Masks, Face Coverings

“The science against and in support of wearing masks accumulates daily. On the one side, proponents argue that masks save lives and stop the spread of the virus. The other side contends that wearing masks is complicated and suggests masks are ineffective and may even be harmful.

Recently, yet another angle has emerged asserting that regardless of whether masks work or not, government shouldn’t mandate that people must wear them, especially by children where the risks of contracting, spreading and exhibiting symptoms from COVID-19 are very low.”

Government trained OSHA mask experts Tammy Clark & Kristen Meghan tell us the truth in this great interview

Dr. Lee Meritt, MD surgeon gives a wonderful presentation during the America’s Frontline Doctor’s summit in October 2020 showing the truth about masks.

Common Misconceptions

  • Masks don’t substantively decrease oxygen or increase carbon dioxide levels around breathing orifices. FALSE.
    Masks tested using OSHA-approved Carbon-Dioxide meter – shows that masks, face coverings, and face shields are dangerous and violates OSHA safety levels:
  • Bandanas are less restrictive. FALSE
    Typically, people think that a bandana worn over the face would cause less oxygen and carbon dioxide fluctuations, than say, an N-95 or surgical mask, but that is not the case. Bandanas cause just as much fluctuation, if not more.
  • Face shields are safe. FALSE
    It is also typically though that face shields don’t cause fluctuations at all, but again, this is not the case. Face shields cause increase in carbon dioxide next to the breathing orifices that, levels which are associated with complaints of drowsiness and poor air.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), under US Department of Labor regulates safety and health in the workplace. OSHA provides information about the various levels of CO2 and the associated health complaints (

Carbon dioxide levels and potential health problems are indicated below

  • 250-350 ppm: background (normal) outdoor air level
  • 350-1,000 ppm: typical level found in occupied spaces with good air exchange
  • 1,000-2,000 ppm: level associated with complaints of drowsiness and poor air
  • 2,000-5,000 ppm: level associated with headaches, sleepiness, and stagnant, stale, stuffy air; poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea may also be present.
  • >5,000 ppm: This indicates unusual air conditions where high levels of other gases also could be present. Toxicity or oxygen deprivation could occur. This is the permissible exposure limit for daily workplace exposures.
  • >40,000 ppm: This level is immediately harmful due to oxygen deprivation.

The outdoor concentration of carbon dioxide can vary from 250-400 parts per million (ppm) or higher in areas with vehicle high traffic or industrial activity. The indoor carbon dioxide level depends upon the number of people present, how long an area has been occupied, the amount of outdoor fresh air entering the area, and other factors. Carbon dioxide concentrations indoors can vary from several hundred parts per million to over 1,000 ppm in areas with many people present for an extended period and where fresh air ventilation is limited. Outdoor “fresh” air ventilation is important because it can dilute carbon dioxide in the indoor environment.

The amount of fresh air that should be supplied to a room depends on the type of facility and room. Ventilation should keep carbon dioxide concentrations below 1,000 ppm and create indoor air quality conditions that are acceptable to most individuals.”

OSHA statements regarding face coverings & surgical masks:

  • Are not considered personal protective equipment (PPE).”
  • Will not protect the wearer against airborne transmissible infectious agents due to loose fit and lack of seal or inadequate filtration.”


Is wearing a mask against some religious beliefs?

Freedom of religion protected by law. The bible mentions breath and what it means, and how our spirit and the spirit of God is breath, and what makes us alive, rather than dead. We inhale with inspiration, and exhale our last breath when we die (expiration).

  • God created me in His image and I am not to obstruct the breath of life.
  • When God breathed into man, man became a living soul. The breath is a sacred connection to the creator. When you breathe in, you breath in life, and when you breathe out, you cast away your cares. The bible says “cast your cares on me” (God).
  • The Bible says we should stand before God with our faces unveiled so that we can increase our glory in him. – Second Corinthians 3:18
  • Psalm 33:6 “By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made. He breathed the word and all the stars were born.” So, God breathed things into being.
  • Psalm 22, David wrote that God inhabits the praises of his people, such as singing.
  • Special notes on singing. In California, there was a time last year when people, even attending outdoor church were supposed to put on a mask, and not sing or even speak loudly.
    • Second Chronicles 20, Jehoshaphat sends a choir ahead of his army, and the three armies coming against them turned and destroyed each other.
    • Acts 16, Paul and silas were shackeld in prison. They started singing and an earthquake shook the foundation of the prison, door were opened, and the bindings were broken.
  • Covering your face can a sign of submission in the Muslim religion. 

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