Even more proof: Masks don’t work

This tweet by former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams caught my eye:

First of all Adams shouldn’t be opining on masks as there is no evidentiary support for his conclusion. I plan to challenge him to defend his statement, but I doubt he will accept because I’m guessing that he believes that it is best to silence your opposition rather than engage them in a conversation. Why do I think that? Because he did not speak out when the current Surgeon General Vivek Murthy announced the “Disinformation Dozen” list. The right thing to have done is use that list to debate them, not use the list to silence them.

Real scientists never try to censor their opposition.

Real scientists are not attached to their beliefs.

Real scientists are not afraid of being challenged.

The peer-reviewed scientific literature points out the possibility of considerable harm of masks via the Foegen effect.

The Foegen paper pointed out two key things:

  • In Kansas, counties with mask mandate had significantly higher case fatality rates than counties without mask mandate, with a risk ratio of 1.85 (95% confidence interval [95% CI]: 1.51-2.10) for COVID-19-related deaths

  • These 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. The cause of this trend is explained herein using the “Foegen effect” theory; that is, deep re-inhalation of hyper condensed droplets or pure virions caught in facemasks as droplets can worsen prognosis and might be linked to long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. While the “Foegen effect” is proven in vivo in an animal model, further research is needed to fully understand it.

It shows that on 100% of the samples they tested, there was someone infected with COVID on every single flight. This shouldn’t be a shocker at all. With hundreds of people on a typical plane, it’s virtually guaranteed that at least one person on every plane (who went #2 on in the lavatory of the plane) has COVID.

When the federal ban on masks was lifted on April 18, 2022, look what happened to deaths: NOTHING. Did you ever see the CDC point this out??

Boy, I wish they did… Can you imagine? “Look American public… see what happened when you didn’t follow our advice? Nothing!”

After everyone no longer had to wear masks on April 18, look what happened to COVID deaths: NOTHING!!!! It didn’t move. Exactly as I expected.

Megan Mansell wrote to me on November 1, 2022 the following explanation as to why masks increase your chance of being infected (i.e., the exact opposite of what the CDC says):

I wanted to chime in with a breakdown that you may find helpful, that I think folks like Pierre Kory overlook (but would not in the same flippant manner if this were a different hazardous aerosol where we weren’t calculating a 99.8% survivability rate into our exposure). 

N95s are rated at 95% capture rate but solely of particulates greater than .3 microns. With COVID’s minimum viable particle size range being at .06-.14 microns, and application of concepts such as the Foegen Effect, which is nebulization of bound particulate plosive force generating events (coughs, sneezes), varying respiratory pressure, and a consideration of the applied pressure on a droplet against a membrane resulting in aerosolization of droplets, I posit exacerbation of spread with a contagious individual wearing these apparatuses. See also my section on focused plumes in the linked mini-book below that gets extensively into N95 failure to mitigate.

With a respiratory rate at 16-20 breaths per minute, a simple calculation based on minimum infective dose of 1000 virions for transmission and 100,000 virion output per minute, with 90%+ of respiratory emissions being <.3 micron aerosols, it can easily be seen why even with an assumed perfect 95% capture rate (that even manufacturers do not assert), minimum infective dose threshold is still easily reached for this hazard that remains aloft for hours in enclosed spaces, which is why they are non-mitigating.

An hour of output at 100,000 virions per minute is 6 million virions, still minimum infective dose enough for 300 individuals if hypothetical 95% perfect capture rate is achieved, minimum infective dose enough for 2,400 individuals in an 8 hour day at a perfect capture rate of 95% – this is just for the 5% never blocked/captured. You can easily see why these proved worthless while in close proximity settings like next to a contagious individual breathing a focused side plume in your face for the duration of your flight.  

Pages 26-37 of my mini-book gets into this more in-depth than I have described above. Here is a link to that, with extensive references at the end for my figures. 

Let me know if I can help further.

Megan Mansell

Not yet convinced? You can listen to this podcast where Daniel Horowitz interviews Megan who explains why masks make things worse.

