Medical professionals, students decry mask mandates and other Covid measures in schools
01/24/2022 // Ramon Tomey // Views

Medical professionals and students have condemned mask mandates and other Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) measures in schools. They dubbed these measures as "literally ruining lives" instead of purportedly protecting people.

Political commentator Sophie Corcoran was among those who denounced such measures. During an appearance on the GB News channel, she proceeded to slam such mandates by British authorities. Corcoran pointed out that "the damage [they] have done to my generation has been unbelievable."

The recently graduated student also mentioned that the face masks themselves became impediments to learning. "There were teachers that were sitting there, yelling at the poor year-sevens about their face masks more than they would be teaching them. Those shy kids that would sit at the back of the class, that would never speak – it was a massive barrier to them." Year-seven roughly corresponds to the sixth grade in the U.S. and Canada.

Corcoran also touched on "communication problems" that arose with mask mandates in schools. "Most of the time when we were in school, we took them off because we couldn't hear each other. They couldn't hear us, we couldn't hear them. We're in schools to learn."

She concluded: "I watched and felt like my entire life was falling apart because of what this government did to young people, and nobody cared. They literally ruined our lives and nobody spoke about it."

Across the pond, an American student denounced these measures in a speech delivered at a school board meeting. The female student employed irony by "thanking" school board members for teaching mindless obedience to authorities instead of critical thinking.


"Thank you for teaching students that our own mental health is much less important than making triple-vaccinated adults feel safe, [and] that even the most minute risk is not worth taking. Thank you for not reaching out to the students to ask what we feel about masks. Because if you did, the majority of students would say that they hate masks," she said.

Medical professionals slam "cult of masked schoolchildren"

Physician Dr. Vinay Prasad denounced mask mandates for children in a Jan. 20 piece for Tablet magazine. The associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco cited the lack of randomized studies that show the efficacy of masks in school settings.

Prasad also pointed to a January 2021 British government report that claimed masks "may have physical side effects and impair face identification, verbal and non-verbal communication between teacher and learner." Thus, the British Department for Education followed this with a recommendation that "children aged under 11 years old should be exempt from requirements to wear face coverings in all settings including education" – which the physician also mentioned.

According to Prasad, most of the masks children have worn during the pandemic "have likely done nothing" to alter the way SARS-CoV-2 spreads. "The loss to children remains difficult to capture in hard data, but will likely become clear in the years to come," he said. (Related: ODMS: Oxygen Deprivation Mask Syndrome now sweeping across the globe.)

Back in November 2021, speech pathologist Jacklyn Theeck said her speech therapy clinic in North Palm Beach, Florida saw a spike in patient referrals. "We've seen a 364 percent increase in patient referrals of babies and toddlers from pediatricians and parents," she said. Theeck added that only five percent of her patients were babies and toddlers pre-pandemic – but this has since soared to 20 percent.

The therapist explained that babies start learning how to speak as young as eight months old by reading other people's lips. But when masks are on people, some children can have speech delays as they are unable to read what others around them are saying.

"There's no research out there yet saying that this could be causing speech and language delays. But most definitely, I'm sure it's a factor. It's very important that kids do see your face to learn, so they're watching your mouth," Theeck said.

Prasad concluded his Jan. 20 article: "Because masking policies are largely forms of virtue-signaling and public health performance, it's not surprising that they are often blatantly self-contradictory and absurd. When the history books are written, we will not look wise or kind for insisting that kids and toddlers wear masks for hours on end. We will look ignorant, cruel, fearful, and cowardly." (Related: NIH director admits school mask mandates not based on science.)

Watch this video below of Dr. Eric Nepute and Karen Kingston denouncing mask mandates and other Covid measures for children on "Real Talk with Dr. Eric Nepute."

This video is from the BrighteonTV channel on has more about COVID-19 mask mandates for children.

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