Masks are even required when driving your car, alone! There have been car accidents in other countries when mandatory masks were introduced, from people suffering hypoxia (low oxygen) causing poor judgment (from low oxygen to the brain) and blacking out.
Masks are even required when exercising, which is even more stupid, as you need to exhale and inhale faster to get more oxygen, and masks make that more difficult. Again people have collapsed and even died while exercising while wearing masks.
If children are not required to wear a mask, you have to ask why - because they NEED more oxygen, and masks can reduce that. If masks reduce oxygen and can affect children, then surely by the same logic, masks also reduce oxygen in adults?! Maybe not as much in healthy adults, but adults with chronic health issues, lung conditions, heart conditions, mental health conditions, or other reasons, will be more affected by having to wear a mask.
Luckily you can claim a medical exemption for not wearing a mask, if you are stopped and questioned by police. Just say you have a medical exemption. Government websites confirm that you do not need to have or provide proof of this. Police are not doctors and cannot ask you what your medical reason is - that is private information between you and your doctor.
One of the attached pics to the article was taken from the Qld Health website in March 2020, when they were saying that there was "no evidence" of masks being effective outside of a hospital environment to prevent a COVID infection or reduce transmission. They recommended to NOT wear a mask!
Another of the attached pics is a screenshot of another government website, showing that there is very little evidence for wearing of masks to reduce respiratory infections such as COVID! The website can only refer to a HAMSTER study showing a reduced incidence of COVID in hamsters separated by a surgical mask material! But COVID doesn't affect hamsters...
Another much better quality and HUMAN study, the "Danish mask study" conducted in over 3000 people, found that wearing surgical masks specifically for protection against COVID and for reducing transmission to others, that there was no statistical significance of any benefit in wearing such masks. The study also concluded that wearing of surgical masks in addition to other public health measures DID NOT reduce the incidence rate of COVID infections (Bundgaard et al, 2020).
I have written articles in 2020 with full references showing that many published studies of using masks for preventing respiratory infections including COVID, simply do not work. This is because:
1) People wear them incorrectly
2) People wear them for too long, and they become moist, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, causing more respiratory and/or skin infections
3) People keep touching the mask to adjust them, and "infecting" the mask
4) People use the wrong types of mask, or made from useless materials that won't prevent anything, such as from fabric, paper, old socks... etc
I won't repeat the details of the previous article and research on masks, but you can read that here - http://www.rosswalter.com.au/.../do-masks-protect-you-or...
I'm also appalled again (and have been since Feb 2020) that the government "health" departments are still not telling you how you can better reduce your risks of the coronavirus other than washing your hands and wearing a mask... There is a LOT more you can do! And I've continually been saying this and giving advice since Feb 2020!
At least the NHS (National Health Service, the national government health department) in the UK which has a service of offering free vitamin D supplements to those who are at high risk of coronavirus! (NHS, 2021). Testing for and/or making sure your vitamin D levels is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risks, as vitamin D is a massive immune system booster, and low vitamin D is the main cause of all respiratory infections during the colder months (when you don't get outside in the sun, because it's so cold!).
Other things you can do to reduce your risks are to:
1) eat a healthy and real food diet
2) get good quality and quantity sleep
3) reduce your stress exposure or improve how you handle stress, or use stress reduction techniques
4) use supplements and/or herbal medicines to help with the above, or to improve immune system function and for their antiviral actions
5) get outside more for fresh air, exercise, socialising, and sun time! Sadly, the current restrictions and lockdowns prevent you from doing these.
The ONLY reason you "get" an infection is because your immune defences were down. NOT because you weren't wearing a mask, or were in close proximity of someone else, or because the virus is SOOO contagious (it isn't!), or because the government said so... You only get infected when your immune system isn't working well, so do something about that with the above preventions!
Another way to reduce these restrictions and lockdowns is to not get tested, perhaps unless you are actually feeling unwell or your symptoms match that of COVID. Really, what's the point of getting tested when you are healthy and feeling well?! Because of major issues of accuracy with the PCR used for COVID testing, all you are possible going to do is get a false positive result, which the government will use to further tighten restrictions on everyone.
We are all in a massive medical and social experiment, where the people we elect or are supposed to be our health advisors do not have a clue what they are doing, and making decisions which are illogical, dangerous, and unscientific, and making all of our lives worst for it.
Bundgaard, H., Bundgaard, J.S., Raaschou-Pedersen, D.E.T., von Buchwald, C., Todsen, T., Norsk, J.B., Pries-Heje, M.M., Vissing, C.R.,. Nielsen, P.B., Winsløw, U.C., Fogh, K., Hasselbalch, R., Kristensen, J.H., Ringgaard, A., Andersen, M.P., Goecke, M.B., Trebbien, R., Skovgaard, K., Benfield, T., Ullum, H., Torp-Pedersen, C., & Iversen, K. (2020). Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers. Annals of Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.7326/M20-6817
NHS. (2020). Get vitamin D supplements. Retrieved 9th January 2021 from https://www.nhs.uk/.../people.../get-vitamin-d-supplements/