A Georgia mom is going viral for putting her local school district on blast for forcing elementary school children to wear facemasks for hours at a time while they’re in school.
“Every month, I come here, and I hear the same thing. Social [and] emotional health,” Georgia mom Courtney Ann Taylor said. “If you truly mean that, you would end the mask requirement tonight.”
Taylor told the school board that her 6-year-old daughter has struggled with wearing a face masks for seven hours a day during school, saying her child has begged her to ask the school board to let her take the mask off. The local mom pointed out that it makes no sense to force young children to wear a mask to keep from spreading a virus that doesn’t affect them, and for which there are multiple vaccines available to the public to help protect adults.
“This is not March 2020 anymore,” Taylor continued. “We have three vaccines, every adult in the state of Georgia that wants that vaccine is eligible to get it right now, and every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus.”
"And that’s a blessing," she went on. “But as the adults, what have we done with that blessing? We’ve shoved it to the side and we’ve said, We don’t care. You’re still gonna wear a mask on your face every day, 5 and 6-year-olds. You still can’t play together on the playground like normal children, 7 and 8-year-olds."
“And I know what I’m going to get. ‘Well the CDC.’ Well we did not vote for people at the CDC,” she said to a round of applause.
“We elected the five of you,” she leveled at the board. “We chose you to make decisions that would be in our children’s best interest. And forcing 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-year-old little children to cover their noses and their mouths, where they breathe, for seven hours a day, every day for the last nine months, for a virus that you know doesn’t affect them, that is not in their best interest."
"It's time. Take this mask off my child," Taylor said.
This is Courtney Ann Taylor, a mother in Georgia. She’s one of the many parents who’ve HAD IT with mask mandates, especially for young kids in school.— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) April 22, 2021
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