A highly respected medical journal just released a randomized clinical trial showing the effects of carbon dioxide content in inhaled air with or without face maks in healthy children. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), run by Dr. Howard Bauchner and Dr. Phil Fontanarosa, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal that started in 1883 and is viewed as the gold standard.
JAMA surmised that the “evidence” behind governments making children wear masks “is weak,” and the critical issue surrounding the “adverse effects” of the increased exposure to carbon dioxide had yet to be adequately discussed. The study found that 68% of children, in a German survey of 25,930 children, “had problems when wearing nose and mouth coverings.”
“The normal content of carbon dioxide in the open is about 0.04% by volume (i.e., 400 parts per million). A level of 0.2% by volume or 2000 ppm is the limit for closed rooms, according to the German Federal Environmental Office, and everything beyond this level is unacceptable,” JAMA wrote.
The trial claims to have “measured carbon dioxide content in inhaled air with and without two types of nose and mouth coverings,” surgical masks and filtering facepiece.
“A 3-minute continuous measurement was taken for baseline carbon dioxide levels without a face mask. A 9-minute measurement for each type of mask was allowed: 3 minutes for measuring the carbon dioxide content in joint inhaled and exhaled air, 3 minutes for measuring the carbon dioxide content during inhalation, and 3 minutes for measuring the carbon dioxide content during exhalation. The carbon dioxide content of ambient air was always kept well under 0.1% by volume through multiple ventilations.”
The top complaint from the children, ranging from 6-17 years old, was found to be of the effects of “elevated levels of carbon dioxide levels in inhaled air.” JAMA said that “this is because of the dead-space volume of the masks, which collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time.”
The higher levels of concentrated carbon dioxide, which were found to affect younger children to a higher degree, “leads in turn to impairments.”
“We suggest that decision-makers weigh that hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks,” JAMA wrote.
At the beginning of the pandemic former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told Americans, “We are not defenseless against COVID-19.” He told us that “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting.”
“All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities,” Dr. Redfield insisted. The evidence now shows that benefit of wearing a mask was limited while the adverse effects continue to grow.
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