Good neighbors, superheroes wear masks

What must we do to keep our schools and community safe and productive? Look to what the most respected medical authority worldwide is recommending. The scientists who work at the Centers for Disease Control offer the best guidance known to date in keeping us as safe as possible from diseases such as COVID-19. We must not ignore the recommendations. Masks have been scientifically proven to offer protection for the wearer but a greater protection for those who might inadvertently come into contact with someone who has an infection. Wearing a mask is a visible sign of respect for others as well as protecting ourselves and others.Our teachers, staff, and students deserve to have a safe environment for learning. School children in Virginia are now accustomed to masks. They are helping protect their friends, teachers, and school staff. What a great lesson: being a good neighbor, friend, and citizen! The best prevention is to get the vaccine and wear a mask properly. Wearing a mask cuts odds up to 80% of catching illness after being exposed from the virus. here are no documented physical or emotional ill effects of wearing a mask. Remember, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, and Batman all wear masks!

Karen Kennedy Schultz, Winchester

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GreaterThanScott

At this point on our COVID journey we should be able to finally allow people to choose their own journey. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed anyone who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine. Thanks to Omicron those who may have been vaccinated and many who were not have gotten COVID on a much milder symptoms. At this point we should be able to make our own decisions based upon our own health status as the worst of COVID is now behind us. Just as we have lived with the flu, it seems that we will have to live with COVID moving forward. Allowing those who desire to get their annual flu and COVID shots. It is way past time to keep making COVID a political football just for the gain of those who like to play politics.

Whistle Dixie

The Biden Regime Struggles to Reprogram Its Pandemic-Crazed Base

* Covid-19 is, overall, not that deadly, and getting less deadly all the time.

* Most of those who die of Covid are already unwell, often extremely unwell.

* Most interventions to contain Covid, in particular lockdowns and ubiquitous masking, don’t work.

* Children are nearly immune to Covid and do very little to spread it.

* In terms of effect on America’s prosperity, stability, health, and mental well-being, the “cures” for Covid have been far more harmful than the disease itself.

For the past year, stating these facts could get a person banned from Facebook or shut down on YouTube and Twitter.

But now, abruptly, the Biden Administration and its mouthpieces are trying to make this the conventional wisdom.

Whatever its political shortcomings, the Biden administration wants the country reopened and things (mostly) back to normal so they can reap the political dividends of undoing the calamitous lockdowns that liberal ideology created in the first place.

There’s just one problem: The regime’s propaganda was too effective. Millions of loyal cattle are too traumatized to go back to their old way of life. In a recent poll conducted by The Hill, forty-two percent of registered voters and a majority of Democrats said that, regardless of advice from the CDC or other health officials, everybody should still wear masks outdoors no matter what.

What is happening right now with masks isn’t science. It’s a new cult, created through a mix of political pressure and old-fashioned terror. This cult, created almost by accident, is now too entrenched and too powerful to be turned off by the people who created it.

More for the Covidians here:

https://www.revolver.news/2022/01/can-biden-reprogram-covid-hyptonized-npc-base/

Bose-Einstein

Nothing says cult better than a link to a cult website for validation.

Spock Here

Typical cult. Repeat it on a daily basis, and it becomes true. Much like the McCarthy addicts in the 1950s. Pick a conspiracy and keep spreading it. Even if you don't believe what you are spreading, the under-educated will pick it up and take it from there. Voila, the libs are coming for all your guns, minority rights advocates are commies, democrats are secret pedos in a restaurant basement, JFK Jr is going to rise from the dead, Trump won, the scientists want us to take a fake vaccine and die or whatever else. Looks like McCarthyism evolved into far right conservatism, then the Tea Party, to the Freedom Caucus, to the Insurrection Caucus. Leading to division, ignorance, fear, disruption, dismantling government institutions to make room for a white male theocracy. (Many people have said.....). The spatter spreaders don't care if it's true or not, it just makes them feel important and smart.

Marymac

Very well written and accurate letter, Karen Schultz- thanks for taking the time to try to educate and encourage others- History will validate your comments and like other mask wearers, you, too, are a hero!

Spock Here

The "irrational tribal cultspeaks" are enabling people like them to get sick. Why?

Hermit

Nice letter, Ms. Kennedy Schultz. Thank you!

As you rightly said, "Wearing a mask is a visible sign of respect for others as well as protecting ourselves and others." The "others" you mention include some commenters here who will criticize you, call you names, denigrate you, insult your intelligence, accuse you of various nefarious motives, besmirch you, revile you---because you disagree with them.

Anti-maskers, wearing our masks doesn't make us ignorant, dangerous, radical, Satan-worshiping, America-hating, child-abusing pervert liberals deserving of invective and ridicule. It just means we choose to believe different sources and come to different conclusions---as we're entitled to do as free Americans. And it means that in our hearts and minds we actually do believe that we're protecting you as well as ourselves.

Bose-Einstein

Maybe masks should be optional for the doctors and nurses in the O.R. If you come down with sepsis, well, just bad luck.

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hagansan

Thanks Karen Schultz for a timely and well-written letter.

With the same handful of surly, adolescent commenters spouting their resentful spite and irrational tribal cultspeak.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/masks.html

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/mask-requirements-and-recommendation/

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Whistle Dixie

Sad, but this is a prime example of how indoctrinated some of our poorly informed people actually are.

So many are freaking out over the 'no masks required' switch over and the effect on 99.99% of our children who do not (and will not) get critically ill from COVID-19. Fake fears, crafted by the liason between government and Big Pharma, has done this.

I wonder how these same people are going to react when obvious cancer clusters, neurological disorders, and cardiovascular diseases strike America's vaxxed children. THIS is the real problem, but instead of protecting children from the over-reach of government and the power of propaganda, children are offered up to take a series of experimental injections that have NOT been well studied, much less put through the rigors of a decade of testing. Losing children, or watching them become crippled with disease or dangerous health conditions, is going to rip through our society like nothing else. And yet, people chase after folly and joke about cartoon super-heroes being masked. Pathetic.

hagansan

Shultz's letter makes no comment regarding vaccines.

JRYAN

they do.... "The best prevention is to get the vaccine"

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Shaw, we get it girl: you're selfish.

Thanks for the update.

RightSide

Except we know that cloth masks do not work. Why do you keep on spreading misinformation, Karen? Why do you think N95s and KN952 are now recommended? Answer - only those have been proven to work. The cat is out of the bag. We have been lied to by progressives like Karen for 2 years.

Old Western Man

What happened to submitting to the Executive Orders of a Governor?[whistling]

"Rules for thee and not for me" is hardly a surprise, just an ideological iteration of "the ends justifies the means" favorite of the prog playbook.

Unfortunately, children will be the pawns in the power play that will now unfold on the 24th. Live by the Executive Order, Die by the Executive Order. (Politically speaking)

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

We get it, girl. You only like Executive Orders that you agree with, not ones that protect children.

You should stay far away from any child.

Catherine Giovannoni

Well said, Ms. Kennedy Schultz. We should all wear masks in public to protect each other. Keeping our schools open is vital, both for our children's sake and for the sake of our economy. Parents can't work when their children are home, sick or quarantined. Wearing masks is a sign of patriotism, of caring for other Americans.

Doc Samson

"Look to what the most respected medical authority worldwide is recommending. The scientists who work at the Centers for Disease Control offer the best guidance known to date..."

Someone's in an alternate reality crafted by the MSM. Good bot! Do as you are told and ask NO questions! The science is settled!

Fortunately, more and more doctors, scientists, and even lower intellect commoners like myself, are capable of seeing through the sham...

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

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