FPS: Keep masks optional

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On Wednesday I sent the following to FPS District Administrator Judy Mueller and all members of the Franklin School Board:

The public health revolving door is so predictable.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended that fully vaccinated Americans in some parts of the country should return to wearing masks indoors.

The CDC also said masks should be required of everyone inside K-12 schools.

The mass hysteria media has taken its cue. Here come the headlines spreading anxiety and fear. However, one enterprising reporter asked an obvious question: “If vaccines work — then why do people who have the vaccine now need to wear masks?” Yes, why?

From a medical perspective a roundtable discussion on masks held in Tallahassee on Tuesday was star-studded. The panelists offered different views than those you often hear or read about in the news media. Here are some excerpts:

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University and research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research (NEBRH) contended there’s a lack of significant disease spread among children as well as evidence from Sweden, which went an entire school year without masks:

“I don’t think the Delta variant changes the calculus or the evidence in any fundamental way. So if you look at the data from before the Delta variant, look at Sweden, for instance, that kept their schools open unmasked, no social distancing all year, the teachers themselves – and this is before the vaccine – were at lower risk of COVID deaths than the population at large, other workers in the population. And the kids themselves had zero deaths, I think … The Delta variant is coming in a context where every teacher has had the opportunity to be vaccinated if they so choose. So they’re protected against severe disease. The evidence continues to show that [kids] are not spreaders of the disease in an efficient way. And so, the mask themselves have a marginal, if any benefit marginal benefit in slowing the spread of the disease. And of course, masks do actually cause some harm to children developmentally. So I don’t think that the calculus has changed at all. It’s still the same. I think net, it’s not a good idea to mask children.”

Dr. Cody Meissner, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and professor of pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine is frustrated at the way cases are still being counted:

“There will be a small percent who are vaccinated appropriately, and who may turn out to be COVID positive with some symptoms such as a runny nose or a cough or sore throat. But remember, that’s not the intention of why we vaccinate people. We vaccinate people to keep them alive, to keep them out of the hospital. An additional concern is that the way the CDC is defining a case, they are saying anyone who has a positive PCR assay is a case, and we don’t do that for any other infectious disease, such as chicken pox or measles. If we were to look at a child who had chickenpox, we would see the characteristic rash of chickenpox, and everyone would agree that that child has chickenpox. Here, 80% of people who are PCR positive have absolutely no symptoms. So that’s really not a definition of a case. It’s really a distortion of the way we’ve always thought about a specific case of infectious disease.”

And Dr. Mark McDonald, a clinical psychiatrist with specific expertise working with children with autism, trauma, obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders called masking children “child abuse.”:

“Substantial evidence shows that children have been medically physically and psychologically harmed by mandatory mask mandates. I said this, and I maintain this position from last April of 2020. And I continue my position today. Unchanged. In fact, I even reinforced this position. I’ve seen hundreds of children in the last year come to my practice who are coughing, spitting, sick in the throat, streptococcal infections, conjunctivitis, impetigo, allergic reactions, panic attacks, all from masks.”

I urge you to maintain the mask optional directive issued this summer as children return to school this fall.

Respectfully submitted,

Kevin Fischer

2 thoughts on “FPS: Keep masks optional

  1. You may have heard that kids from kindergarten all the way through college will be required to wear masks when they go back to school this fall. You may also have a problem with this because you aren’t wise in the ways of science like we are. It’s ok– we’re here to help.

    Here are eight reasons masking is a must.

    1) Kids aren’t real people and they don’t have any feelings: Kids are pretty much just noise and snot factories. They won’t even remember this time in their lives, so you’re definitely not traumatizing them or anything.

    2) Kids try to manipulate you with their cute little faces: Take control by covering those faces up!

    3) It’s never too early to teach complete, unquestioning loyalty to the government: It’s the most important virtue.

    4) Breathing in CO2 all day will make them more complacent and easier to indoctrinate: That’s when you can fill their brains with race and gender theory!

    5) As white kids struggle to breathe, you can remind them that every breath of oxygen they take could have been taken by a student of color: You can then remind the students of color that the white kids are stealing all their oxygen.

    6) Masks muffle kids’ annoying voices: Kids are always asking questions, like “why are you making us wear masks?” in their little annoying voice. Muffle that noise and give yourself some peace and quiet.

    7) Since your students are already conveniently masked, you can take them to participate in the local Antifa rally: Burning businesses is the best way for students to learn about peaceful civic action.

    8) Masks will help everyone look more gender-neutral: This will help students embrace their true identity without biological identity getting in the way.

    Just put on the mask and don’t ask any more questions. HAIL SCIENCE!

    (Babylon Bee)

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