“No Medical Science” Behind Michigan Mandate To Mask 2-Year-Olds, Doctor Warns

by | Apr 19, 2021 | Headline News | 4 comments

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is clearly seriously uncomfortable with Michigan’s newfound status as one of the epicenter’s of the US COVID outbreak, and while colleagues like Gov. Andrew Cuomo insist on moving ahead with reopening plans, the Wolverine State is now directing residents as young as two years old to mask up.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release on Friday that the state planned to expand its COVID-19 restrictions — what Michigan’s DHHS calls “the strongest public health order in the Midwest” — and require masks be worn by “children ages 2 to 4” in order to “further protect the state’s residents.”

In the press release, the state said that “expanding the mask rule to children ages 2 to 4 requires a good faith effort to ensure that these children wear masks while in gatherings at childcare facilities or camps,” the announcement says, adding that the order “follows recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.”

State public health officials also pointed out that while several key COVID metrics have been slowing – the share of COVID patients without hospital beds, the COVID case rates, and the percent positive of tests coming back positive (although the speed of the declines has slowed somewhat) – the head of one of the state’s biggest nursing organizations warned that “Nurses are exhausted. Many hospitals are close to 100% capacity. RNs around the state are being put in the impossible situation of having to decide which patient to attend to. Nurses are working up to 18 hours at a time, often without breaks,” said Jamie Brown, president of the Michigan Nurses Association.

“We are begging for everyone in the community to do their part. Stay home. Wear a mask. Get a vaccine when you are able. We are barely able to keep our heads above water. We are in crisis. We need our communities’ help.”

While cases have climbed back in Michigan (driven in part – according to the press release – by variants like B.1.1.7) deaths have crept higher, but only slightly.

Source: mSightly

The order in its current form is set to last through May 24. As Michigander’s parents scramble to mask their rambunctious toddlers, Dr. Marc Siegel took to Fox News over the weekend to remind the world that there’s “no medical science” behind the order to mask two-year-olds.

“There’s no advantage, no medical science behind it…children as young as two are very unlikely to be spreading the virus,” Dr. Siegel said.

After passing 200MM vaccine doses administered last week, more than half of US adults have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. While the percentage who are fully vaccinated sits just below 35%.

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    1. Bill

      Masking children is unpardonable. This is not science, it is social conditioning. The Muslims learned a long time ago by placing a veil over one’s mouth and face made the wearers willfully submissive and fearful. That lesson is being learned again in the West.
      Wearing a mask has psychological power, it makes one reticent to speak others, it causes wearers to conclude wearing a mask is virtuous, not necessarily because it may be medically efficacious, but because one not want to stand out, doesn’t want to be seen as different, it is to prove they comply to authority. Wearing masks induces a uniformity, a sense of powerlessness, and submissiveness among citizens. The children now are being conditioned for these very things.
      I keep telling you the State is utterly vile, it is completely amoral, it only cares about accumulating more power. The State justifies all in the name of acquiring power, legitimacy is of no concern, only obtaining power. When are people going to see the State is the enemy of the people?

    2. jakartaman

      This ugly woman is pure evil and sick.
      We he people need to begin to push back
      Ignore all illegal laws coming for politicians
      This includes those against our bill of RIGHTS
      1st, 2nd, 4th 7!4th amendments

    3. Good

      Recent Headline:
      “GET OUT”

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