Book Review: ‘The Case Against Masks’ by Dr. Judy Mikovits

By James Grundvig, Vaxxter Contributor, Investigative Reporter

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, New York City did not record a single coronavirus death in over 24 hours. For the first time in four months, a COVID-19 death couldn’t be found in a city of eight million people. In effect, the epidemic ended in the former hot zone.

With such news, one would expect the temporary, short-term lockdowns of city stores, bars, cafes, restaurants, schools, and churches to be lifted post haste. But that hasn’t happened. As is his modus operandi, Governor Cuomo doubled down on another stupefying point of absurdity. On Monday, July 13, Cuomo stated without irony: “I am not going to use kids as guinea pigs when he reopens the public schools.

Well, Governor Cuomo and his pharmaceutical consultants he hired as McKinsey back in April to deal with COVID-19 used the elderly as “guinea pigs.” He did so when he sent 6,300 infected patients into nursing homes. He did it during the height of the pandemic.

In taking a walk through my Upper Eastside neighborhood on that hot July day, it was 85F degrees and dry. I noticed about nine out of ten people wearing masks. It was an incredible sight. It defied the logic of scientific data and ignored that the outbreak fell below the CDC threshold for an epidemic. In other words, even though New York City, other cities, counties, and states across the country are no longer in a “state of emergency,” no announcement was made that the emergency declaration was essentially over.

Five weeks ago, when riots and looting were tearing through New York City – and feeling the heat from the nursing home deaths scandal – Andrew Cuomo announced, “We crushed the curve.” Taking a victory lap, the governor tried to change the subject.

If New York flattened the curve at the beginning of June, why is the city and most of its businesses still closed in mid-July? Why are the majority of people still wearing masks outdoors? Why does Cuomo always demand the six-feet-apart rule for social distancing when the epidemic is over?

Even more negligent, Governor Cuomo, McKinsey, and the mainstream news have known for decades that summer sunlight and humidity kills the coronavirus in roughly a minute. Since that’s the case, why are people ordered to wear masks, keep their distance, and not gather in large crowds unless wearing “BLM” emblazoned caps or jackets? Why do people blindly obey such orders?

Book Review: ‘The Case Against Masks’

In her new book, “The Case Against Masks: Ten Reasons Why Mask Use Should be Limited” (Skyhorse Publishing), Dr. Judy Mikovits and coauthor Kent Heckenlively, J.D., capitalized on their sky-rocketing notoriety. Authors of the New York Times bestseller, “Plague of Corruption,” mask-wearing rules have become a different kind of plague on society.

Call it the plague of political agendas or the plague of hijacked science. Either title fits the rulemaking mania on wearing masks.

Just in time to breathe common sense and medical science into the mask propaganda, Mikovits and Heckenlively succinctly put their best foot forward. They support their argument in ten concise chapters using mainstream science and institutions’ data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to the World Health Organization (WHO). They also demonstrate that mask-wearing is ineffective in stopping the spread of the virus and can be harmful to many people.

No matter. When politics rules, science dies.

In cahoots with individual states and Big Pharma—it is, after all, an election year—mainstream media cherry-picks data, omits real science, and positions mask-wearing as an absolutely necessary rule, in line with taking a mandated vaccine.

The book starts by explaining that humans inhale is a mix of gases at various concentrations —nitrogen (79%), oxygen (20.9%), carbon dioxide (0.04%)— and what is exhaled. The concentrations of the gas differ substantially. We expel a quarter less oxygen, but a hundredfold more CO2, a waste product of metabolism, with each breath.

Masks make people rebreathe their body’s waste.

On this fact, Dr. Mikovits makes another point: “Low oxygen levels can be caused by pneumonia, emphysema, smoking, and various heart conditions.” And since humans, in her words, “are oxygen hogs,” we need to breathe in as much oxygen as possible without interference. Mask wearing over long periods is clearly detrimental to our health.

What works in this short book (96 pages), each of the ten chapters is titled by each of the ten reasons a person should wear a mask sparingly. At the end of the book is a “Case Against Masks” cheat sheet, a good reference guide for readers to flip to and arm themselves with practical science.

