COVID-19 Q & A...
...with photographer Mark Lehigh

Updated July 1, 2023


This color text ... Quotes from the internet
This color text ... My comments
Underlined text ... My emphasis added

Table of contents:

How do you know who to believe?
I'm tired of COVID-19.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
How bad is it, really?
What's the risk?
How do we kill it?
How to be wrong
Just the facts
Church people


Vaccine effectiveness against Omicron

Will the vaccines be safe?

The bivalent BA.4 & BA.5 boosters were only trialed on mice.
Why weren't human trials completed before the FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?

VAERS underreports adverse events.

Why are vaccine makers immune from liability?

Were the COVID-19 vaccines rushed?

Breakthrough infections (post-vaccination)

Why did more vaccinated than unvaccinated people get infected? (Massachusetts, Israel, Vermont)

Why did they recommend masks, social distancing, etc. post-vaccination?

How does natural immunity compare to post-vaccination immunity?

In the Pfizer trials, there were "3,410 total cases of suspected, but unconfirmed covid-19 in the overall study population, 1,594 occurred in the vaccine group vs. 1,816 in the placebo group."

Can COVID-19 vaccines give you COVID-19?

Do COVID-19 vaccines alter your DNA?

Do vaccines use fetal tissues from abortions?

Why is a vaccine necessary when the COVID-19 survival rate (98%?) exceeds the effectiveness of the vaccine (~95%)?

Do vaccines or boosters weaken the immune system?


18 Reasons I Won't Be Getting a Covid Vaccine

Did Bill Gates recommend vaccines for population control?

Too long; Didn't read:




How to evaluate a claim



How do you know who to believe?

Wait, the author of this page is just a photographer?

How to evaluate a claim

Can you trust the mainstream media?

Many of the videos and articles on this page are from April, 2020.
Is the info still accurate?

Can you trust the CDC?

[Insert highly-credentialed expert here] disagrees with the scientific consensus.

Who checks the fact checkers?

Will Presdient Biden save us from COVID-19?

Is Wikipedia reliable?

I'm tired of COVID-19.

What's the risk if I don't do all this stuff?
Which precautions are actually necessary?

Masks are uncomfortable.

Mask fogging up your glasses?

I don't feel like cleaning.

It's hard not to touch your face.

Is it ok to be lazy?
The pandemic has me stressed out, and I don't feel like doing anything.

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

Competing ethical demands

herd immunity...
Should we just let COVID-19 run its course?

Have the economic and emotional impacts of lockdown been worse than the impact of COVID-19?

If you're sick, stay home.
The rest of us should get on with our lives.

The vulnerable population should be protected.
The rest of us should get on with our lives.

What are the emotional effects of social distancing?

How bad is it, really?

Omicron presents as a cold.

Feb 19, 2021... Why are cases declining?

Are COVID-19 infections and deaths overreported?

Are car accidents and gun deaths misclassified as COVID deaths?

What is the mortality rate of COVID-19?

How does the COVID-19 mortality rate compare to abortion, flu, SARS, etc.?

Don't live in fear.

Flu has been underreported this flu season.

Why does the CDC group together pneumonia, flu and COVID-19 deaths (PIC)?

Why are cancer and heart disease not being reported?

Are increased numbers of infections the result of increased testing?

Are hospitals still overwhelmed?

Are surgical and N95 masks still in short supply?

How effective are treatments for COVID-19?

Is the US mortality rate worse than other countries?

How many cases are asymptomatic?

New variants replace old variants because of a growth advantage.

If soap can kill it, it must not be that bad.

What's the risk?

99.97% of infected people recover.

It's mostly old people that are at risk.

The frail people who died of COVID-19 would have died anyway.

Most deaths have been in nursing homes.

Are COVID-19 cases in nursing homes a risk to the general population and vice versa?

Most people have mild or no symptoms.

Is it safe to go to a restaurant?

Should I go to family gatherings?

Should I send my kids to school or daycare?

Does infection make you immune to reinfection?

Is a healthy immune system important?

What is a cytokine storm?

The risk of surface transmission is low.

How long does SARS-CoV-2 survive on surfaces?

Can animals infect humans or vice versa?

Should I disinfect my groceries?

Can you get infected from food?

Does stomach acid "kill" SARS-CoV-2?

Should I mask outdoors?

How long do aerosols persist in the air?

Are tissues or handkerchiefs more sanitary?

Can SARS-CoV-2 survive for 28 days on paper or polymer currency?

How do we kill it?

What products "kill" SARS-CoV-2?

Does freezing "kill" SARS-CoV-2?

Does sunlight "kill" SARS-CoV-2?

Vitamin D

How do I get my kids to follow COVID-19 precautions?

What if someone I live with is infected?

When should I call a doctor?

What if my workplace is unsafe?

Should I get tested?

Is a COVID-19 test free?

How long does it take to get test results for COVID-19?

Are COVID-19 tests accurate?

Cleaning and sanitizing toys

Does cleaning high-touch surfaces only reduce surface transmission?
Or does it also reduce airborne and respiratory transmission?


What about opening your windows in the winter?

Should you open your windows in the city?

Mask or open your windows when driving with someone.

How to be wrong:

It's not about who's right and wrong...
...It's about what's right and wrong.

What has the CDC flip flopped on?

"What we know so far"

This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid.
That's 9,210 deaths.

I'm not worried about COVID-19.

If masks work, why does COVID-19 continue to spread?

Is this all a government conspiracy to see if they can control us?

Does masking mean you think you are infected?

What good does it do to mask in a restaurant?

Don't discourage masks.

Why are they restricting small businesses, restaurants, weddings and funerals, but not Wal-Marts and protests?

Why is social media censoring stuff?

What's the difference betweeen ordinary safety precautions like seatbelts and COVID-19 recommendations?

Just the facts:

Free N95 masks

Why does COVID-19 continue to spread?

Are hospitals compensated for COVID-19 diagnoses?

Is masking bad for you?

Did President Trump mess up COVID-19 response?

Can you reuse surgical and N95 masks?

Why did the CDC discourage masks at first?

What is "close contact"?

Cloth masks aren't very effective.

How do cloth masks compare to surgical medical masks?

Do beards affect mask effectiveness?

What percentage of people mask in public?

Does Presdient Biden support a national lockdown?

Why are minorities more at risk for COVID-19?

What does SARS-CoV-2 have to do with COVID-19?
Isn't that SARS?

I thought a respirator is a breathing machine, not an N95 mask.

Where did COVID-19 originate?

Church people:

Is science opposed to faith?

The same scientists who say that we came from monkeys are telling us to get vaccinated and stuff.

God will protect me.

How does the Bible inform these issues?

COVID-19 is not your enemy, fear is. You will not die one day sooner or one day later than God has planned for you. But he did not create you to live in fear. The Bible says, 'God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.' 2 Timothy 1:7.

Should I go to church?

Should I sing at church?

Should I handle hymnals at church?