Letter to the editor: Masks make kids sick, reader says


To the editor:

My granddaughter came home today with two masks on, telling me it is required now.

What is the difference here?

They are getting a little carried away with the mask crap, and in the end they are distorting the kids’ immune system, and they will now get sick easier than they already do.

That’s it. That’s all.

Leann Beaman


  1. There must be thousands of Operating Room surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses with terribly distorted immune systems, considering masks have been standard equipment in the OR, and well as the ICU for decades upon decades. Where are they? Could it be that you’ve been told lies that callously endanger children just so some people can gain more power and make more money? Time to change the channel. That’s it. That’s all.

  2. Considering that COVID-19 can lead to a lifetime of problems like Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own peripheral nervous system, I believe we should do everything we can to love and protect our children. Longterm complications of COVID-19 are not yet completely known. This virus does not have a cheery outcome, no matter how it’s painted, even for those who come through without symptoms. The truth is, we just don’t know what the longterm outcome will be. Consider viruses like chickenpox that hide in the spinal column only to return decades later as shingles. Until we know all of the outcomes of this virus, how can we treat it like a bad cold?

    In some countries, it is normal and typical for adults and children to wear a mask if they are unwell. Children living in those countries have a longer life expectancy than children living in the US.

    What exactly is a distorted immune system, anyway? I do not believe this is a medical term.

    We are all weary of masks and social distancing. It’s stressful. The alternative is even more stressful. There have been over 225,000 deaths in the US from this scourge (Iowa accounts for 1,658 of those deaths). I watched in horror as the number of deaths bypassed the entire population of Des Moines. In other words, every man, woman, and child in Des Moines, dead. 225,000 dead is the same as 450 plane crashes of 500 souls…that’s almost 84 9/11s. We all must work together if we don’t want to see that number double or triple.

    We can do this…other countries have. It is just a matter of putting aside vanity and putting on a mask. Then maybe one day in 2021 there will be a vaccine and we will really be able to say, “That’s it.That’s all.”


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