Here’s a real eye-opener and stomach-emptier for those brainwashed into think there’s no cost/downside to mask mandates.
A group of parents in Gainesville, Florida, questioning the common belief that wearing masks might help somewhat at zero risk and little cost, sent some of their kids’ masks to the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center for analysis. The masks had been worn by the children for one day, an average of between 5 and 6 hours. Also sent along as controls were a T-shirt one of the kids wore at school and some unworn masks. The controls’ results showed them as pretty clean: no pathogens.
The masks, however, were crawling with nasty things: pathogens that cause (are you sitting down?)
• Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)
• Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)
• Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)
• Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)
• Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs— resistant to antibiotics)
• Escherichia coli (food poisoning)
• Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)
• Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
• Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)
• Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)
• Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)
Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.
So when somebody tries make your kids mask up at school, you can tell them to go suck on a used school mask.