I read Megan’s minibook. If you weren’t convinced on how absolutely absurd the CDC guidelines were, you will be after you read this book.

The pop quiz at the end is great. Don’t worry, there is an answer key after the quiz so you can see how you do. Question #10 is great because it shows you how well the policies work in the real world (spoiler alert: zero).

The bottom line is masks likely make things work (a large study in Finland points this out where kids wearing masks were at a disadvantage; see Masking Kids 10-12: A New Natural Experiment From Finland. Did it work?).

Medical Masks Versus N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers shows that surgical masks were an average of 14% better than N95 in terms of protection, but the error bars were wide enough that there was no statistically significant difference between the masks.

And we know surgical masks are a joke. So this study showed N95’s protected just as well as that.

Stephen Petty letter

My main masks article

‘It just doesn’t work.’ The world’s best restaurant is shutting down as its owner calls the modern fine dining model ‘unsustainable’

Yahoo Finance | Jan. 9, 2023

Even fine dining’s highest-profile restaurateurs admit that their industry’s business model is broken and needs an injection of creativity.

Hit hard by the pandemic, restaurants have had to re-create themselves over the past few years by accepting takeout orders and reinventing their menus. But the pandemic and ongoing staffing shortages have also revealed that the fine dining business is fragile and may not survive in the post-pandemic age.

One high-profile restaurant that is gambling on reinvention is Copenhagen’s Noma, considered to be among the world’s best. The restaurant announced on Monday that it will close its doors to regular service in 2024, but the closure will not be the end of Noma’s brand.


Grocery Stores In New York City Are Considering Locking Up Food Because Theft Has Become So Rampant

Economic Collapse | Jan. 11, 2023

Food has become a prime target for thieves, and that should deeply alarm all of us.  Once upon a time, shoplifting was a minor nuisance for most retailers in the United States.  But today the game has completely changed.  Highly organized gangs of thieves are systematically looting stores all over the country, and this is costing retailers billions upon billions of dollars.  Authorities call it “organized retail crime”, but I call it complete and utter lawlessness.  When you have large groups of people storming retail stores all over the nation on a regular basis, that is a major crisis.

Originally, a lot of these gangs were primarily targeting goods that could be resold on the Internet very easily.  But now a lot of grocery stores are being targeted, and food is being stolen on a scale that we have never seen before.


Immune Tolerance: IgG4 Class Switch Starts with Even Two Doses of mRNA Vaccines

Three weeks ago, I reported on mRNA vaccines causing immune tolerance.

That previous post, which went viral and brought me 1,008 new subscribers, was based on a study that reported levels of IgG4 (causing deadly immune tolerance to Sars-Cov-2) rising after a booster dose of mRNA vaccines and especially after breakthrough infections.

Unfortunately, another piece of bad news came out yesterday. A study analyzing antibody classes in vaccinated people was just published. It has many findings and is worth several separate posts.

The main finding and the bad news is that mRNA vaccines induce immune tolerance, evidenced by IgG4 antibodies, even after two doses (initial “fully vaccinated” series).

This is one chart from it, to be looked at again later, with my annotations in RED:

It shows that for previously uninfected people, as time passes after mRNA vaccinations (purple for Moderna and blue for Pfizer):

Interestingly, the same problem does not appear after inoculation with AstraZeneca, which is viral-vector based and has no mRNA.

You can see in the picture above that the AstraZeneca line (yellow) stays on the bottom. Thus, the problem of immune tolerance and rising IgG4 only applies to mRNA vaccines. That’s good news for people who had their adenovirus vector vaccination only.

Another good news is that for people who had previous Covid-19 infection (before vaccination), IgG4 also does NOT rise, even after mRNA injections:

So, the kinds of people most affected by IgG4 are infection-naive persons who got mRNA vaccinated before having their Covid-19 infection.

Take another look at the same charts. I picked a couple and highlighted (in orange) how wildly spread are the antibody counts. Look at the surprised face:

Is that wild variation because of the different lots of mRNA vaccines? Is that because of individual differences? Could accidental injections into small blood vessels play a role? I have no idea, but someone needs to look into this.

