Local chiropractor disagrees with face mask mandates – Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

22July 2020

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)– As Governor Eric Holcomb announces a new statewide mask required and Mayor LLoyd Winnecke extends a regional executive order, one Evansville chiropractic specialist states he's not on board.

IN.gov lists Andrew Lobacz as a certified chiropractor. He informs Eyewitness News he's been practicing in Evansville because 2006 and doesn't intend on altering the method he operates amidst the pandemic.

“What we really require to focus on is developing the body immune system,” stated Lobacz. “We need to construct our body immune systems and quit focusing on staying away. Staying away from people, staying away putting masks on, because that's not a service. That's only a momentary thing and we did it to help overwhelm the medical facility and honestly the healthcare facilities around here never got overwhelmed.”

Despite growing concern Lobacz states individuals are concentrating on the incorrect information, stating individuals with healthy body immune systems must not need to use masks.

“Numbers are going to increase and that's their focus right now is the numbers are going up. Truly, what we want to be focusing on is the death rate,” said Lobacz.

According to the Vanderburgh County Health Department, there have been six deaths due ot COVID-19. Positive cases have actually swollen to more than 1,200 positive cases in the county.

Lobacz says he's not against people using masks if they have compromised immune systems, but does not thin everybody ought to have to use them. He states people are welcome to wear masks if it makes them feel more comfortable and much safer however says many clients have actually selected not to.

“Those people that are healthy and looking after ourselves, I still social distance and I'm not doing anything insane with any person, but I believe it should be left to my choice and my choice to identify what I need to be doing on a daily basis,” stated Jesse Cuthbertson.While the current citywide executive order signed by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke does not have law enforcement backing it, the statewide mandate signed by Gov ernor Eric Holcomb will. Those who are caught disobeying that order and not using a mask could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor and deal with a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 180 days in jail. For the latest breaking news

and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.(This story was initially released on July 22, 2020&)Source: tristatehomepage.com

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