There seems to be a trend of lessening mask requirements for adults, yet keeping them in place in government schools for children.
I’ve been thinking about this some.
How much compliance can there be if it is voluntary or left to the parents?
If I am a parent who believes my child wearing a mask is important, I can tell him “You have to wear this mask all day at school or you’ll die” will he?
How much real compliance is there even with the mandates? Are they wearing the appropriate mask appropriately for the entire time?
Or is it like most rules, constant correcting, letting half-assed “compliance” slide, calling any attempt satisfactory?
Pick any compliance rule. No talking in class, running in the halls… do the kids comply? Do the enforcers let it slide?
Is the objective here to “do the best we can”? What science does that follow?
Then there is the argument of “If your kid doesn’t wear one, it doesn’t do any good for my kid to wear one.”
Guess what, neither one of them are. Not correctly anyway. Not when nobody is looking.
So, what are we achieving with this performative demand? Masker parents want the state to enforce a rule on everybody because they can’t enforce their rule on their child.
Are we just making ourselves feel better because we’re doing “something”? What science does that follow? Does the rule exist so we can blame and punish the offenders? When we know full well they aren’t going to comply - and we aren’t complying ourselves?