SHOT. . .
CBS News did this story on an immunocompromised Florida nine-year-old who is part of a lawsuit demanding Gov. Ron DeSantis reverse his order preventing school districts for mandating masks:
This nine-year-old can't return to school — she's immunocompromised, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has blocked masked mandates.
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) October 7, 2021
CHASER. . .
Shouldn’t the immunocompromised child who isn’t vaccinated be wearing a mask while sitting inches away from the journo whose job has him meeting and interacting with people every day?
none of them are wearing masks in this video. https://t.co/KiGfAcvjFu
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 7, 2021
It’s awful that she can’t be in school and all, but why would any parent think, at this point in the pandemic, that masks are a magic solution?
Yeah, this story does't make sense. If she's immune-compromised, masks will help, yes, but won't make it fool-proof (most kids have them barely on their face, and certainly not 100% of the time)
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) October 7, 2021
She thinks a mask is necessary for school but the width of a picnic table counts as social distancing? That’s not how any of this works:
And what’s happening to this family isn’t anything new:
When my nephew was on chemo and for quite a while after his bone marrow transplant, he did virtual school because it was just too dangerous for him in the classroom. Immunologically-fragile kids are not a new thing — we’ve generally not demanded huge impositions on their behalf.
— Amy (@AmyA1A) October 7, 2021
This is a good question. Depending on her condition, even being vaccinated might not be safe enough for her to be in class:
Let’s pretend there was and is NO COVID virus. Would this immunocompromised child still be at risk catching other types of viruses at a public school?
— Jack Bowers (@jbowers10) October 7, 2021
What did they do with her in 2019? When there were no masks & the flu, RSV, whooping cough (my son caught it even with Vax) and other oogly booglies out there. She can wear at PAP system at school. I am sorry this happening to her but it is better for classmates to be unmasked
— Brother Lud (@BrotherLud) October 7, 2021