Another specific reason to be grateful you're out in open country

On Feb. 22 we listed a dozen reasons why living on your farm is the best location, and the best business, through the pandemic and intensifying cultural upheaval in America. Here's another very specific benefit — let's dub it our "Earth Day Special" since today is National Earth Day.

April 22, 2021  When you're out on the farmstead or field alone, nobody pressures you to wear a face mask.

Multiple studies show the futility and danger of mask mandates, but many government officials and business firms impose them anyway. 

A major analysis published by the National Institutes of Health last November is gradually sifting into public awareness — even though mostly ignored by the mainstream media's narrative. A few upstart news services on the web have posted reports on it recently. Here is the study's conclusion:

 

"The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemasks as preventive intervention for COVID-19.

"The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.

"Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression.

"Long-term consequences of wearing facemasks can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize proper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health."

If you follow the link above and view the entire scientific paper, scroll down and note that the authors cite 67 separate studies which bolster their conclusions.  Maybe long-term near-universal wearing of facemarks is already impairing rationality?