Unmask Our Children
Unmask Our Children
We need our children unmasked at school! They can go to stores and out to eat without masks so why do they need them in school? It is time to unmask them and let them be kids again- not faceless people!
Enough is enough, we parents stand up and demand you stop stripping our parenting rights away! We will stand up and fight to do what WE as parents feel is best for our children!
We are not asking for a "no mask" policy; we are simply requesting that you allow the parents and children to choose! We are requesting that if a healthy child attends the school and does not wish to use a mask, they be allowed to be free of a mask.
I implore you to remove the mask mandate in schools for our children and their teachers. It is an overreach of power, an assault on our human rights, and a grave danger to our kids! More importantly, it has been proven ineffective as we review a year’s worth of data between states and cities that have had mask mandates, lockdowns, etc. versus those that have not. COVID-19 will continue to follow a seasonal curve as it works through various populations, regardless of lockdowns, masking, and business closures. Continuing measures based on feelings and not facts are simply wrong.
These interventions are harmful. Our children need normalcy. They need to see their teacher’s faces. They need to have a normal programs They need to sit with their desks facing each other. They need to sing and play with their friends at recess.
Prolonged mask use (>4 hours per day) promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk. British clinicians have reported masks to increase headaches and sweating and decrease cognitive precision. Survey bias notwithstanding, these sequelae are associated with medical errors. By obscuring nonverbal communication, masks interfere with social learning in children. Likewise, masks can distort verbal speech and remove visual cues to the detriment of individuals with hearing loss; clear face-shields improve visual integration, but there is a corresponding loss of sound quality.
Keeping children masked is wholly inconsistent with science and ALREADY AVAILABLE public health data. Multiple studies, including this one, have shown that, of the many mitigation measures tried in schools this year, the masking of children did NOT lead to decreased COVID spread. Another study regarding Florida schools showed NO DIFFERENCE in COVID transmissions in districts that required masks versus districts that did not. Likewise, a study regarding masks in youth sports, including indoor sports, showed that mask-wearing did not impact disease spread. Massachusetts has vowed to "follow the science" throughout the past 15 months, and owes it to our children to follow the science now.
Please unmask our children. Please stand up for them. Please fight for them. What we are asking them to endure is wrong, and we are responsible if we allow it to continue.