Open Letter to the Medical Profession

I wrote the following to Dr. Scott Donaldson in response to his radio spots “Just Sayin” which play regularly on local radio stations in Western North Carolina.   Dr. Donaldson states in these “public service” announcements from himself to the masses that we should wear masks to protect others.  I took issue with this blanket recommendation and sent him the following letter (edited): 

Dr. Donaldson:   

As a Physician, you should be ashamed of the advice you are giving on the radio which is not only incorrect but exactly the opposite advice you should be giving about masks if you actually want to improve people’s health.   I will give you that presumption because I don’t know you and you seem a reasonable man.  

I am a risk control consultant and safety engineer.   I know about respiratory protection and am quite familiar with mask efficacy as well as the details found in the OSHA Respiratory Protection program [CFR 1910.134] largely assembled by certified Industrial Hygienists and the Medical Community.   None of the requirements for OSHAs Respiratory Protection Program are being recommended by the government and people like yourself, which is odd since this is the Gold standard for protection from contaminated air.   I want to discuss your “better than thou” virtue masking on your radio spots which just doesn’t pass the smell test (no pun).  Your virtue signaling is nothing more than a political symbol that seems more important to you than your own profession.

On your radio spots, you state you wear a mask because you want to protect others from the CV19 virus, even though up to 80% will be asymptomatic if they were to get the virus from you directly.   In a confined medical setting where there are sick people and open wounds, that is fine,  but you make no such distinction and therefore are recommending general mask use by the public to protect them from a virus which is by even the medical community’s risk assessment several times less severe than other “Pandemics” based on mortality, of which CV 19 hardly qualifies.  Your mask recommendations presumably applies even to open outdoor environments which are not saturated by airborne viruses in sufficient quantity to expose and infect anyone.  

You should know that the general purpose “dust” or particulate masks worn by the public does very little to protect others.  When you breathe out through a mask not properly fit tested in the first place (and facial hair with a mask will get you a fine from OSHA in a workplace environment) some of what you exhale will obviously escape the mask.    That is what happens when you expel positive pressure into a mask which seals against your skin best when properly fitted and when you inhale, creating negative pressure.   

Dust masks and even the more tight fitting N95 masks are not provided with a filtered air supply as you see in CDC BioSafety Labs.  The masks you recommend are designated “air purifying respirators” not because they clean the air in the atmosphere, which you promote, but to clean the air that goes into your lungs.    

General purpose masks do little to seal when you breathe out.  If they did seal completely you would eventually suffocate on your own CO2 as the filter gets less porous.   About the only possible benefit for generalized mask use walking down streets in the open is that a mask may retain viruses if you sneeze or cough.   Well, nobody is doing that very much because if you had those symptoms you probably won’t be outside anyway in public areas.  In the last 6 months I have only seen someone sneeze or cough a handful of times within six feet of people, certainly not enough to justify generalized and dehumanizing mask use when you go out.   I would suggest too that people sneezing or coughing are doing that not so much because they are Covid carriers but because they are wearing masks.  For uninformed CV infected carriers, generalized mask use by everyone could actually increase the chance of viral spread if they also increase the chance of someone sneezing or coughing and expelling droplets in the air to others.   Even so, it is highly unlikely that the rare individual that sneezes in public places is also a carrier but even if he is a carrier it is likely he will then spread a virus to someone that will be asymptomatic.  The odds of all that happening seem highly improbable to me.   Yet you want a New Normal that the world has never seen before.

You might say that masks may stop an infinitesimal level of viruses entering the air just from your exhaled breath, even though they are too small to be trapped regardless.  So, isn’t it better than not wearing a mask?  I would suggest that this is bad medical advice when compared to the adverse health consequences by not allowing people to expel bacteria and viruses as humans are meant to do and have been doing for millennia.    

I know that for most, getting sick involves being exposed to much more than a small quantity of viruses, whatever they may be.  It’s the small Army fighting the big Army (your immune system).  Trapping viruses in a mask only to grow and multiply that you will inhale again, especially if the mask is not properly disposed of and replaced which you know people are not doing, will likely MAKE PEOPLE SICKER THAN THEY WOULD BE WITHOUT A MASK.  

You should also know about the myriad Long Term Flu studies (no such long term studies yet with Covid) that says generalized mask use is not a good public health recommendation for these very reasons. 

