On Monday, I attended a couple of Manchester events regarding COVID. At the first, hosted by Respect NH event, several business leaders lamented the terrible situation they find themselves in: permanently shuttered parts of their businesses, disloyal employees who chose the dole over work, having to act as the “mask police” even when they 100% don’t want to, etc. The second event, hosted by ReBuild NH, was a deep dive into NH’s COVID numbers and some interesting data points from doctors, healthcare professionals, and OSHA certified specialists (who, in case you are wondering, recommend against people being forced to wear masks to prevent the spread of this virus). This led me to today’s mask mandate musings:
1. Are members of Rage Against the Machine wearing masks?
2. How quaint does “Employees must wash hands before returning to work” sound now?
3. Thanks to Governor Chris Sununu’s mask mandate, I’m going to have to close my UPS Store account where I have been a loyal customer for years and years. I asked if they would be willing to bring packages to the car if I called from outside, and they said no, and that they were unwilling to have “philosophical debates about masks. It’s mandated, that’s that!” This is what happens when you force private businesses to become agents of the state, and since they are, I will treat them accordingly.
4. Laundry detergents contain known carcinogens that should not be inhaled. What are you washing your mask with?
5. Wearing masks generate billions of bacteria in and around your mouth and nostrils. Our environments are now being over-sterilized, like hospitals. Know what else hospitals have? Staph-resistant bacteria. Know what that is? Things that don’t respond to antibiotics.
6. 99.6% survival rate for the seasonal flu.
7. Mark my words: The trade-offs aren’t going to be worth it, and we’re going to be paying for this government overreach for generations to come. For shame!