I'm the type of person that makes decisions based on factual information. I would hope that most of us are.
I understand some people want to wear masks as some places and states are calling for doing so and I understand people wanting to play it safe. I'm not knocking anyone for that.
But there are things to consider. Dr. Fauci, the Surgeon General, the WHO, the CDC, practically everyone said DO NOT WEAR MASKS for the longest time. Now all of a sudden we're supposed to wear masks? Is it safer? If so, then why were they telling us not to wear them? If it's not safer, then why tell us to wear them?
Finally, we have a doctor who is willing to speak up about face masks actually being harmful to healthy people.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD reports that wearing masks may actually harm you
"As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, “ None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”1 Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Any recommendations, therefore, have to be based on studies of influenza virus transmission. And, as you have seen, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission.
It is also instructive to know that until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected, that is, until recently. Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask, not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.
Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications."