7.25.22 – Austin American-Statesman

“Federal appeals court tosses challenge to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates”
By Chuck Lindell


[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER: What the leftist Austin American-Statesman hates to admit is that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won again. In his appeal, Paxton was able to show successfully that students with disabilities have not been placed “in imminent and concrete risk of contracting COVID-19” by schools not mandating masks for all students.

What I wish is that in some court in our land, those demanding mask mandates would have to prove that masks protect people from COVID.  These mask-aficionados would have a very hard time proving their case because medical science has shown from the beginning of the COVID pandemic that masks not only do not protect but can also do harm to those who have to wear them.

Here is the clear evidence. Don’t believe me. Please take a look for yourself.

12.20.21 -- “More than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms

By Paul Elias Alexander -- https://brownstone.org/articles/more-than-150-comparative-studies-and-articles-on-mask-ineffectiveness-and-harms/

“Current evidence implies that face masks can be actually harmful. The body of evidence indicates that face masks are largely ineffective.” 

While you are checking that article out, please go to this one also:




Excerpts from this article:


A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a lower-court injunction, issued in November, that would have allowed public schools in Texas to ignore Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin had blocked Abbott's order as it pertained to schools, ruling that a ban on mandatory face masks improperly endangered students with disabilities and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying them the opportunity to participate equally in school.

Texas appealed [TAG Ken Paxton appealed], and a month later the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked enforcement of Yeakel's injunction while it considered the state's case.

On Monday, in a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court sided with state officials [TAG Ken Paxton], tossing out Yeakel's injunction and dismissing the lawsuit by the students. The court said the students did not prove that the ban on mask mandates put them at imminent and concrete risk of contracting COVID-19.

"In light of widely available vaccines and the schools’ other mitigation efforts, the odds of any particular plaintiff contracting COVID-19 and subsequently suffering complications are speculative," Judge Andrew Oldham wrote in an opinion joined by Judge Don Willett. Both were appointed by former President Donald Trump.

In addition, Oldham wrote, the Americans With Disabilities Act only ensures that students have access to school, not that they have access to their desired accommodation of universal masking.

…Monday's federal court ruling did not affect several other cases over the legality Abbott's ban on mask mandates that are still awaiting action at the Texas Supreme Court.