No Mask Enforcement – No Deaths… A Case for Liberty?

Day 122 into the Coronavirus Pandemic… and I have some questions.

Being in the tri-county area of Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield – we are under mandatory mask ‘orders’ (not law – simply ordinances – although you would be hard-pressed to find people that know the difference) – and continually told how important it is to wear them. You are certainly shamed if you don’t.

Infection and Death Rates for these counties as of today are as follows:

Pitkin County: 130 Cases/2 Deaths (1 in 137 people for Cases)

Eagle County: 761 Cases/ 8 Deaths (1 in 72 people for Cases)

Garfield County: 403 Cases/ 3 Deaths (1 in 149 for Cases)

In these counties, we are following the path of those who believe that wearing masks ‘saves lives’. I certainly wear one when in public spaces where I can’t stand 6 feet away from people – I do this to make OTHER people feel ‘safe’. I certainly don’t feel any safer or better most of the time, because I hate breathing my own recycled and dirty air.

But there is an oddity in Mesa County, where I believe there are NO KNOWN mask ordinances, and where you can still move about and purchase groceries without masks… in Mesa County there are:

140 Cases and 0 Deaths – that is 1 in 1,102 for Cases

That is significantly less people with the virus. Why is this?

Is there really evidence that the mask-wearing will stop or even slow the spread of this thing? I get the concept, and am happy to “do my part” – but why is it that the County where there aren’t these draconian mandates and mask-police actually have less cases and deaths?

Weird, right?

Maybe we should ask some questions about what we should do if we REALLY CARE about ‘saving lives’ of our fellow human beings? Since the virus and all viruses and all bacteria will be around on Earth forever. Maybe there are some other ways we can help and support each other without screaming at each other for wearing this piece of cloth over one’s face?

From Dr. Kelly Brogan, “That’s also why those who are shaming maskless civilians don’t exactly appear to be concerned for the well-being of those they are shaming, nor even concerned for their own health necessarily, but rather, are pouring from quite empty cups to garner a little hit of power. “

So, here’s a thought… what if wearing masks actually makes healthy people sick? What if this is a power-grab? What if this is dehumanizing us? What if this is all fear-driven?

In the article “Masks: Have You Been Captured by This Psyop?” Dr. Brogan has the following excerpt:

From Stand for Health Freedom:

Mandatory Masks Can Cause Considerable Harm and Are Not Proven Effective

“Evidence that face masks reduce the transmission of viral respiratory infections within community settings is equivocal at best. A recent meta-analysis of scientific literature, including 11 randomized, controlled trials and 10 observational studies, found that there was no clear clinical or laboratory-confirmed evidence that masks prevent infection.[2] To the contrary, the study warned that facemasks “…may even increase transmission if they act as fomites [objects or materials that are likely to carry infection] or prompt other behaviours that transmit the virus such as face touching.”

This echoes World Health Organization (WHO) guidance published on January 29, 2020 entitled, “Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (‎‎‎‎‎2019-nCoV)‎‎‎‎‎ outbreak.”[3] In it, the WHO says, “Wearing medical masks when not indicated may cause unnecessary cost, procurement burden and create a false sense of security that can lead to neglecting other essential measures such as hand hygiene practices.”  Furthermore, the January 2020 WHO guidance stated that “Cloth (e.g., cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance.”

Cloth masks have been found to be particularly problematic.[4] A British Medical Journal (BMJ) study published in April 2020 cautions against the use of cloth masks, citing “Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”[5] The WHO affirms increased infection risk with cloth masks in its latest June 5, 2020 guidance.[6] It based its guidance on an earlier BMJ study that found the penetration of particles to be 97% in the cloth mask group, with significantly higher rates of infection and influenza-like illness.[7]

A study on the CDC website that reviewed 10 different randomized clinical trials worldwide on highly infectious respiratory virus transmission found “no significant reduction” in “transmission with the use of face masks.”[8]

Given the lack of evidence for their use,[9] and flip-flopping advice both against and for their use by authoritative health agencies like the WHO, the increasing pressure to wear masks in public — and the decreased ability to access basic services required to maintain one’s health, liberty and livelihood — constitutes an unnecessary power grab and means of controlling the population.”

Evidence. Science. Discussion. Can we work on having any of these things please? This is our last chance to save any liberty we have, this is our last chance to truly be human, this is our last chance to TRULY STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER. Not by being aggressive and pointing fingers for mask-wearing, we need to stand up for each other’s right to HEALTH, which starts with peace of mind, love, and access to natural foods and wellness products that BUILD OUR INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEMS.

Day 114 – Corona Cases on the RISE in Pitkin County

Happy Fourth of July!

