Georgia mother Courtney Ann Taylor racked up millions of views this week after the mother of three expressed her frustrations with her local school board's continuing mask mandates.
"Every month I come here and hear the same thing: social, emotional health. If you truly mean that, you would end the mask requirement tonight," said Taylor. "This is not March 2020 anymore. We have three vaccines. Every adult in the state of Georgia that wants that vaccine is eligible to get it right now and every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus. They're not, and that's a blessing."
Taylor said that adults have "shoved" that blessing to the side and continued to enforce strict rules that significantly disrupt children's social development.
"Forcing 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-year-old little children to cover their noses and their mouths, where they breathe, for seven hours a day every day for the last nine months for a virus that you know doesn't affect them, that is not in their best interest," she said.
Taylor's district – Gwinnett County Public Schools – has reportedly decided to extend its mask mandates through next year, despite the large number of Americans that have been vaccinated and a large body of evidence showing that young children are not at risk from COVID-19.