You don’t have to be a Doctor to understand the logic in that.    If masks are to be worn generally then why don’t you also call on disposal guidance that calls for handling of masks as Bio Waste which not a single health department in the country recommends?    If you really believe that COVID is the Black Death you are then sentencing the Garbage man to death.   

Perhaps the worst thing you have done is terrorizing elderly people to the point that they drive in cars alone with masks on and walk down the streets of Hendersonville in 95 deg heat barely breathing and that is your HEALTH recommendation?  This is good advice? As an MD for you to still suggest people wear masks in public areas and places is simply not good health advice.    OSHAs respiratory protection standard requires all users to be medically evaluated before mask use.   I have yet to hear any Ad council or CDC guidance requiring that. 

Your virtue signaling terrifies the public and says to fellow human beings that I think you might kill me.  We cannot abide by your advice, nor should we for good health reasons and for our humanity.   

It’s all a farce and your credibility may be forever questioned by towing a line and making Covid a political disease rather than a virus that will never likely be eradicated and one humans must live with as we have the Common Cold, and developed immunity resulting in the vast majority having runny noses (something that many with CV won’t even have as a symptom).    

A hundred years from now what will be your profession’s Legacy?   It will be a mass failing of the Hippocratic Oath and a stain on the profession that you can personally avoid if you forget your Politics and go back to being concerned with people’s health.  

Just sayin’.

Respectfully,

Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, RAF

Note:  Since this letter was sent to Dr. Donaldson in August 2020 it has been confirmed even beyond my original projections that as of September 1 2020 that 94% of all recorded CV19 deaths involved “co-morbidity”, namely other real underlying causes of death.   And in case you were wondering what happened to all of the “flu deaths”, influenza happened to be the #1 underlying “co-morbidity” cause.    Yet even with this news, the media and the brainwashed masses keeps chugging along with CV19 terrorism.   We have lost our collective minds and the medical profession that is in the best position to eliminate the terrorism are being silenced.

Shame on You and NextDoor – Not CV19

Originally published . Updated June 26, 2021

Mask mandates across the Nation are seemingly being followed without rational thought by ignorant, obsequious people willing to do whatever a tyrannical government says.    I see whole families with young children walking the streets of my town with masks donned in the heat of summer.    Not to mention those people driving alone with masks on.  I can’t imagine the media induced fear they must have.  People don’t wear masks in their cars, alone, unless they are in a state of terror about their world, the things they touch and the air they breathe.  If not fear, they are making a political statement for Marxism.  In either case, it’s not good for America and Americans.   The mainstream media thinks it’s nothing to wreck human lives that are in their path.  Misery loves company.

I know now, without question if I ever had a question, that the mainstream media (MSM) lies or distorts truth every time they open their collective mouths.  For my own sanity, I thank the good Lord that I can think rationally.  I happen to know that “Coronavirus ™” is possible death for .5%-1%  (likely lowering every day with increasing confirmed cases not resulting in death),  a bad flu season for some and asymptomatic for up to 80% of the population.  Please note that the MSM periodically does “self-checks” that all members of the information monopoly are in lockstep by phrase-coding to see who is not following the rules, in this case eliminating “The” from “The Coronavirus” in their around the clock scare broadcasts.  So now, you will generally hear every 15 minutes on the radio “more people are dying from Coronavirus”.  Not “more people are dying from The Coronavirus”.  This is a subtle difference that doesn’t change the narrative but shows how the information monopoly keeps the Deep State on board with the proper narrative.  It implies you will die not from “A” virus in the environment but “MANY” viruses. Subtle but effective scare tactic.

Sadly, many small businesses in our nice little community in Hendersonville NC and elsewhere will be out of business in 6 months, regardless of the November elections.  They are not helping themselves by restricting their customers when business is declining at a rapid pace as their costs are going up in service industries.   The Leftist Shame Game is on steroids now so if businesses don’t fall in line with Mask mandates, even though they are illegal, they are openly derided as wanting to kill people.  Let me explain. 

I used to belong to the Nextdoor social media site.  Nextdoor used to be a great place for verified neighbors to find the best local places to eat, get a good recommendation on tree work and the like.     It was also a site where you could post things that you thought was of general community interest.  The rules prevented you from openly campaigning for a candidate, which made sense since it would otherwise be littered with political ads.   But you COULD discuss things that good people could disagree with, like mask mandates, if there was a community interest.  What could the community be more interested in these days than CV19?   Well that thought fell right on its mask covered face. You see, shaming and bullying for the right cause (namely Leftist Democratic causes) is apparently the correct kind of shaming and bullying with Nextdoor management.

