On May 26, 2022, Natalie Winters reported for the National Pulse on a significant study that showed that masks are not just ineffective in preventing the deaths from COVID-19; masks were shown to actually increase deaths from the disease. The study has been completely ignored by the mainstream media and the CDC, who claim to be “following the science.”
Dr. Zacharias Fögen, MD, conducted a study where he compared counties in Kansas that instituted mask mandates with counties in Kansas that did not institute mask mandates. The comparative study showed that there was a significantly increased fatality rate from COVID-19 in those counties that required the wearing of masks. The report states: “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.” Dr. Fogen concluded that “[t]hese 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.”
Dr. Fogen theorized the increased death rate was from the spread of virions deeper into the respiratory tract due to “deep inhalation of hypercondensed droplets or pure virions caught in facemasks.” The report states:
A rationale for the increased RR [risk ratio] 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. (endnote citation deleted)
Basically, the mask wearers are re-inhaling a hypercondensed aerosol of germs trapped by the mask. The mask acts as a petri-dish over the mouth and nose of the wearer, who then inhales the contaminants that have coagulated inside the mask.