Study: Mask Mandates INCREASED Covid-19 Deaths
According to a new study analyzing fatality rates in Kansas, Covid-19 mask mandates actually caused more Covid deaths. This is actually not astonishing in light of evidence brought forward by bravely outspoken experts for over a year now—one doctor, for instance, explained in September how masks dangerously lower oxygen in lung tissue, making it harder to fight a respiratory illness such as Covid that specifically attacks lung tissue. A scientific study from early 2021 also found that masks dangerously lower oxygen. The new study simply confirms what a lot of us have known for a long time: masks are useless at preventing Covid-19 transmission, and they actually cause more harm than help. The question is, will any officials be held responsible for enforcing policies that cost Americans’ lives?
“[The National Pulse] Mask mandates caused higher COVID-19 death rates, according to the bombshell claims made in a new medical journal report analyzing fatality rates across the state of Kansas.
The observational study – “The Foegen Effect: A Mechanism by Which Facemasks Contribute to the COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate” – was published in Medicine in February 2022, authored by German doctor Zacharias Fögen.
The paper analyzed “whether mandatory mask use influenced the case fatality rate in Kansas” during the time period of August 1st, 2020 to October 15th. Kansas was used for comparison because the state allowed each of its 105 counties to decide whether or not to implement mask mandates, with 81 counties deciding against the measure.
‘The most important finding from this study is that contrary to the accepted thought that fewer people are dying because infection rates are reduced by masks, this was not the case,’ summarized the paper.
‘Results from this study strongly suggest that mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or ∼50% more deaths compared to no mask mandates.’
The study also posited a potential reason for the disparity in risk ratio (RR) for dying from COVID-19:
‘A rationale for the increased RR by mandating masks is probably that virions that enter or those coughed out in droplets are retained in the facemask tissue, and after quick evaporation of the droplets, hypercondensed droplets or pure virions (virions not inside a droplet) are re-inhaled from a very short distance during inspiration.’
Dubbed the ‘Foegen effect,’ the theory suggests that COVID-19 ‘virions spread (because of their smaller size) deeper into the respiratory tract’. . .The study follows another recently published analysis of international data showing the same relationship between COVID-19 and masks.”
The masks were never about health. They were always about control.