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Monday, January 24, 2022

The War on Masks Continues


Trumpublicans constantly bleat that it is the Democrats who have lost their minds. They ignore what is right in front of their noses:

Virginia parent charged after she threatens to "bring every single gun loaded" over school's mask dispute 

 A Virginia mother was charged Friday after she said at a school board meeting that she would "bring every single gun loaded and ready" to fight mask requirements for her children." 

Amelia King later emailed the board to apologize for her choice of words, saying she was not referring to "actual firearms." The Luray Police Department said King, 42, was charged with making an oral threat on school property. She has since been released on a $5,000 bond, the department said. 

 King was seen on video making the comments at the Page County Public Schools board meeting on Thursday night, where members voted on whether face masks would continue to be required at the district's schools. When she was told she had run out of time to speak, she replied, "I'll see you all on Monday." 

 The US has gotten to the point where parents are threatening school shootings, because kids are asked to wear masks. The GOP enables and fuels this insanity.

Read some of their blogs and see them blaming Democrats (who advocate mask wearing) as being unhinged. I've yet to see a pro-masker at a school board meeting threaten to bring a gun "loaded and ready" unless all children are wearing masks.

But the Trumpublicans call Dems/pro-maskers "unhinged."

From a Trumpublican blog:  

"...this tyrannical whimsy has got to be stopped. Stop masking kids, stop forcing children to be vaccinated, knock off the mask kabuki, and move on. If people feel they are threatened by covid, we are adults and we can all decide how to proceed. Me [not] wearing a mask is not killing grandma. And Rachel willinsky is full of s*** when she says wearing a mask cuts down transmission by 80%. The scientific data does not support her statement."

Source Control to Block Exhaled Virus 

Multi-layer cloth masks block release of exhaled respiratory particles into the environment, along with any microorganisms associated with these particles. 

Cloth masks not only effectively block most large droplets (i.e., 20-30 microns and larger), but they can also block the exhalation of fine droplets and particles (also often referred to as aerosols) smaller than 10 microns which increase in number with the volume of speech and specific types of phonation. 

Multi-layer cloth masks can both block 50-70% of these fine droplets and particles and limit the forward spread of those that are not captured. 

Upwards of 80% blockage has been achieved in human experiments, with cloth masks in some studies performing on par with surgical masks as barriers for source control. 

In one study, conducted prior to widespread circulation of the Delta variant, masks worked equally well for blocking aerosolized particles containing both “wild-type” virus and the Alpha variant (a more infectious variant).

The Covidiots are the reason we're stuck in COVID. They don't believe in the science -- unless it's their preferred confirmation-biased science:

"About these "vaccines" and boosters... Dr. Roger Hodkinson Warns, "The General Public Will Be Revolted" When the Truth Starts To Come Out. The video is short; please watch it."

Fact-checked by: AFP 2020/11/30 | Canada 

Roger Hodkinson, a doctor, claims the Covid-19 pandemic a “hoax” and that masks and social distancing are useless. 


skudrunner said...

That women who threatened to bring all her loaded guns should be in jail at least until her youngest is out of the house, what an idiot.

The mask, vaccine, distance debate will just continue on and be used as political fodder. Simple answer is, get shot and you will still get sick but probably won't die. Don't get shot and get sick and you may die. It is quite simple but not as entertaining.

We will all get the virus at some point but the biggest question is how severe it will be for you. I choose to play it safe, some don't.

Mike said...

Covidiots are lunatics and liars.

Anonymous@8something said...

The tRumublican's comment illustrates the depth to which US cuture has idealized and worshed unbounded personal freedom and liberty at the expense of community, compassion, and kindness. We diminish ourselves as a people as a result.

Shaw Kenawe said...

OT: To the trolls who're leaving remarks about President Biden calling out FAUX NOOZ's Doocey:

President Biden didn’t apologize. He called Doocy and said “it’s nothing personal, pal.” Because it’s not. Biden’s just sick of this GOP propaganda and lies. We all are.

Also, those same trolls had nothing to say when Trumpy made fun of a handicapped journalist, and calling women journalists "nasty," "stupid," and "fake.


Shaw Kenawe said...

Victor Ruiz on Twitter:

"I tested positive for #COVID19. I am fully vaccinated. I am fully aware this can happen but my body is responding quickly, fighting a KNOWN enemy, and I can fight this from home. THAT is all the difference. Misinformation from people like Robert Malone is BS."

The folks on right-wing blogs promote Malone, who's engaging in spreading misinformation.