***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on grassroots financial supporters to exist. If you appreciate what we do, please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter (even just $5/month would go a long way in sustaining us!) We also offer advertising options for advocacy groups, events and businesses! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News Media” — this is YOUR chance to do something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250 Thank you so much for your support and please invite your friends and family to like us on Facebook, sign up for our email newsletter and visit our website!***
It would appear that several school districts in our state today are experiencing student protests related to continued mask mandates by individual school districts. These students believe their basic rights are being violated, and that the time has come to move forward. They want their faces free once more.
Given the low level of spread in many communities, the fact that the vaccine is now available to everyone who wants it￼, the reality that in many cases masks are not being worn elsewhere in the community, ￼the low impact the Coronavirus has had on younger people, and the known developmental issues for children with their faces covered, it is understandable why some parents and students have had enough.￼
If the masks and the vaccines work, then no one should have any problem with someone else’s choice not to wear a mask.
This should be a clear indication that many in our society have had enough with mandates that appear less and less to be rooted in science.