The announcement comes as California continues to experience a surge in coronavirus cases. Governor Newsom said that wearing a face mask is an important step in helping to slow the spread of the virus and protect public health. He also noted that face masks are not a substitute for social distancing, handwashing, and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The new order requires all Californians over the age of two to wear a face covering when outside their home, with exceptions for those who have medical or mental health conditions that make it difficult to wear one. The order also applies to people who are working in essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies.
The order does not apply when people are alone in their car or at home with members of their own household. It also does not apply when people are engaging in outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running, or biking if they can maintain six feet of distance from others.
Governor Newsom emphasized that wearing a face mask is an important part of protecting public health during this pandemic and urged all Californians to comply with the new order.
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- The California Department of Public Health today released updated PDF guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settingsÂ (archive). A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The growing body of scientific research can be found in various scientific journals, books, and other publications. It can also be found online through websites such as PubMed and Google Scholar.
The guidance document states that the use of face coverings is based on a number of studies, including those conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other public health organizations. The document also cites several studies that have found that wearing a face covering can reduce the spread of respiratory droplets, which are responsible for transmitting many infectious diseases. Additionally, the document notes that face coverings can help protect people from exposure to airborne particles, such as those released when someone coughs or sneezes. Finally, the document states that face coverings may provide some protection against infection from contact with contaminated surfaces.
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“There is no evidence that wearing a mask can protect non-sick individuals from getting infected with the virus.”
The WHO also states that masks should only be worn by people who are already sick, or those who are caring for someone who is sick. Therefore, Governor Newsom’s statement that masks should be worn by all Californians is not supported by the WHO’s advice.
- The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to considerâ€¦the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection. [Â Source | ArchiveÂ ]
It is up to the individual to decide whether or not they trust the Governor and Health Department’s word on this. Ultimately, it is important for individuals to do their own research and make an informed decision about what is best for them.
Dundas has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), arguing that their mask mandate is unconstitutional. She argues that the CDC and HHS have no authority to impose such a mandate, as it violates the First Amendment right to freedom of expression. Additionally, she argues that the mandate is not based on science, but rather on fear-mongering and political expediency. The case is currently pending in federal court.
The corporate media has largely ignored the potential dangers of wearing face masks for too long, instead focusing on promoting their use as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is despite evidence that prolonged mask usage can lead to oxygen deprivation, headaches, dizziness, and other health issues.
In addition to ignoring the potential risks associated with face masks, the corporate media has also failed to report on studies that have found that wearing a face mask does not necessarily reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. For example, a study published in The Lancet found that “there was no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza between mask and control groups” when comparing people who wore masks with those who did not.
The corporate media’s failure to report on these studies and potential risks associated with face masks is irresponsible and dangerous. It is important for people to be aware of both the benefits and risks associated with wearing face masks so they can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for them.
The backlash to Dundas’ challenge of Dr. Nichole’s order was so great because it was seen as an attack on public health and safety measures that were put in place to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. Many people felt that Dundas was putting his own interests ahead of the health and safety of Orange County residents, which is why there was such a strong reaction to his challenge. Ultimately, Dr. Nichole decided to resign due to the pressure she faced from Dundas’ challenge and the resulting backlash.
- â€œShe needs to be fired,â€ Dundas declared.
It was a strikingly personal attack on Quick, who had vexed many local officials and residents alike with her recent order requiring that people wear masks when in public to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The county sheriff provided her with a security detail even as he said he would not enforce the mask order. Finally, under pressure from both county supervisors and the public, Quick resigned last week, the third high-level Orange County health official to do so during the pandemic. And Orange County reversed her mask order. [Â SourceÂ ]
The new law, which was passed in April 2020, gives local health boards the authority to issue orders and regulations related to public health emergencies. This includes the power to order mandatory vaccinations for certain diseases or conditions. The law also allows for the imposition of fines and other penalties for those who fail to comply with such orders. Additionally, it grants immunity from civil liability to those who act in good faith when issuing such orders.
