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95 Studies and Articles Undercutting Utility of Masks for Stopping Covid

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Masks have not been proved efficient enough to warrant compulsory application for the checking of epidemics 01/01/1920 American Journal of Public Health
Face seal leakage of half masks and surgical masks 06/01/1985 NIH National Library of Medicine
Surgical face masks in modern operating rooms--a costly and unnecessary ritual? 07/18/1991 NIH National Library of Medicine
Aerosol penetration through surgical masks 08/20/1992 NIH National Library of Medicine
Aerosol penetration and leakage characteristics of masks used in the health care industry 08/21/1993 NIH National Library of Medicine
An empirical and theoretical investigation into the psychological effects of wearing a mask 01/01/1999 https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/43402/
The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease 08/10/2004 NIH National Library of Medicine
Disposable surgical face masks: a systematic review 09/23/2005 NIH National Library of Medicine
Headaches and the N95 face-mask amongst healthcare providers 03/11/2006 NIH National Library of Medicine
Study of Hong Kong preschoolers during 2003 SARS outbreak found masking resulted in decreased socializing 06/01/2006 International Journal of Early Childhood
Respiratory performance offered by N95 respirators and surgical masks: human subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range 03/07/2008 NIH National Library of Medicine
Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery* 11/19/2008 https://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/neuro/v19n2/3.pdf
Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial 02/12/2009 NIH National Library of Medicine
Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial 02/12/2009 NIH National Library of Medicine
Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review 01/22/2010 Cambridge University Press
Physiological impact of the N95 filtering facepiece respirator on healthcare workers 05/01/2010 NIH National Library of Medicine
Simple respiratory protection--evaluation of the filtration performance of cloth masks and common fabric materials against 20-1000 nm size particles 06/28/2010 NIH National Library of Medicine
Testing the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic? 08/07/2013 NIH National Library of Medicine
A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers 04/22/2015 NIH National Library of Medicine
Respiratory consequences of N95-type Mask usage in pregnant healthcare workers-a controlled clinical study 11/16/2015 NIH National Library of Medicine
Disposable surgical face masks for preventing surgical wound infection in clean surgery 04/26/2016 NIH National Library of Medicine
Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis 05/17/2016 CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings-Personal Protective and Environmental Measures 05/01/2017 NIH National Library of Medicine
Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure 05/27/2017 NIH National Library of Medicine
Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 08/07/2017 Oxford Academic
Effectiveness of personal protective measures in reducing pandemic influenza transmission: A systematic review and meta-analysis 09/01/2017 ScienceDirect
Comparison of the Filter Efficiency of Medical Nonwoven Fabrics against Three Different Microbe Aerosols 06/23/2018 NIH National Library of Medicine
N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel A Randomized Clinical Trial 09/03/2019 Jama Network
Virus interactions with bacteria: Partners in the infectious dance 02/11/2020 PLOS PATHOGENS
Wearing a face mask could put you at greater risk for coronavirus. 03/01/2020 Sacramento Bee
Improper use of medical masks can cause infections 03/15/2020 Anadolu Agency
Surgeon general: Data doesn't back up wearing masks in public amid coronavirus pandemic 03/31/2020 Fox News
WHO says there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks, days after the CDC told all Americans to cover their faces 04/07/2020 Business Insider
The Face Mask Debate Reveals a Scientific Double Standard 04/08/2020 Wired
Facial protection for healthcare workers during pandemics: a scoping review 05/05/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Two boys drop dead in China while wearing masks during gym class 05/06/2020 New York Post
Headaches Associated With Personal Protective Equipment - A Cross-Sectional Study Among Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 05/06/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore 05/20/2020 Jama Network
Masks offer little if any, protection from infection 05/21/2020 New England Journal of Medicine
Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era 05/21/2020 The New England Journal of Medicine
Study authors admit masks mostly used as 'symbolism' 05/21/2020 New England Journal of Medicine
Scientific Information on Masks Against COVID-19 06/07/2020 Lockdown Sceptics
Adolescents’ face mask usage and contact transmission in novel Coronavirus 06/08/2020 Journal of Public Health Research
The adverse skin reactions of health care workers using personal protective equipment for COVID-19 06/12/2020 Journals Medicine
Can the Elastic of Surgical Face Masks Stimulate Ear Protrusion in Children? 06/18/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
"Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil's sword?" - A physiological hypothesis 06/22/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
"Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil's sword?" - A physiological hypothesis 06/22/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets 06/30/2020 AIP Physics of Fluids
Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections among health care workers and the public: PEER umbrella systematic review 07/01/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections among health care workers and the public: PEER umbrella systematic review 07/01/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Modeling of the Transmission of Coronaviruses, Measles Virus, Influenza Virus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Legionella pneumophila in Dental Clinics 07/02/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Effects of surgical and FFP2/N95 face masks on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity 07/06/2020 Springer Link
Masking lack of evidence with politics 07/23/2020 The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Mask mandates may affect a child’s emotional, intellectual development 07/23/2020 Wishtv.com8
Does Universal Mask Wearing Decrease or Increase the Spread of COVID-19? 07/25/2020 Watts Up With That?
Norway Does a Mask-Wearing Review, Guess What the Result Was 07/28/2020 Healthy Skeptic
An Overview on the Role of Relative Humidity in Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Indoor Environments 07/28/2020 AAQR
Your Mask May Be Causing Candida Growth in Your Mouth 08/04/2020 Everyday health
‘Mask mouth’ is a seriously stinky side effect of wearing masks 08/05/2020 New York Post
Europe's Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren't Helpful in Beating COVID-19 08/06/2020 Foundation for Economic Education
The Ontario arbitration fight about masks 08/07/2020 Twitter
COVID-19: Face Masks and People with Disabilities 08/13/2020 DRC Disability Rights California
If Masks Work, Why Don’t They WORK? 09/14/2020 Townhall
Surgical mask wearing among individuals in non-healthcare settings is not significantly associated with reduction in acute respiratory illness incidence in this meta-review 09/20/2020 Frontiers in Medicine
Andy Biggs rips mask narrative after CDC report shows 85% of symptomatic people 'often' or 'always' wore masks 10/12/2020 Washington Examiner
Facemask against viral respiratory infections among Hajj pilgrims: A challenging cluster-randomized trial 10/13/2020 PLOS ONE
Particle removal from air by face masks made from Sterilization Wraps: Effectiveness and Reusability 10/14/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
The Sketchy Claims of the Case for a Mask Mandate 10/24/2020 American Institute for Economic Research
Randomly controlled trial in Denmark found that wearing masks did not stop Covid spread 11/18/2020 Annals of Internal Medicine
Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers : A Randomized Controlled Trial 11/18/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses 11/20/2020 NIH National Library of Medicine
Blount County Mayor Shares Comparison of Mask and No-Mask Counties in Tennessee 11/24/2020 The Tennessee Star
New Study Shows Mask Mandates Had Zero Effect in Florida or Nationwide, But the Lie Continues 12/21/2020 Town Hall
This Tennessee Data for Masked vs. Unmasked Counties Would Be on Every Front Page, if Results Were Different 12/28/2020 Town Hall
“Reported face mask use . . . [in child athletes] . . . did not have a significant relationship with COVID-19 incidence” 02/18/2021 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Charts showing how masks, if anything, backfired 03/03/2021 Tom Woods
The CDC’s Mask Mandate Study: Debunked 03/04/2021 American Institute for Economic Research
'Some studies indicate that masks and limiting group activities such as indoor dining can help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but less clear is why states with greater government-imposed restrictions have not always fared better than those w/o them' 03/18/2021 The Washington Post
Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards? 04/20/2021 MDPI
CDC admits having no studies showing masks effective at stopping Covid 04/27/2021 CDC
Corona children studies "Co-Ki": First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children 04/28/2021 Research Square
Meta study shows masks aren't effective against Covid 05/01/2021 Swiss Policy Research
Masks Didn't Slow COVID Spread: New Study 05/18/2021 medRxiv
Study finds prolonged mask use may lead to intermittent hypoxia and an increase in hemoglobin mass 05/26/2021 Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Dangerous pathogens found on children’s face masks 06/16/2021 Rational Ground
Dangerous pathogens found on children’s face masks 06/16/2021 Rational Ground
Study: Masking children causes hypercapnia 06/30/2021 JAMA
Forced masking and school shutdowns and even more strict distancing all produced worse outcomes for schools 07/21/2021 National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard
Experimental investigation of indoor aerosol dispersion and accumulation in the context of COVID-19: Effects of masks and ventilation 07/21/2021 AIP Physics of Fluids
Pediatricians: Social Distancing, Mask-Wearing Negatively Affecting Child Development 08/11/2021 KDKA
Study finds masks are impairing early childhood development 08/11/2021 Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
School Mask Mandates Mean Trauma For Millions Of Children, Especially Those From Low-Income Families 08/18/2021 Forbes
Mask mandate and use efficacy for COVID-19 containment in US States 11/01/2021 medRxiv
Evidence for Community Cloth Face Masking to Limit the Spread of SARS‐​CoV‑2: A Critical Review 11/08/2021 CATO Institute
The use of masks and respirators to preventtransmission of influenza: a systematic review of thescientific evidence 12/21/2021 influenza journal
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