Hart “looked at cases on days where mask mandates were in place vs when they were not. We calculated the cases per day adjusted for population.” Hart found that “[w]ith mandates in place states say 10 more cases per 100K population.” That amounts to a 38% increase in COVID-19 cases when masks are mandated over when masks are not mandated.
Why is it that there is an increase in COVID-19 cases when masks are mandated? It is because the masks cause the same symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19.
It is interesting to note that many of the listed clinical criteria for a COVID-19 probable case as defined by the CDC are symptoms that are common for persons who wear masks. For example, one of the listed clinical symptoms for COVID-19 is a headache. Cove, a professional medical blog devoted to migraine and headache relief, reveals:
A 2006 study of 212 healthcare workers required to wear the medical-grade N95 face mask found that 37% said the mask gave them headaches, and 32% of those people had headaches more than six times a month. In a newer study at the National University Hospital in Singapore, 81% of medical personnel who wore the N95 mask for 6 hours a day developed headaches. 23% of participants said their headaches included migraine symptoms like nausea and photophobia.
The headaches caused by wearing a mask are a direct result of the lowered oxygen in the blood (hypoxia) and the raised carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercapnia). As long as people continue to wear masks and display the flu-like symptoms that result from the hypoxia and hypercapnia caused by the masks, those people will be classified as probable COVID-19 cases. Dr. Russell Blaylock explains that:
Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte. This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19.
That means that the very masks that people wear to prevent COVID-19 may cause a myriad of diseases, including influenza and even COVID-19 itself. People who wear masks may be showing up at their doctor’s office with the flu because they wore a mask.
Under the new probable case definition, the very symptoms that would be typical of the flu and caused by the masks would be deemed to be COVID-19. Under the new “probable case” definition from the CDC, a person would be listed as a COVID-19 case if he has a headache (which is a typical side effect of wearing a mask) and also has a fever or muscle aches or a sore throat or difficulty smelling things or difficulty tasting things and was within the last 14 days in close contact with another person who was deemed to be a “probable case” for COVID-19.