Mask Mandate Debate
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A recent CBS News poll found that just around 6 percent of parents are against mask mandates, but those who are against them are often the loudest voices in the room, Correspondent Meg Oliver attended a contentious school board meeting in Wayne, N.J., to see how they are becoming flashpoints for parents frustrated with COVID guidelines, and with each other, in the video published on Aug. 27, 2021, “School board meetings heat up across country over mask mandates“, below:
Parents were fired up over the rules, in the video published on Aug. 9, 2021, “Shouting match over mask debate in heated in board meeting in Henry County“, below:
Dozens of parents filled a special-called Williamson County School Board meeting at which board members are expected to decide the district’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, specifically face masks, in the video published on Aug. 10, 2021, “
Anti-mask demonstrators gathered outside a school board meeting in Williamson County, Tenn. after a vote passed in favor of requiring masks in elementary classrooms. The parents shouted “will not comply” and some said “child abusers” as a board member walked to his car, in the video published on Aug. 11, 2021, “Parents Protest School Mask Mandate Shouting ‘Will Not Comply’“, below:
CNBC’s Valerie Castro reports that schools with mask mandates are facing blowback from parents in those districts, in the video published on Jul 28, 2021, “School mask mandates spark debate across the country“, below:
Dr. Stuart Cohen, Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at UC Davis Medical Center, explains why the COVID-19 Delta variant is more easily transmitted than previous variants, how masks should still play a role in keeping you safe (even if you are vaccinated) and why getting a COVID-19 vaccine is vital for preventing future variants of the novel coronavirus, in the video published on July 29, 2021, “COVID-19 Delta Variant – Masks for Fully Vaccinated People Explained“, below:
As scientists learn more about how COVID-19 spreads, AACC President Dr. Carmen Wiley explains how the benefits of wearing a mask have become increasingly clear—not just to protect ourselves, but to proactively protect those around us, in the video published on July 23, 2020, “Does Wearing a Face Covering Really Stop COVID-19?” below:
With more contagious variants of COVID-19 on the rise, there’s more talk of improving people’s masks. The type of mask is important, but as The National’s Andrew Chang found out, so is its fit, in the video published on March 23, 2021, “Why your masks may not be as protective as you think“, below:
Regardless one had been vaccinated or not, it is a very good idea to mask oneself and practice social distancing in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that many vaccinated people had been infected with COVID-19 Delta variant, it does appear as though the best defense against COVID-19 (all variants, esp. Delta variant) is to acquire natural immunity safely and also being vaccinated and wear mask and practice social distancing in public.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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