The subject of the wearing of masks to stop the spread of the virus causes much division and confusion. When the outbreak first started we were told that masks were of little benefit then six months later they were made mandatory!
At first thought it may seem logical that masks would help, if you cough or sneeze water droplets or bacteria would be stopped by the mask. However if you look at the science, virus particles are so small that they can only be viewed using an electron microscope, they would shoot straight through a cloth or surgical mask like a fly through chicken wire, granted some particles may well be restricted but not enough to make any significant difference.
There is evidence to suggest that mask wearing is more of a health threat than a help. The warm humid environment is a breeding ground for bacteria, the body gets a reduced oxygen supply, carbon dioxide and impurities are being breathed back in, causing headaches and hypoxia. It can also be physically uncomfortable and psychologically stressful for the wearer and especially for those with mental health difficulties, those who are deaf and hard of hearing and depend on lipreading to communicate. The psychological and physical effects of mask wearing on children is unknown and of grave concern.
Even on the box of many surgical masks it clearly states that this product is not a respirator and will NOT provide ANY protection against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or other viruses or contaminants.
Here is a link to an article by Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about facemasks and their effects on our brains: