A Georgia mother goes viral after she grilled college board members for making younger youngsters put on masks and socially distance regardless of there being little proof that youngsters are severely susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
Courtney Ann Taylor slammed the Gwinnett County Board of Schooling members at a assembly on April 15, telling them that she’s heard the identical discuss for over a month about youngsters’ social and psychological well being.
“If you happen to really imply that you’d finish the masks requirement tonight,” Taylor stated.
Taylor famous that it’s been greater than a yr because the pandemic started, a number of vaccines can be found and each grownup within the state of Georgia that wishes to be vaccinated is eligible.
“Each one in every of us is aware of that younger youngsters aren’t affected by this virus … And that’s a blessing,” Taylor stated. “However because the adults what have we accomplished with that blessing? We’ve shoved it to the aspect and we’ve stated, ‘we don’t care. You’re nonetheless going to put on a masks in your face every single day … You continue to can’t play collectively on the playground like regular youngsters … We don’t care. We’re nonetheless going to power you to hold a burden that was by no means yours to hold.’ Disgrace on us.”
Taylor stated that her 6-year-old daughter has complained that she doesn’t wish to put on the masks anymore.
“It’s April 15, 2021, and it’s time. Take these masks off of my little one,” Taylor stated, prompting some clapping and applause within the background.
Taylor, anticipating her critics citing recommendation from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), stated Georgians voted for the 5 college board members, not the CDC.
“We selected you to make troublesome selections for our kids. We selected you to make selections that may be in our kids’s greatest curiosity. Implementing 5, 6, 7, eight and 9-year-old little youngsters to cowl their noses and their mouths – the place they breathe – for seven hours a day, every single day for the final 9 months for a virus that you already know doesn’t have an effect on them, that isn’t of their greatest curiosity,” Taylor stated, choking again tears.
“It has to cease. Take these off of our kids,” Taylor stated.
Taylor has since began a change.org petition to demand that Gwinnett County Public Colleges make masks optionally available for youngsters.
“It’s the father or mother’s accountability to make well being selections for his or her youngsters,” the petition says. “The dad and mom resolve which pediatrician they see and which vaccines they obtain, so in addition they resolve if their little one goes to cowl their nostril and mouth. Cease making an attempt to father or mother our kids for us.”
As of Thursday night, the petition has reached practically 900 signatures out of its purpose of 1,000.
Neither Taylor nor members from the Gwinnett County college board instantly returned Fox Information’ request for remark.