Anti-Maskers are Misguided Anti-Vaxxers

THIS IS NONSENSE:

“So, it’s a slippery slope. Stand up for freedom, before it’s gone. Let me explain where this is going. In 2020 – a face mask is required. In 2021 – a vaccine is required. In 2022 – a microchip is required.”  July 18, 2020 eblast received from TruthAboutVaccines.Org, a member of the United Medical Freedom Super PAC

The above is fear mongering nonsense.  If the intent of encouraging the public to wear masks to help stop the spread of Covid-19 is really part of a diabolical plot to cause more vaccines so they can chip people; then why have scientists been studying how to control the spread of disease by use of masks and social distancing – at least fifteen years before Covid 19 even existed?  Vaccines are used when spreads have not been stopped by non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI).

Therefore, if one’s intent is to encourage mass-vaccines, then buy into the above fear mongering about your freedom being threatened by nefarious motives of why we are being asked to wear masks and social distance.  Be one who does not help to stop the spread of Covid-19 (and future outbreaks) with NPI.  Contrary to what is being promoted to scare people into resistance, wearing a mask is not the same as getting a vaccine.

THIS IS WHAT CAUSES NONSENSE:

People’s concerns about mandated overuses of ineffective and harmful vaccines in the US is not without merit. Enough harm has been proven that “Vaccine Courts” have provided billions of dollars in restitution to harmed parties.

The United States government employs and affiliates with some of the world’s finest scientists and physicians. But as a whole, it has done a terrible job for decades of informing physicians and the public of how best to act when large outbreaks of environmental illnesses occur.

I could cite multiple examples from the mishandling of chronic disabilities caused by moldy buildings, to chronic Lyme disease, to disabilities and birth defects from Agent Orange.  The example that is probably best known by most Americans is when 911 clean up workers were told the air was safe and their health was not at risk. Contrary to this advice, many of the misinformed suffered a life time of chronic illnesses and early demise.  They had to fight for their healthcare and rights to restitution.

US and world health advisors got off to a rocky start in 2020 regarding Covid-19. First they promoted that it wasn’t spread by inhalation, then flipped to say it is.  As such, it is completely understandable why many are skeptical about current and upcoming Covid-19 advice. This includes the anticipated Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed at “warp speed”.  The “chipping” concern originates from advancements is universal digital identification.

THIS IS WHY THE NONSENSE NEEDS TO STOP

All of the above does not mean, nor is it logical to assume, that asking people to wear masks and social distance is part of some big plot to take away people’s freedoms.  The best way to help stop Covid-19 (and Covid-19 vaccines) is to do your part to help stop the viral spread.

Below is just a sampling of progressing research of masks to help stop the spread of disease by NPI.  As one can see, this research started long before Covid-19 and long before people became increasingly distrustful of the growing number of government mandated vaccines and surveillance techniques.

2010 CDC “Findings, Gaps, and Future Direction for Research in Nonpharmaceutical Interventions for Pandemic Influenza”

List of projects funded during 2007–2009 under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nonpharmaceutical Intervention Studies for Pandemic Influenza RFA-CI06-010* https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/16/4/09-0719-t1

2009 MacIntyre CR, Cauchemez S, Dwyer DE, et al. Face mask use and control of respiratory virus transmission in households. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15(2):233-241. doi:10.3201/eid1502.081167

We found that adherence to mask use significantly reduced the risk for ILI-associated infection, but <50% of participants wore masks most of the time. We concluded that household use of face masks is associated with low adherence and is ineffective for controlling seasonal respiratory disease. However, during a severe pandemic when use of face masks might be greater, pandemic transmission in households could be reduced.

2010 Aiello AE, Coulborn RM, Aragon TJ, et al. Research findings from nonpharmaceutical intervention studies for pandemic influenza and current gaps in the research. Am J Infect Control. 2010;38(4):251-258. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2009.12.007

In June 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a request for applications to identify, improve, and evaluate the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs)-strategies other than vaccines and antiviral medications-to mitigate the spread of pandemic influenza within communities and across international borders (RFA-CI06-010). These studies have provided major contributions to seasonal and pandemic influenza knowledge. Nonetheless, key concerns were identified related to the acceptability and protective efficacy of NPIs. Large-scale intervention studies conducted over multiple influenza epidemics, as well as smaller studies in controlled laboratory settings, are needed to address the gaps in the research on transmission and mitigation of influenza in the community setting. The current novel influenza A (H1N1) pandemic underscores the importance of influenza research. 

2010 Cowling BJ, Zhou Y, Ip DK, Leung GM, Aiello AE. Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: a systematic review. Epidemiol Infect. 2010;138(4):449-456. doi:10.1017/S0950268809991658

There is some evidence to support the wearing of masks or respirators during illness to protect others, and public health emphasis on mask wearing during illness may help to reduce influenza virus transmission. There are fewer data to support the use of masks or respirators to prevent becoming infected.

