Mask mandates in public schools should continue for the foreseeable future even after children receive Covid-19 vaccines, the director of the CDC has indicated.
Speaking with Meet the Press Sunday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky essentially admitted the experimental vaccines, soon set to be authorized for children 5 to 11, still won’t be enough to bring an end to the mask debacle that has had parents in school board meetings up in arms.
“What’s your advice to parents regarding lifting mask mandates in schools once children are vaccinated?” host Andrea Mitchell asked Walensky.
“Our case numbers are coming down and that’s so encouraging. We still have 75,000 new cases a day of Covid and still having death rates of 1,200 to 1,500 deaths per day,” Walensky explained, ignoring the fact most of those deaths are not in the 0-17 age group.
“As we roll out these vaccines for our children, and we have hopeful we will be able to, it’s also critically important that our kids are able to stay in school.”
Walensky goes on to cite stats claiming masks are effective and falsely claimed they’re necessary to keep schools open.
“We saw a couple weeks ago new science that demonstrated that schools that masked had 3.5 times less likelihood of having outbreaks than schools that didn’t. In my mind, the most important thing right now as we work to get our cases down, as we work to get our children vaccinated, is that we continue the masking to keep our kids in school.”
What Walensky doesn’t explain is: if the vaccines work, why continue masking?
The school mandates, many of which were put into place only a week before classes started in the fall, have vexed parents across the country who have taken to airing their grievances at school board meetings.
Meanwhile, the masks help cultivate an atmosphere of fear and anxiety necessary for the globalists to continue steering humanity into a perpetual prison-planet lockdown run by billionaire technocrats and oligarchs – while they themselves are personally excluded from wearing face coverings.