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Letter: Don’t panic

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Panic has once again gripped our nation due to Covid variants. Masks that were finally being removed are once again being worn. Vaccine mandates are quickly becoming a way of life, even for people with natural immunity to Covid.

A study published by the National Institutes of Health in April 2021 found “side effects of all types of masks in everyday use in healthy and sick people included increase in respiratory rate, increase in heart rate, decrease in oxygen saturation, increase in carbon dioxide partial pressure, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, impaired thinking …” The study also found “a disturbed respiratory physiology in children can have long-term disease-relevant consequences.” (This study can be found by typing PMC8072811 in your search engine.)

Regarding vaccines, the FDA has approved a Covid vaccine called Comirnaty (search fdamedia 144414). Face masks, along with the original Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines are FDA approved under emerg...

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