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Masks for schoolchildren
is a backward approach

Those who advocate for mask mandates for our children in schools have everything backward.

It is not the responsibility of our youngest citizens to protect our elderly and at-risk populations. Quite to the contrary, it is incumbent upon our mature vulnerable populations to assess their risks and protect themselves accordingly.

The nearly 608,000 deaths attributed to COVID in the United States to date represent a large number and an enormous amount of heartbreak and trauma. That number also represents less than 2 tenths of 1% of the U.S. population.

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