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December 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Coordinator of the White House COVID-19 Task Force Dr. Deborah Birx defied her own travel guidance over the Thanksgiving break by visiting one of her holiday homes on Fenwick Island, Delaware. Birx had previously told CBS’s Face the Nation that people “need to not go to these places” and that they should “take it upon [themselves] to be restrictive.”

In her interview, Birx addressed “every American,” declaring that “this is the moment to protect yourself and your family.” Following this, she advised that “if your governor or your mayor isn’t doing the policies that we know are critical, masking, physical distancing, avoiding bars, avoiding crowded indoor areas, if those restrictions don’t exist in your state,” then individuals should “be vigilant” and restrict celebrations to “your immediate household.”

“If your family traveled, you have to assume that you are exposed and you became infected,” she warned, adding that “you need to avoid anyone in your family with comorbidities.” Birx also offered strong guidelines to areas that have recorded higher infection rates: “the first thing you should do is close spaces where people cannot wear a mask,” specifically “bars and indoor restaurants.”

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PETITION UPDATE (8/27/2020)

Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask orders within their borders.

Facebook has restored the share link for this petition, saying that the decision to block it was a 'mistake...'

Please share with your Facebook friends, but we should all take heed of this warning: when an organization or individuals have to beg, plead and cajole just to express objective truths, it may be time to start looking for other social networking platforms.

Facebook needs to treat its users with respect, no matter their political persuasion. Moreover, Facebook needs to treat objective reality and facts with more respect.

One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/25/2020)

Facebook is actively censoring this petition, saying that some people find it 'abusive.'

How anyone could find alternate facts about oppressive mask mandates 'abusive' is incredible...that is, impossible to believe.

This is exactly the kind of censorship which Big Tech is getting a bad reputation for.

The fact that Facebook calls differing opinion and objective reality "abusive" says a lot about Facebook and their agenda to silence reason and logic, not just conservatives and Christians.

But, people are more intelligent than Facebook give them credit for.

And, the more this continues, the more reasonable people will look alternate platforms to share their thoughts and connect with their friends and family. The more that happens, the less revenue Facebook will generate.

All of us have a decision to make, and the time is coming where we might have to tell our Facebook friends that we are moving to another platform.

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One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask mandates within their borders

Public health policies should be based on science and logic, not on the type of political posturing and virtue-signaling which led Joe Biden to recently call for a national mask mandate.

And, public health policies certainly shouldn't lead to a situation where more people could become sick.

But, that is exactly what these mandatory mask mandates are doing.

Here are four inconvenient facts about masks:

1) Masks** are largely ineffective at stopping the transmission of viruses.

The vast majority of masks worn by the public are made from material which cannot filter-out viruses because virus particles are too small to catch or obstruct.  Wearing cloth masks to stop a virus is like putting a bee in a bird cage to keep it from flying away.

Wearing a mask for long periods of time ensures that the wearer has a warm and moist receptacle around his or her mouth, on which viruses and bacteria can land and accumulate.

Thus, masks are actually likely to have little effect in stopping the spread of COVID-19 acting as a barrier, but could actually make things worse acting as a receptacle.

2) Mandates which call for masks to be worn outdoors are both absurd and oppressive.

3) There are clearly documented hazards of wearing masks for long periods of time.

4) And, since school is on everyone's mind...

Notwithstanding the above information on the ineffectiveness of most masks against viruses, we don't know if asymptomatic children can even transmit the virus.

But, it was a reported in an article in the July 21, 2020 Uk Times that: "There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the UK government's leading scientific advisers."

And, we also know that children are extremely unlikely to get seriously ill or die from COVID infections. In any case, children cannot possibly be expected to wear a mask properly in a way that would cut transmission.

There are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, but we have grown in our understanding of this disease since the beginning of the crisis.

The knowledge we have gained should allow government and health authorities to make more nuanced policies than the current one-size-fits-all mask mandates.

Where are the legislative hearings in county commissions, and state, provincial or federal legislatures before these drastic actions are mandated? Where are the open and transparent debates among experts that provide our representatives with the necessary information to make good policy decisions?

The real pandemic is the panic and the resulting tyranny that is being caused by dictatorial governors, corporate media and the monopolistic Big Tech.

The truth is that COVID-19 is like a bad cold for most people; this is not ebola or the plague.

Of course, the very elderly and those with serious health conditions should take precautions or be quarantined, but the rest of society should begin the long process of returning to normality.

The frenzy to force everyone to wear a mask, at all times, has gone beyond all comprehension, and goes against science and logic.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse any mandatory mask order within the borders of their county, state, province, or country.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART I - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART II - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear-part-ii

OSHA Document on Surgical Masks and Respirators stating that surgical masks do NOT prevent airborne particles (e.g. viruses) from being inhaled - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3219.pdf

'PETER HITCHENS: Face masks turn us into voiceless submissives - and it’s not science forcing us to wear them, it’s politics' - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8537489/PETER-HITCHENS-Face-masks-turn-voiceless-submissives.html

**Here, we are referring to the masks worn by the vast majority of the public, not to specialist masks or respirator-type masks.

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In what would turn out to be a self-referential condemnation, Birx said, “Some people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period” and that those who erred “need to assume you are infected.”

Birx has since come under fire after not taking her own strict advice. She admitted in a statement to the Associated Press that she had traveled to a secondary property in Delaware over Thanksgiving but denied that she was there to celebrate. She instead claims that the purpose of her visit was “solely focused on preparing the property for a potential sale.” The members of her “immediate family” who were there apparently “assisted in that as well.”

Birx had four generations of her family with her from at least two different households, despite her advice that families should keep to their immediate households.

Birx is far from the only public official who has been caught flouting her own lockdown instructions. Gavin Newsom, the Democrat governor of California, was last month spied sitting down to dinner with a group of senior medical officials “from several other households.”

Newsom had put in place an order declaring “gatherings that include more than three households … prohibited. This includes everyone present, including hosts and guests.” Restrictions also include physical distancing and wearing a mask, but while out celebrating, Newsom was snapped rubbing shoulders with his fellow diners, all without masks.

The woman who took the photos said she “was able to document this especially since nobody was wearing a mask. It was a very large group of people shoulder to shoulder, something that he’s always telling us not to do so yeah it was a bit annoying for sure.”

Notably, among the guests at the party with Newsom were Janus Norman and Dustin Corcoran, two high-ranking officials in the California Medical Association (CMA). Both of the CMA officials were also mask-less despite the CMA’s recent propaganda video that claimed that “[a]nti-mask and anti-science fanatics are endangering our kids, our jobs, our future.”

While Birx defended her decision to contravene travel restrictions, Newsom made a public apology for his defiant dinner date after being caught. Political commentators were quick to criticize the apology video, claiming that it appears more like an opportunity to excuse himself of any wrongdoing than a heartfelt apology.

Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire noted that the first “44 seconds [consisted] of excuses before he even started to intimate that he had done anything wrong,” with Newsom describing that the event was a “50th birthday” party for a “friend that [he’s] known for almost 20 years.”

Nancy Pelosi and Chris Cuomo have also been on the receiving end of criticism over their respective hypocrisies. Britain’s Neil Ferguson, who is responsible for the computer-model research that prompted the U.K.’s national lockdown in March, was also caught red-handed breaking restrictions.

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