Friday, December 4, 2020
Dec. 4, 2020

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Letter: Science depends on facts

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In response to our Public Health Department urging the continued wearing of masks, Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien said she’s been told by doctors that wearing masks doesn’t help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Really? What doctors specifically? She states “it’s a difference of opinion” among these unnamed doctors.

The thing is, science isn’t based on opinion. You might have the opinion that you can go scuba diving without oxygen, or skydiving without a parachute, but the laws of oxygen and gravity apply whether you believe in them or not.

If Quiring O’Brien is so sure of the need for no masks, I’d invite her to do intake at the local emergency rooms — mask-free. Or she can volunteer on the fire lines and not bother with a mask. If she ever needs surgery, she can tell the staff not to worry about masks — breathe away, everyone! And if she’s throwing out all science, I say why bother with the science of engineering? Let’s just build bridges made of sugar cubes over the Columbia River.

Politicians are free to spout crazy opinion, as she does, but to make up scientific evidence is fraudulent and immoral. It can kill people. And that’s a fact.

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