Following North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s imposition of a statewide mandatory face mask ban in November 2020, the House has just passed a bill aimed at eliminating all mandatory face masks in the state.
As reported by the local Grand Forks Herald News, the state’s House voted 50-44 on Monday, Feb. 22, to prohibit state government, local governments, and schools from requiring mandatory use of masks in their facilities during the CCP Virus pandemic.
The recently passed House Bill 1323 rejecting the mandatory use of masks comes three months after Burgum’s administration imposed the controversial rule mandating facial coverings statewide.
Rep. Jeff Hoverson, the bill’s sponsor, has characterized the mask requirements as “diabolical nonsense.”
“The mask is a part of a larger apparatus of a movement of unelected, wealthy bureaucrats, who are robbing our freedoms and perpetuating lies,” Hoverson said, the Prairie Public Press reported.
State Rep. Kathy Skroch (R-District 26) and several other supporters of the bill asserted that wearing face masks does not help prevent the spread of the CCP Virus, so it does not make sense to mandate it.
At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued a new mandate for people to wear double masks on all forms of public transportation in the United States.
The media and many government officials, especially Democrats, have generated a kind of adoration for masks, encouraging and even forcing their use to prevent the spread of the CCP Virus. But several studies quantify their effectiveness.
A study published in December 2020 found that using used or dirty masks is even worse than not using them at all, yet that is how most people use them.
The report developed by researchers in the field of fluid physics confirmed that a good mask, in general, reduces at some point the chances of spreading the CCP Virus. However, the study clarifies that this is only confirmed in cases where the mask is clean and has not been overused, The Blaze reported.
Overused and dirty masks inevitably lead to a poor filtration rate, greatly increasing the possibility of contagion.
The Trump administration’s prestigious senior adviser on the CCP Virus, Dr. Scott Atlas, has several times spoken critically of what he called an “obsession” with mask use. He further asserted that laws mandating universal use of face masks do not work to suppress the spread of the virus.
During an interview, Atlas named several places both in the United States and abroad, from Hawaii to the United Kingdom, where strong regulations have been imposed to force people to wear masks, yet none of those places have been able to stop the spread of the CCP Virus, and have even detected significant increases in the number of cases.
Atlas pointed against what he called a “bizarre and silly obsession at this point that everyone must have universal masking.”
Both Dr. Atlas and former President Trump advocated a rational use of masks. In principle always prioritizing the freedom of use, that is to say that each person decides if they want to use it and not that it is an imposition. And secondly always warning that its use is a guarantee of absolutely nothing, and even stating that it could be counterproductive when the opposite is believed.