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FORCED SCHOOL MASK MANDATE: ‘It Isn’t Based In Science’, DeSantis’s Office Blasts CDC Over K-12 In-School Mask Edict

Children are the least susceptible to COVID and the most vulnerable to panic mongering. There is been a spike in suicide attempts in children under the age of thirteen. “Rates of suicidal ideation are highest among youth,” a 2020 report stated. A large Brown University study show mask mandates are NOT associated with reduced infection among students or staff.

As Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch pointed out, “Anyone who promotes wearing masks to control spread of coronavirus is doing so without scientific basis. There is no “Fauci standard” study that masks work — or that mask mandates work. To require children to wear them in school is abusive.”

They’re telling everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks (Washington Post). Many Republican governors are telling the CDC and the Biden Administration they are nuts (Fox News). From Erielle Davidson: Wear a mask for 15 days. For a month. For the summer. For the year. Now–for the next year. Time to say enough. The risk to kids 14 and under is virtually non-existent (Twitter). From Arizona Governor Doug Ducey: Arizona does not allow mask mandates, vaccine mandates, vaccine passports or discrimination in schools based on who is or isn’t vaccinated. We’ve passed all of this into law, and it will not change (Twitter). From Mark Hemingway: That makes three GOP govs on record that I’ve seen basically telling the CDC to shove it (Twitter). From Nikki Haley: Stop the madness. Don’t ask people to get vaccines and then punish them by taking their rights away. Punishing kids and well meaning adults is abusive at best (Twitter). From Marc Thiessen: The data is clear: According to the CDC, as of July 19, a grand total of 4,072 vaccinated Americans had been hospitalized with symptomatic breakthrough infections, out of more than 161 million who have been fully vaccinated. That is a breakthrough hospitalization rate of less than 0.003 percent. Better still, of those hospitalized, only 849 have died of covid-19. That means the death rate from those breakthrough infections is 0.0005 percent. To put that in perspective, your chance of dying from a lightning strike is .0007 percent, and your chance of dying from a seasonal flu is 0.1 percent. If you’re vaccinated, you have a much greater chance of dying from a hornet, wasp or bee string, a dog attack, a car crash, drowning, sunstroke, or choking on food than you do of dying from covid-19 (Washington Post).

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‘It Isn’t Based In Science’: DeSantis’s Office Blasts CDC Over K-12 In-School Mask Guidelines

By  Daily Wire • Jul 27, 2021:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s office blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday for suggesting that all individuals in K-12 schools should wear face masks regardless of whether they’ve been vaccinated, castigating the agency for what he called an unscientific approach to the COVID-19 virus.

The CDC revised its guidelines for mask-wearing on Tuesday, announcing that, in light of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, it was returning to recommending indoor mask-wearing, even for vaccinated individuals, if they are living in areas where COVID-19 cases are spiking. The CDC also recommended that, in order to return to full-time in-person instruction, all individuals in K-12 institutions mask up, even if they are fully vaccinated.

DeSantis’s spokesperson criticized the latter approach, rebuking the CDC and reiterating the Florida governor’s long-held position, opposing mask mandates for children.

“It isn’t based in science. There is no indication that areas with mask mandates have performed any better than areas without mask mandates. In fact, this policy could actually backfire,” DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News on Tuesday.

“Mandating masks for vaccinated people erodes public trust and confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccines. To me it appears that the government wants to be perceived as ‘doing something’ during a seasonal infection surge, even if their policy does not necessarily make people safer,’” Pushaw added.

DeSantis himself has been vocally opposed to mandating masks for children who attend school in person, telling a roundtable event on Monday that “our view” is that “this should absolutely not be imposed.”

“I think our fear is that seeing some of those rumblings, that there be an attempt from the federal level or even some of these organizations to try to push for mandatory masking of school children. And so our view is that this should absolutely not be imposed,” DeSantis said at the event. “It should not be mandated.”

“[I]n Florida, at this point, our school districts have proposed the mask [as] optional,” DeSantis noted. He even went so far as to say that the Florida legislature is “interested in coming in, even in a special session to be able to provide protections for parents and kids who just want to breathe freely and don’t want to be suffering under these masks during the school year.”

As the Daily Wire noted earlier Tuesday, the CDC appears to have followed recommendations made by the nation’s largest teachers unions — the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association — in suggesting that “everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status,” per CNN.

AFT president Randi Weingarten, who reportedly had a direct influence on CDC policy regarding a return to classrooms for in-person instruction, according to Fox News, has continued “to push for face masks to be worn in schools,” per Newsweek, even though nearly 90% of teachers who belong to the AFT are vaccinated.

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