August 8, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1514Troy ReevesParticipant::
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order on masks in schools faces first legal challenges over constitutionality. https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/06/us/florida-desantis-executive-order-school-masks-first-legal-challenge-constitutionality/index.html
Governor Desantis issued late last month, ordering health and education departments to issue rules preventing the implementation of school mask mandates in an effort to “protect parents freedom to choose whether their children wear masks. All of this happening as children return to school unvaccinated and Florida pediatric hospitals are bursting at the seams. Does this protect right to choose to wear a mask or potentially place children at higher health risk? What are your thoughts?
August 13, 2021 at 2:35 am #1528Harshith T NParticipant::
I know this situation we are in right now might be frustrating. Mandates and laws forcing people to wear a mask suffocates the years of freedom. You might not be a victim of severe covid though and always had a thought that it’s all haux or things won’t get that severe.
As a medical officer at a government run ICU in India, I have seen young people die for breathe due to mere negligence. You wouldn’t know what moment of your life, your immunity is fluctuating. It can give an uninvited event of the life. Lung damage is so fast and life threatening, we were so helpless at times.
Mask might be irritating but it can avoid viral load, significant load can be bought down. Your body can react to small loads and slowly get accustomed to develop antibodies. Out of 100 individuals, 10 are prone for severe damage. This can be prevented. Spread can be controlled just by wearing a mask. Do wear a mask in public.
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August 13, 2021 at 2:42 pm #1537Alfreido JohnsonParticipant::
A child’s health is more important than being a little uncomfortable while sitting in a classroom full of other students. You can’t say with out a doubt that all the students in school have not come in contact with someone who is carrying the COVID-19 virus whether they are symptomatic or not. So this being said it is better to have a piece of mind by wearing a mask when in school or on the school bus and washing hands regularly as it has some benefits of protecting your child.
August 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm #1553Scott CorronParticipant::
Masks protest the wearer not those around the wearer. Medical choice and consent has been a key factor in consent and medical ethics for ions. No one should be forced, coerced, or pinned into any medical decision. It’s a very slippery slope. Autonomy over ones body is a primarily element of human dignity and function.
The second problem is early on medical persons like then Surgeon General shamed people and said “ Stop buying masks……masks are for medical people” – Jerome
When you lie to people as a medical expert once, they’re very unlikely to ever trust again. Ditto for Dr F. These are the same boneheads now saying this :
The very same doctors that shamed people on national press conference updates in April 2020 to “not buy masks”, now want everyone to wear masks and wonder why no one believes much anything they have to say.
August 13, 2021 at 5:28 pm #1558Joshaun BlackmonParticipant::
I am 100% for parents right to choose. I am especially for a parents right to choose regarding mandatory vaccination or not. Wearing a mask can seem intrusive and I for one understand that but it is far less intrusive when compared to vaccinations that seem to be less effective and more Darwinian than anything else.
Wearing a mask as a Health Care professional comes with the territory. I think that wearing a mask indoors shouldn’t be construed as intolerable. We can all do that and remove it once we’ve left the establishment. Overall wearing a mask just for the sake of wearing one like just being outside and having to wear a mask is redundant and in my opinion not necessary. But I definitely am for one’s choice regarding vaccinations.
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August 13, 2021 at 6:48 pm #1567lisarhmParticipant::
The data shows the children are in the 1% for getting COVID. That is low in the big picture. Working on hand washing, general cleanliness and the practice of covering you cough would be more advantageous. If a child is compromised, then of course a parent may want them to ware the extra protection. But that is parental choice. Kids NEED to see facial expression, they need to hear words and they need to be able to interpret clues of speech and body language which is imperative to see ones face to learn this. The risks are much lower, leave it to the parents and let’s get back to learning
August 13, 2021 at 7:06 pm #1568Carol Ann MaurerParticipant::
For school children: Does the mask, half-worn, made out of a flimsy piece of cloth made by grandma protect against the tiny virus or does social distancing? We need to do more research, practice social distancing, detect the root cause of this plague and hold those folks accountable who unleashed it, find a treatment (Ivermectin?) and make the vaccine FDA approved so more people feel safer getting it. This is just my own humble opinion. Please no anger or hate replies…we have enough of that in this world…be kind.
