To the editor:

Parents across the entire nation are rising up against their school boards because those boards are forcing their children to wear masks in school. Educators, many whom are not parents, few who are doctors or scientists dictating with scant knowledge of the science or lack thereof are claiming science is their reason for ordering kids to mask up.

This fight is on in our community. It looks for now, that our SAU 9 school boards have trumped science, evidence, data, reason and common sense giving into fear mongering and putting kids in harms way. Parents sent reams of data and scientific evidence to SAU 9. Response? Zero. They totally ignored and then scorned and labeled those who are answerable for and duty and love bound to the welfare of their children.

They did however, listen to and took the “science” advise given by a local ex-doctor and current politician and local pediatrician and decided to mask the children.

Why not listen to Dr. Meissner, a leading national expert, specializing in respiratory viruses and heads the division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center and Dr. Martin Markey a surgeon, researcher and author that teaches public health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. They concur masks do harm to the health of developing children. Their findings are extensive including masking increases airway resistance during exhalation and leads to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. Masks are vectors of pathogens through handling, becoming moist or used for too long.

Statistical data from the state of New Hampshire, covid19.nh.gov website states that no child has died from COVID since they began recording COVID deaths a year and a half ago.

In contrast, CDC data states that seasonal flu took the lives of 480 children nationwide in the 2018-19 flu season but masks were never mandated.

Cassie Cox

Conway  

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(3) comments

Stormmy8

Home school them then and quit your whining. The rest of us will do what is RIGHT wear masks (because stupid people ignored facts) and let vaccines protect us till this finally subsides, no thanks to you and your germ spewing kids.

MEPD Ret

And it's responses like yours that everyone should pay very close attention to as they wonder how we got to this place.

Being loud, rude, and self-righteous doesn't make you correct. It just makes you appear immature, ignorant, and intolerant.

MEPD Ret

Cassie,

You asked a very legitimate question; "Why not listen to Dr. Meissner, a leading national expert, specializing in respiratory viruses and heads the division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center and Dr. Martin Markey a surgeon, researcher and author that teaches public health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine"?

However, we are now in a most unfortunate time in our history where misdirection, fear, emotion, and Social Media rule the day.

Most of our leaders, from to President down to our local School Boards lack the courage and intestinal fortitude to do what is good and just and right. Instead, they bow to the loudest, angriest voices in the hope they will not be the next victim of the "mob".

In their minds, they see this as a "small inconvenience" if it keeps the loud voices quiet and pacified.

As for those voices and what motivates them? Who knows. Maybe it's the fear of their own mortality. Or maybe they have an overriding need to "do something" even though it has no real basis in science as much as it has to do with a false sense of security.

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