The green states in the above map never had a mask mandate. The red states were the first to implement mask mandates, the orange states have mask mandates (except Wyoming, Texas and Alabama which have recently ended their mask mandate).
Here is the data on the states with mask mandates and states that never had a mask mandate:
States with a mask mandate: 13.0 deaths per 10,000 population.
States with no mask mandate: 12.6 deaths per 10,000 population.
The data is at the CDC Website.
So much for mask mandates “slowing the spread.”
Masks do not protect anyone from Covid, but are masks harmful? They’re noxious and Yes, they can be harmful to anyone wearing them daily for the time mask mandates are in place.
Rebreathing exhaled air can, over time, lower one’s blood-oxygen level. If this occurs the mask wearer will likely become more susceptible not only to Covid but to diseases of many types. In other words one’s immunity is weakened if one’s blood-oxygen level falls below normal. Rebreathing exhaled air results in extra intake of C02.
At any rate, we know from the CDC Data that over time masks are as useless as Joe Biden. Mask Madness is reminiscent of Charles Mackay’s 1841 book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Hysteria and panic seem to be part of human nature which doesn’t change over time. The current madness of mask wearing proves it. I’d be willing to wager that mask wearing, by women at least, might continue long after we’ve gone past herd immunity and the pandemic is over completely. In the meantime, forcing healthy people to wear masks is tyrannical because it is not supported by the science. There is no justification for it and it should be ended right now.
Saul Alinsky, the grandfather of the modern Democratic Party, said it best in his book Rules for Radicals:
if there is a real crisis, try to make it worse, and if there isn’t a real crisis, make one up because it’s only during a crisis that you can transfer individual liberty to the government. As Democrats say, at least among each other, “you never want to let a crisis go to waste.” Most people develop their opinions based upon emotion, not logic. Fear is the most important of the many emotions when trying to control people — that’s why we have masks and lockdowns.
Here’s more on masks that I highly recommend: Masks Do Not Save Lives by Spike Hampson.
Here’s more yet: Covid-19 Hysteria and Panic by Bruce Hendry.