“The Matanuska-Susitna Borough does not have the power to institute a general public mask mandate,” Spiropoulos said in a Nov. 20 email to the Watchman. “There are only three ways the Borough could get this power. The first way is a grant of power from the Legislature because the Legislature gets to say how much power a borough has under Art 10, Sec. 3 of the Alaska Constitution. The second way to get a power is a transfer of power from the cities. A third way to get a power is have the question approved by voters. These second and third methods are found in state statute AS 29.35.300. The Attorney General of the State of Alaska has no ability to grant a second-class borough any power and/or grant ‘approval to impose a mask mandate.’”
Earlier this summer, at the Aug. 4 Borough Assembly meeting, Spiropoulos gave a detailed analysis on why he did not believe the Mat-Su Borough had powers to govern public health.
Spiropoulos explained to Assembly members that the only additional powers it has during a disaster is with regard to housing and urban redevelopment, which basically means the Mat-Su Borough can rebuild damaged infrastructure after a declared state or federal disaster. Even then, however, the law does not grant the borough extra health powers, to impose mask mandates. This applies even during a pandemic.
“When it comes down to it, we are a second-class borough,” he said in August. “The citizens voted for a limited form of government with limited powers and the state statutes have limitations on how we can either gain additional powers or exercise the powers we have.”
All other municipalities and cities in Alaska do have health powers, but not second-class boroughs like the Mat-Su, Spiropoulos added.
Despite the opinion of Spiropoulos and other attorneys from second-class boroughs, Acting Attorney General Sniffen recently stated that he believes second-class boroughs do, in fact, have health powers to impose mask mandates and other health restrictions.
“Even with that approval, I disagree with them saying the Borough can do it, and have signed on to a letter telling the Acting Attorney General that I (along with others) disagree,” Spiropoulos told the Watchman. “If we get a response, perhaps we will get some legal analysis on why he thinks the power exists.”
At about the same time as the first loosening of the lockdown as part of the corona pandemic, all federal states in Germany introduced a mask requirement for public transport and shops at the end of April 2020, not least because of the “reassessment” by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI ) . In this article, the recommendation of the RKI is to be evaluated.
Compulsory masks for many millions of citizens in Germany can result in tens of millions of contaminations every day, which would be largely avoidable because the already frequent hand-face contacts of people become even more frequent due to the mask requirement, but hand washing on the go is only exceptional is possible. There is a risk that the – inevitably – improper use of the mask and the increased tendency to touch oneself in the face while wearing the mask actually increases the risk of pathogen spread and thus pathogen transmission – a risk that one does but wants to reduce precisely through the mask.
A mask requirement gives a false sense of security, and a false sense of security is always a security risk.
With numerous viral infections, the pathogen excretion begins at the end of the incubation period, i.e. before symptoms of the disease are noticed. This is e.g. B. also known from influenza, which is why one could have assumed this to be the case with COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic.
The evaluation of the publications cited by the RKI for its “re-evaluation” of masks in public space shows that there is no scientific basis with which the use of masks (of any kind) in public by almost the entire population of Germany (minus of children up to 6 years of age approx. 80 million people) can be justified, and current studies show the same.
On the contrary, a mask requirement for many millions of people in public spaces can even become a risk of infection because the required hand hygiene cannot be observed.
Indirect pathogen contacts via contaminated surfaces are not reduced by masks, on the contrary, they potentially occur more frequently than without masks.
In the transmission of respiratory viruses, close (<1 m) face-to-face contact plays the decisive role, which must also exist for at least a certain time (≥ 15 min) so that a risk of transmission can even materialize.
On the one hand, most contacts in public spaces are not face-to-face contacts. On the other hand, even if they take place, they usually last less than 15 minutes, so that an effective transmission of infectious droplets appears very unlikely in these situations.
Keeping your distance during conversations protects against direct pathogen contact and makes wearing masks superfluous.
Sad 🙁 So Alaska’s governor appears to be a tyrant after all?
Dan Fagan was hoping Dunleavy would use his bully pulpit to stand up to Berkowitz. Now we see he supported Berkowitz’s mask mandates, and says other leaders should impose them, instead of telling the people about vitamin D3, C and zinc, led by Dr. Zink.
