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We want what is best for the children of Summit County, Colorado.

Our precious children are forced to wear dirty, wet, bacteria filled face coverings we all know don’t stop the spread of COVID. This is child abuse. It is not “the right thing to do.”

Masks are detrimental to children in numerous ways …

  • Children who need to see lips to learn a brand new language.
  • For the young kids who use facial expressions to make sense of the world.
  • For the kids in speech therapy who have to figure out how to make new mouth movements from behind a mask.
  • For the hearing impaired who have no lip reading to gauge what is being said to them.

UNMASK the children, the population least affected by COVID.

It’s time to step back and critically examine whether the FEAR and PERCEIVED DANGER are warranted, and recognize our most vulnerable population, without a voice of its own, is paying the price.

In the meantime, we let the population go to restaurants, the rec center, shop, drink in bars, stand in line for 45 minutes at grocery stores, etc., all unmasked. There is a real irony and double standard happening, and our children are too young and inured to speak out. The mandate was lifted on January 25 for adults, tourists, businesses, yet we keep our children masked.

It is not their job to protect the adults – it is our job to protect them!

We, the undersigned, have Come to the Table to Demand our County Commissioners and the Summit County School District stop forcing our school children to wear masks in school.

REFERENCES:

[1] The Case Against Masks at School | Margery Smelkinson is an infectious-disease scientist

[2] After 2 years, growing calls to take masks off children in school | Dr. Jeanne Noble directs COVID-19 response for the UCSF Emergency Department at the University of California

[3] Mandatory Masking of School Children is a Bad Idea – USC Schaeffer.

[4] Effects of surgical and FFP2/N95 face masks on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity | SpringerLink 

[5] Covid-19: The communication needs of D/deaf healthcare workers and patients are being forgotten | The BMJ

[6] Article by Education Expert Asserting That Forcing Children to Wear Masks Causes Psychological Trauma | Forbes

[7] Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging | Paul E. Alexander, Epidemiologist

[8] Study: Face masks DO harm children’s development | Principia Scientific International

[9] COVID rules are blamed for 23% dive in young children’s development: Disturbing study shows scores in three key cognitive tests slumped between 2018 and 2021, with face mask rules among possible culprits | UK Daily Mail

[10] Children’s psychological and neurological development depends on seeing faces. | Psychology Today

[11] The Case Against Masks for Children | CO-written by: Dr. Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, editor-in-chief of Medpage Today. AND Dr. Cody Meissner, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Tufts Children’s Hospital and served on the Food and Drug Administration’s external advisory panel for the Covid-19 vaccines.

[12] Adults have failed children in foisting unnecessary, harmful Covid-19 restrictions on them. | John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal, a contributing science columnist for the New York Times

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