Oxygen deprivation and health, measures to prevent illness
Diseases such as cancer, immune dysfunction, and acute infections all have in common a strong correlation with oxygen deprivation to the cells in the affected organs or tissues of the body. Oxygen oxidizes toxins and pathogens, while healthy cells are able to use antioxidants to remain unaffected by any excess oxygen while using the needed amount of oxygen to support cellular respiration and metabolism. Life involves maintaining a balance and equilibrium, so when someone is under stress they need more oxygen – they will breathe more rapidly to get extra oxygen to the tissues to help address the stress. They will also need more antioxidants so that healthy cells can maintain their integrity and not be harmed by the reactions with oxygen that produce free radicals.

With oxygen deprivation being a key factor in disease processes we want to make sure we are breathing fully and deeply and not interfering with our access to fresh air with adequate levels of oxygen. The air should expose us to no more than minimal amounts of CO2 (and ideally no detectable CO). This healthy air exchange and flow of our breathing is vital to our health and preventing illness. People become vulnerable to illness when they experience prolonged stress, when they breath in polluted air, and when oxygen levels in their tissues drop, The lack of oxygen will trigger activation of microbes that thrive in more anaerobic (low oxygen) environments. It can also lead the chronically stressed and undernourished cells to transform from normal healthy cells into cancerous cells that have a metabolism designed to survive in these stressed conditions.

Currently the public is being advised or ordered to wear masks to allegedly prevent the spread of infectious illness. However, long term mask wearing fosters biological conditions that increase vulnerability to infectious illness in the long run, even if they can have a short term effect of slowing the spread of microbes released by a sick person. The masks are admittedly not designed to protect the wearer from catching an illness – they are claimed to help reduce the amount of viral particles expelled by an ill person (whose moisture releases from coughing or sneezing can be caught by the mask material). Keep in mind that aerosol particles go right through the masks and continue to spread with the natural air flow and air current. Even the N95 masks can’t catch smaller viral particles, and only shield from larger particles of microbes or pollutants. If you are already ill then the mask is just leading you to breathe in more of your own exhaled air and expelled microbes. Those masks are designed to be worn in polluted environments where the air in the surroundings is more polluted than one’s own breath, such as in an area with smoke from fires or industrial smog.

Unless a person is sick and coughing or sneezing moisture droplets then there is not much a mask can actually do, aside from interfering with normal airflow and respiratory processes. There is no well designed research showing that mask wearing slows or stops the spread of illness when worn by the general public. Only when there is an actively ill person in a confined area with other people does it appear to offer some limited temporary benefit to reduce transmission. However, the microbes will not make a healthy person ill, they only activate in persons who are in a state of stress and oxygen deprivation, so over time any short term reduction in transmission of microbes that fuel illness would be overridden by the respiration inhibiting effects of mask wearing. Continually breathing in air with increased CO2 and reduced oxygen will produce the very conditions of stress in the body that lead to activation of microbes associated with illness. Thus, in the long term the mask wearing would lead to increased incidence of all kinds of illnesses and health disturbances even in the households or health care facilities where it initially reduced the spread of a microbe associated with an acute illness.

– Jed Shlackman, M.S. Ed., LMHC


A total of 343 healthcare professionals on the COVID-19 front lines participated in this study. The majority were female (n = 315) and 227 were located in New York City. 225 respondents identified as White, 34 as Hispanic, 23 as African American, and 61 as “other” ethnicity. 314 respondents reported adverse effects from prolonged mask use with headaches being the most common complaint (n = 245). Skin breakdown was experienced by 175 respondents, and acne was reported in 182 respondents. Impaired cognition was reported in 81 respondents. Previous history of headaches (n = 98), skin sensitivity (n = 164), and acne (n = 121) were found in some respondents. Some respondents experienced resolved side effects once masks were removed, while others required physical or medical intervention. ”

Prolonged use of face-mask does not play an effective role in protecting against COVID-19 but rather it causes severe diseases like lung cancer, Diarrhea, hypoxemia, and hypercapnia and ultimate to cause death. Wearing of face mask is not discouraged rather encouraged according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization in this pandemic situation all over the world.”

“Moreover the WHO stated in their report of June 5 “At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on Covid19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including Covid19”
“Aside from the highly variable protective effects, WHO mentions several negative aspects of frequent / long-term use of facemasks, fuelling the debate as to whether the benefits outweigh the drawbacks [10].

Many people report claustrophobic experiences and difficulty getting sufficient oxygen due to the increased resistance to inhaling and exhaling. This can lead to an increased heart rate, nausea, dizziness and headaches and several other symptoms [15,16]. In an inquiry among Belgian students wearing mouthmasks for one week, 16 % reported skinproblems and 7 % sinusitis, Also problems with eyes and headaches and fatigue were frequently mentioned [14]. Furthermore, face masking can provoke an increase in stress hormones with a negative impact on immune resilience in the long term [17]. Facemasks prevent the mirroring of facial expressions, a process that facilitates empathetic connections and trust between pupills and teachers. This potentially leads to a significant increase in socio-psychological stress. During childhood and puberty the brain undergoes sexual and mental maturation through hormonal epigenetic reprogramming [18-21]. Several studies show that long-term exposure to socio-psychological stress leaves neuro-epigenetic scars that are difficult to cure in young people and often escalate into mental behavioural problems and a weakened immune system [22-26]. A recent study by the CDC concludes that in young adults (18-24 years), the level of anxiety and depression has increased by 63% (!) since the corona crisis. A quarter of them think about suicide. As a result, the use of antidepressants has increased by 25% [27]. Several researchers have shown a relationship between the increase in stress experiences and the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and mortality [28-31].”