The Question We’re All Masking

By Emma Hughes

It’s late – the first night of Victoria’s fifth lockdown and the reintroduction of mask mandates. I’ve braved the walk from my car to Coles without my mask, in silent (and slightly terrified) defiance, but start to loop the ties around each ear as I approach the sliding doors. 

‘I suppose I’d better put this on,’ I sigh in resignation. 

‘I’m not!’ A man responds from behind me and I look around to see a tanned face smiling from ear to ear. ‘It’s all bullshit anyway, all of this. Masks don’t stop anything.’ 

I feel an instant sense of euphoria. It’s the thing we aren’t meant to say out loud. Stuffing the black fabric back down into the depths of my bag, I agree and we launch into a conversation about studies and protests and government-suppressed truths. There’s a newfound sense of lightness as I stroll the aisles, breathing deeply, shoulders back. I’m not alone in this. I’m not going crazy after all. 

Masking provokes heated debates, but there’s little reason for the furore. Study after study has shown that masking provides little protection against the spread of the tiny aerosol particles that make up SARS-CoV-2. Even Mr Science himself, Dr Anthony Fauci, admitted this fact in his private emails, before changing his tune for the cameras. The fact is, you would be just as ‘protected’ in trying to use a fishnet stocking as a form of contraception or trying to carry water with a sieve, as placing a mask over your face and thinking you are stopping the spread. 

Don’t believe me? Just check out the fine print on the box that your disposable mask came in. 

Yes, there is a caveat for N95 respirators that frontline workers wear. But even these have a margin of error, and that’s after they are carefully fitted to the specific wearer to ensure that there is a complete vacuum seal. 

Masking is useless. It isn’t popular to say so, perhaps because we want to believe that we are doing ‘something’ to fight against the invisible threat that has had us locked in our homes for more than 200 days over the past year. And, perhaps because our health-overlords tell us over and over to just shut up and do it. 

The fear of being arrested or fined is enough for most people to fall into line, despite many privately acknowledging that the requirement is ridiculous. Walking through the suburban supermarket aisles you will be more likely to see it worn as a ‘beard’ or below one’s nose as a slight act of defiance (or perhaps just being sick of breathing in recycled air). 

In fact, not only are masks not effective in stopping the spread or protecting anyone, they are actually dangerous for our health. Study after study has revealed the ill-effects that we are bringing on ourselves, from psychological damage, to the toxic build up of carbon dioxide, the increased chance of respiratory illnesses, staph infections and the inhalation of unwanted particulate matter. This doesn’t even begin to quantify the damage that masks are having on children, who have a less than two in a million risk of dying from Covid-19, but are being forced to hide their faces to ‘make us feel safe’. 

So why do we do it? Why do we push down the logic and questions and dutifully comply? Part of it is social contagion. The fear of standing out from the crowd and being seen as different. If everyone else is doing it, we do it too. But if the evidence doesn’t back up mask-wearing and we follow along anyway – what does that say about who we are? 

I’m not a rebellious person by nature. I like to blend in with the crowd and I certainly don’t fancy getting arrested. But something about the entire Covid-19 experience has awoken a dragon within me. I don’t wear a mask anymore (the exemptions are quite broad), and I walk those streets and aisles with my head held high, smiling at everyone I meet. If nothing else, I know that by doing so I’m contributing to stopping the spread of something arguably just as contagious and deadly as the virus. 

I’m stopping the spread of fear. 

Here you can access supportive legal documents and mask exemption rules to back you up as you help stop the spread of fear and stand for truth.

Emma is an everyday Victorian with a background in medical/personal injury law. She lives with her family in the suburbs and enjoys fact-checking government health experts by obsessively reading studies and listening to interviews with front line doctors. 


Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures

Filtration Performance of FDA-Cleared Surgical Masks

Why are people talking about Dr Anthony Fauci’s emails?

Dr. Fauci: Double-masking makes ‘common sense’ and is likely more effective

Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?

Masks, False Safety and Real Dangers Part 1: Friable Mask Particulate and Lung Vulnerability

Masks, False Safety and Real Dangers Part 2: Microbial Challenges from Masks

Masks, False Safety and Real Dangers Part 3: Hypoxia, Hypercapnia and Physiological Effects

Microbial Contamination on Used Surgical Masks among Hospital Personnel and Microbial Air Quality in their Working Wards: A Hospital in Bangkok

Deaths in Children and Young People in England following SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year: a national study using linked mandatory child death reporting data 

Reignite Democracy Australia seeks to give a voice to everyday Australians, the opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and may not necessarily represent those of Reignite Democracy Australia. Reignite Democracy Australia recommends that individuals conduct their own analysis of available information and legislation to make independent decisions that are right for their own situation. 

