Wearing a mask a bit like pressing the button at traffic lights – makes no difference

Cairns News

Letter to the Editor

As a local resident of the Atherton Tablelands area, I’ve watched with intrigue (and some disappointment), the behaviors of many, following the recent decision of the QLD State Government to introduce “mask mandates” for all indoor venues from Dec 17. Since that date, I’ve witnessed the most divisive behavior I have ever seen within any local community (I’ve lived in many), and it saddens me to watch just how effective fear and propaganda is, when used as a weapon against a VULNERABLE population.

This isn’t about the mask mandates per se. Anyone with half a brain can deduce that wearing a face mask is not going to make a blind bit of difference when it comes to protecting yourself from a microscopic virus; it’s been proven in more than a dozen peer-reviewed scientific journals that masks are ineffective at stopping a virus particle from entering the…

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I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

3 thoughts on “Wearing a mask a bit like pressing the button at traffic lights – makes no difference

  1. I went and read the entire letter to the editor and reflected on some of those awkward encounters I’ve experienced in the past couple of years. Most people think the masks are a symbol rather than protection is what i have found from talkin to people when out and about. Yes I’m one of those weird friendly types who chats to strangers at the checkout.


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