“The Judge found good cause to issue a permanent injunction restraining the Governor from issuing further *unconstitutional* orders.”
“To me, the mask is the symbol of obedience to the state.” – Ron Paul Continue reading “Ron Paul: “The mask is the symbol of obedience to the state””
“Masks dehumanize us, and ironically serve as a constant reminder that we should be afraid.”
“A study of health-care workers in more than 1,600 hospitals showed that cloth masks only filtered out 3 percent of particles. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine stated, “[W]earing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection” and that “[T]he desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
Peggy Hall (The Healthy American) at 6:40!
Watch at 1:12:45 — 3 minutes:
“Interpreting facial expression is so valuable. Masks are making us into a nation of zombies, because you can’t see a smile or a frown. There is so much you can tell. Over the years in the practice of medicine, I could walk into a room and the facial expression could tell me everything. …
As far as I’m concerned, it’s based on lies. I think this whole thing is a scandal. … There’s nothing pandemic about it.” – Dr. Ron Paul
Mask discussion at 10:20
Dr. Ben Tapper: “These masks have absolutely nothing to do with health, but everything to do with compliance with a false tyrannical agenda. If we sacrifice our precious freedoms for temporary security, we will lose both.”
But as soon as they get out of the pool….
The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services advises school athletic programs that swimmers don’t need to wear masks while swimming, but they should don them once they get to the pool deck.
That is among the recommendations being made for school athletic programs across the state.
Now, the Alaska School Activities Association says it’s a mandate: Wrestlers must wear masks. Runners — indoors and outdoors — must wear masks. Volleyball players must wear them, and swimmers must wear them if their faces are not underwater.
The mandate includes playing basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, hockey and indoor soccer.
Unmasked: Revealing A Shocking Medical Truth
Written by Robert Redfern
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG ON FACIAL MASKS:
“As a person who went to medical school, I was shocked when I read Neil Orr’s study, published in 1981 in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr. Orr was a surgeon in the Severalls Surgical Unit in Colchester. And for six months, from March through August 1980, the surgeons and staff in that unit decided to see what would happen if they did not wear masks during surgeries.
They wore no masks for six months and compared the rate of surgical wound infections from March through August 1980 with the rate of wound infections from March through August of the previous four years.
And they discovered, to their amazement, that when nobody wore masks during surgeries, the rate of wound infections was less than half what it was when everyone wore masks.
‘It Would Appear That Minimum Contamination Can Best Be Achieved By Not Wearing A Mask At All’ And That Wearing A Mask During Surgery ‘Is A Standard Procedure That Could Be Abandoned.’
I was so amazed that I scoured the medical literature, sure that this was a fluke, and that newer studies must show the utility of masks in preventing the spread of disease.
But to my surprise the medical literature for the past forty-five years has been consistent: masks are useless in preventing the spread of disease and, if anything, are unsanitary objects that themselves spread bacteria and viruses.
Check the following citations and see for yourself: Continue reading “14 Medical Studies Prove Face Masks Do Not Work Even In Hospitals!”
Pure Censorship: Twitter Blocks White House Doctor For Tweeting Opinion On Masks
Twitter is at it again with the censoring of any information that does not please their political motives. The Huge social media company took down a tweet regarding the use of masks from White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas.
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“one is far more likely to inhale aerosols than be sprayed by a droplet.”
Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Kimberly A. Prather1,*, Linsey C. Marr2,*, Robert T. Schooley3, Melissa A. McDiarmid4, Mary E. Wilson5,6, Donald K. Milton7
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Science 16 Oct 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6514, pp. 303-304
There is overwhelming evidence that inhalation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents a major transmission route for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). …
Viruses in droplets (larger than 100 µm) typically fall to the ground in seconds within 2 m of the source and can be sprayed like tiny cannonballs onto nearby individuals. Because of their limited travel range, physical distancing reduces exposure to these droplets. Viruses in aerosols (smaller than 100 µm) can remain suspended in the air for many seconds to hours, like smoke, and be inhaled. They are highly concentrated near an infected person, so they can infect people most easily in close proximity. But aerosols containing infectious virus (2) can also travel more than 2 m and accumulate in poorly ventilated indoor air, leading to superspreading events (3).
