Kelby Krabbenhoft, the President and CEO of Sanford Health, which sponsors the Sanford International … [+] golf tournament (pictured here) at Minnehaha Country Club on September 12, 2020 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has indicated that he will not be wearing a face mask because he already has had Covid-19. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Kelby Krabbenhoft is the President and CEO of Sanford Health, a large healthcare system based in South Dakota. He has also indicated that he will not be wearing a face mask.
Yes, you heard that correctly. According to Samara Said reporting for CNN, Krabbenhoft recently wrote in an email that he has already recovered from a Covid-19 coronavirus infection, believes that he is now immune to the virus, and now doesn’t want to wear a face mask. “For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it,” Krabbenhoft indicated. “I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture.”
Bailey Hurley, a crime and safety reporter for Valley News Live tweeted out what was reportedly the content of the Krabbenhort email:
That’s not all. As Joe Sneve reported for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Krabbenhoft said about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, “At this point, we feel we’ve got this under control. There’s not a crisis.”
Sneve also wrote that on Friday, Sanford Health executive vice president Micah Aberson issued the following statement in response to what Krabbenhoft had written: “Kelby Krabbenhoft’s email was based on his own experience with COVID-19 and his personal opinions about the virus.…