The wild spread of antibody counts means some individuals did not develop immune tolerance despite receiving mRNA shots!

So if you, dear reader, or your loved ones had mRNA vaccines, do not despair — you may be one of those lucky people whose IgG4 count is low, and thus you would NOT be affected by immune tolerance. Such people exist — see the chart above.

How would such a vaccinated person know if they are, or are not, immune-tolerant to Sars-Cov-2 without expensive lab tests?

My answer is SPECULATIVE, but if your breakthrough infection involved a lot of fever, bone aches, and other signs of a vigorous immune reaction, you may be lucky and have low IgG4 levels. Do not take this suggestion with any degree of certainty!

The study I am discussing is excellent and gives an in-depth dive into what sorts of “antibodies” people develop. The study offers multiple interesting findings; the one I am reporting is only one of many.

One aspect I always lamented about our “Covid response” is that the science is not interested in comprehensive research on people’s immune reactions, the differences between natural and vaccinated immunity, and so on.

This Buhre et al. study finally provides an in-depth look and detailed answers to the questions we were all asking.

There is enough material for many interested substack authors to analyze and report on.

What do you think explains a huge variation in immune responses? Any idea?


Russian paramilitary 'Wagner Group' said to have captured Ukrainian salt mines as experts predict war will escalate

Image: Russian paramilitary ‘Wagner Group’ said to have captured Ukrainian salt mines as experts predict war will escalate

(Natural News) Russian forces in Ukraine have suffered a string of defeats in recent weeks, but a noted paramilitary force that operates with the permission of Moscow, the Wagner Group claims to have captured a key objective in the Ukrainian town of Soledar in the eastern region of Donetsk.

According to reports, the head of the organization, Yevgeny Prigozhin, admitted in social media comments on Tuesday and Wednesday that fighting continues in the region. But, he claimed, “Units of the Wagner private military company have taken the entire territory of Soledar under their control,” and Ukrainian forces are now surrounded.

“The city center has been surrounded, and urban warfare is underway. The number of captives will be announced tomorrow,” Prigozhin noted. “No units other than Wagner PMC fighters were involved in the storming of Soledar.”

The Amsterdam-based Moscow Times and Agence France Presse emphasized: “If confirmed, the capture of Soledar would mark Russia’s biggest success in its war on Ukraine following months of retreats elsewhere.”

But that said, Prigozhin’s emphasis that it was “only Wagner” forces that captured the region and no regular forces managed any success in Soledar has led to consternation and anger among the Russian military chain of command.

In its daily briefing, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) acknowledged that the majority of the town, or what’s left of it, is under the control of Russia.

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In the last four days, Russian and Wagner forces have made tactical advances into the small Donbas town of Soledar and are likely in control of most of the settlement.

— Ministry of Defence ?? (@DefenceHQ) January 10, 2023

“In the last four days, Russian and Wagner forces have made tactical advances into the small Donbas town of Soledar and are likely in control of most of the settlement,” the MoD said in a Twitter thread. “Soledar is 10km north of Bakhmut, the capture of which likely continues to be Russia’s main immediate operational objective.

“Russia’s Soledar axis is highly likely an effort to envelop Bakhmut from the north, and to disrupt Ukrainian lines of communication,” the assessment from the MoD continued. “Part of the fighting has focused on entrances to the 200km-long disused salt mine tunnels which run underneath the district. Both sides are likely concerned that they could be used for infiltration behind their lines.


“Despite the increased pressure on Bakhmut, Russia is unlikely to envelop the town imminently because Ukrainian forces maintain stable defensive lines in depth and control over supply routes,” the thread concluded.

Reuters noted further:

Soledar is also home to cavernous salt mines that are owned by state-owned enterprise Artemsil, which completely dominated the Ukrainian market until it halted production a few months after Russia invaded. The enterprise has produced more than 280 million tonnes of salt since it was founded in the late 19th century. The mines go down to a depth of 200-300 metres and have tunnels with a combined length of 300 km (186 miles), according a local tourist website.

