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LONDON, England, December 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientist in the U.K. government, has said masks may be required until “next winter” based on not knowing “yet how good all the vaccines are going to be at preventing the transmission of the virus.”

The announcement comes just a day after the U.K. commenced its nationwide rollout of the recently approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. Margaret Keenan was the world’s first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday morning.

It seems that this much heralded event will not spark the end of government restrictions and mask-donning guidelines, quelling the hopes and speculations of many.

Conservative M.P. and chairman of the COVID Recovery Group (CRG) Mark Harper spoke in the House of Commons yesterday, asking at what point the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 might come to an end in light of an available vaccine.

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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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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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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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'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART I -

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OSHA Document on Surgical Masks and Respirators stating that surgical masks do NOT prevent airborne particles (e.g. viruses) from being inhaled -

'PETER HITCHENS: Face masks turn us into voiceless submissives - and it’s not science forcing us to wear them, it’s politics' -

**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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Harper stated that “it seems to me not right that we should keep every single restriction in place until we’ve rolled out the vaccine to the entire population,” and “[it] still remains [that] the onus is on the government to justify every restriction and the balance between the benefits of reducing COVID, the economic impact, and the non-COVID health arm.”

After having set out the above, Harper put the following question to the health secretary, Matt Hancock: “[can] I ask the government to set that detail out before the House is asked to take another decision on these restrictions in January?” The health secretary responded that he wants “to lift the restrictions as soon as is safely possible and the question of that judgment of how safely is one that we will have to monitor and debate in this House over the coming weeks and months.”

Earlier today, Vallance appeared alongside England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, to give evidence to a committee of M.P.s on the coronavirus outbreak. During the hearing, Whitty warned that, even with a vaccination program in place, only a “gradual retreat” from the harsh lockdown restrictions should be expected; otherwise, the results might be “disastrous.” Vallance added that the time for easing restrictions would be “a science-informed political decision,” and that complacency now regarding the guidelines would be the “biggest risk” regarding a surge in “cases.”

Any hope for returning to a fully open and functioning economy any time soon were well and truly quashed by Chris Whitty, who stated emphatically: “I want to be very clear: for the next three months we will not have sufficient protection. So the idea we can suddenly stop now because the vaccine’s here, would be really premature.”

Continuing, Whitty advised that even if 20 million people took the vaccine, “[t]hat will not produce population immunity even if it prevents transmission[.] … [I]t will still leave a lot of people who could become ill with this, and could in some cases have serious outcomes.”

Speaking with the Huffington Post, Dr. Julian Tang, consultant virologist at the University of Leicester, added her voice to Vallance’s prediction about the need to wear masks long-term and Whitty’s statement of caution. She said, “[M]asking and social distancing may need to continue until everyone is vaccinated and has mounted a mature, effective immune response to the virus.”

The credibility of statements made by Vallance and Whitty about the science behind the restrictions has been called into question after Vallance was asked about pub curfews, which were supposedly enacted to help stop the spread of the virus. Noting that curfews “are not something you can model with any degree of accuracy,” Vallance admitted that the 10 P.M. curfew on pubs was a “policy decision around trying to reduce the potential of interactions.” He added that “[t]here’s no really hard evidence” that curfews reduce the risk of spreading disease.

Vallance placed blame on the hospitality sector for the transmission of COVID-19, but admitted that “we can’t give specific data on that and neither can anyone else around the world.”

Contrary to Vallance’s advice, evidence against the efficacy of masks stopping the transmission of COVID-19 continues to grow, with some evidence now showing that they may do more harm than good.

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.