- While more and more places roll out mandatory mask policies the facts suggest that they may not be providing us with the protection that we think they are.
- Reflect On:What’s your stance on mask wearing in public places? Have you done the research on both sides to come to an informed rather than fear-based decision?
Initially I respected the call by my local Governor in Connecticut to protect our fellow citizens. Deep down I thought it was a little foolish to mandate masks, but love all people and thought I would wear one to help others feel safer. Then, I started digging a little further into the scientific literature. I have discovered that masks are neither safe nor effective. So, as schools prepare to create policies for children returning to school in the fall, we must keep these things in mind. (See link for article)
This is an important topic that needs to be discussed. Policy is being set forcing people into wearing face-masks – in essence civil liberties are being taken away and coercion is taking place. You have every right to question policy that infringes upon your rights.
People laboring outdoors, lifting heavy things and working hard are wearing masks. Servers at restaurants are wearing masks while they do physical labor for hours at a time. Impeding air flow while doing physical labor is unwise. Interestingly, none of the people in the restaurant I was in had masks on – just the employees doing all the work!
I’ve never had an issue with those who choose to wear a mask. That is their civil liberties at work. What I do have an issue with is bullying from those who feel they have the higher ground and draconian policy infringing upon individual freedoms of health people just going about their business.
Surgeons and medical people wear masks for obvious reasons. Those working with chemicals, dust, and other things that hurt the lungs wears masks. But, there is no historical precedent for the healthy population to wear masks, and there are good, scientific reasons for this.
For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/05/19/face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy-dr-blaylock/ Blaylock goes over 17 studies on face-masks. The conclusion: “None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”1
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/04/25/coronavirus-science-policy-politics-5g/ Firstenberg also discusses masks.
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