Therese Z here; Just in case there is any misconception regarding the danger of using face masks to protect yourself from ANYTHING, this is the answer I received upon asking Divine Mother to help me to explain the danger in simple words. There are absolutely NO ADVANTAGES under ANY circumstances to using face masks. Anything that you are attempting to avoid such as bacteria, germs, viruses etc. will only develop more quickly in the damp environment which unavoidably builds up behind a mask. It was due to the wide use of face masks that the Bubonic Plague spread so quickly. Besides the bacterial build-up you are depriving yourself of much needed oxygen ~ that which is so vital to the immune systems ability to attack infection of any kind. I asked Mother what would you say that the increased risk of infection, pneumonia, etc. is when using a mask. She replied that the increased risk is 400% higher.