The Battle of Britain in 1940 and lessons to heed in 2020

A general view of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, in London, shrouded in darkness. Lights seen on bridge are caused by car headlights. A searchlight attempts to cut through the shroud.
Bomb damage in London — WWII —

Science proves what works

Masks are proven to make it harder for the virus to spread and are now recommended by both the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, confirmed by scientists at Stanford.

The spirit of the party distracts, enfeebles, agitates, falsely alarms, kindles animosity, foments riots — George Washington

For those who think masks are dangerous

A few weeks ago an article appeared by a doctors citing old studies about the ineffectiveness of masks in transmission of influenza amongst medical clinicians in hospital settings. It warned that masks are dangerous, can create headaches, make it difficult to breathe, increase carbon dioxide, increase your illness level if you have the virus, or in any other way that masks are not safe and to be trusted.

Really? Have you thought this through?

What about all the doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, chemists in white room manufacturing, etc., who wear masks as part of their everyday jobs — and have been doing so for years? Where is the evidence that wearing masks has been “dangerous” for them? Are you advocating that everyone stop wearing masks? Thousands of nurses and doctors are wearing masks on 10–, 12–, 16-hour shifts. Have you asked them: are masks making you sick? Next time you go in for a procedure, are you going to ask doctors and nurses treating you to remove their masks? Are you going to feel safer having them unmasked, able to breathe, cough, or sneeze into your open wound or your mouth?

Take every bloody thing you read or hear with a grain of salt

Beware disinformation campaigns spread on partisan websites. And that includes left and right.

What are their motives?

If you feel negative about anything, question the motive of the source behind the idea. For instance, one idea floating around is the conspiracy that big government is going to force us to take a vaccine, and that’s why they want us to wear masks.

Children amidst rubble from the London Blitz —
View from St. Paul’s Cathedral after the Blitz —
Liverpool after the Blitz —



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Laurel Kashinn

Laurel Kashinn


Laurel Kashinn is a Certified Ghostwriter, Professional Résumé Writer, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and Orthodox Christian living and writing in Milwaukee, Wisc.