The treatment of our children has been one of the most disgusting things about COVID-19 hysteria.
Children have virtually zero health risks from contracting COVID-19 with a survival rate of 99.997%.
Yet, politicians and medical overlords have urged or mandated children as young as 2 years old to wear face diapers.
Not only does this provide zero protection whatsoever, it physically and psychologically damages young kids.
But don’t tell that to New York’s King Cuomo, who issued a child mask mandate last week.
Even after a full year of science proving children are the group least at risk for COVID-19, Cuomo’s edict aimed to muzzle 2-5 year olds.
And parents were outraged over the slave-like treatment of their children.
Thankfully, the angry parents won and King Cuomo has reversed his authoritative and abusive edict.
The new mask mandate for children as young as two years-old is just the latest gross overreach by Gov. Cuomo and his disgraced health commissioner.
They continue to issue mandates with no basis in science. pic.twitter.com/hZrFUQhSje
— Rob Ortt (@SenatorOrtt) May 20, 2021
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) May 24, 2021
Great news-hours after my colleagues & I hosted a virtual rally w/daycare providers & concerned parents to speak out against the Governor’s misguided mask mandate for children 2 to 5 in daycare settings, New York health officials rolled it back. https://t.co/fyFCoFebm3
— NYSenatorPalumbo (@NYSenPalumbo) May 24, 2021
#ICYMI: "State change last week led to a round of criticism from day care owners & lawmakers, particularly Republicans."
NY parents & childcare providers got a big win last night with the REVERSAL of the mask mandate for toddlers!
— NYS Senate Republicans (@nysenategop) May 25, 2021
REVERSAL REACTION: New York has changed its mask mandate for kids as young as 2 years old in child care settings after plenty of pushback.https://t.co/w4AeUpBBQe
— News12LI (@News12LI) May 25, 2021
Another day in New York and another change. Masks OFF for children 2 to 5 in child care settings https://t.co/kOfmUTAPEU
— WBEN NewsRadio 930AM (@NewsRadio930) May 25, 2021
From the New York Post:
Kids ages 2 to 5 in New York are no longer required to wear masks in child care, the state said Monday — reversing an edict it put into place just last week.
New York’s health and child-welfare agencies said in a statement that they “understand how difficult it is to require the youngest children to wear masks.”
The state agencies added that they “have jointly agreed to revise guidance allowing child care providers to continue the practices and protocols that have been in place since the start of the pandemic by encouraging, not requiring, children aged 2-5 to wear masks, effective immediately.’’
The move came five days after New York’s Office of Children and Family Services said daycare and camp facilities in the state “must ensure” that the little kids “wear face coverings except when eating, drinking, showering, swimming, or sleeping/resting.”
“Face coverings must be worn by individuals who are not fully vaccinated during transportation,” too, the agency said.
Federal health officials have only approved the use of one vaccine, from Pfizer, for children — and only for those age 12 and older so far.
“Anyone who has ever cared for a two-year-old knows how difficult it would be to implement [the previous state mask requirement], and asking a daycare worker to keep masks on a room full of toddlers all day is impractical,” said Democratic state Sen. Sean Ryan in a statement Monday.
“Thankfully, common sense has prevailed,” the upstate pol said.
State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt added, “This mandate was never based in science or simple common-sense, especially at a time when [Gov. Andrew Cuomo] was signaling that mask wearing will soon be a thing of the past for many adults.
Becker News added commentary:
While the lifting of the child mask mandate in New York can be perceived as a ‘victory,’ it is really a travesty that it was ever implemented to begin with. Healthy children were never at significant risk from COVID-19; it is more risky for children to ride to school in buses than to get exposed to the virus, and the masks were never shown to be more than 1-2% effective at reducing case rates.
The Times Union cited many County Executive’s comments that align with what critics earlier in the year were shunned or ignored for saying. Now that the political environment has turned, so has the media narrative.
“Children have not been required to wear a mask during the first year of the pandemic, a move rooted and common sense and recognition of research showing children are less susceptible to COVID-19,” Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said in a letter to Cuomo.
“It was too far-reaching. These kids are in activities and now they’re outside this time of year; it just didn’t make any sense,” Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr said. “A lot of parents were up in arms. … It was really more of an outrage on this one than anything else I’ve seen over the past 12 months.”
“This mandate was never based in science or simple common sense, especially at a time when (the governor) was signaling that mask-wearing will soon be a thing of the past for many adults,” said state Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt. “It caused unnecessary frustration and confusion for providers and parents alike, and I’m glad to see it lifted.”