gather without wearing any masks. None of us have contracted this virus and we don’t know of anyone else who has gotten it or died. We have been in large groups of ten or more during holidays and birthdays and every week we play the game of Hearts with six or more at the table. All of us are seniors and we didn’t live this long by being stupid! There is a 99.8% survival rate so why this hysteria? This mask wearing is nothing but a way to control the people and I will not play the game! Every day of your life you could die in a car accident, by slipping in the bathtub, someone breaking into your home, or just having a stroke or heart attack or the flu! And yet this virus has everyone in a panic, why because the government and news media are making sure you remain scared everyday. Stop being afraid, get out and live your life, time goes by faster than you will realize and this is from a seventy six year old who knows!

  8. The only thing they do well is, limit the range of projection of virus-laden saliva when you sneeze and don’t cover your mouth. IT DOES NOT STOP IT! When you sneeze with a mask on, all that air, (breath) you feel rushing up past your eye lashes is also laden with whatever you have. The HVAC systems of the building then carry it to all other locations through air currents. You’d had better run out of the building to be safe. My point is, there are no guarantees and if wearing masks makes you feel better, do it. Using this virus as a political tool is despicable!

  9. I realize this but reinforcement is very appreciated. We must stop the face mask mandate. It’s political BS!!
    Thank you!

  10. This is not a study, it is a review article. There are two well designed, random, double-blind studies with large populations – Denmark study with 22,000 participants and a US study with 3000 participants. Both studies showed no health benefit to wearing a mask. I remember when this whole “pandemic” thing started Fauci said wearing masks was not necessary. This was echoed by the Surgeon General. Oh well. Idiots abound in any and all fields.

  11. I was an N.B.C. instructor for the Air Force and we knew this a year and a half ago! The only way is to wear a full face mask with an N.B.C. filter on it.

  12. Well of course they don’t work. Everyone you see is wearing at least one, and still they are sending panic waves about the spread. If they work, why aren’t we seeing drastically decreased numbers? Masks are just part of the plan to make everyone compliant, ready for the dictatorship the Democrats are putting into place

  13. The coward sheep will do whatever they’re told by the liberal politicians and media. Truth is meaningless to them

  14. The masks do NOT work. We had a gentleman in the store i work at who has a PHD in occupational safety, and advises 10 hospitals in the Chicago area on how to keep their employees safe. He stated to me that the virus is 1/10th of a micron in size, and the bedt any of the masks will do is 20 microns. If you expanded the virus to 1 inch in diameter ( the size of a ping pong ball), the mask would have holes in them 15 feet in diameter. As several health professionals have told me, the mask is like trying to contain a mosquito wit a chain link fence. Several of my physicians nurses have outright come and told me that they are seen a 100 fold increase in sinus infections in the past year.
    On a different note, a Chicago police officer who shops with us frequently told me if this virus was so bad the homeless in Chicago would be dropping dead, they are not. The Hospitals and Nursing homes have over stated the # of cases by 1000% to !500% to get the stipend money for covid. It’s nothing but a big LIE!

  15. Yea! Finally the message is out. People of all ages need sunshine and fresh air for good health. We need to breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide for our bodies to work properly, Our skin needs to breathe for our skin to thrive and look fresh. If you go into a hospital room then protect the patient from your germs by wearing a mask and wash hands thoroughly.

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