Individuals with COVID-19, many of whom have no symptoms, release thousands of virus-laden aerosols and far fewer droplets when breathing and talking (4–6). Thus, one is far more likely to inhale aerosols than be sprayed by a droplet (7), and so the balance of attention must be shifted to protecting against airborne transmission.
“These people are so awful! All of us are learning this on the fly. It was a new disease. There are a lot of things we didn’t know. But to pretend that you are speaking God’s word [absolute fact], and rearrange our society on the basis of that, and never acknowledge you were completely wrong, that your assumptions were false, that’s the definition of dishonesty. That’s also the hallmark of the people who lead us. They know nothing.” – Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson: The cult of mask-wearing grows, with no evidence they work
Oct 14, 2020
… So what is the science on masks? It comes, interestingly, from the CDC, whose director has told you that masks were magic, more effective than vaccines. But the numbers suggest otherwise.
A new study conducted by 11 medical institutions analyzed a group of people who tested positive for COVID during the month of July. Here’s the interesting part: Among those who were infected, more than 70% reported they had “always” worn a mask for the preceding 14 days. Another 14.4% said they had “often” worn a mask.
In other words, almost everyone who got the coronavirus in July was wearing a mask and they were infected anyway. So clearly, this doesn’t work the way they tell us it works. Clearly, someone’s been lying to us — many people, actually.
How did this happen? Well, the short answer is we’re not sure how so many people got the coronavirus while wearing masks, but there are clues, clues that our leaders appear to be ignoring.
Here’s one: According to a study published in April by researchers at several medical institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, surgical masks are actually ineffective at stopping the installation of small airborne particles. Instead, the researchers found that surgical masks, which almost everyone is using to protect themselves from the coronavirus and not murder other people, are actually only useful for protecting users from, “large droplets and sprays.” That’s not how the coronavirus spreads.
According to a letter signed by several researchers earlier this month in Science magazine, the biggest threat from the coronavirus “by far” is what is contained in small particles that can easily bypass facemasks in aerosol form. Droplets quickly fall to the ground, but aerosol lingers.
The researchers wrote that the tiny particles can remain in the air “for many seconds to hours, like smoke and be inhaled.” The particles are “highly concentrated near an infected person … But aerosols containing infectious viruses can also travel more than six feet and accumulate in poorly ventilated indoor air, leading to super spreading events.” (source)
CDC DATA: A new study conducted by eleven medical institutions analyzed a group of people who tested positive for Covid in July. Here’s the interesting part: among those infected, more than 70 percent reported that they had “always” worn a mask for the preceding 14 days. Another 14.4 percent said they had “often” worn a mask. In other words, almost everyone who got coronavirus in July was wearing a mask. They got it anyway.
CDC DATA: A new study conducted by eleven medical institutions analyzed a group of people who tested positive for Covid in July. Here’s the interesting part: among those infected, more than 70 percent reported that they had "always" worn a mask for the preceding 14 days. Another 14.4 percent said they had “often" worn a mask. In other words, almost everyone who got coronavirus in July was wearing a mask. They got it anyway.SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf
Posted by Tucker Carlson Tonight on Þriðjudagur, 13. október 2020
The smaller aerosol particles go right through most masks. They don’t quickly fall to the ground and linger in the air.
“Covid-19 … is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.
These droplets are too heavy to travel far in the air. They only travel approximately one meter [39 inches], and quickly settle on surfaces. This is the reason person-to-person spread is happening mainly through close contacts.”
And these tiny particles easily travel through most masks.
STORY (Los Angeles Times, Oct 6, 2020)
Covid-19 masks are a crime against Humanity and child abuse
To deprive a child’s or an adolescent’s brain from oxygen, or to restrict it in any way, is not only dangerous to their health, it is absolutely criminal. Oxygen deficiency inhibits the development of the brain, and the damage that has taken place as a result CANNOT be reversed.
The following is a transcript of the highlights (by Henna Maria) from Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson’s recent extremely pressing video message, that was translated on-air from German into English by Claudia Stauber. Video below.
Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about masks and their effects on our brains: