For decades, dozens of scientific papers have suggested that masks are ineffective at preventing disease transmission[1]. Both the WHO and Dr. Fauci (Spokesman for the Coronavirus task force in the USA) corroborated that claim as recently as March, 2020[2]. In that same month, there was a sudden flip. We were told that masks would now protect us from Covid-19, despite claims to the contrary from the mask manufacturers[3]. By September, 2020, the head of the CDC claimed in testimony before a US Senate subcommittee, that masks were more effective at preventing Covid-19 than vaccines.[4]

Despite the now “conventional wisdom” that masks prevent the spread of viruses, there are in fact numerous studies that show they don’t [5]. Interestingly, research also shows that when surgeons wear masks during surgery, it has no effect on whether the patient develops a subsequent infection[6]. CDC data reveals that those who wear masks get infected with Covid-19 at the same rate as those who don’t [7] Indeed, 85% of those infected with Covid-19 wore masks some or all of the time before their infection[8]. The countless jurisdictions, including Israel, that mandated masks, actually saw an increase of infections during the mandate.[9]

Even if masks were effective, one must also consider the negative effects of continuous mask wearing, such as; decrease in the levels of oxygen intake[10] [11] [12] [13], headaches[14],  reduced immunity[15], increased germ load[16] and skin reactions[17]. Recently, the first and only randomized, controlled study of mass masking during Covid, concluded that wearing a mask had no significant effect on whether they contracted the virus.[18]


[1]35 studies showing mask ineffectiveness



[5]“This article will show that masks not only fail to protect, but also cause damage” &

Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97% and medical masks 44%”

[6]“On the contrary, a 50% decrease has been reported after omitting face masks”

[7]“masks and face coverings are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, even for those people who consistently wear them”

[8]CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks”


[10]N95 masks are estimated to reduce oxygen intake by anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent. That’s significant, even for a healthy person”

[11]“SpO2 decrease after the first hour.”

[12]“Ventilation, cardiopulmonary exercise capacity and comfort are reduced by surgical masks”

[13]“ Wearing a surgical mask modifies significantly and clinically dyspnea”

[14] “81% of them developed headaches when wearing a face mask” Source 18

[15]“This in turn reduces the immune response, negatively affects the function of the epithelial cells”

   “Wearing a face mask can increase your risk of infection” Source 19 & 20

[16]“even masks that were never worn showed a considerable germ spectrum, since they were not sterilely packaged” Source 23 & 24

[17]The incidence of adverse skin reactions to the N95 mask was 95.1%”

[18]“mask-wearing ‘not statistically significant’”

David Heller 9.12.2020 The Emperor's New Clothes