ChrisKeymasterApril 17, 2021 at 11:32 pmPost count: 309
Today, I read an article by Wendi Strauch Mahoney in Uncover DC about a retired Veteran who was scheduled to fly on Delta and was denied access to her flight because she couldn’t wear a mask due to medical reasons. See the highlights and article below.
The article is chock full of all kinds of information about masks, the bill that ND recently passed that prohibits state-ordered mask requirements, video clips of expert industrial hygienists, and more. Make sure to check out the videos and the links.
Retired Air Force veteran Kristen Meghan Kelly was improperly denied access to her Delta airlines flight in late March because she cannot wear a cloth mask that covers her nose and mouth. Kelly is disabled, suffering from PTSD due to a devastatingly traumatic event, so she can only wear a mouth-shield mask. UncoverDC spoke with Kelly on Friday to hear why she is suing Delta Airlines and STAT-MD for discriminatory practices. The details of the lawsuit are not yet public.
To fly without a mask, Kelly must use a program called “Clearance-to- Fly.” In July of 2020, Delta Airlines instituted the procedural program which is a “rigorous exemption process” that accommodates those who have medical reasons for not being able to wear a mask. Per the Delta website, passengers who cannot wear a mask must complete the Clearance-to-Fly process at the airport before every flight. Delta began to require masks for customers and employees “at all touchpoints in airports and onboard its planes” in May 2020.
Delta contracts with STAT-MD, whose doctors provide on-call pre-flight phone interviews with passengers, among other services, to determine the health risks of wearing the masks for the disabled passenger. The assigned doctor then makes the appropriate recommendations to the airline on the spot whether the disabled passenger may board without the required cloth mask. The process requires the passenger to arrive early to allow time to reach a doctor who performs the required assessment.
In Kelly’s case, she was asked both in December and in March to relay her medical information to the doctor in a public setting in the Delta boarding area because of this program. She told the agents at the time that she was very uncomfortable with giving her information in a public area where others could easily overhear.
Despite having applied for accommodations from the airline through their “Clearance to Fly” exemption, which, indeed, allowed her to board a plane in December—Delta did not allow her to board in March. Biden’s Jan. 21 “executive order to promote Covid-19 safety in domestic and international travel” was the reason given for the change of heart by the STAT-MD doctor.
The order clearly states that exceptions may be made according to “applicable law,” which means that people with disabilities must be accommodated on airlines. Delta’s corporate guidance on masks cannot supersede applicable law either.
Ironically, Kelly was on her way to testify for two days for a bill about mask mandates, HB1323, that had already passed in the North Dakota state House. The bill was brought forward to create a new section to chapter 23-07 of the North Dakota Century Code, stating that the state and its officials could no longer mandate the wearing of masks in the state.
Kelly missed the scheduled meeting with the senators on the evening of March 30th, but the next day she was able to testify in front of a subcommittee of seven senators. Later that night, she testified at a town hall packed with about 300 people. The town hall was sponsored by Defend North Dakota and Health Freedom North Dakota.
Read the article:
Kristen Meghan Kelly Wants To Help Americans Travel Freely
Personal Note: I was very interested in this story because I am supposed to meet a friend in about a month, who will also be flying Delta and she cannot wear a mask, either. I have chosen to drive because I will NEVER put a dirty, germy face diaper on. I hope to see more people suing these airlines because these restrictions are unconstitutional and unlawful, and the way that they are handling medical exemptions is discriminatory.
cindyParticipantApril 18, 2021 at 10:22 amPost count: 73
Excellent and timely Daily Spark. So North Dakota passed bill HB1323, that creates a new section to chapter 23-07 of the North Dakota Century Code, stating that the state and its officials can no longer mandate the wearing of masks in the state.
So my next question is how does this bill effect the city and county governments in the state of North Dakota? Even though the state has passed this bill, are employees and citizens still required to where masks at city and county government facilities?
In March I traveled to Montana for vacation because I was excited that the Governor had lifted the mask mandate, only to discover that many businesses, city and county governments continue to require masking. It is looks like facism, because the businesses (city & county governments are businesses) are setting the standard of the day and only following the state when they see fit.
It has become apparent that there is corruption at the local level which has trickled down from the state and the national level. Multinational corporations are the entities enforcing these draconian mandates. Let the lawsuits begin.
ChrisKeymasterApril 22, 2021 at 9:40 pmPost count: 309
Will people EVER WAKE UP?!
This study was recently posted on the National Institute of Health website. Guess what they found?
Masks don’t work against covid and instead, they cause all kinds of short- and long-term health issues.
Recent Study: Facemasks in the COVID-19 Era: A Health Hypothesis:
Conclusion from this study:
“The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.”
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