Proclaim your Independence by hovering inside with your mask on, while on your knees apologizing for crimes you have not committed!

Received this alert this morning that cases are “on the rise” in Pitkin County (ooohhhh scary!!!!) so what does this mean?

A week ago on June 26th, Pitkin County had 91 cases and 2 deaths (this has been since March – this is 114 days in, the TOTAL) and on July 4th that is now… 104 cases and 2 deaths. HOLY $H!TBALLS – that is an increase of 13 people! STAY INSIDE!

Aspen has a “local” population of about 7,300 – so if you count that.. that is approximately .014 of the population that is infected and if you count deaths, that is .00027 of the population (more people I think have died on Highway 82 recently). If you count visitors, which is AT LEAST double the population – so a total of 14,600… then our stats are .00071 people INFECTED BY THIS UNRELENTING HORRID HORRID VIRUS and .00013 people DEAD (one of the two people who have died ‘from’ Coronavirus was 93 years old).

We will continue to monitor this breaking situation!!!!!

Day 58 Coronavirus Contemplations

My brother tells me that the Earth is Satan’s playground. That is starting to make more sense to me now. I think I have been in utter denial most of my adult life – believing in good and in humanity and in “helping people”. It feels pretty dismal out there. Maybe I am just tired.

This about sums it up for my 2020 outlook.

Having a retail store, I get to really get a pulse on consumers and sentiment. I have opted out of a face mask because I think it is incredibly unhealthy to recirculate air that you have already breathed out – getting a continuous dose of humidity, bacteria, and CO2. If people are afraid of me – I think their masks are supposed to protect them… right? Isn’t that why they are wearing a mask? To be protected from the virus? If they are protected with their mask… then why do I need to wear one?

It’s just like vaccines. What problem do you have with me NOT getting a vaccine if you have one that is supposed to protect you from whatever I may have that you are vaccinated for? If you are protected, what does it matter what I do?

Or does it go much deeper than that. Like people getting their jollies in telling others, mandating what others, violently enforcing what others do. Liberalism used to stand for the individual. Progressives are supposed to stand against large corporate rulers (like pharmaceutical companies) and political corruption (like how the FDA and most government agencies are bought and paid for).

In the Roaring Fork Valley, we are known for our progressive and liberal politics… can we stand to have political discourse? Can we stand for individuals’ constitutional rights? Can we stand for CHOICE? Why can I choose to have an abortion but not choose to wear a mask or not? Doesn’t that seem hypocritical?

You can see the dissent and the tension… and I can feel the choices we have to make if we want to preserve any type of liberty and freedom in our movement and actions. With the impossibility of reaching “the masses” through social media streams that are SHUTTING UP people who are dissenting from the status quo, the only hope for us? Divine intervention is what I am thinking at this point.

Does this count as a face mask?

Day 54 of Coronavirus Hatred

This is how my morning started.

A man came into the store (before I had officially opened) – obviously fearful of me because he had a mask on and I did not.

He violently put an empty jar of product on the counter – ran back to the door and shouted “I need another one of THOSE” – pointing to the jar he had slammed on the counter.

I knew this was going to be unpleasant.

He asked if I did not believe in masks (I had not even had the chance to turn everything on at the store yet and was a little caught off guard) – and I said that they made me feel sick. Which they do. Because you are recycling dirty air and carbon dioxide which is incredibly unhealthy. He was visibly pissed from the peering eyes coming out over that mask that was so effectively working to muzzle his spewing.

I offered to go get a mask to make him feel more comfortable. He declined.

So, later that night, this is the lovely feedback I received:

Square ReceiptHello,
As I voiced my serious concern to you personally at check out to the fact that you being the owner of the store did not bother to wear a face mask, it
only occurred to me as I was already on my way that should have returned the item…..but I have definitely decided to get my product in the future elsewhere.
I believe you that mask may produce some discomfort or a headache as you mentioned but your store does not have the kind of frequency where you have to wear it continually simply have it at hand and wear it as a customer enters the door. I considered your comment a foul excuse and disrespect to your customer and fellow human being. Considering the seriousness of covid19 we all have an obligation to do our part – no question.

I had 2 beers in me when I got this and restrained from replying that night. The next day I refunded him, and replied:

“Dear Sir, So sorry for how upset you are. We have refunded you and think you will definitely find a better fit for your shopping experience other than our store. Best, The That’s Natural Team”

This was the first time in 3 years I have ever been treated like this in my space. So miserable. So unbelievably sad. I absolutely love and care about people and my customers. To have people make you feel this way is the worst. How much longer will this go on?

Sadly, I think for a long, long time.

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