FoxNews.com reports that
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) assembled a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) earlier this week to address a permanent indoor mask mandate in the state. Oregon is one of a few states that still retain one nearly two years into the pandemic.
The committee included several community stakeholders, including representatives from the hospitality industry, the business sector, and faith communities, according to local ABC affiliate KATU.
Dr. Paul Cieslak, the medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations with OHA, explained to KATU that OHA’s potential “permanent” indoor mask mandate is not necessarily permanent because it can be repealed.
“Permanent means indefinite. It doesn’t necessarily mean permanent,” Cieslak said. “We can repeal it as well, but we are only allowed to have a temporary rule for 180 days, and anything that goes beyond 180 days, we cannot extend it.”
The RAC reportedly met with OHA for approximately two hours.
The public will be permitted to offer comment when OHA proposes the indoor mask rule formally, the date of which has yet to be announced.
The OHA repealed the outdoor mask mandate in November, but kept it in place indoors.
“We continue to see a concerning pattern of COVID-19 spread throughout the state, with the heaviest concentrations found in counties with lagging vaccination rates,” OHA Director Pat Allen said at the time.
Other health experts, such as Johns Hopkins Professor Marty Makary, have spoken against indefinite mask mandates.
“We may have a baseline rate of COVID cases hovering around where they are now in the Southeast forever,” Makary said in a November interview. “We are entering an endemic phase and the question we need to ask as a society is, do we want a perpetual society with people masked?”
Makary added: “And the marginal benefit of masking is diminishing as the prevalence declines. Also, in many instances we’re requiring masks of people at the absolute lowest risk and by insisting on throwing the kitchen sink at virus transmission we will have to pay the piper somehow. That may come in the form of a loss of human connection, more increased mental health problems, and in children a series of problems including issues in development and speech development and other downsides.”
Americans have been told that the purpose of wearing a mask in public it to prevent others from spreading the disease to you.
Oregon’s proposed permanent indoor mask mandate is not medicinal.
It is political.
It is about controlling something, alright…but it is not the Chinese Coronavirus which the Democratic Oregon State Politicians and Bureaucrats want to control.
It is the lives of Oregon’s citizens.
If Americans were forced to wear masks from coast to coast, every day, in every situation, individual isolation and non-communication would be even more prevalent than it is now.
There were grandparents who did not seen their “children” or their grandchildren in the entire time that our Sovereign Nation was placed in a lockdown.
Some businesses have still not reopened.
And, instead of helping them to reopen and helping average Americans, Congress ran away from Washington D.C., leaving as fast as a bunch of barflies trying to avoid paying their tab at closing time.
But, I digress…
So, why do those who are in power in the state of Oregon want to put a Permanent Mask Mandate in place?
This is not about concern for Oregonians.
This is a ploy to gain complete and utter control of their daily lives.
Democrats have our American Freedom.
Americans’ Freedom is not a group thing.
America was founded on the concept of “liberty and freedom for all”.
Liberty is freedom …with responsibility…individual responsibility…for our lives and that of our family.
Yes, we care about our friends. However, they are free in this country to make their own decisions as to what is right for them and their family.
If those in power in the state of Oregon actually believe that they are going to force Americans to wear masks indoors for the rest of their lives they have a huge surprise ahead of them.
Americans have had enough of their personal liberty being taken away from them by National, State, and Municipal Democrat Politicians.
The overwhelming majority of Americans are not going to comply with any more “flattening the curve” restrictions.
The mortality rate of COVID-19 has shrunk tremendously and it time to live as Americans again.
And, if you Democrats crave a Totalitarian Socialist Government that much, Cuba is just 90 miles away.
Until He Comes,
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