Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Erie Times E-Edition Article-Patriots wear masks for others

Posted by M. C. on August 12, 2020


Invoking patriotism in the finest tradition of Joseph Goebbels. The ministry of fear reeks of desperation. Government is losing control and the minions come to the rescue.

Immunologist Bill Gates admits his vaccine may only be 50% effective and we may have to pay for…err…take the vaccine 3 times (if it didn’t work the first why would suddenly work the third time).

Even at 50% that means wearing a mask (and goggles as Fauci is intimating- fear, again) is a forever thing.


Lets be generous and say Gates is fudging a 20-30% effectiveness rate, the same as influenza vaccines.

The number I see floating around is 80% of the infected people show no symptoms. They are now autoimmune. Add the mildly ill that require no medical help, possibly the same percentage that will react badly to the miracle vaccine.

It seems to me that a healthy immune system is 3 or more times MORE EFFECTIVE than virologist Gates’ miracle vaccine.

The main side effect of a working immunity system is good health. Will we say the same about a rushed to the public vaccine?

Next time you see someone wearing a mask as them how much Zinc, Vitamin C & D they are taking. Note the comatose-like blank stare.

There is a reason Gate$, Fauci and their media minion$ don’t talk about our immune systems.

By the way, flu season will soon be upon…oh but wait, influenza seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth.

I wonder where it went.

The issue: World observes Mask Week Our view: Unite to stop virus, save lives

Leading COVID-19 researchers from the University of Washington recently announced a startling forecast: If 95% of people in the U.S.

wore face masks in public, 66,000 fewer people would die of the disease by Dec. 1.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pandemic Action Network, the Federation of American Scientists, Facebook, Google and dozens of other organizations have come together this week to promote the power of this tool via Mask Week, a time to rally support for face masks worldwide.

We join in this call because we are tired of this pandemic, fearful of the death it deals and want everyone to unite to defeat it.

Think about the veterans, grandparents, doctors, nurses and first responders, the retail clerks, parents, children and college students who have died because of this nation’s chaotic, inconsistent response to this virus. More than 5 million cases nationwide have been identified. In just a few short months, more than 161,000 people have died in the U.S., including 27 people in Erie County.

If we don’t slow the spread, nearly 300,000 Americans are projected to die by December, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Yes, we need a vaccine. And no, life can’t come to a complete halt. But we can take simple steps — wear face masks, wash our hands and practice social distancing — to increase safety and stymie the spread of the virus, as other countries have managed. That is especially crucial to protect students and teachers alike as we try to restart schools.

The fact remains that too many people still don’t don masks in public and worse, gather in large groups. On Erie’s east side, where 20% of Erie County’s overall cases have been clustered in a single ZIP code, pastors and community activists say young people are partying unprotected and then bringing the illness home to vulnerable loved ones.

Some conservative lawmakers have hamstrung a coordinated response by recklessly casting mask mandates as an infringement of individual liberty. Perhaps they are, just like all kinds of other infringements, such as seat belts, that we routinely accept in the name of safety.

Some people are being played by misinformation sown on social media that seeks to leverage the nation’s divisions for political ends. And the sad fact is, this pandemic has exposed within us a deep, ugly seam of selfishness.

Masks are not dangerous or ineffective or oppressive. They prevent virus-laden droplets of moisture from the mouth and nose of a person, symptomatic or not, spreading through the air and finding new hosts.

They are one simple method each of us has within our power to fight to recover this nation’s health, prosperity and liberty. Wear one with pride.

Be seeing you

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