The authors also quote the U.S. Occupational Safety & Hazard Administration (OHSA) regulations on oxygen. Summing up, OHSA states:

“An oxygen-deficient atmosphere is an atmosphere that contains less than 19.5 [percent] oxygen, which can cause death.”

> Mikovits: “When it comes out of your mouth, the oxygen level is at 16 percent.”

> Mikovits: “Is it a good idea to rebreathe the air you’ve already exhaled, as inevitably happens in even a cloth mask?”

> Mikovits: “It’s got lower amounts of oxygen and approximately a hundred times the amount of carbon dioxide.”

The authors refer to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where Dr. Judy Mikovits worked a long career as a virologist studying zoonotic diseases. The NIH warns about carbon dioxide levels:

“They say that inhaling high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may be life-threatening. Hypercapnia (carbon dioxide toxicity) can also cause headaches, vertigo, double-vision, an inability to concentrate, tinnitus (hearing a noise, like ringing or buzzing, that’s not caused by an outside source), seizures, or suffocation due to displacement of air.”

Viruses and the Immune System

Mikovits discusses the importance of the immune system and how viruses diminish in strength outdoors. On outdoor surfaces, viruses do not have a host on which to replicate. She further notes that a professor from Yale stated:

“The process of a person getting infected with COVID-19 by touching the surface required ‘the outer shell of the virus’ to remain intact.”

The authors discuss the half-life of the coronavirus in an outdoor environment is about six hours. However, in a letter to the editor in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine from several scientists, the documented in a study that half-life of the SARS-CoV10 virus much shorter – more in the area of 1.0 – 1.1 hours.

The authors bring up viral load as another factor in the virus spread. They use this apt description: “One allied soldier on D-Day couldn’t liberate Europe, but a half-million might be a good start.”

“Our immune system is designed to limit the spread of pathogens to which we are exposed. One of the main factors in how well our immune system works is what kind of stressors are happening to us. Lack of oxygen can lower the functioning of the immune system. So can stress,” Mikovits and Heckenlively write.

One cannot emphasize enough the importance of “maintaining optimum immune function.” Rarely have we heard that from Dr. Anthony Fauci or the CDC or the mainstream press. It’s as if the omission’s sole purpose is to condition people for a coming forced mandated COVID-19 vaccine, “whether it works or not,” according to Bill Gates.

In Reason #2, “How does SARS-CoV2 Spread?”, Mikovits and Heckenlively call out the WHO and CDC, by saying, “they have lost significant credibility during this outbreak.”

In mid-July, President Trump further tarnished the health gatekeepers. First, he formally announced the United States withdrawal from the WHO in 2021 while being $200 million in arrears. A week later, Trump airs out Dr. Fauci’s “dirty laundry” on the NIAID director’s skillful waffling, from “don’t need masks” to “wear masks.” Nowhere has Dr. Fauci discussed the realities of the virus outdoors or how critical it is to maintain a healthy immune system to contain the virus.

Mikovits is at her best when she explains the transmission of the virus:

“The virus is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People are thought to be most contagious when they are the most symptomatic. I’ll go one step further. Quarantine them.”

Her view on the solution is engrained in the science of containing outbreaks since the 1918 Spanish Flu. Did our health gatekeepers learn nothing from the past

In Reason #4, “Six Feet Apart and Wearing a Mask?,” it seems the rules were invented on the fly. If the transmission area is three feet from person to person, via a cough or sneeze of drops, why do people need masks?

They don’t.

The book works wonders in Reason #9, “The Myth of Asymptomatic Carriers.” It explains there is a narrow window for transmission: “Emerging evidence suggests COVID-19 patients are at most infectious for a short period.”

The authors state with authority: “Children Do NOT Need to Wear a Mask to Return to School.”

This author highly recommends the book, “The Case Against Mask.”


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James Grundvig has written and published as a freelance journalist and columnist, covering subjects from autism, its cause and treatments, clean technology, green energy, and the BP Oil Spill, to business and Wall Street, and completed investigative reports on a wide range of topics since 2005. He is the founder of the cloud-based software startup in 2011 to integrate supply chain logistics in the Construction IT space. James has 25 years of consulting engineering and construction management experience on projects of scale and complexity in the New York City area. He is the author of Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement and the Government Betrayal at the CDC.

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