Painting by James L. Johnson.
And little child shall lead them: According to one teacher’s union official in Great Britain, children are refusing in “huge numbers” to wear masks or get twice-weekly tests for COVID, despite government mandates requiring both.
In its latest guidance issued on Jan. 2, the UK Department for Education (DfE) recommended that secondary school pupils in England should wear face coverings inside classrooms to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Before that, masks were already recommended in outdoor communal areas and corridors. Secondary school students are also advised to take a lateral flow test twice a week.
But according to the NASUWT teachers’ union, there has been strong resistance from pupils to the new policy. Damien McNulty, a national executive member of the union, told the BBC on Thursday: “Sadly, we have had reports in the last 24 hours of at least six secondary schools in the northwest of England where children, in huge numbers, are refusing to take lateral flow tests or to wear masks.”
“We’ve got one school in Lancashire where only 67 children out of 1,300 are prepared to have a lateral flow test and wear masks,” he said.
In the UK secondary school is somewhat equivalent to high school in the U.S., though the ages it covers are slightly younger, from 11 to 16.
The article at the link also notes that the data shows masks are useless in preventing viral infection and have serious detrimental effects on the social development of young children, while also hindering their ability to learn.
The educators and administrators of Great Britain’s schools apparently can’t be bothered with these facts. “Omicron is here! We must do something! Anything! Even if it will accomplish nothing! Obey us!!”
The kids however apparently have looked at the facts, and have decided to declare “We won’t comply.” I say, Hallelujah! This rebellion in the UK is exactly what we need more of, and that the next generation might be leading it is wonderful news. It means these young people are no longer naively buying into the lies being shoved down their throats by the dominate leftist culture, as they have for many decades. They have become defiant and courageous skeptics, and that is exactly what the power-hungry thugs who rule them cannot fight.
I ask, when are the adults going to stand up with their kids and do the same thing? The time for rebellion to these insane lockdown rules and mask mandates is long past.
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