Nearly every other industrialized country in the world has basically ended their COVID problems. There have been flare-ups, for sure, but no one other than India or Brazil has had the kind of problems the US had. And most of those countries have fixed their coronavirus issues by encouraging the use of face masks.
Face masks in the US, though, have become a partisan issue. Republican’s decry the life saving method as an assault on their individual freedom. And as usual, Fox News has taken the issue one step further. On Wednesday, contributor Rachel Campos Duffy says that mask wearing teaches children submission and compliance.
Campos-Duffy made the comments during a broadcast of Fox and Friends. She told Ainsley Earhardt, “I’m worried because so many of the rules that even my children — who are going to school — I see them wear masks outside when I pick them up.”
The former Real World star continued:
“I feel like some of the things we are doing to them is cruel. I think that it is reinforcing submission to government and it’s creating a lot more fear than is necessary for children who we know are not super-spreaders and have more of a chance of dying of the flu than they are of Covid. I’m just very worried about this. I want us, Ainsley, to come out of this pandemic looking like Americans. Not Chinese. And we need to keep that in mind that these rules that we have, this environment that we are creating, is affecting childhoods. And it’s affecting the formation of our children.”
Watch a clip of the comments below, courtesy of Fox News:
Fox's Rachel Campos-Duffy worries that although compliance with covid mitigation is "good," it's also preparing children for communist-style "submission and compliance": "I want us, Ainsley, to come out of this pandemic looking like Americans. Not Chinese." pic.twitter.com/8ZxJW3nCWESee Also
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 14, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.