Unmask Eagle County's Kids
Sign this petition IF.... you believe that eagle county's should adopt the COLORADO state mask requirements that EXCLUDES children 10 and under from wearing masks! If you want more details and data and studies please read below:
Did you know that the Colorado State Mask Mandate states that children ages 10 and under are not required to wear masks? However, the state also says that we must default to the mandates imposed by our county. Which means that there are counties all over Colorado where kids aren't required to wear masks, so why are we?
The time has come for our children to no longer be required to wear masks. For the past 13 months, Eagle County's youth have stepped up to protect our elderly and at-risk population and help to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. The more time goes on the more research we have that tells us these masks are more harmful than helpful to our kids and it's about time we start protecting them.
More research shows that face masks become non-consequential and do not function after 20 minutes of use due to saturation. "Those masks are only effective so long as they are dry," says Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney. "As soon as they become saturated with moisture from your breath, they stop doing their job and pass on the droplets."
- There are indications that wearing a mask that has already been used, which is very common particularly with children, is riskier that if one wore no mask at all.
- During April to October 2020, in the US, emergency room visits linked to mental health problems (e.g. anxiety) for children ages 5-11 increased by nearly 25% and increased by 31% for those aged 12-17 years old, as compared to the same time period in 2019. While some of this may be related to the pandemic, it is suspected to be largely a function of our response to the pandemic.
- A robust immune system shortens an illness as a consequence of the presence of preprogrammed anamnestic immunity. Preventing children from such interactions with nature and germs can, and does, lead to overwhelming infections and serious consequences to the health and life of our children. While the intentions of mask mandates may be good, we may be setting up our children for future disaster, when they fully emerge from societal restrictions with no masks, to then be at the mercy of normally benign opportunistic infections with a now weakened immune system.
- The accumulating evidence also suggests that prolonged masks use for children or adults can cause harm, so much so that Dr. Blaylock states, "the bottom line is that (if) you are not sick, you should not wear a mask." Furthermore, Dr. Blaylock writes, "By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain."
As a community, Eagle County prides itself on being progressive and following the science. But the science changes and evolves daily, and it is our duty as a community to be responsive and adaptive as new information emerges. We have to stop running scared and start looking toward the future and aiming to not cause more harm than we already have with the masking of our children.
We are asking you to please sign this petition so that Eagle County Public Health and all schools within Eagle County (both public and private) can remove the mask mandate effective June 1, 2021, and allow families to make their own decisions regarding the masking of their children. We have to unite as a community to protect the social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness of our kids.
Let's allow our youth to start the summer of 2021, without masks.