STATEWIDE, VERMONT (June, 2023):
The Vermont Emergency Forum to Assess the Respiratory Hazards of Masks on May 12th in Burlington City Hall’s Contois Auditorium began the process of assessing the harms the public has been experiencing as a result of wearing face masks.
Presenters at the Forum included experts who addressed the current use and effectiveness of masks, and the importance of respiration to all of the systems of the body; government trained specialists who explained our rights and responsibility to assess the hazards; and business owners, students, journalists, medical and legal professionals from across Vermont who have been standing up to protect themselves and others from the harms caused by mask requirements.
Following are quotes from the interdisciplinary team of experts who came from out of state to present at the Forum:
“Mask wearing is putting our kids at risk for chronic respiratory, cardio-respiratory, stress; for hypoxia- which is low oxygen; for impaired kidney function and kidney inflammation… In extreme cases, usually involving exercise, the possibility of respiratory arrest, brain damage, and even sudden cardiac death. What… are we thinking?”
“It begs repeating, and with great emphasis, that every mask you have ever seen on a child is unregulated, untested, and unsafe, with zero efficacy, fit, term of wear, or medical clearance standards. Zero.”
“We are required by law, as Industrial Hygienists, to present risk reduction methods that provide a 90% reduction rate. So, when you hear people say…. ‘A little bit is better than nothing’ we would say no, in our profession, it is illegal to implement any control measure that does not provide a relative risk reduction rating of 90% or greater. What does your surgical mask, or T-shirt provide for you? Nothing. What does your N95 provide for you? Maybe 1%. So, we do not implement those controls that create a greater hazard for a small fraction of a percent of a protection. That’s insane.”
Local presenters at the Forum included two Vermont business owners who stood up to the mask mandates: one was fined, and the other’s business became the #1 tourist attraction in the state. Two students shared how wearing masks made them feel unwell, and how they were similarly treated by their elementary school administrators when they complained. One still has an open court case which is supported by the Children’s Health Defense legal team.
Videos from the Forum are available on Rumble, Odysee, Youtube and public access TV channels. Links can be found at: vtmasksurvey.com
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