whatever one believes about masks, imagine thinking that this masking of children while having the adults behind them unmasked was sound public health
when an unvaccineated child under the age of 18 still has around 1/10th the risk from covid of a vaccinated 45 year old adult (and a child this age probably 1/10th even that) even taking the vaccine companies at their word on efficacy before the “big fade” began and VE started to drop like a rock and the vaccinated started showing up as superspread carriers with 250X the viral load of unvaxxed in prior periods/variants.
(graphic from FT modified by @kerpen, assumes 90%+ vaccine efficacy)
look at the proud smiles as they flaunt their epidemiological ignorance and ascribe virtue to the muzzling of children to no useful effect yet fail to adhere themselves despite probably 100X the risk.
perhaps they think the virus only affects those people whose faces are at low elevation and that they stand above it?
seems weird given the way they all act in restaurants where, apparently, the canny virus can be fooled by getting low.
why, it’s almost as if this is all performative and has no internal consistency or medical basis at all.
it's so infuriating for me to see unmasked adults who mask the kids around them. makes we want to vomit. our society is so backwards right now.
The purpose of masking children is to break their will and spirit, confuse and isolate them, and condition them to be obedient out of fear of humiliation and guilt.
They work just fine.
I get so angry when I see parents unmasked with masked children. I also get angry when I see masked parents with masked children but there’s something deeply disgusting about throwing your children under the bus in a fruitless attempt to appease useless hypochondriac narcissists. I wish I could protect my young children from these imbeciles but I do what I can to make sure our lives are as normal as possible
Child abuse. Those people are horrible, horrible, horrible.
Compare what you can of the facial expressions too. The kids look despondent and disinterested. The clowns are all so giddy and prideful.
Creates a violence in me that is hard to repress. What society in the history of the world has sacrificed the very young for the imagined benefit of the most elderly and already waning?
Covid only gets you when you're standing. But also COVID only gets you when you are three feet tall or shorter like these little kids. But if you are sitting at three feet high you're fine.
I'm in awe of your (and bad cat's) skills as a writer and communicator. Thank you so much for your articles!
I'm struggling with parents who don't like this, tolerating this happening to their kids.
Maybe I can get around parents who cannot find alternatives for their kids. But seems pulling their kids seems the most sane and reasonable reaction to this bat shit crazy stuff
I only hope we're raising the greatest generation of libertarians the world has ever seen. I want Gen-X to look like a conformist group by the time these kids are grown.
I’m sure all those brave, selfless parents gave up their masks for their children.
Defund public education.
Oh Gato, you do not understand some laws of physics. In restaurants, heat from the kitchen will make viral particles raise. So, you need to wear a mask while standing, but may remove it when you sit down. In schools, with air conditioning, the opposite is true. The cold air will bring the viral particles to low levels. So, the short stature kids need to wear a mask and adults are not required to use them.
c19 natural immunity is exceptional compared to the vax!!
c19 risk to childe=ren is less than a mild flu.
public health is "let the kids get it" bc when they are over 70 it is bad!
What do you make of VE in initial Pfizer trials where there were so many suspected and uncomfired that if included would only have been 19% effective.
The only consistency is inconsistency https://timesofsandiego.com/health/2021/08/30/san-diego-supervisors-to-consider-covid-misinformation-a-public-health-crisis/
The adults are so happy to be committing child abuse.
Those kids are going to understand more about their childhood than the adults expect.
So many sheep, and such sparse logic. Very sad. I read this thinking at least at my child’s small private school the teachers do wear mask so there is less hypocrisy. But sadly they’re so bought into masking the kids that my 9 year olds class is forced to wear masks during indoor PE 🤬 and given a strict order to consume their lunch within 15 minutes and so that they’re only unmasked for a brief time.
I was calming down after a day full of anger at the stupidity of it all, then I saw this. Now I am at 11.
Indeed. Child abuse used to be frowned upon.
Considering that the percentage of first class Titanic survivors was higher - from women (97%) to men (32%) - than third class children surviving (31%), I'd say the priorities still hold a century over, only so more democratic.
Do you know if any person or organization has filed a legal challenge against the "trusted news initiative"?
CFR has been steadily dropping with Delta, did they normalize for that??