Franklin wants to extend mask requirement to next school year

At a time when several school districts in Wisconsin are immediately ending mask requirements after the state Supreme Court’s ruling on Wisconsin’s mask mandate, what is sheepish Karen-esque Franklin doing?

Resident Angela Christie, who ran for Franklin School Board and is a watchdog observer of Franklin education issues, attended Wednesday night’s Franklin School Board meeting.

On a Franklin Facebook page that Christie helps to administer she reported today that Franklin Public Schools will enforce the current mask mandate in the 2021-2022 school year, at the discretion of the CDC (Feds), the state Department of Health Services, and the Franklin Health Department (unelected bureaucrats like so many others that can abuse authority).

That’s an asinine announcement. Interesting how other school districts can act independently and make decisions for themselves, but Franklin has to punt to the Feds, the state, and unelected bureaucrats.

Never surprises that those we entrust to run our schools who supposedly are armed with ample degrees and years of study are bankrupt when it comes to common sense.

The FPS administration and school board apparently think they can roll us pedestrian lowly taxpayers. Fact is we’re not all rubes. Far from it.

Resident Evgenia  Vasylenko went above and beyond the role of ordinary citizen.

On Wednesday she sent Franklin school officials an extensive, thoughtful, fact loaded correspondence that more or less killed their masks on, masks now, masks until we say so narrative. Take a look and be impressed. I was:

Dear School Board,

I’d like to thank you for your hard work, concern, and efforts during these uneasy times. Your efforts to keep children safe and do what you think is best for them are recognized and highly appreciated.

I am writing to ask you to consider additional sources of information regarding mandatory mask wearing for children and their teachers at schools and reevaluate it taking into account its developmental impact as well. I’d like to express my strong support for making mask wearing optional.I have carefully read An Evidence Review of Face Masks Against COVID-19 included into recent letter from FPS District regarding continued mitigation efforts. The document states “Overall, direct evidence of the efficacy of mask use is supportive, but inconclusive. Since there are no RCTs, only one observational trial, and unclear evidence from other respiratory illnesses, we will need to look at a wider body of evidence.”

Thus I kindly ask you to review the following information and consider it in your future decision making regarding this matter. Please see below the infographic followed by the corresponding citations.

Then systematically she provided 52 supportive documents. Wanna bet how many were actually read?

1.     https://npr.org/2020/06/24/882316641/what-parents-can-learn-from-child-care-centers-that-stayed-open-during-lockdowns…

2.     https://adc.bmj.com/content/105/7/618.info…

3.     https://government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/questions-about-coronavirus-and-the-education-sector…

4.     https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa794/5862649…

5.     https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/146/2/e2020004879…

6.     https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2020/07/08/peds.2020-004879…

7.     https://eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.21.2000903…

8.     https://thetimes.co.uk/article/no-known-case-of-teacher-catching-coronavirus-from-pupils-says-scientist-3zk5g2x6z…

9.     https://sickkids.ca/PDFs/About-SickKids/81407-COVID19-Recommendations-for-School-Reopening-SickKids.pdf…

10.  https://t.co/bGLIbhjQkS?amp=1

11.  https://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.24.20138875v1.full.pdf…

12.  https://politico.com/news/2020/06/10/european-school-reopeningsreduce-virus-concerns-for-most-312595…

13.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32513410/

14.  https://bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-23/school-children-don-t-spread-coronavirus-french-study-shows…

15.  https://thedispatch.com/p/reopening-schools-isnt-risk-free…

16.  https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2020/05/22/peds.2020-004879.full.pdf…

17.  https://news.yahoo.com/german-study-finds-no-evidence-164704005.html…

18.  https://theguardian.com/world/2020/may/18/french-minister-tells-of-risks-of-missing-school-as-more-pupils-return-covid-19…

19.  https://nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0962-9…

20.  https://nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa2006100?articleTools=true

21.  https://spectator.co.uk/article/face-masks-should-there-be-a-cover-up-…

22.  https://bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435/rr-40…

23.  https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5779801/…

24.  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-covid-transmission.html…

25.  https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2662657/…

26.  https://nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372…

27.https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/COVID-19-use-face-masks-community.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1_jAdl1oSRx3g2uvZ4Ep6J77FJ0xZiycH0kSUx3P43NAuWartAb9y_XUM…

28.https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/…

29.  https://bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435/rr-43…

30.  https://cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-prevention-face-mask-not-helpful-wash-hands/

31.  https://who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks…

32.  https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577…

33.  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article#r39…

34.  https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/…

35.  https://independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-news-face-masks-increase-risk-infection-doctor-jenny-harries-a9396811.html…

36.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20592763/

37.  https://medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/infectioncontrol/16278…

38.  https://medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.01.20088260v1.full.pdf…

39.  https://cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/commentary-masks-all-covid-19-not-based-sound-data…

40.  https://rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy

41.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00307.x…

42.  https://whtc.com/news/articles/2020/jul/29/dutch-government-will-not-advise-public-to-wear-masks-minister/1044325/…

43.  https://cebm.net/covid-19/masking-lack-of-evidence-with-politics/…

44.  https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747?fbclid=IwAR3_M9KWJ4Cl8yfEX18_lsI8w1xrm-U3ZEcKde6WVYdYa_OyHkZaDHQMKDo…

45.  http://koreascience.or.kr/article/JAKO201521839156288.page…

46.  https://ocde.us/Board/Documents/2020%20Agendas/Special%20Meeting%20Agenda%2007.13.2020.pdf…

47.  https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midatlantic/pdf/ReopeningPASchools.pdf…

48.  https://health.harvard.edu/blog/helping-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-manage-masks-and-covid-19-tests-2020061020089…

49.  https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781887/…

50.  http://aapca2.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AAP-CA2-press-release-on-schools-re-opening-6-2-20-Rev.pdf…

51.  https://irishtimes.com/news/bullied-because-she-stood-out-in-class-for-not-wearing-designer-clothes-1.1126187…

52.  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/body-image.html#:~:text=Body%20image%20is%20part%20of,about%20their%20body%20or%20looks….

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Evgenia Vasylenko


God bless you, Evgenia!

Good news.

Vasylenko is not alone.

Not all of us are lemmings.

5 thoughts on “Franklin wants to extend mask requirement to next school year

  1. It is funny that you and Evgenia think you are not thoughtless lemmings.

    Because frankly your behavior is proof of the contrary – it is exactly what you are.

    Being obsessed by the need to be right and finding stupid unsubstantiated reasons to support your opinion has you go blindly and thoughtlessly after fringe reports, keep quoting them when they got debunked.

    Both of you and your “supporters” on your right wing echo chamber forum have repeatedly show that you are clueless and immune to facts, data, or rationale but simply driven by “does this fit my divisive ideology”. You are just a bitter, spent, old and outdated white dude with no original or independent thought that serves no purpose in today’s society.

    I was a proud supporter of Bush, Bush, Romney, McCain and proud to be conservative – but you and yours are nothing but a disgrace to conservatives in Franklin and the USA.

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      • You have not said a kind word to anybody who dares to have a different opinion than you, let alone when you are proven wrong and just insult them like the bully you are. The truth is, you …are just not a good person.

        I giggled when I saw somebody referring to you as communications professional; there is nothing professional about you besides the lemming like obedience to Trumpian talking points and bending conservative integrity into something unrecognizable.

        Conservatives have a long history of integrity – do what is in the best interest of the country and its citizens.

        Those are not attributes reconizable with you, your writing, and your behavior. You are just another Trumphole.

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