All You Need to Know About Facemasks, But Didn’t Know to Ask

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To help inform your decision making, we compiled the following list of articles, videos, and papers about wearing facemasks.

Last updated – Sept. 12, 2021


  1. A Physician’s Take on New Mask Mandates
  2. Former CDC Director Speaks Out On Masks
  3. Horowitz: New study shows mask-wearing children at risk for ‘unacceptable’ CO2 levels, cautions against the practice
  4. Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging
  5. Are you happy or sad? How wearing face masks can impact children’s ability to read emotions
  6. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Children and masks
  7. A Group of Parents Sent Their Kids’ Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here’s What They Found
  8. Dan Stock’s Presentation to the Mt. Vernon School Board in Indiana Over the Futility of Mask Mandates and Covid-19 Protocols
  9. How wearing a mask at school can impact a child’s development
  10. Do Masks Protect Kids From Covid?
  11. LagoVista,Texas School Board Meeting


  12. This is Dr. Dan Stock addressing the Mt. Vernon School Board in Indiana over the futility of mask mandates and Covid-19 protocols in most schools.


  13. Literal Mask Expert Opens a Can on School Board
    This woman spoke at the Grandville board meeting yesterday and has over 19 years experience in mitigation training and is a Senior Industrial Hygenist that works in Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. She teaches the “experts” on how to effectively use a mask. 


  14. Masks, children and COVID-19 – Published Studies
  15. The Case Against Masks for Children
    It’s abusive to force kids who struggle with them to sacrifice for the sake of unvaccinated adults.
  16. The Scientific Case Against Masks For Children


  17. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health
  18. Nashville School Board Meeting – A Father speaks up
  19. Former Disney star, Leigh- Allyn Baker on mask mandates for children
  20. South Carolin Governor Banks Mask Mandates 
  21. Florida governor blocks school mask mandates, says parents can choose
  22. Arizona governor blocks cash from schools mandating masks
  23. Gov. Lee signs executive order giving parents ability to opt-out of school mask mandates
  24. Tennessee Governor Halsts School Mask Mandates
  25. See Lawsuits below – Suit Challenges Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate for schools

A Doctor's Own Mask Story



  1. Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review | Epidemiology & Infection | Cambridge Core Face Masks Effective – What Studies Show
  2. The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses — Science & Technology —
  3. Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy | River Cities’ Reader
  4. Why Face Masks Don’t Work: A Revealing Review – Oral Health Group
  5. Advice on the use of face masks in the context of Covid 19
  6. Investigation of the Filtration Properties of Medical Masks
  7. COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data | CIDRAP
  8. Rational Ground – Clear Reasoning on National Policy for COVID-19 » Mask charts
  9. Do facemasks protect against COVID‐19?
  10. Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers,
    A Randomized Controlled Trial
  11. Masking lack of evidence with politics
  12. COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data
  13. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers
  14. Just Wear a Mask or You’ll Kill Grandma v2
  15. Conclusion Regarding Masks: They Do Not Work by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Do, Aobnmm, Abihm
  16. The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence
  17. Optical microscopic study of surface morphology and filtering efficiency of face masks
  18. The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction
  19. Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial


  1. Study: Long-Term Mask Use May Contribute To Advanced Stage Lung Cancer
  2. Proof That Face Masks Do More Harm Than Good
  3. Face Masks Causing “Decaying Teeth, Receding Gum Lines and Seriously Sour Breath” Reports NY Dentists – Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
  4. German neurologist Margareta Griesz Brisson: MASKS ARE DANGEROUS!!!
  5. 7 Long-Term Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks | Faculty of Medicine
  6. Covid-19: important potential side effects of wearing face masks that we should bear in mind | The BMJ
  7. Cloth masks – dangerous to your health? | School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  8. OSHA experts discuss fit testing for wearing masks in the workplace
  9. Dr Lee Merritt speaking on Masks, Lockdowns – YouTube
  10. Are Face Masks Safe to Wear?
  11. Headaches Associated With Personal Protective Equipment – A Cross-Sectional Study Among Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID-19
  12. Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?
  13. Carbon Dioxide from Masks – download pdf here
  14. Review of scientific reports of harms caused by face masks, up to February 2021 – download pdf here
  15. Israeli Researchers Evaluate How Masks Disrupt Facial Perception in New Study

Health Agencies

  1. Should you wear a face mask? WHO officials weigh in at today’s COVID-19 briefing
  2. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19
  3. Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures – Volume 26, Number 5—May 2020 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC
  4. CDC – Community and Close Contact Exposure – page 4
  5. Statements You Might Be Surprised To Find In A CDC Mask Study
  6. Masks off? Or masks on? A history of the CDC’s consistently inconsistent advice on face coverings


  1. Disposable surgical face masks: a systematic review – PubMed
  2. Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings
  3. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence
  4. Use of Surgical Masks in the Operating Room: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines |
  5. Does evidence based medicine support the effectiveness of surgical facemasks in preventing postoperative wound infections in elective surgery?
  6. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery
  7. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence – ScienceDirect
    Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic
  8. Surgical masks as source of bacterial contamination during operative procedures – ScienceDirect
  9. Unmasking the surgeons: the evidence base behind the use of facemasks in surgery
  10. Effects of wearing N95 and surgical facemasks on heart rate, thermal stress and subjective sensations
  11. Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  12. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery


  1. Missouri Attorney General files another suit against mask mandates after winning his suit against St. Louis.—final.pdf?sfvrsn=7ecf0e57_2
  2. Mask lawsuit
  3. Medical Journal Warns About Masks’ Potentially Devastating Consequences
  4. Suit Challenges Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate for schools


  1. Do We Need Mask Mandates? CITY J. (Mar. 22, 2021),
  2. Still No Conclusive Evidence Justifying Mandatory Masks | River Cities’ Reader
  3. Mask Fanatics Have Officially Abandoned Science to Control Your Life | Frontpagemag

Religious Perspective

  1. Is It Halachic to Wear a Mask?
  2. Mask Policy in Judaic Thought: An Urgent Rabbinic Statement
  3. No Authentic Halachic Source for Masks
  4. Show Me Your Face



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