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UNITED STATES, February 12, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In what might be best described as textbook propaganda, the entertainment industry has teamed up with a federal health agency to create an ad aimed at kids where heroes such as Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, and the Hobbits are seen in memorable moments from their films, but all wearing masks. The ad aims at driving home the highly disputed claim that masks stop COVID-19’s spread.

The 30-second Public Service Announcement, created by WarnerMedia in partnership with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ad Council, shows famous clips from the movies, but with the difference that all the heroes along with the villains are wearing face masks.

Neo from The Matrix is seen bending backward dodging a bullet while wearing a mask. Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort are seen during the final battle, both wearing masks. Hobbits Frodo and Sam along with Merry and Pippin from The Lord of the Rings are seen drawing their swords, all four of them wearing masks. Wonder Woman is seen destroying her enemies while wearing a mask.

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Even Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman from “Casablanca” are seen wearing masks at the moment when Bogart says the famous lines, ‘Here’s looking at you, kid.” The ad even features the bad guys donning masks, such as Pennywise from “It” and the Joker who has a mask that matches his costume.

The following text appears interspersed between clips of the famous movie characters: “Let’s get back to doing our favorite things, whatever that might be. Slow the spread. Mask up America.”

The ad is part of Ad Council’s “Mask Up America” campaign that began last July in partnership with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, reported Ad Age. The campaign’s ads have generated over 154 million impressions across TV, digital and social media.

Dennis Williams, senior VP of corporate social responsibility at WarnerMedia, said that the media company is “proud to help educate and inform our fans about the importance of mask wearing during this pandemic.”

“Wearing a mask is an effective way to protect ourselves and our loved-ones from COVID-19. We hope that by seeing some of our favorite heroes and characters masked up, our fans will follow suit. Mask wearing is a simple step we all can take to show up and support our communities during this difficult time,” he said.

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While the CDC claims that wearing a mask during the COVID outbreak “helps reduce the risk of spread both by close contact and by airborne transmission,” scientific studies, doctors, and real-world data says otherwise. The following resources make the case that masks are ineffective in stopping the spread of COVID:

In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams counseled against wearing masks as did White House COVID adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, all claiming that masks were not effective in preventing the general public from stopping the spread of COVID-19. “Seriously people—STOP BUYING MASKS!” Surgeon General Adams tweeted last February. “They are NOT effective in preventing [the] general public from catching #Coronavirus.” In a similar vein, Fauci told CBSNews’ 60 Minutes in a March 8 interview that “there's no reason to be walking around with a mask” because they don’t provide the kind of protection against COVID-19 that people think they do, adding that they only make people “feel” safe.

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Implementing a “nationwide mask mandate” has been one of Biden’s campaign promises. Last December, Biden said he would require Americans to wear a mask for 100 days when he assumed office, calling it a “patriotic act.”

“On day one, I’ll sign an executive order to require masks everywhere I can,” he said on Dec. 9. True to his promise, on Jan. 20, Biden signed an executive order that all Federal employees must wear masks while in Federal buildings and on Federal lands.

On Feb. 2, the CDC made it a federal crime to board “planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation” without wearing a mask.

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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.

We are encouraging people to continue SIGNING this petition and SHARING it via other platforms such as Parler and Gab, and to share the link below with your family and friends on Whatsapp, Telegram, Threema and Signal.

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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.

Thank you!

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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