Mark Mallett is a former award-winning journalist with CTV News Edmonton (CFRN TV) and resides in Canada. The following article is regularly updated to reflect new science.
THERE perhaps is no issue more contentious than the mandatory mask laws spreading across the world. Aside from sharp disagreements on their effectiveness, the issue is dividing not only the general public but churches. Some priests have forbidden parishioners to enter the sanctuary without masks while others have even called the police on their flock. Some regions have required that face coverings be enforced in one’s own home while some countries have mandated that individuals wear masks while driving alone in your car. Dr. Anthony Fauci, heading up the U.S. COVID-19 response, goes even further saying that, aside from a facial mask, “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it” or even wear two. And Democrat Joe Biden stated, “masks save lives — period,” and that when he becomes President, his first action will be to force mask wearing across the board claiming, “These masks make a gigantic difference.” And that he did. Some Brazilian scientists alleged that actually refusing to wear a facial covering is a sign of a “serious personality disorder.” And Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, flatly stated that mask wearing and social distancing will be with us for “several years” as did a Spanish virologist.Continue reading