2010 Brienen NC, Timen A, Wallinga J, van Steenbergen JE, Teunis PF. The effect of mask use on the spread of influenza during a pandemic. Risk Anal. 2010;30(8):1210-1218. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01428.x

We conclude that population-wide use of face masks could make an important contribution in delaying an influenza pandemic. Mask use also reduces the reproduction number, possibly even to levels sufficient for containing an influenza outbreak.

2013 Davies A, Thompson KA, Giri K, Kafatos G, Walker J, Bennett A. Testing the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic? Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013;7(4):413-418. doi:10.1017/dmp.2013.43

The median-fit factor of the homemade masks was one-half that of the surgical masks. Both masks significantly reduced the number of microorganisms expelled by volunteers, although the surgical mask was 3 times more effective in blocking transmission than the homemade mask.

2020 MacIntyre CR, Chughtai AA. A rapid systematic review of the efficacy of face masks and respirators against coronaviruses and other respiratory transmissible viruses for the community, healthcare workers and sick patients. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020;108:103629. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103629

The study suggests that community mask use by well people could be beneficial, particularly for COVID-19, where transmission may be pre-symptomatic. The studies of masks as source control also suggest a benefit, and may be important during the COVID-19 pandemic in universal community face mask use as well as in health care settings. Trials in healthcare workers support the use of respirators continuously during a shift. This may prevent health worker infections and deaths from COVID-19, as aerosolisation in the hospital setting has been documented.

2020 Ngonghala CN, Iboi E, Eikenberry S, et al. Mathematical assessment of the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on curtailing the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Math Biosci. 2020;325:108364. doi:10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108364

Using face-masks in public (including the low efficacy cloth masks) is very useful in minimizing community transmission and burden of COVID-19, provided their coverage level is high. The masks coverage needed to eliminate COVID-19 decreases if the masks-based intervention is combined with the strict social-distancing strategy. 

2020 Keshtkar-Jahromi M, Sulkowski M, Holakouie-Naieni K. Public Masking: An Urgent Need to Revise Global Policies to Protect against COVID-19. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102(6):1160-1161. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0305

resistance to mass masking seems inconsistent with our knowledge of the rate of asymptomatic infections and the risk of transmission from these individuals.

WHAT IS THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE?

Precautionary principle, approach in policy making that legitimizes the adoption of preventative measures to address potential risks to the public or environment associated with certain activities or policies.

If you honestly believe that someone is going to put a chip in you under the pretense of a Covid-19 vaccine, then take the precautions necessary to stop the spread of the virus in the first place.

Be part of the solution, not part of the conspiracy theory problem. Take the precautions of wearing a mask when appropriate and if you are physically able.  Social distance as much as possible.  Keep your hands, face, and masks clean.

I and many others honestly believe that we can beat this virus down to nothing and get back to a working economy, if we all quickly take these reasonable precautions.

Sharon Kramer

Advocate for Integrity in Health Marketing

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Anti-Maskers are Anti-Vaxxers’ Worst Enemies

 

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Reuters, July 13, 2020  U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program to start manufacturing by late summer, says U.S. official

“The Trump administration has helped finance the development of four COVID-19 vaccines so far though its Operation Warp Speed Program, which aims to produce 300 million vaccine doses by the end of 2021.” 

Forbes, July 14, 2020 CDC’s Redfield: U.S. Could Control Coronavirus Pandemic In Months If Everyone Wore Masks

“The time is now,’ Redfield said during an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association…’If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I really do think over the next four, six, eight weeks, we could bring this epidemic under control.‘ Redfield said he was glad to see officials like President Donald Trump wearing a face mask this weekend during a trip to a Washington, D.C. hospital…’we need them to set the example,”

No one wants to see this continue until 2022.  Many are leery of vaccines developed at “Warp Speed“.  Please give your best effort to help quickly stop the spread.

                                                                               Sharon Noonan Kramer,

                                                                               Advocate for Integrity in Health Marketing

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Every little bit helps

I know this isn’t much in the big scheme of things, but I’ve started tipping those who are still working to keep our society functioning (grocery clerks, the mailman, fast food window servers, etc). Tip people

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How 2 Stop State of CA Assets from Causing Discrimination of US Mold-Sick Military Families

Under California Education Code 92000 the University of California’s name, reputation, and assets are owned by the State of California. The Charter of the UC Regents Health Services Committee (HSC) is to protect the UC name, reputation, and other assets from abusive uses.