Virginia Has Provided the Nation with the Template for Mandatory Vaccines:
Democracy Sacrificed for Medical Tyranny
Yes, Attorney Dundas has shown that citizens can oppose the dictates of unelected medical tyrants. He has argued in court that citizens have a right to refuse to comply with orders from these tyrants, and he has successfully defended clients who have chosen to do so. He has also provided legal advice on how citizens can protect their rights and challenge the authority of these tyrants.
The video explains the potential health risks associated with prolonged mask wearing, such as difficulty breathing, skin irritation, and increased risk of infection. It also provides tips on how to safely wear a face mask and how to properly care for it.
1. The American Lung Association: https://www.lung.org/blog/face-masks-dont-cause-harm
2. Harvard Medical School: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/do-face-masks-pose-any-risks-2020060119687
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-coverings.html
4. World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
5. Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases
Excerpts from Studies Involving Mask-Wearing
- Study on CDC website which reviewed ten different randomized clinical trials, world-wide, reviewing highly infectious respiratory virus transmission which found â€œno significant reductionâ€ in â€œtransmission with the use of face masks.â€.
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settingsâ€”Personal Protective and Environmental MeasuresÂ (Archive),
Jingyi Xiao1, Eunice Y. C. Shiu1, Huizhi Gao, Jessica Y. Wong, Min W. Fong, Sukhyun Ryu, and Benjamin J. Cowling (Volume 26, Number 5, May of 2020).
- World Health Organization states there â€œis no evidence wearing a mask by a healthy person in a community setting can prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19â€ and further Â concludes â€œuniversal community maskingâ€ is ineffective at preventing â€œinfection from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.â€ The WHO recommended against wearing medical masks as they â€œmay create a false sense of securityâ€ against COVID-19, while it further went out of its way to reiterate that there is â€œno evidence available on a [maskâ€™s] usefulness to protect non-sick persons.â€
Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19 â€“ Guidance, World Health Organization (April 6, 2020)
- British Medical Journal notes that cloth face masks may INCREASE spread of virus: â€œThis study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.â€
A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers
C Raina MacIntyre1, Holly Seale1, Tham Chi Dung2, Nguyen Tran Hien2, Phan Thi Nga2, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai1, Bayzidur Rahman1, Dominic E Dwyer3, Quanyi Wang4
- Explanation of Why Face Masks Do Not Work (reviewing other studies)
- Canadian Physicist Reviewing Why Face Masks Do Not Work.
- Wearing respirators come[s] with a host of physiological and psychological burdens. These can interfere with task performances and reduce work efficiency. These burdens can even be severe enough to cause life-threatening conditions if not ameliorated.
Arthur Johnson, Journal of Biological Engineering (2016).
- When the N95 respirator was tested in use in 2010, the â€œdead-space oxygen and carbon dioxide levels did not meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administrationâ€™s ambient workplace standards.â€
- In a study conducted by the National Taiwan University Hospital fifteen years ago, it was found that the use of N-95 masks in healthcare workers caused them to experience hypoxemia, a low level of oxygen in the blood, and hypercapnia, an elevation in the bloodâ€™s carbon dioxide levels. Not only did the mask create dangerously low levels of oxygen and an equally dangerous spike in carbon dioxide in the human body, the study found that â€œmedical staff are at increased risk of getting â€˜Severe acute respiratory syndromeâ€™ (SARS) [from] wearing N95 masksâ€¦.â€ Â Lastly, the studyâ€™s authors further found that â€œdizziness, headache, and short[ness] of breath are commonly experienced by the medical staff wearing N95 masksâ€ and that the â€œability to make correct decisionsâ€ was also likely impaired.
The Physiological Impact of N95 Masks on Medical Staff, National Taiwan University Hospital (June 2005).
- Studies show that headaches in medical professionals are commonly found as a result of mask-wearing, which is a sign of hypoxia: Just under 10% of the healthcare workers in one study experienced such severe symptoms that they were forced to take, on average, two full days of sick leave from their healthcare jobs, while 60% of these healthcare professionals â€œrequired use of abortive analgesics because of headache.â€
Headaches and the N95 Face-Mask Amongst Healthcare Providers. Â Lim EC1, Seet RC, Lee KH, Wilder-Smith EP, Chuah BY, Ong BK, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 28 Feb 2006, 113(3):199-202.
