Pro-Agent Orange Oregon Man (No Longer A Doctor) Sees His Medical License Suspended — For Lies About COVID, And Mask-Effectiveness…

This simply cannot be repeated broadly enough: masks are a minor inconvenience. They save lives. Full stop. See the fifteen or so studies linked at the bottom, courtesy of the US CDC science staff, below the insane pull quote.

All of this is well known — and when we isolate in the foothills of Arizona’s White Tank Mountains for a month, come December 20, we will follow this guidance. and follow it closely.

Here’s a bit from the story on the Oregon idiot who gave a videoed lie-fest, at a recent Agent Orange rally:

. . .Touting his 20 years of practicing medicine, LaTulippe claimed at the protest that the virus had already mutated and was therefore “no more.”

“We’ve been utterly duped,” he said in front of a crowd waving Trump and US flags and two women clutching crucifixes. “I want you to know that this is insanity and the purpose as only to shut down the American people. This is a threat to your freedom, a threat to our Constitution. I petition all of you, please take off the mask of shame. It is just a mask that is designed to control you and to shut you down.”

Multiple studies have backed up the effectiveness of face masks in curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged people to wear a mask in public areas and anywhere where there are other people. . . .

And. . . the truth:

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Anindita M, Das K.COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Cloth Mask Really Protect Public From SARS-CoV-2? (The way of handling to get Results) (May 2020). https://www.ijisrt.com/assets/upload/files/IJISRT20MAY228.pdf

Lustig SR, Biswakarma JJH, Rana D, et al. Effectiveness of Common Fabrics to Block Aqueous Aerosols of Virus-like Nanoparticles (May 2020). https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.0c03972

Sousa‐Pinto B, Fonte AP, Lopes AA, et al.Face masks for community use: An awareness call to the differences in materials (August 2020). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7361409/

Chughtai AA, Seale H, Macintyre CR. Effectiveness of Cloth Masks for Protection Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (July 2020). https://europepmc.org/article/med/32639930

Bagheri MH, Khalaj I, Azizi A, et al. Filtration Efficiency, Breathability, and Reusability of Improvised Materials for Face Masks (July 2020) PREPRINT. https://engrxiv.org/nrtgb/

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Reducing the Inoculum of SARS-CoV-2 to Protect the Wearer. J Gen Intern Med. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06067-8

Wang H, Wang Q, Lin YL, Kilinc-Balci FS, Price A, Chu L, Chu MC. Household materials selection for homemade cloth face coverings and their filtration efficiency enhancement with triboelectric charging. Nano Letters. 2020 Jun 2.”

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Wei WE LZ, Chiew CJ, Yong SE, Toh MP, Lee VJ. Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — Singapore, January 23–March 16, 2020. MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2020;ePub: 1 April 2020.

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Oran DP, Topol Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Narrative Review [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 3]. Ann Intern Med. 2020;M20-3012.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Rapid Expert Consultation on the Possibility of Bioaerosol Spread of SARS-CoV-2 for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 1, 2020). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25769

Schwartz KL, Murti M, Finkelstein M, et al. Lack of COVID-19 transmission on an international flight. CMAJ. 2020;192(15):E410.
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Davies A, Thompson KA, Giri K, Kafatos G, Walker J, Bennett A. Testing the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic? Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013;7(4):413-8.

Konda A, Prakash A, Moss GA, Schmoldt M, Grant GD, Guha S. Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks. ACS Nano. 2020 Apr 24.

Aydin O, Emon B, Saif MTA. Performance of fabrics for home-made masks against spread of respiratory infection through droplets: a quantitative mechanistic study. medRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.19.20071779, posted April 24, 2020.
Ma QX, Shan H, Zhang HL, Li GM, Yang RM, Chen JM. Potential utilities of mask-wearing and instant hand hygiene for fighting SARS-CoV-2. J Med Virol. 2020.

Leung, N.H.L., Chu, D.K.W., Shiu, E.Y.C. et al.Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks. Nat Med. 2020.

Johnson DF, Druce JD, Birch C, Grayson ML. A quantitative assessment of the efficacy of surgical and N95 masks to filter influenza virus in patients with acute influenza infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 15;49(2):275-7.

Green CF, Davidson CS, Panlilio AL, et al. Effectiveness of selected surgical masks in arresting vegetative cells and endospores when worn by simulated contagious patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33(5):487‐494.

The full list of studies, with embedded links is at the bottom of this US CDC page. Now you know. Onward, grinning. . . . the warm sunshine of the Southwest. . . sounds pretty good, I must say. . . in about 13 days. . . and 47, overall — to ditch Agent Orange.

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