Miro & the Burlington City Council – This is the kind of sickness and perversion you have wrought. Just an hour ago, while walking my dog, I found this pamphlet taped on a telephone pole at the corner of South Prospect & Cliff. Let me quote its entirety [profanity, racial and sexist epithets edited]:
Guy Page is the editor and publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle.
A Connecticut woman died yesterday in a snowmobile crash in the Rutland County town of Mt. Holly.
Since last March, Vermonters have debated the most fundamental Mask Question: do they prevent transmission of Covid-19? Today, in an effort to transmit useful information and stimulate fact-based public discussion, Vermont Daily presents two opposing perspectives.
CDC position on masks: SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which is especially relevant for asymptomatic or presymptomatic infected wearers who feel well and may be unaware of their infectiousness to others, and who are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions.
Early on in my research, back in March 2020, as the virus began to spread, I sought the most reputable sources of information for which masks were most effective if any. Any good scientist knows the Random Controlled Trial (RCT) is the gold standard for deriving scientific evidence for determining efficacy or lack thereof. As I poured over the research it was abundantly clear – masks do not work for stopping viral transmission. Neither in hospitals, nor in communities – nowhere could I find even one study that concluded masks available to the public could help prevent the spread of any virus, including this new one.
State Game Warden Sergeant Travis Buttle of Shaftsbury is Vermont’s Game Warden of the Year. A game warden since 1996, Buttle was nominated by his peers and received the award in recognition of his excellent service.
Almost 23 years before the Cambridge, Massachusetts city council Monday legalized polyamory – ‘group marriage” or domestic partnerships with more than two spouses – similar action in Vermont was predicted by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell in a 1998 argument against civil unions.
Second Amendment Rights activist Jim Sexton of Essex Junction today presented a written petition to Washington County Sheriff Sam Hill to remove from the State House and charge 16 Vermont senators who – Sexton says – “have committed perjury by violating their oaths of office” by supporting gun control legislation.
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The Scott administration yesterday strongly urged Vermonters to encourage family and friends to “step up when it’s their turn” to choose vaccination. It also spoke about BIPOC vaccination, vaccines developed with stem cells. And there’s info about the pandemic and Pickleball.