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  1. In Victoria, all you need do to avoid arrest is to claim a mask exemption if I’m not mistaken.
    With some courage, you can go around without a mask and not be arrested.
    Basically you just have to say you have asthma.
    That itself is bad, and I would totally support anyone who still tells them to shove it.
    But it’s much worse In NSW and SA you need a medical exemption to go mask free.
    This is essentially requiring a doctor’s note so you can breathe freely without poisoning yourself.
    And what if they create a system in which you have to go to a doctor every 6 months for an exemption which becomes harder and harder for people to qualify for?

  2. COVID VACCINES – DIRE WARNINGS in this Paper by Seneff & Nigh – damage from these vaccines is potentially catastrophic and transgenerational – and now they have targets on our children.
    The rats will be scurrying from an exploding ship when the population learn the true facts of these shocking experimental covid vaccines – please read these papers – I note today, that already as at 16.9.2021 23,751,922 of these experimental jabs have been coerced/forced on Australians and being mandated for ever increasing population sectors – this grossly violating universal informed consent codes.
    Also Paper from Classen Immunotherapies.

    PLEASE READ THESE PAPERS AS OUR POLITICIANS are incapable of (allegedly) independent and unbiased research as their extreme pro-vaccination lobby involvement/stance proves and allegedly throughout the entire Australian Government Vaccinations Policy is rife with Conflicts of Interest -it’s shocking and they are answerable to no one. Likewise – who in the hell allowed mainstream media empires to be calling the shots and virtual mouthpieces for Pharmaceutical Industry (allegedly) – WRONG WRONG WRONG. They all have to be stopped. Read the Papers – the DIRE WARNINGS.


    Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible
    Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines
    Against COVID-19
    Stephanie Seneff and Greg Nigh
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA, 02139, USA, E-mail:
    Naturopathic Oncology, Immersion Health, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Operation Warp Speed brought to market in the United States two mRNA vaccines, produced by Pfizer and
    Moderna. Interim data suggested high efficacy for both of these vaccines, which helped legitimize Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. However, the exceptionally rapid movement of these vaccines through controlled trials and into mass deployment raises multiple safety concerns. In this review we first describe the technology underlying these vaccines in detail. We then review both components of and the intended biological response to these vaccines, including production of the spike protein itself, and their potential relationship to a wide range of both acute and long-term induced pathologies, such as blood disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases. Among these potential induced pathologies, we discuss the relevance of prion-protein-related amino acid sequences within the spike protein. We also present a brief review of studies supporting the potential for spike protein “shedding”, transmission of the protein from a vaccinated to an unvaccinated person, resulting in symptoms induced in the latter. We finish by addressing a common point of debate, namely, whether or not these vaccines could modify the DNA of those receiving the vaccination. While there are no studies demonstrating definitively that this is happening, we provide a plausible scenario, supported by previously established pathways for transformation and transport of genetic material, whereby injected mRNA could ultimately be incorporated into germ cell DNA for transgenerational transmission. We conclude with our recommendations regarding surveillance that will help to clarify the long-term effects of these experimental drugs and allow us to better assess the true risk/benefit ratio of these novel technologies.
    Full Paper >

    COVID-19 RNA Based Vaccines and the Risk of Prion Disease
    Classen Immunotherapies, Inc., 3637 Rockdale Road, Manchester
    MD 21102, E-mail:
    J. Bart Classen, MD*
    Development of new vaccine technology has been plagued with problems in the past. The current RNA based SARSCoV-2 vaccines were approved in the US using an emergency order without extensive long term safety testing. In this paper the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was evaluated for the potential to induce prion-based disease in vaccine recipients. The RNA sequence of the vaccine as well as the spike protein target interaction were analyzed for the potential to convert intracellular RNA binding proteins TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) and Fused in Sarcoma (FUS) into their pathologic prion conformations. The results indicate that the vaccine RNA has specific sequences that may induce TDP-43 and FUS to fold into their pathologic prion confirmations. In the current analysis a total of sixteen UG tandem repeats (ΨGΨG) were identified and additional UG (ΨG) rich sequences were identified. Two GGΨA sequences were found. Potential G Quadruplex sequences are possibly present but a more sophisticated computer program is needed to verify these. Furthermore, the spike protein, created by the translation of the vaccine RNA, binds angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a zinc containing enzyme. This interaction has the potential to increase intracellular zinc. Zinc ions have been shown to cause the transformation of TDP-43 to its pathologic prion configuration.
    The folding of TDP-43 and FUS into their pathologic prion confirmations is known to cause ALS, front temporal lobar degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological degenerative diseases.
    The enclosed finding as well as additional potential risks leads the author to believe that regulatory approval of the RNA based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 was premature and that the vaccine may cause much more harm than benefit.
    Full Paper >

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