The enterprise was once considered one of the largest in Eastern Europe and exported salt to 20 countries. A hot air balloon was once flown inside one of the mines to demonstrate their depth.

Russia is continuing to have difficulty pacifying even a small part of Ukraine, but a change in leadership made this week by President Vladimir Putin may indicate he is preparing to escalate the conflict.

According to Business Insider, “Russia’s Ministry of Defense on Wednesday announced that Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the longtime chief of the general staff of Russia’s armed forces, was appointed the overall head of war in Ukraine after his high-profile predecessor, who was supposed to turn the tide, lasted just three months.”

It could be said that Gerasimov’s appointment wasn’t the smartest thing to do, either, considering how long he’s been in charge of all of Russia’s armed forces and how poorly they have performed in Ukraine. Time will tell.

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Vaccine damage from spike protein jabs is inducing wave of health carnage across the globe

Image: Vaccine damage from spike protein jabs is inducing wave of health carnage across the globe

(Natural News) “Some people are not fine!” says a Covid-vaccine-damage victim emphatically in the new movie “Anecdotals” about people who are now suffering paralysis in different parts of their body from the Wuhan virus clot shots. These severely damaged vaccine-violence victims are assuring their audience that this is not political, and that they just want everyone who’s injured by these dirty jabs to get the treatment and help they deserve, including themselves.

Vaccine-violence victims are suffering from paralysis of their face, their legs, and some their senses, including going blind. This is happening to perfectly healthy people just days or weeks after getting mRNA gene-mutation, vascular-clotting, prion-creating injections.

These vaccine-injured people are testifying that their government lied to them and said the Covid injections were “safe” and “effective,” but they’re really experimental, dangerous, and ineffective. Parents have lost their children to these medical exploits. It’s quite the shame and they’re having trouble even telling the world about it without breaking down into tears and dismay on camera.

Dementia-ridden Resident Biden promised the world that… “the vaccines are safe, I promise you, they are safe and effective”

The fake President, the regulatory agency heads at the FDA and CDC, and the pharma-bought scientists at the World Health Organization all lied and repeated the same old false mantra they’ve been saying about every vaccine ever created; that they’re “safe and effective.” Well, saying that 100 or 1,000 times doesn’t make it so, just follow the science and the testimonials of thousands of vaccine-injury victims, and you realize how dangerous these Covid jabs really are. No wonder they offer them for free, even though it’s really tax-payer funded when it all comes out in the wash.


Covid-jab-victims are suffering intolerable nerve pain from the shots. As their vascular system, central nervous system, cleansing organs, heart and brain are all clogged up with toxic, virus-mimicking protein prions, critical systems are malfunctioning, breaking down, and failing. That’s why Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) is so common now. It’s the new name for vaccine damage and vaccine-induced sudden death. Mass media and the medical industrial complex calls it “unexplainable.”

The data is anecdotal, based on thousands of personal accounts, including cases documented by physicians, cardiologists, immunologists, and even coroners and embalmers. Vaccine violence victims and their parents are testifying to the damage in front of committees, agencies, medical boards, researchers, regulatory heads, and more, to try to get the message out there that the medical industry is completely IGNORING these folks who are suffering immensely from the faulty, dangerous, dirty jabs.

Vaccine violence is real and the vaccine holocaust is happening now

Vaccine damage data is blaringly obvious, showing disturbing trends about this tsunami of critical injuries happening after mRNA vaccination, and much of it is reported to VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (and similar reporting systems in countries around the world). Yet, these reports really only reflect about 10% to 20% at best of the REAL numbers of vaccine-violence victims and their plights.

We must all spread the word and make sure these folks are heard and get the treatment they deserve, while protecting others from incurring the same. Let’s help put a stop to this ridiculous claim that the Covid jabs are “safe and effective.” Anyone claiming that now should be tried in court for pushing harmful propaganda with malicious intent. This is not a political issue, but rather a worldwide medical tragedy of epic proportions. Take a stance and help these people. Watch this:

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