Letters to the Editor

Masks do more harm than good

The purpose of this article is to inform and present the following information based on fact.

We will start this article with quotes from people in the medical profession who would know the benefits of wearing the mask. Since these quotes were presented several months ago, I believe these to be their true feelings and beliefs about face masks even though they have flip-flopped back and forth more for a political agenda than health.

The US Surgeon General on February 29, 2020 stated “Seriously people, stop buying masks,” they are not effective in preventing general public from catching the coronavirus. In early March, he stated again what he had said earlier to stop buying masks.

Dr. Fauci, head of the NIH (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases), who also advises Trump about current conditions said “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask on.” Later he said, right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. He said masks might make people feel a little bit safer, but they simply don’t protect people from the virus.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has maintained that you should only wear a mask if you yourself are infected. They have stated on several occasions that masks do not protect you from the virus. Healthy people should not be wearing masks.

President Trump has stated he will likely not wear a face mask.

Dr. Russell Blaylock warns that not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, they also create serious health risk to the wearer. Bottom line is, if you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask.

Prime Minister of Sweden said wearing a mask doesn’t protect people from catching Covid 19 and wearing them can give a false sense of security.

The World Health Organization (WHO), said, if you do not have any respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, or running nose, you do not need to wear a mask.

Face masks prevent individuals from inhaling full oxygen, instead recycled carbon dioxide (CO2) is inhaled, these effects are dangerous for people, even a slight increase of the carbon dioxide in their blood stream can contribute to anxiety and feelings of nervousness as well cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue, confusion, sweating, vertigo, double vision, inability to concentrate, seizures, shortness of breath and be a forerunner to a stroke or heart attack. Drop in oxygen can produce hypoxia that can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections. This sets the stage for contracting any infection including COVID-19 making that infection much graver. Your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections. Both the healthy and the ill should avoid wearing a mask like the plague. Children in particular should not be wearing a face mask, they need to build up their immunity. They can have a severe effect on the immune system making the wearer more prone to sickness.

It has been proven that paper, cloth, surgical masks are totally ineffective to filter SARS-CV2 virus. Home-made masks are just as bad including bandanas, they do not filter viruses, they don’t do squat for protection. If a mask is not tested and approved as a legitimate N95 respirator by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) it’s not going to do much to stop a virus from reaching your mouth or nose. CDC has maintained that you should only wear a mask if you yourself are infected. NIOSH warns that people with lung diseases, elderly people or those with claustrophobia may struggle with a N95 masks. Face masks can be effective against larger free-floating particles, connected to air pollution but nothing suggests that they help protect you from airborne viruses.

People with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at further risk from prolonged hypoxia as the cancer grows best in a microenvironment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers.

People with respiratory disabilities such as asthma, COPD, or cystic fibrosis may not be able to wear a face mask because of difficulty in or impaired breathing. These people are disabled according to the Americas Disabilities Act (ADA), forcing them to wear masks could pose as a health problem where organizations and businesses can be fined up to $75,000 for the first ADA violation and $150,000 for any subsequent violation. The CDC also states that anyone who has trouble breathing should not wear a face mask. Companies that mandate their employees to wear face masks, because of the CO2 factor, may face law suits in the future.

We have been dealing with a non-lethal virus with approximately a 99% recovery rate. Viruses are seasonal and spread only in certain conditions. The flu and cold season runs from November thru March 31, because viruses flourish in cold and low humidity. As the temperatures rise, the viruses die off which we have experienced with this virus. If a spike in numbers during the warm and hot season are reported, they are intentionally inflating them to keep the fear going when there is none. During the warm and hot months, enjoy the outside, there is no reason to wear a mask, other than fear. Expect the hype to begin as the temperatures get colder.

The best way to get rid of a flu virus is through herd immunity. Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected. This can also be reached when a sufficient number of people in the population have recovered from a disease and have developed antibodies against future infection.

Face masks give the illusion of fear, sign of defeat and make it harder to read facial expressions. They are perceived as a sense of safety, well-being which they are not. Face masks, social distancing, one way aisles, plexiglass by registers, are all areas of manipulation and control to promote fear that doesn’t exist. Get rid of the fear, take back your power and resist these measures of control. This is your decision that you must make for yourself. Do your own research. I personally will not wear a face mask and will not comply. I will not shop at businesses that require face masks. If a business loses enough customer base who refuse to shop with them because of this policy, maybe this will stop.

Bill Mitchell

Branson

Demonstrators and face masks

Dear Editor,

In your July 3 and 4 paper, thank you for my letter on recycle. It probably will fall on deaf ears but we tried.

I have a reply to Mr. Carlile [July 3 edition]. I agree with him. Why can’t these travelers or demonstrators stay at home and redo their own neighborhood. We have done fine here for many years without the help from outsiders who know very little about the people and town they converse on. There must be someone or some people that are financing these fools.

I agree with him, you don’t like the store don’t go in. As of 7/4/20 we still have the opportunity to make our own decisions. If you don’t like it STAY AWAY. These people serve the customers and money input. Spend your money somewhere else.

The Confederate flag is part of the culture like the constitution, Lincoln, Washington, FDR and all the rest of our past leaders. Get a grip people.

Most of these fools have no idea of what they’re marching for.

About the face masks you can’t make it mandatory. If you go somewhere wear yours and if the store or restaurant doesn’t observe the practice DON’T GO THERE. Theres’ really not much you can do about the City people except next election vote them out. We still have that privilege left.

You are responsible for you. Do what you have to do to protect you. You can’t be responsible for the fools who don’t care or think that it’s not their responsibility. Hey people get a grip.

Marjorie Derry

Hollister

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