- A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask â€“ which is a sign of dangerously low levels of oxygenation â€“ and ALL healthcare workers felt like the headaches affected their work performance.
Ong JJY et al. Headaches associated with personal protective equipment- A cross-sectional study among frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19. Headache 2020;60(5):864-877.
- Pregnant women wearing N-95 masks were found to have breathing difficulties associated with the use of the mask.
Are Face Masks Effective Against Covid-19? Â The Science Times (May 25, 2020).
- â€œIt is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%â€ which in turn â€œcan lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.â€
Are Face Masks Effective Against Covid-19? Â The Science Times (May 25, 2020).
- In this study, researchers examined the blood oxygen levels in 53 surgeons. They measured blood oxygenation before surgery as well as at the end of surgeries. Â The researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels significantly. Â The longer the duration of wearing the mask, the greater the fall in blood oxygen levels.
Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126.
- In a study of dentists and dental assistants who adopted new protocols since COVID, headaches jumped from 16% pre-COVID to 65%, with half of respondents (49%) noting it was hard to breathe â€œall the timeâ€ and 40% noting it was hard to breathe some of the time.
(Â DentistryIQÂ | Archive )
- The immunity of the mask wearer â€“ and his or her subsequent ability to fight off COVID-19 or any other harmful infection â€“ is actually harmed by wearing a mask. The drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) noted in many studies is directly associated with an impairment in immunity. Â In terms of the biological effects, what the studies have shown is that the lowered rate of oxygen (hypoxia) in turn inhibits the production of the type of primary immune cells that our bodies use to fight viral infections (known as the CD4+ T-lymphocyte). Â Functionally speaking, what happens inside our bodies is that the decrease in oxygen causes a spike in the level of a compound called hypoxia-inducible-factor-1 (HIF-1). Â Once that compound spikes, it in turn inhibits the production of T-lymphocytes we need for our bodies to fight off invaders and infections. Â Yet worse, the lack of oxygen stimulates a powerful inhibitor of the immune system (a cell called the Tregs), which in turn makes oneâ€™s body ripe for contracting a COVID-19 infection and experiencing said illness more severely: Â â€œThis sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19, and making the consequences of that infection much graver. Â In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.â€
Russell Blaylock, Id. (quoting Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376.
See also: Â Westendorf AM et al. Hypoxia enhances immunosuppression by inhibiting CD4+ effector T cell function and promoting Treg activity. Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;41:1271-84.
See further: Â Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355.
- People with cancer may be at a further risk from hypoxia â€“ as cancer cells grow best in a bodily environment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes systemic inflammation which, in turn, promotes â€œthe growth, invasion and spread of cancers.â€
Aggarwal BB. Nucler factor-kappaB: The enemy within. Cancer Cell 2004;6:203-208, and Blaylock RL. Immunoexcitatory mechanisms in glioma proliferation, invasion and occasional metastasis. Surg Neurol Inter 2013;4:15.
- Repeated episodes of low oxygen â€“ known as intermittent hypoxia â€“ also â€œcauses atherosclerosisâ€ and hence increases â€œall cardiovascular eventsâ€ such as heart attacks â€“ as well as adverse cerebral events like stroke.
Blaylock, quoting Savransky V et al. Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces atherosclerosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2007;175:1290-1297.
- It appears the virus may be able to enter the brain. According to those who practice neurosurgery, in most instances where the virus enters the brain, it does so by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves) â€“ and accordingly â€“ by wearing a mask â€œthe exhaled viruses will not be able to escape, and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.â€™â€™
Blaylock, reviewing Baig AM et al. Evidence of the COVID-19 virus targeting the CNS: Tissue distribution, host-virus interaction, and proposed neurotropic mechanisms. ACS Chem Neurosci 2020;11:7:995-998. Â Wu Y et al. Nervous system involvement after infection with COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. Brain Behavior, and Immunity. Perlman S et al. Spread of a neurotropic murine coronavirus into the CNS via the trigeminal and olfactory nerves. Virology 1989;170:556-560.