The Political Agitator’s response: They say when you see a fool let them be a fool. Now Dan Forest is a fool when it comes to lifting the mask mandate. Anyone who support that mess is just a ignant as he is. See that is that Trump S…! These folk are dangerous!
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said on Wednesday that he would immediately reopen all K-12 public schools without requiring students or teachers to wear masks if he were governor.
The comment came during a Wednesday morning news conference in which the gubernatorial candidate and other top Republicans pushed for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to move to Plan A with fully in-person classes.
“I don’t think so,” Forest said when asked whether he’d mandate masks in schools. “No. I don’t think there’s any science that backs that up. That’s my personal opinion.”
But Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, has called for schools to reopen with clear safety guidelines in place that encourage mask wearing and physical distancing.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a committee of U.S. senators on Wednesday that a mask could be more effective than a vaccine in protecting people from the coronavirus.
Despite overwhelming evidence that mask wearing reduces COVID-19 transmission, Forest said he’d undo the statewide mask mandate ordered by Cooper and would instead allow individual districts to dictate their own plans for keeping students safe.
“When I’m governor, I would lift the mask mandate for the state and allow individual freedom to decide whether they wear a mask,” Forest said. (Read more)