Monday, May 10, 2021

Parents Across the Country Rally Against School COVID-19 Protocols; Indoor Mask Mandates Should Be Lifted, Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Says, and other C-Virus Updates

Parents across the country rally against school COVID-19 protocols:
Parents throughout the country have rallied against school coronavirus mandates to push back against masks and other policies, resulting in tense scenes, some of which prompted a police presence.
On Tuesday, parents from the Granite School District in Salt Lake County, Utah, erupted at a local school board meeting that later turned into a full-scale protest. Unruly attendees repeatedly chanted “no more masks!” at the meeting while some in the crowd approached top brass in the district, forcing the gathering to a halt.
Law enforcement was alerted to the display, and police are in the process of identifying the "main aggressors" who could face legal repercussions, district spokesman Ben Horsley told WGNTV. The demonstration followed comments from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox who has said face coverings will be required for the next school year. Adults have also filed a lawsuit on the matter in an effort to repeal the COVID-19 protocols.
One of the parents present at the meeting, Monica Wilbur, argued that children are less susceptible to the virus than their adult counterparts.
"One size does not fit all, and adults who have higher risks should not project their fears or expect the youth to carry the burden of those fears," she can be heard saying. --->READ MORE HERE
Indoor mask mandates should be lifted, former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb says:
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration under the Trump administration, said that the United States should lift its mask mandates indoors immediately in light of the vaccination campaign.
“I think we can do it right around now,” Gottlieb told CNBC Thursday evening. “I think we should start lifting these restrictions as aggressively as we put them in.”
Gottlieb said that lifting the restrictions is vital to keeping public trust in public health officials.
“We need to preserve the credibility of public health officials to reimplement some of these restrictions as we get into next winter if we do start seeing outbreaks again," he said. "And I think the only way to earn public credibility is to demonstrate that you’re willing to relax these provisions when the situation improves. That’s what gives you the credibility to implement them when things worsen.” --->READ MORE HERE
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