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Mask Dilemma, Micron Size?
Mask Dilemma, Micron Size?

I cannot think of anything more horrific for a normal law-abiding citizen be that ‘man’ or in this case ‘woman’ ‘handled’ in the way depicted on the Youtube video I’ve included at the end of this post!

At the two-minute mark this police officer, who has his mask on to that point, tases this unfortunate person. That alone incidentally has it’s own health risks!

I’m reminded of the death of Robert Dziekański, from Poland, visiting his mother in Vancouver some years back, only to never make it out of the airport and see her.

This viral video posted September 23, 2020, features this extremely violent arrest of this Ohio mum at a local football game.

For ‘not wearing her mask’ in the stands. The video shows a police officer tasing Alecia Kitts at the two-minute mark.

Also clearly on the video is footage showing this officer, who tases Kitts, then having his own mask off, and under his chin.

This from that time he tases her until he is walking her away in handcuffs. Only putting his mask back, on when someone in the stands yells out!

According to The Ohio Star, Tiffany Kennedy, a friend of Kitts, who shot the video, said Kitts has asthma and HAD to take her mask off. Indeed Kitts’ mask is visible in her right back shorts pocket in the video.

Ultimately this raises the whole mask dilemma as to their effectiveness

Ultimately this raises the whole mask dilemma as to their effectiveness as Ohio coronavirus rules issued by Governor Mike DeWine require masks at outdoor events in that State when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. The question here is somewhat borderline, but let’s give on that point.

Not wearing a mask in Ohio is considered a misdemeanor. Penalties for failure to comply can include up to 30 days in jail and a $750 fine.

Interesting that Governor DeWine said his intent isn’t to arrest people for noncompliance!

What is so interesting here is that law enforcement themselves are not too compliant with mask-wearing.

But at 2:55 minute interval, an assisting police officer comes into the picture without wearing a mask at all! So much for setting an example from law enforcement!

But more to the point is the fundamental issue as to whether or not the evidence supports the concept of masks actually preventing the spread of the virus!

The science seems to suggest that masks cannot block aerosolized viruses.

SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter between 0.06 and 0.14 microns. Medical N95 masks — which are considered the most effective, can filter particles as small as 0.3 microns.

At best, it seems that a mask will reduce the transmission of large respiratory droplets. But it does nothing to prevent the transmission of aerosolized particulates.

These can be exhaled by asymptomatic or presymptomatic individuals with COVID-19.

Health agencies’ own research indicates that it’s a futile measure that unfortunately only provides a false sense of security against aerosolized particulates.

Interesting, what seems to be a policy stance relating to Flu’, as opposed to the Corona Virus. This has been adopted by the Centers for Disease Control. Concludes that from their systematic review there is no significant effect of face masks on the transmission of influenza!

This is highly relevant, as the influenza virus is about TWICE the size of SARS-CoV-2. If masks cannot prevent transmission of influenza, they surely certainly cannot prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.!

Mask Dilemma, Micron Size?