School Mask Mandates are Back – San Diego School Chief Tells Kids to Stay Home If They Don’t Like It

This is Elvis Dunderhoff’s best article today.

We’ve got tweets, images, and a story.

Cringe old meme thumbnail, but not cringe enough for me to change it. Actually, it probably is cringe enough for me to change it, but okay.

New York Post:

A California school board president has bluntly defended the reintroduction of mask mandates — insisting that those who don’t like it can “choose” to stay away from classes.

Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, president of San Diego’s unified school system, was repeatedly pressed on KUSI News about parents and pupils who disagree with the controversial decision to bring back the mandates.

Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne

They really should wear the mask,” she insisted bluntly of the divisive mandate now mostly abandoned across the US.

Those already signed up for summer school who disagree “should just make it known that they don’t feel comfortable and at that point just not return,” she said bluntly.

“Students will have that option to say, ‘I don’t want to return to school, I choose to do something else,’” she said.

Locals should also be prepared for the policy to continue in the fall “if the rates are still high,” warned Whitehurst-Payne — stressing that dissenters will have to stay away then, too.

Those unhappy with the policy “can opt not to return to the regular school but to go to the school where they don’t have to go to school at all, other than via Zoom,” she said.

The San Diego board’s decision — implemented Friday — has renewed the bitter debate over masking kids in classrooms in the area.

One board trustee, Richard Barrera, dismissed critics by telling KUSI that “actual experts” formed an “absolute consensus” that wearing masks indoors “is absolutely an effective and a critical strategy” at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

However, emergency medicine and disaster specialist Dr. Kelly Victory laughed off his comments to the same station while challenging board members to a public debate.

I have over 200 published scientific studies refuting the effectiveness of masks in stopping the spread of respiratory viruses,” she told KUSI.

Good image of the actual event, lined up with a meme that I guess applies. I guess we can just keep using these same memes.

I see this shit, and there’s like a self-respect gauge in my brain. Can we really post the “mass of NPC memes with masks” meme again? Should I kill myself?

Another tweet.

The tweets are worthwhile.

But yeah, should I put commentary about the story here?

Is there any point?

Yes, they’re bringing back Covid because the war in the Ukraine is lost, and they need people to focus on something.

I already told you this before it happened. What more is there to say?

Expect masks and vaxes to mysteriously disappear again when China invades Taiwan.