Response to “Masking or not”
The “Masking or not” article is both dangerous to the public and shows selfishness and an incredible lack of awareness and lack of scientific understanding. Mr. Goldstein claims to have over 40 years of experience as a health professional. No, he has one year of health experience repeated 40 times. There is a big difference between the two.
40 years ago medical and health professionals did not have the scientific data that is available today. The medical field is constantly expanding, through research, it’s understanding of the human body and how external and internal forces affect it. The human body is a living organism that is affected by the air you breath, the bacteria, microorganisms and chemicals on surfaces you touch that can be absorbed into your body.
The National Academy of Sciences and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other scientific journals, have recognized that respiratory viruses can be transmitted via droplets that are generated by coughing and sneezing. It is less widely known that normal speaking also produces thousands of oral fluid droplets with a broad size distribution, which can stay suspended in the air for over 15 minutes. Unlike the ordinary flu, with Covid-19, a person can be asymptomatic and still contaminate people around them.
The use of the mask is to protect the people around you, including strangers, from Covid-19 in case YOU are infected, even when you are an asymptomatic carrier.
I wonder how cavalier Mr. Goldstein would be, if he or a member of his family became infected and died, because he, or they, walked by an unmasked stranger is a store who was infected with Covid-19?
Phillippians 2:4 “Let each of you look no only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
By wearing a mask, you are protecting those around you and fulfilling God’s advice. If a person’s refusal to wear a mask leads to the death of a family member, a friend, or a stranger, God will hold that person accountable for that dewth on Judgment Day.