So a group of concerned parents in Florida recently sent six masks to the University of Florida's Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center for analysis, and (caps mine for emphasis) “The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with BACTERIA, PARASITES, AND FUNGI, including three with DANGEROUS PATHOGENIC and PNEUMONIA-CAUSING BACTERIA. NO VIRUSES were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.”
Wow, that sounds like fun. Seems like those masks which, according to the CDC (March of 2021), did essentially nothing to slow the spread of the evil coronavirus, were as bad for you (and your kids) as, well, the CDC said they were back in May of 2020. If you’ve been paying attention to my rants at all, you will know that way back in May of last year the CDC published a paper reviewing all of the LEGITIMATE SCIENCE AND DATA on planet earth regarding mask efficacy in reducing the spread of respiratory virus, and not only found NO EVIDENCE to support the use of masks but also reported “Cloth masks resulted in SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RATES of infection than medical masks, and also performed WORSE than the control arm…as a precautionary measure, cloth masks SHOULD NOT BE RECOMMENDED…” Oops.
Anyway, back to this story. “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.”
“THE TESTED MASKS WERE NEW OR HAD BEEN FRESHLY WASHED. They were worn by children ages 6-11 attending in-person school, while one was worn by an adult. Unworn masks and a T-shirt worn by one of the children were used as controls. No pathogens were found on the control," So these results were found after just one day (5-8 hours) of use. How often did you (or if for reasons unknown you’re still using a mask, do you now) wash or replace your mask or your child’s mask?
Two last interesting things about this story. One: “NO VIRUSES WERE DETECTED on these masks.” Wait, isn’t that exactly why we were told we and our kids MUST wear masks, to protect you from me and me from you and us from them and they from we from spreading a virus? Note, they didn’t find “no coronavirus”, they found no viruses at all. How could that be? Could it be viruses are too small to be mitigated by the mighty mask? Nah…that’s just crazy talk. Two: This story apparently got no air or print time at all by any mainstream media source. I wonder why.