BREAKING: Nearly 5,600 students in a single Florida county are in quarantine right now. An emergency school board meeting has been called to consider requiring masks.— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) August 16, 2021
JUST IN: Hillsborough County Public School Board will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday after 5,599 students and 316 staff have entered quarantine for COVID. The Tampa-area district, seventh largest in the U.S., has only been in school four days.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) August 16, 2021
For everyone screaming “We need to focus on preventative medicine in this country,” I’d like to introduce you to masks and vaccines.— Emily Porter, M.D. (@dremilyportermd) August 17, 2021
Axios-Ipsos poll:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 17, 2021
69% of Americans support mandating masks in schools.
92% of Democrats support
67% of Independents support
44% of Republicans support
Arizona Republican Doug Ducey has issued an executive order trying to ban vaccine mandates in the state.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 17, 2021
So apparently a parent ripped a teacher’s mask off at Meet the Teacher in my school district.— Ryan Clinton (@ryanclinton) August 17, 2021
(We are withdrawing.)
Really striking new polling data:— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 17, 2021
* 66% of Americans oppose state laws blocking local mask mandates
* 77% oppose nixing school funding to retaliate against them
Dems should speak more directly to this neglected silent majority of Americans.
Wearing a mask is more patriotic than having 30 flags on your pick up truck.— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) August 17, 2021
Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order essentially gutting any school district's effort to require its students to wear masks.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 17, 2021
His order allows parents to "opt out of any order or requirement."