” Face masks do not work and may harm others when worn around them. That is what the best research indicated then and continues to indicate at this period in time. A problem remains, though. The narrative is still standing. It is still presumed and generally accepted that face masks are neutral to the wearer.

Rather than being based in a search for truth and instead being based in a desire to keep people masked, the narrative accordingly shifted to Well, face masks make others feel comfortable, so if they dont harm you, why not wear them?

That narrative too is inaccurate. Face masks are not merely neutral to you when you wear them. Face masks are unquestionably harmful to the wearer and those around the wearer. Face masks are not safe and effective. Face masks are unsafe and ineffective. Below is a non-exhaustive and lengthy list of ways that a face mask is known to harm the wearer.”