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Following the surprise announcement from the CDC, many states (including my own of Maryland and nearby Virginia) have dropped their mask mandate basically overnight. So masks are over, right? We can all go back to normal? Nope. Because in their infinite wisdom, the last possible people forced to wear masks are those who are the least contagious and the least at risk: kids. Just look at this shameful scene at the White House:
— ErieCountyMom Done with Hybrid School (@DanaMarie262) May 14, 2021
Even here in Maryland with the mask mandate lifted, one of the only places that doesn’t apply are the K-12 schools.
Friends who have built their self-identity around wearing masks this last year were dumbfounded; they don’t understand how the recommendations (supposedly based on “science” could change on a dime). They’re beginning to learn something we’ve all understood for a while: None of these “public health recommendations” have really been made on the basis of science. That’s especially true of requiring masks on kids. Take this factoid: We have told vaccinated adults that they are free to unmask because they’re as close to totally protected as possible from serious illness and death. Do you know who’s even more protected, statistically? Children. By virtue of being a child, it is already basically a vaccine.
Disgustingly, @LarryHogan keeps mask order on schoolkids.
Even if the vaccines are 97% effective, the mortality risk for an unvaccinated child is lower than for vaccinated adults over 30.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) May 14, 2021
And once again, children suffer. Summer camps will still require masks, schools in the fall will still require masks, heck, even amusement parks geared towards children will allow adults to unmask, but will keep kids in them:
Fauci says to @wolfblitzer that kids in elementary school who haven't been vaccinated in the fall should still be wearing masks
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 14, 2021
We need to fight for sanity just a little bit longer. Here are the talking points.
Germany doesn't require masks for kids under 7https://t.co/UE459eM1BW
In France, kids under 11 can go unmasked at all times regardless of vaccine statushttps://t.co/ZXXPex6taU
Tell people this. Let them know how stupid our rules are.
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) May 14, 2021
Don’t just bask in the fact that you can unmask, but be loud on behalf of our kids who cannot yet do so.Published in