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6/22/20  10:07 pm
Commenter: Mark Wood

No Mask Mandate

I am against a mandate of mask wearing. Please see my points below and end statement. Thank you for your time.


"The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm"

" An analysis by mask use showed ILI and laboratory-confirmed virus were significantly higher in the cloth masks group compared with the medical masks group. Penetration of cloth masks by particles was almost 97% and medical masks 44%."

Cloth masks are ineffective at preventing viral transmission.


"Conclusion: In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak."


If asymptomatic transmission is showing low/weak, masks aren't very necessary


"Only two states have done a worse job than Virginia in surveying skilled nursing homes to ensure that they have necessary infection-control measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the federal government.

"Virginia’s nursing homes reported that 847 residents and 419 caregivers were infected with the coronavirus. Of them, 307 residents and nine staff members died.

Only nursing homes are required to report to the federal government. As of Wednesday, 811 of Virginia’s 1,428 deaths were linked to long-term care outbreaks, according to health department data. It is not known how many occurred in assisted living facilities or group homes."

Your focus should be on the sick and elderly - NOT the young and healthy.


"Despite more than half the world using cloth masks, global disease control guidelines, including those from the World Health Organisation, fail to clearly specify conditions of their use."

"These guidelines need to be updated to reflect the higher infection risk posed by cloth masks, as found in our study."

Professor MacIntyre said the study's results pointed to the effectiveness of medical masks, in addition to the harm caused by cloth masks."


Cloth masks can pose an actual danger to our health. And many cant wear them for medical reasons.


"Bodily autonomy is defined as the right to self governance over one’s own body without external influence or coercion. It is generally considered to be a fundamental human right."


Consent is an agreement between two or more individuals to partake in a specified activity. Consent does not have to be sexual but it does have to be voluntary, without outside forces or manipulations. Consent can be as easily revoked as it can be granted.

Legal Action

In the United States, the doctrine of bodily autonomy comes from the right to life, which is written in the Constitution. This is furthered by section one of the 14th Amendment where it reinforces that the state cannot deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process.

Gov. Northam. You DO NOT have my consent to force me to wear a mask on my face and you DO NOT have the right to deny my right to liberty.

You of all people should be supportive of bodily autonomy.

Say NO to a mask mandate. Let people and businesses choose.

A concerned patriot

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