In the below video, one can see me asking HSC to calendar and vote to stop the UC name from being misused to promote a litigation defense argument, disguised as legitimate science, in the mold issue. I have asked that they do this to protect our military families from fraud, abuse and discrimination in the moldy military housing debacle via the multiple misuses of the UC name by several government-employed and private sector entities and individuals.

I am pleased to report that the Regents appear to be listening.

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Indoor Air Quality Pros & Environmental Physicians Come To The Aid Of US Military Families.

Five days ago, I posted a blog titled “PLEASE CALL Senators TODAY To Save Our Troops’ Families From the FRAUD In The MOLD Issue”. The gist of the blog is that a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Military Matters Foundation (MMF), is leading the charge to cause real and much needed legislative oversight of the Private-Public Venture (PPV) military housing landlords, their contractors, the DOD, and the military physicians.

On November 22nd MMF sent a letter to the 27 senators of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). They requested that on this coming Tuesday, December 3rd, that the senators publicly ask seven important questions of the U.S. GAO auditor and the DOD leaders — who will be testifying before the SASC.

The basic gist of what the military families want answered, is:

1) why haven’t the senators, DOD, or GAO acted to stop the scientific fraud in the mold issue that began in 2002 and is used extensively by military housing landlords, DOD miseducated military physicians, toxic tort defense attorneys and others as false proof that the moldy military housing allegedly can’t cause brain injuries; and

2) why are the landlords and their contractors still not being mandated to follow industry standards that are purposed to safely maintain and remediate the military housing.

To encourage the senators to ask the key questions on December 3rd, MMF issued a Call To Action/Petition. What they want (and need!) is for the public and those with superior knowledge of the deep seated problems to support their efforts aimed to cause better legislative and DOD oversight of military housing, housing maintenance, and of military physician education.

IAQ Pros & Environmental Physicians Answer the Military Families’ Call To Action!

In 2016, environmental physicians and researchers were key in causing the military housing landlord, Lincoln Military Housing LLC, et.al., to be held accountable for negligent causation of brain injury — via meeting a courtroom standard burden of proof that moldy military housing can indeed cause debilitating cognitive dysfunction.

This weekend, the environmental medicine professionals answered MMF’s Call. They shared MMF’s Petition/Call To Action on their widely-viewed website, Surviving Mold. The environmental medicine professionals strongly support the need for military physicians to be properly educated of how to recognize, diagnose, and treat sick building related illnesses, including debilitating brain injuries.

Also this weekend, indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals answered the Call. MMF’s Call To Action/Petition may be read on the website of IAQ Radio. IAQ Radio is “the voice of the indoor air quality industry”. Over the past thirteen years they have created an extensive audio library of interviews with experts on the subject of the built environment and health. They are strong supporters that those who are maintaining and remediating the military housing be properly trained and made to adhere to the industry standards established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

So….the answers of how to protect the military families from fraud, waste, and abuse in the military housing debacle are already there. What’s missing are the questions from senators and answers from the GAO and DOD re: who is not providing adequate oversight which enables the fraud to rage on, and why this is being enabled to continue?

PLEASE ANSWER THE CALL

Follow the directions on MMF’s website of how YOU can contact the senators of the SASC and encourage them to ask the needed questions; or simply CLICK HERE to sign MMF’s Petition.

Close to 5000 people have already signed! Will YOU join us to help protect the lives of the families of those who risk their lives to protect all of our families? We need your help before the upcoming Tuesday SASC hearing.

The Petition states: Call to Action- a Change.org petition regarding Military Housing by The Military Matters Foundation

Military bases must remove mold by IICRC S520 standard and licensed professionals

Updated November 26, 2019

CALL OF ACTION!

Military Matters Foundation
Nov 26, 2019 —

United States military members and their families are being made direly ill from their contaminated military housing. Adding devastating insult to injury, they are not getting medical help from the military physicians that they need in order to recover.

On November 22, 2019 we sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee members asking for clarification of why military physicians are not being properly trained to treat military personnel and their families’ disabilities caused by substandard military housing; and why no one appears to be moving to correct this problem. Reuters has deemed it an “Ambushed at Home”.

We only have a few days before the next U.S. Senate Hearing on December 3rd regarding this problem that is devastating military families and weakening the strength of our military.

Please help us flood Armed Services Committee senators with calls and emails in support of the need for questions to be asked of why military physicians are not being trained how to diagnose, treat, and cure the military-housing-caused illnesses.

Will you make a phone call or send an email to senators to make this nightmare of insult to already devastating injury for our military families end?

It’s easy to do. Takes no time at all. Just open this link to https://www.themilitarymatters.com/ and follow the directions.

Thank you. Military Matters Foundation Team

Please CLICK HERE to sign it!

Thank you,
Sharon Kramer

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