(Tea Party 247) – Without a doubt, the topic of face masks is a divisive one in our country right now. You have large groups of people on either side ripping each other to shreds for either wearing them or opting not to wear them. Much of the reasoning behind not wearing them comes from the fact that it is a measure taken in the fight against coronavirus that is backed up with sketchy science.
Many feel mask mandates are a power grab. If you look at the behavior of some governors, that doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Look at how California Gov. Gavin Newsom has attacked and singled out churches and threatened them for meeting in a building. That’s tyranny.
Well, it turns out we aren’t the only nation having the debate about face masks.
In Britain, authorities have threatened folks with a huge fine if they refuse to wear their masks.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
In the coming weeks, existing fines of £100 for not wearing a mask in public places like supermarkets and on public transport will double up to a maximum of £3,200 — representing a total of only six infractions — under new rules announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in Sweden, epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has said there is no need for Swedes to wear masks. The public health official claimed the evidence that face coverings stop the virus’s spread is “astonishingly weak”.
“The findings that have been produced through [the use of] facemasks are astonishingly weak, even though so many people around the world wear them,” Dr Tegnell told German tabloid Bild, in comments reported by The Times on Monday.
“I’m surprised that we don’t have more or better studies showing what effect masks actually have. Countries such as Spain and Belgium have made their populations wear masks, but their infection numbers have still risen. The belief that masks can solve our problem is in any case very dangerous,” he said.
Earlier this year, British police forces had come under criticism for their draconian handling of lockdown measures, resulting in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) calling for all coronavirus lockdown-related convictions to be reviewed.
While Britons were effectively under house arrest, the United Kingdom’s external borders remained open to legal migration for months — a decision recently criticised by a committee of MPs who said it resulted in an extra 10,000 infections entering the country.
Seems kind of pointless to lock down individuals in their homes while allowing strangers in foreign lands to just waltz into the country. How many of those who crossed their borders had this awful virus and helped spread it worse around the nation?
If that indeed happened, the British authorities are squarely to blame for many of the cases of the illness and the deaths that came about as a result. But who will hold them accountable?