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JIM SMITH, San Clemente

The scold letter by Charlie Sena regarding masks is a great example of what’s known as “magical thinking.” 

If I wish for something, maybe it’ll happen. Rather than quote a speechwriter like he did, let’s hear from someone with relevant qualifications.

Dr. Lisa Brosseau, a retired professor of environmental and occupational health sciences from the University of Illinois, said this: “Except for surgical masks in a health care setting, cloth masks don’t work.”

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  • n-95 face covers do work they are engineered that way cloth helps tremendously and should be worn in public during the pandemic if no better face cover or shield is available cloth being the key word here

    more death by c-19 than combat from the Korean-Vietnam-gulf-Afghanistan-Iraq wars combined

    wiki info

    so cover your pie hole only ugly people don’t cover their face and they should because their ugly
    at this time a face covering is more important than bullets for your personal protection stay safe clemente wash your hands and cover up ::::::::::::::(-:P

    • Hello George,

      Over 50% of COVID-19 deaths are in folks over the age of 60 that also have chronic diseases, ie comorbidity, Hardly combat troops. Regular flu deaths for last 3 years would also equal the combat deaths you cited.

      When you got to “ugly” I lost your point.

      Wear a mask if it makes you feel good. It’s kinda like a hood ornament unless your in a health care environment.

      Sanity First,


  • Of course masks help. There are many studies published in peer reviewed relevant med journals. This is settled science. California is once again sky rocketing. We will catch up to Fla. because folks here are not serious about this and because the trump response has left us with way inadequate testing and tracing. We are of course heading to yet another full shutdown because we are an immature and now famously stupid people, The numbers of sick folks, hospitalization rates icu rates, vent patients is high and rising.

    The science is real– wake up.
    Clowny response letters in 3,2,1…

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