A Keene, New Hampshire city Councilor (at-Large Randy Filiault) says he will propose an ordinance requiring masks indoors in public places across the city. A move that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) says, “may, paradoxically, lead to more transmission of Covid-19…”
Focusing on universal masking alone may, paradoxically, lead to more transmission of Covid-19 if it diverts attention from implementing more fundamental infection-control measures.
That warning is for health care workers. When it comes to the general public, as I reported here a few hours ago, that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” That “The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
The proposal in Nashua, and now Keene (Concord wants one too), is likely worse for the overall health of the citizens. Many are already suffering from various degrees of anxiety resulting from forced job loss, losing a business, their savings, or retirement. Mandating masks adds a layer of concern that simply should not exist.
The people of Nashua and Keene (and Concord) need to ask their elected leaders, who are ignoring actual health professionals (both the CDC, and WHO also claim it is unnecessary, misleading, and potentially less healthy to mandate masks in public), why they are exacerbating anxiety and creating a mental health crisis.
Are you truly concerned about public health over a virus that in NH has resulted in,
- ZERO deaths reported under the age of 64.
- 16 Males between the age of 65-74.
- 21 Females and 39 Males between the age of 75-84.
- 45 Females and 40 Males over the age of 85.
- The median age of death is 82.
If you’d like to care for the health of the 99%, I think I’ve heard that number used somewhere before, let them go about their business unmolested by ignorant busy-body Democrat’s and their authoritarian ticks. This includes choosing to wear a mask if they want, no mandate required.
H/T | Reagan – Grok FB Group