Michigan lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves.
On Monday, a mask mandate went into effect forcing children ages 2-4 to wear face diapers in all public places.
That includes schools, daycare centers, and camps.
If any parent cooperates with this mandate, then shame on them too.
This is physical and psychological abuse of children and should be illegal.
Masks help none whatsoever to prevent COVID-19 transmission and wearing them for long periods of time can be detrimental to your health.
Yet, Michigan lawmakers want to subject children as young as 2 to strapping a diaper to their face every day when they leave home.
Whitmer and her cronies should be prosecuted for child abuse.
Michigan mask mandate now applies to children ages 2-4 — and day care owner complains, 'We're struggling' https://t.co/mEuGLgOmJW
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) April 27, 2021
According to data from the state, children ages 9 and younger make up 11.5% of Michigan population, but they account for just 3.7% of the state's COVID cases, less than 1% of hospitalizations and less than 0.1% of COVID deaths.https://t.co/y2jFulEYj9
— upnorthlive.com (@upnorthlive) April 23, 2021
Whitmer's mask mandate for children ages 2 and above is in effect starting today. I'm not sure we need to say more… 🤦 https://t.co/kffU9miQJD
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) April 26, 2021
MICHIGAN DO NOT DO THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN. YOU ARE HURTING THEM BY PUTTING A MASK ON THEM. TAKE THE MASK OFF NOW. https://t.co/dvhv0oY1sF
— Kimm Glass 🇺🇸 (@KimmGlass) April 27, 2021
Child abuse by any other name: https://t.co/J0HG3eA6ez
— Matt Rooney (@MattRooneyNJ) April 27, 2021
As Michigan grapples with a surge of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, state officials have expanded the mask mandate to include children as young as 2 https://t.co/6lsxPCq1uk
— H24 News US (@h24news_us) April 27, 2021
Grotesque and absurd. But if you're a parent and you follow this order, the fault lies with you. Stand up for yourself and your children. https://t.co/3iCPCG1nvQ
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 26, 2021
Michigan parents, do not let Wicked Witch Whitmer get away with this insanity.
If there was any time to take a firm stand against medical tyranny, the time is now.
The Blaze reported:
WZZM-TV noted that in April, the state has tallied a spike in COVID-19 cases among children, and last week some hospital leaders said they are treating more children for the virus than ever before — even ones with no underlying conditions.
But the new mask mandate has created new problems for those charged with enforcing it — and the station profiled a day care center that is experiencing difficulties.
“It’s impossible. She’s not even teaching anymore,” Erin Farias, owner of Little Smiles Daycare and Christian Learning Center in Kentwood, told the station regarding her toddler teacher. “She’s not getting any of the curriculum, any of the crafts. It’s just, ‘Wear your mask, pull your mask up.’ That’s what their day is.”
Farias told WZZM she understands the mask mandate for 2- to-4-year-olds, particularly because at the Little Smiles centers they’ve seen an increase in the virus’ spread: Last year, they had to close only two rooms all year to quarantine — but in the last two weeks they’ve had to do it twice.
“We’re struggling, this isn’t a school right now,” she added to the station. “This is a ‘let’s follow this rule all day long.’ It’s hard.”
The latest mandate is in effect until May 24, WZZM reported.
“Even from the fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said kids two and older should be wearing masks, to begin with,” Dr. Matthew Hornik of the Pediatric Care Corner in West Bloomfield Township told the station in a separate story. “So, you know, this isn’t an out of the blue, left-field kind of a thing that’s being done now.”
Hornik added to WZZM that “the data recently has shown an increase in children. As more adults are getting vaccinated, and as this UK variant is spreading in the state, it’s a lot more contagious. So, yes, there still is a small amount of spread in schools and daycares. But anything we can do to help kind of mitigate that spread even further is going to help.”
Hornik also is president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the station said, adding the he said there’s no danger in toddlers wearing masks as long as they’re changed out and the correct size.
“I’ve seen a huge increase in comfortability, even in my own office, with kids who at the beginning of this whole thing were having to wear masks in the office,” he added to WZZM. “You know, now I see them and it’s like nothing is even happening. They’re just totally comfortable with it.”
Repeat after me Michigan, child abuse!