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TORONTO, ON, October 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Four female Canadian physicians have added their voices to thousands of medical professionals who oppose the prevailing COVID-19 response policies in the west and across the globe. 

The authors, who identify themselves as mothers, daughters, and physicians who care for coronavirus patients, suggest in an op-ed in the Toronto Sun, that government policies apparently intended to mitigate the dangerous effects of this virus are actually “causing irreparable harm, including more deaths, to our children.”

 

In an environment where “many schools are not providing full-time service,” and “almost all universities are offering only online classes,” these physicians write, “it is with increasing distress that we have watched Canadian decision-makers de-prioritize the legitimate needs of our youth.”

With a tone of maternal care they emphasize that they are writing “out of love and to remind everybody” of their responsibility to create “a society that values the health of all, and especially … of the young,” whom as parents, they “have pledged” their “lives to raise and protect.”

Focusing on the data, the physicians affirm “that the young are not at risk from COVID-19.” As an example, they offer that “influenza claimed the lives of 10 children in Canada under the age of 10 during the 2018-19 flu season. In comparison, COVID-19 has been associated with two deaths under the age of 20 and nine deaths among those between 20 and 29. Further, it’s not clear how many of those deaths were due to COVID, rather than due to another cause with COVID as an incidental finding.”

“In fact, the risk of dying of COVID for the young is hundreds of times less than dying of other things,” including the conditions caused by the policy response to the virus, they state.

With the “increased distress associated with loss of social structure and educational opportunity,” the physicians point out that the number of suicides and opioid overdoses, just to cite two examples, are “predicted to substantially increase.” 

“Even a 1% increase in suicide would mean 40 more deaths in young people, which is four times more than COVID has claimed,” they state. 

“In June 2020 more young Canadians died in one month alone from opioid overdoses than in the entire province of B.C. (British Columba) from COVID-19,” they continue.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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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The physicians further point out that lockdown policies have resulted in the inability of many to access medical care, as well as other consequences, such as growths in “anxiety and depression” due to “isolation” and “economic distress.”

While in Canada, “around 80% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes,” the authors reject the argument that imposed restrictions on the young are necessary to prevent infections from percolating “to the elderly, causing deaths.” Such situations can be easily avoided, they say, “by improving care in nursing homes, ensuring people avoid visiting the elderly when sick, and ensuring that those caring for them have sufficient security that they are not incentivized to come to work while ill.”

 “There is no reason that we can’t ensure our children have what they need while also providing excellent care for our elders,” they conclude. 

Instead they propose that “we do both by ensuring adequate funding for elder care and carefully considering how important it is to ensure the mental, physical and emotional health” of young people.

These physicians join a growing consensus of medical and public health scientists and practitioners who are speaking out against the predominant approaches in COVID-19 response policies. Tens of thousands of such professionals have signed the Great Barrington Declaration which was released earlier this month.

The Declaration expresses “grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies” and recommends an approach they refer to as “Focused Protection.”

Like our four physicians above, “Focused Protection,” emphasizes vigilance in protecting the vulnerable, especially the elderly, and calls for allowing “those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus … while better protecting those who are at highest risk.”

The declaration stresses that lockdown policies are, among other things, producing “worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health.” The declaration goes on to say that it is “a grave injustice” to keep kids out of school, because for them, “COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.” 

RELATED: 

Suicide deaths higher than COVID-19 deaths amid lockdown, CDC chief warns 

Deaths by drug overdoses nearly double in Ohio county thanks to coronavirus lockdown

9,000 medical professionals criticize lockdowns, argue for ‘focused protection’ and return to normal life 

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