state sponsored American CHild abuse continues::: Only seven of the 500 largest school districts (1.4%) are requiring masks as of Aug. 5, according to Burbio’s school mask policy tracker, compared to 369 (73.8%) in October 2021. Mask-optional districts didn’t become a majority until March.

Twitter does not appear to be treating skepticism of masks with any more tolerance, however. It imposed a 12-hour lockout Friday of cognitive theoretical scientist Mark Changizi, already a plaintiff in a censorship lawsuit against Twitter, for calling masks “one part of the suite of useless, draconian, civil rights violating and harmful interventions.”

Fogen theorized that “deep re-inhalation of hypercondensed droplets or pure virions caught in facemasks as droplets can worsen prognosis and might be linked to long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.”

February study in the journal Medicine by German researcher Zacharias Fogen compared Kansas counties with and without mask mandates Aug. 1-Oct. 15, 2020. He found the former had “significantly higher case fatality rates,” falling slightly when adjusting for non-infected people in each group, and attributed 95% of the effect “solely” to COVID.

A study last month in the Nature journal Scientific Reports quantified and identified bacteria and fungi attached to the masks of 109 volunteers, finding more bacteria on the “face-side” and “significantly increased” fungi on masks worn longer. The microbiologists from Japan’s Kindai University found “several pathogenic microbes,” warning immunocompromised people to “avoid repeated use of masks.”