Kansas Study Shows Mask Mandates Contributed to Covid-19 Deaths, as Mask Mandates are Returning Over Monkeypox
Common sense would tell you that if someone had a respiratory virus or disease, they would need MORE fresh air and oxygen and not LESS. Sadly, that common sense evaded those in government who declared mask mandates and backed up by the Media. Unfortunately, it took a recent study out of Kansas to quantify what should have been common sense during the Covid-19 “pandemic.” From the study document entitled “The Foegen effect: A mechanism by which facemasks contribute to the COVID-19 case fatality rate” sourced from Medicine:
The state of Kansas, USA has over 2.8 million residents. During the summer of 2020, Kansas State issued a mask mandate, but it allowed its 105 counties to either opt out or issue their own mask mandate – which was a rarity in the USA and 1 reason for the choice of this state, the other being that the comparison of infection rates among these counties has already been done by Van Dyke et al,  showing a benefit of mask mandates.
Out of the 81 counties that had opted out and did not issue their own mask mandate, 8 large cities from 7 counties, had issued a mask mandate. This current study focused on the CFR, and whether mask mandates actually had an effect on the number of lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The results of the study show that the counties in Kansas that had mask mandates not only had a higher number of Covid-19 cases, but also had a higher case fatality rate. In essence, the masks actually help to concentration the viral load and assist in driving the virus deeper into the lungs and bloodstream when the ability to expel those viral particles is not allowed. With the latest Monkeypox (a.k.a. Midterm Variant) hype, be on the lookout for reinstatements of mask mandates as we are already starting to see in places like Philadelphia, and the return of mandatory quarantines like we are seeing in Belgium.