I’ve been asked on more than one occasion what I thought about masks and the mandates for such. At first, I simply replied with what I knew from my training and experience after 33 years in Emergency Medicine. Yet, as I thought about it, I realized there might be new studies on the topic of which I was unaware. That led me to do a deep dive into the research regarding masks and respiratory illnesses–to find the evidence behind evidence-based medicine. That is, after all, what the CDC, WHO, and Dr. Faucies of the world tout, isn’t it? Evidence-based medicine? If only they practiced what they preached. I’ve read/reviewed over 150 studies, papers, and articles on the topic and came up with a 50+page paper for your review, should you be interested. That page count is likely to grow as new studies come out. It’s a bit long to put on a web page, so the pdf is available for you here:
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Update: 5 Dec 2022 — For anyone interested at this point, the following study: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M22-1966 performed at 29 health centers across the globe simply confirms what I wrote in this article over two years ago.