Letter to the Editor


In the June 10 edition letters to the editor, Bob Larimer writes, “Centers for Disease Control … along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, have admitted that masks are useless”

That is incorrect.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) “recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings”, and does “not (recommend) surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers.” Dr. Fauci likewise recommends following this guideline. The CDC continues, “Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets” from reaching the air in your lungs. They even have a tutorial showing you how to make one. 

Mr. Larimer is entitled to his opinion, and he certainly has a few, but he is not entitled to his own facts. And considering that the majority of our gentle readers are neighbors, Mr. Larimer has given his neighbors misleading advice. 

One radiologist was quoted having said the image reminded him of glass, like powdered glass found in the lungs of factory workers. There are reports that, sometimes, the damage done seems permanent. Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association, stated “If you’re sick enough to be on a ventilator, you’re automatically in a critical situation. The chances of you surviving that event are limited.” 

This is a nasty bug that largely arrives on the scene in your lungs. 

Consider too that doctors and nurses have also died from this virus, and those kind of people are difficult to replace. 

In my opinion it’s just the flu with wings. Wash your hands and consider wearing a mask. Wear one or not. And if a business requires you to wear a mask, that’s their prerogative as well. And for what it’s worth, I just read recently that physicians from Wuhan, having handled hundreds of COVID-19 patients, reached out to American physicians to say they noticed something. Patients who rebounded best were noted to have a high degree of the gut bacteria you get from fiber: vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes. 

Food is chemicals. Who knows …

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(2) comments

Bob Larimer

Facts Matter.

"The pore size of cloth face coverings range from ~ 20-100 microns. The Covid virus is 200-1000x smaller than that, at 0.1 microns. Putting up a chain link fence will not keep out a mosquito. Even the most esteemed medical journals admit their purpose is to calm anxiety. “Expanded masking protocols’ greatest contribution may be to reduce the transmission of anxiety …”

"Of course, by knowledge or common sense observation, most Americans already know that masking everyone is superstition. But unlike privately carrying a lucky charm, mandating facial coverings requires the consent of the governed."



It’s pretty sad to observe the overt politicization of the CV19. This nation is being challenged with an issue that touches everybody, an equal opportunity new virus. Many families, businesses, and lives are touched by this, and will continue to be touched, until a vaccine is developed and administered. Currently, we { the citizens of the USA, all of us } have very few weapons to combat the virus, with face masks being one of the simple tools in the toolbox. Why on earth would you, as a citizen, not take advantage of that tool?

Are you selfish and self centered?

Are you convinced CV19 is nothing to worry about?

Are you an ardent Trump supporter, and what he says goes?

If you get your news from a variety of sources, you’ll notice the virus is still on the march. The longer citizens go with their head in the sand, the longer it will go, it’s as simple as that….

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