A not so neighborly woman recently did a shame-posting indicating that she personally knew of a local business that was going way overboard with hygiene, mask requirements and social distancing because, as she stated, this particular business did not want people “TO DIE”.   Her posting was titled a “Positive Message”.   Positively tyrannical.   Imagine if you will a struggling business unable to meet those requirements because of their physical layout or, heaven forbid, the business owners just didn’t believe anybody walking into their store would be killed by a virus obtained inside said store if everyone did not wear an uncomfortable mask.    Or maybe they felt, correctly, that their Governor (in my case Roy Cooper in NC) went illegally over the top mandating masks in retail establishments he graciously allowed to open and also in indoor public spaces or even when outside in a public space.     

So, I posted a reply to my friendly Shame Mongering neighbor and said it was not a particularly “positive message” to imply that businesses that did not want to fall in line with illegal mandates would conversely want to “kill people”.    Killing your customers is not a good thing, especially when you are hanging on by a financial thread.   Well, that statement caused a Nextdoor firestorm.   I was summarily attacked by a bunch of largely fanatical Leftist women.  When they could not deal with my arguments  about the mask debacle by prominent researchers and scientists they ran to Mommy (aka Nextdoor Corporate) and said my ideas needed to be censored.  They went so far as to say that I was bullying them simply by providing another point of view.  In fact, it was yours truly who was immediately harassed by my friendly neighbors for disagreeing that masks be worn by the local public per a State mandate.  So, for opposing the “positive message” destroying small business, my account was disabled by Nextdoor management.  As of the date of this article,   my hysterical Nextdoor neighbors are continuing using their Leftist Shame Game rants to push a narrative designed to wreck the economy, not improve their health.  Its also good for Leftists to make life as miserable for us as it is for them and mandating masks when the heat index is 100 is helpful.  

I live in beautiful Hendersonville NC, located in the Western North Carolina mountains.  As a result of complaints by my some of my friendly Nextdoor trolls, one of our tyrannical city council members, Jerry Smith, just promoted and passed a Mask mandate resolution by 3-2 vote.   The resolution wants our Police to cite and issue misdemeanor fines our many already struggling small businesses for not complying with our other Tyrant’s (Gov. Roy Cooper) unconstitutional executive order that requires masks in public places and businesses.   Brilliantly, Jerry Smith said it wasn’t fair for the “compliant” businesses that “non-compliant” businesses want to open the doors to all customers.   Why not kick a man when he is down?   

The snowflake children on the Left, some running our states and cities, have never grown up after the 2016 election.  Even growing older by 4 years hasn’t helped.  Waaaahhhh has become DESTROYYYY!    Making our city look like rank amateurs, a Colorado city (Englewood) wants a year in jail and up to $2600 fine for people not wearing masks..  And Governor Newsome has just closed most small businesses in California.   Uneducated people with bad intentions are ruling over us now and want us to be ignorant.    Per Orwell, Ignorance is Strength.  

Businesses need to know that not all of us are happy for not being allowed to be their customer and keep them running.  Who would have thought that economically distressed businesses would not want as many customers as they can muster?  Suicide is not always painless.   

I was thinking about how I could let some of my area businesses know that not everyone, especially long time customers, appreciates being told they can no longer do business with them if they don’t wear a mask.  To be clear, I don’t intend to hurt any business and want all to survive and prosper.   But many businesses won’t survive unless they fight back.  Because CV mask mandates reduces business by reducing customers, businesses must push back against this sort of tyranny and know they have reason and rationality on their side.   

Until the elections, local Businesses have the most immediate power to force governments to change CV policies wrecking our country.    So, if I am not allowed inside a business because I must wear an unhealthy mask, I politely ask for the owner/manager to contact their local representative to tell our elected officials to loosen up on Liberty so I will be able to shop, dine or drink (which happens these days).   I then hand them the simple message below.  I tell them I won’t be back unless they allow me to enter without a mask.   

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Postscript.  On July 14, a man in Michigan who did not wear a mask under a new and improved criminal mask mandate by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was shamed by a 77 yr old man.   He stabbed the man (who survived) but was subsequently shot and killed by the Police.  Stabbing people is wrong as Biden but Governments are pushing people to breaking points.  Gov. Whitmer, the Master of Shame, would probably say he deserved to die for wanting to harm others.