Please lift the mask mandate

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Dear Bahamas Government:

We are begging you to please lift the unnecessary and ineffective mask mandate that is still burdening our people and our nation. Mask mandates are dictatorial and authoritarian.

For those that would like to wear a mask they are welcome to do so. However, forcing everyone else, particularly our school children, to wear masks all day long is wrong, unhealthy, controlling, and quite frankly silly.

Do you know we are one of the only countries (perhaps the only) in the world still forcing our citizens to wear masks?

Even the CDC admits that masks are ineffective and do nothing to stop transmission and there are now countless studies which compare school districts which support the same. And for those who are concerned, if they indeed find themselves more comfortable wearing a mask, then by all means that’s fine.

Have you seen some of the research papers coming out of the US and other countries showing the amount of bacteria, e-coli, and other disgusting virus particles that were found in the masks of school-aged children after the end of a seven-hour school day? You would be shocked to know what is being inhaled into your children’s lungs through these masks (which are not intended to be worn for long periods of time in any context!).

Not to mention the thousands of people flying into our country coming from airports, cities, and flights that have NO MASKS on; only to enter our country, stay in their hotels, lobbies, stores etc, all with the freedom of not being mandated to wear a mask there either (and rightfully so!) yet, you and I, we Bahamians, and our poor children, many of them who will be returning to school in a few weeks, are forced to wear these disgusting facial diapers on our mouths all day?!

This is total hypocrisy. We are being enslaved in our own country, and for what? Having just spent weeks in various other countries in the world ALL of them have dropped their ridiculous mandates and moved on. People are free to move, breathe God’s fresh air, and make personal decisions about mask wearing for themselves.

The Bahamas needs to get with the programme. If you want to wear a mask, wear one. If you don’t want to wear one you shouldn’t be forced to wear one, especially our school age children who we already know have virtually zero risk of any real threat from COVID. Please, we ask of our Government and Ministry of Health, let our people breathe again - our clean, fresh, God-given air to which we have the God-given right to inhale and exhale without restrictive masks. After all, why would anyone want to put back into their body the very same toxic air which God designed our bodies to dispose of. It makes no sense. None. Drop the mask mandates.




August 2, 2022.


JokeyJack 2 weeks ago

I'm not begging. They can keep it as long as they like. During the past 2 years with this nonsense, I have done ZERO traveling - I buy NOTHING except what I absolutely need. I visit NO restaurants or any type of entertainment, and I do NOT help tourists with anything - directions? Nope, ask someone else - you come into my country and have more rights than me? Then you don't need my help, ask someone else. I donate nothing to charity and help nobody with anything. Total shutdown.

As long as YOU continue to play like things are normal - then they will continue to treat you like a dog. I laugh when I see Rotary and Kiwanis and other good-two-shoe organizations out there "helping". They don't realize that they are NOT helping - they are just enabling government to continue ignoring us.

While I'm at it, let me just remind everyone that government has not yet released the election results by polling division. Why is that? Are they using the Democratic Party playbook? Is Joe really President? Is Mr. Davis really PM? If so, then why not release the results?


bcitizen 1 week, 6 days ago

Watched a speech therapist in the US recently who said referrals for young children were up 360% becausem children learn to talk by watching faces and they cant learn to talk with all the masked faces. It is crazy what the world has done to our young people.


JokeyJack 1 week, 5 days ago

Children don't need to talk - because as adults their voice don't matter anyway since we don't live in a democracy.


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