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Mask Mayhem.

Many thanks to Dennis Behreandt for his well-researched article appearing in the October 19, 2020 issue of The New American concerning the results of lockdown mandates.

In his section on "Destroying Life," he quotes, in part, findings from Belgian doctors' open letter: "The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good." Because of this state of affairs, the doctors' letter (not quoted in the article) goes on to "call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties." Amen to that.

The section of the doctors' letter that I found most unsettling was the section dealing with masks and the imposition of mask-wearing, another form of lockdown, or rather "lock out," of good clean air. The findings in this regard are quite disturbing, especially for those employees who are now being forced to wear cloth masks all day, such as those who service the public. For example, masks are required for people who work in restaurants, post offices, grocery stores, and the like.

The findings continue: "Oral masks in healthy individuals are ineffective against the spread of viral infections." Moreover, "Wearing a mask is not without side effects. Oxygen deficiency (headache, nausea, fatigue, loss of concentration) occurs fairly quickly."

In exhaling, your body is expelling C[O.sub.2] and other impurities, and in placing a cloth mask on your face, not only are you accumulating C[O.sub.2] in your system by breathing it back in, but you are reducing the amount of fresh air you breathe, which includes oxygen.

The doctors also point out that their workplaces must not exceed a maximum of 1,200 ppm of C[O.sub.2] and, "After wearing a mask for ONE MINUTE you have exceeded ... these maximum values. Anyone who wears a mask is therefore in an extremely poorly ventilated room."

Governor DeSantis of Florida has issued an executive order that masks in Florida be a personal choice. However, many heads of companies have continued to issue orders that their employees must wear a mask. My view is that these employees may have grounds for legal suits if they suffer detrimental effects to their health because of this mandate.

Sally A. Hayes

Gainesville, Florida

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Author:Hayes, Sally A.
Publication:The New American
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Date:Dec 7, 2020
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