Face masks are not only useless, they’re also petri dishes for dangerous pathogens to fester and multiply, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
According to Japanese researchers, face masks are filled with disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
“Since masks can be a direct source of infection to the respiratory tract, digestive tract, and skin, it is crucial to maintain their hygiene to prevent bacterial and fungal infections that can exacerbate COVID-19,” the authors warned.
Naturalnews.com reports: One of the first studies to address the hygiene issues associated with wearing a mask, the paper looked at 109 participants between the ages of 21 and 22 who wore a mask between September and October of 2020, the height of the plandemic.
Each participant was asked about the type of mask used, as well as how long, on average, it was worn. Researchers then collected bacteria and fungi from the three types of masks identified: gauze, polyurethane (plastic), and non-woven.
What they discovered is that bacteria tended to fester inside the masks where they are closest to the face while the outside of the masks tended to harbor more fungi.
The longer a mask is worn, the researchers further discovered, the more that bacteria and fungi multiply.
“[F]ungi and their spores are resistant to drying,” the paper explains. “[T]hey can survive under the condition where masks dry out.”
The worst offenders were the plastic and gauze masks, which were found to contain far more fungal colony counts than the non-woven mask type, which have three layers: two layers of fabric sandwiching a non-woven middle layer filter.
Washable and reusable masks were no better, the researchers also discovered, much to their surprise.