Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (D) recently intimated that mask and vaccine mandates would remain in place through NEXT winter.
Given that pretty much every single prediction that has been proffered by the authorities thus far has been entirely inaccurate, it is hard to take her prognostication about next year seriously. The people in charge seem to forget that they just said things like “If you get vaccinated, you won’t get COVID” and “There is no chance that this thing came from a lab.”
Boston pretty much requires everything as far as COVID restrictions go, you can find the list here, yet doctors in Beantown are stunned by the surge in COVID cases with more COVID than ever before. It makes the Mayor’s insistence on draconian mandates even more perplexing.
There also does not appear to be a change forthcoming regarding school children wearing masks. All children five and older must wear masks, strongly encouraged down to two years old. Do none of these people have a two-year-old, or remember what it was like to have a two-year-old? It is impossible to get them to wear pants most of the time, let alone a mask that makes it difficult for them to breathe and speak.
A solid case can be made that masking our children is harmful. Whatever the benefits of a mask or, if any, it is a protective measure without a present danger. School-age children are more likely to get struck by lightning than die from COVID. The rise in suicides and mental health disorders among our youth is directly tied to the pandemic and our measures to combat it. Still, the people in charge do nothing but double down.
It is disheartening that the Mayor of Boston is sentencing the people of her city, especially the children struggling to learn in the current environment, to another year of measures that simply are not doing anything other than harm.