Stop the mandating of masks for otherwise healthy individuals

Stop the mandating of masks for otherwise healthy individuals

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Jacquelyn Goforth started this petition to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz

I am highly concerned about the emergency Executive Order enacted for the City of Anchorage, AK mandating all residents must wear masks. I believe the decision is based on data that is ambiguous regarding the wearing of masks. Enforcing this edict could pose potential health hazards for otherwise-healthy residents who do not fall into a specific high-risk category for COVID-19.

I would like to know if any of the following were taken into account before exacting this mandate, and if not - why not:

W.H.O. – ADVICE ON THE USE OF MASKS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID – 19: 
The following potential harms and risks should be carefully taken into account when adopting this approach of targeted continuous medical mask use: list on pg 4;

Risk-based approach...when considering or encouraging (mandating) the use of masks for the general public. list on (pgs 6-7); and

Potential harms/disadvantages (list on page 8)

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE: "We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection."

SCIENCE TIMES: "Blaylock, a retired U.S. neurosurgeon and author, cautions that face masks cannot entirely protect you from getting sick and catching pathogens. He adds that it can also pose a serious health risk for wearers. He stresses that only ill people should wear face masks."

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