August 13, 2021 at 7:18 pm #1569George BenasParticipant::
I think forcing children to wear masks is ridiculous. Studies have questioned the health consequences of children rebreathing CO2 .
In age 0-17 there have been 354 Covid 19 deaths and 859 pneumonia deaths . There are 74,200,000 total in this age group. .00000477 have died in this age group. this is a choice for parents only.
There is no data that wearing masks by the general population has reduced the spread of Covid 19.
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August 14, 2021 at 1:22 am #1589aurelie higginsParticipant::
It is irresponsible to not protect children from a deadly disease. Of the adults all get vaccinated we will not have to worry about the kids so much. ,,,I taught my kids that their Rights stop when they infringe on someone else’s rights. ,,our kids have a to be safe and of adults don’t want to get vaccinated it means kids are stuck wearing masks. ,,.
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August 14, 2021 at 8:10 am #1591amdasslerParticipant::
I believe that Desantis is a dangerous man who is pandering to the radical right. Mask mandates have saved lives, and should continue to be utilized to save and protect the lives of all. Forcing a parent to home school for the safety of their children is a violation of a free education for all. Home schooling deprives a family of a second income, a child of social development, and inclusive education.
August 14, 2021 at 9:53 am #1592
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August 15, 2021 at 12:06 am #1594Robert KrupkinParticipant::
Governor DeSantis’ mask mandate is indicative of his egocentricity and his need to control public policy for a state severely suffering from the ravages of COVID-19 and more specifically the Delta variant. He fails to take into consideration what is best for the health of the people (young and old) of the State of Florida, his constituents.
The result will be more hospitalizations, more chronic longterm complications from COVID and ultimately more deaths. While other conservative Governors are seeing the light and recognize it is their responsibility to oversee the health concerns of their constituents, Governor DeSantis looks in the mirror each morning and asks these questions, “What is best for me?
What is best for my political career? How can I try to make President Biden and the Democrats look bad?”
In the end, his hubris will bring him down just like his mentor’s hubris (the immediate past president) is getting his come upance.
August 15, 2021 at 12:35 am #1595
August 15, 2021 at 10:07 am #1597www.avithbuberwa98Participant::
Health matters remains individually When it comes to preventive measures but We now whow covid has affected countries and worldwide we were in such dillema without Knowing what to do the health system was overwhelmed we lost even health workers, our colleagues I wonder why politicians are seeizing their says over people’s life ithink regulations must be clear defined and we should Continue addressing mask as best possible measures against covid
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August 16, 2021 at 1:29 am #1599Nedaa MOHAMMEDParticipant::
I think it is not mandatory to obligate all children wearing masks as it first decrease the oxygen intake for them and all not highly aware of the precautions of wearing masks and when to replace it that may be source of another infection not only COVID-19 instead of obligating them encourage them to stay away stay safe keep hand hygiene to protect your self and others
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August 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm #1613Bernard HarrisParticipant::
No, if you are pro-life, you should be Pro-any health process that can protect life. Freedom does not help if someone is harmed or becomes ill from that choice. That is a choice we do not routinely give to minors, such as in abortion choice or alcohol use choice. Should people be allowed to smoke cigarettes around pregnant women or someone with CPOPD or asthma. Of course not. There are common sense public health decisions and common courtesies in a civil society.
Would you get an operation from a surgeon who refused to wear a mask because he did not believe it was truly beneficial or allow a pediatrician to care form neonates without measles and rubella or other vaccines? Medical doctors are required to show proof of these and more before access to patients is allowed. That is common sense and expected in an advanced culture.
I wonder if masks would be worn if there was a terroristic action that created a volatile and potentially toxic substance into the atmosphere.
It is irresponsible to place children in jeopardy when it is not necessary.
August 23, 2021 at 12:43 pm #1621Michael NielsenParticipant::
Government has no right to dictate that people wear masks.
However, it is common sense to do so.
People should have the common sense and decency to wear masks when around other people.
Business have every right to require masks on premises, and they should.
When people scream that it is their right to not wear a mask, i agree with them fully.
But again, businesses have the right to limit entry. People who understand their rights should also understand this concept.
Bottom line is people should wear masks but government has no right to require one.
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