Study: Mask Mandates Appear to Increase Covid Deaths
A new scientific study reveals that mask mandates may increase Covid-19 death rates. It supports protestors who had peacefully petitioned public schools to end mask mandates.
After analyzing data from the state of Kansas, which allowed each county to determine its own mask mandate policies, the author of a new scientific paper, Zacharias Foegen MD, writes:
These findings suggest that mask use might pose a yet unknown threat to the user instead of protecting them, making mask mandates a debatable epidemiologic intervention.
The cause of this trend is explained herein using the “Foegen effect” theory; that is, deep re-inhalation of hypercondensed droplets or pure virions caught in facemasks as droplets can worsen prognosis and might be linked to long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. While the “Foegen effect” is proven in vivo in an animal model, further research is needed to fully understand it.
The Foegen effect suggested in the paper has been seen in some shape or form before. During the Spanish flu of 1918, it was observed that patients hospitalized in outdoor make-shift hospitals recovered and survived better than those who were hospitalized in buildings. It is presumed that the sun and fresh air helped patients rid themselves of the viral load in their bodies. Those housed inside on the other hand were constantly breathing and rebreathing their own virus-loaded air, making it difficult to shed the virus and hence lower the viral load.
Chandler Public Schools aggressively confronted parents protesting against mask mandates
The Chandler Unified School District, CUSD80, started mandating masks in schools in January of 2021 and only stopped the mandate after Arizona governor Doug Ducey imposed a mask mandate ban per executive order in August of 2021. Gilbert and Mesa public schools acted in a similar manner while Tempe Union and Kyrene School Districts took a political position and petitioned the governor to allow them to reimpose mask mandates.
CUSD80 board members Mozdzen and Bruner wore masks at school board meetings until February of 2022. Board member Lindsay Love is still wearing a mask at board meetings today. School children presenting to the board can regularly be seen still wearing masks. Even CUSD80 traffic wardens were recently seen still wearing face masks, while being outside and socially distanced. In fact, schools seem to be the only place in Arizona where masks are still routinely worn, even though children are at the least risk of problems from Covid-19.
The new scientific study supports parents who had protested against mask mandates at the Chandler Unified School District. The video from April 2021 below shows footage from one such protest. It also depicts how aggressive CUSD80 staff treated the protestors, including getting physical, while at the same time apparently putting CUSD80 students/children at higher risk of death from Covid-19 via mask mandates.