1/Restaurant owner, defying COVID-19 restrictions by Virginia Dem. Gov. Ralph Northam, scores legal victory theblaze.com/news/virginia-…
2/ "Now he refuses to comply with Northam's mandates on mask-wearing and social distancing, saying they're unconstitutional...He's also refused to stop serving food and alcohol despite public health officials suspending his licenses, the station added"
3/ "I'm not afraid of the state, I'm not afraid of the federal government," Strickland told WUSA. "I spent most of my adult life fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have no problem coming home and fighting here in Virginia."
4/"If you do what the government says just because they say so, they'll keep taking and taking, and the things you give them you'll never get back," Strickland added to WUSA.
5/ Strickland's lawyer — former Rep. Bob Barr of GA: Strickland "has been serving customers without a single incident of COVID-19, including any potential reports through contact tracing, nearby outbreaks, or any customers or employees testing positive, since the outbreak began."

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1/ From 2008-2020, 12 NEGATIVE randomized controlled trials on masking, conducted among ~18K persons, worldwide, have ESTABLISHED that masking does NOT reduce community respiratory virus transmission (thread with refs)
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2/ "Many international studies bear out that lockdowns have proven to be a complete failure as a public health measure to contain a respiratory virus. They did not succeed in their primary objective of containing spread yet have caused great harm."
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1/ High time for Indiana to join 15 other states & immediately lift its mask mandate, guided by “evidence-based science & the overall well-being of its citizenry” allonfriedman.org/2021/03/14/its… #DrAllonFriedman medicine.iu.edu/faculty/5006/f…
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1/ VERY REASSURING NEWS: As C19 “UK variant” B117 has surged to ~50% of C19+ “cases” in FL, TX, & GA public.tableau.com/profile/helix6…, NUMBERS OF C19 CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, & DEATHS CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN ALL 3 STATES
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1/Courageous, wise UK Mom: “WHY I’M REFUSING TO SEND MY KID TO SCHOOL WITH A FACE MASK.” “…the scientific evidence.. is very weak. I believe the decision to ask kids to wear masks is largely political”
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2/ “I’ve read a lot of studies and I’m convinced that the evidence for masks in schools is weak. [Oxford Dr.] Carl Heneghan, said it's low-quality observational evidence based on small observational studies, or laboratory studies, or modelling studies” cebm.net/covid-19/maski…
3/ “fear and anxiety at home gets into the children. You tell them that they need to wear masks because otherwise they'll kill their granny, and then you test them three times before school starts and it instills in them a form of germaphobia”
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