Another plea for masks

Complacency is alive and well in Frederick County. Come on people, grow up, put on a mask and adequately distance yourselves from other people. You don’t have the right to carelessly infect other people! COVID-19 is viciously infective and contagious. Young, healthy people need to wear masks as they are most likely to be asymptomatic and carry the virus. Perfect vectors. If you have the virus and don’t know it and you don’t mask up and socially distance, your chances of infecting MANY other people are 100%. A single infected individual who does not mask or socially distance, in one month, can infect 400, that’s four HUNDRED other people who are also not wearing masks or socially distancing. Masks suck. They’re uncomfortable and hot. PLEASE, let’s all be uncomfortable and hot together. Virginia’s numbers are on the rise.

J.P. Zuckerman Frederick County

J.P. Zuckerman

Frederick County

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Whistle Dixie

"By making mask-wearing recommendations and policies for the general public, or by expressly condoning the practice, governments have both ignored the scientific evidence and done the opposite of following the precautionary principle.

In an absence of knowledge, governments should not make policies that have a hypothetical potential to cause harm. The government has an onus barrier before it instigates a broad social-engineering intervention, or allows corporations to exploit fear-based sentiments.

Furthermore, individuals should know that there is no known benefit arising from wearing a mask in a viral respiratory illness epidemic, and that scientific studies have shown that any benefit must be residually small, compared to other and determinative factors. " Dr. Denis G Rancourt, PhD, from "The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses"

PLEASE read this article which goes into detail, and provides a multitude of scientific sources leading to the conclusion that these masks are not providing protection to you:


Virginia's number aren't "on the rise." Check Goober's website.

Whistle Dixie

The average coronavirus particle size is 125 nanometers (0.125 microns). The N95 masks filter down to 0.03 microns, so a few of the coronavirus particles can be blocked, but not many. However, the basic pleated masks (disposable and home-made cotton fabrics) are open weave fibers and/or fabrics -- they do NOTHING to filter the coronavirus particles.

Protective cloth/disposable masks are a ruse -- they are nothing more than a tactic to give people the impression that they are "protected" and are helping themselves. Masks that are worn by the average person are doing more harm than good. You are breathing captured particles behind that mask, not getting free-flowing air.

Better to wear nitrile gloves, but then once you have been in public, your gloves are contaminated, and everything that those gloves touch might be contaminated as well because most people are not trained in medical procedures.

Note: Our Governor has mandated masks in public places, so compliance is required. You're free to ignore the mandate or follow it. But don't be surprised if a business removes you from their premise for not playing the game.

Spock Here

So who is behind this "ruse" "Dr. Dixie"? Is it the "marxist organizations" like BLM? Hillary? Who is behind all the new cases in the south? Or is this whole thing faked by the evil democrats? What a hoot you are, keep us laughing, we need cheap entertainment


Dixie, the credentialed epidemiologist.

Spock Here

Trump U degree


I see the replies to a logical comment are as well-reasoned as usual.


Just because there are so many excruciating ignoramuses talking about masks stopping CO2 from getting out, but also not preventing the virus from escaping:

CO2 particles are 232 pm

The average diameter of the virus particles is around 120 nm (120,000 pm),.12%20%CE%BCm

The mask blocking CO2, but letting out the virus argument is so amazingly idiotic. The idea that a cloth mask that doesn't seal overwhelms the wearer with CO2 requires an astounding level of willful ignorance. Don't be an unapologetic, intentional dolt.

The point of the mask is to minimize the projection / aerosolization of droplets that carry the virus (it will not cut it 100%). Because your mouth and nose mostly project outward, the mask helps block this projection. The mask does not filter the air you take in very much at all. That is why when your ignorant neighbor refuses to wear a mask and projects droplets outward, your mask will not stop you from breathing them in.

Everyone has been given this information time and time again. There's just no reason to be stupid here. No excuse for it.


Yo Conservative, all those dead people from the nursing homes didn't leave.


If people are still that afraid that they feel the need to wear a mask outside their home, then maybe they shouldn't leave it in the first place. Just a thought.

Spock Here

The issue is not about "fear for myself" It is about how people without symptoms can infect others, but a mask slows that possibility down.


It's actually the law in Virginia. You wear one or stay home. Glad to see Walmart is beginning to actually enforce it now.


There's no law. Just Goober's edict.

Spock Here

"The greatest generation" would be appalled at this whining about me me me. Just wear it


And, before anyone starts: neither the 4th or 14th amendments, HIPAA, nor the ADA grants exceptions to any kind of mandate or business restriction.

If "no shirt, no shoes" wasn't an onerous burden, the mask will be a minor inconvenience.

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