She’s a school nurse who claims face masks are dangerous to kids and do nothing to stop the spread of Covid. After refusing to wear a mask herself, Erin Pein was suspended from her job in the Stafford Township school district.
Now her supporters are planning a rally and her cause has become an issue in the upcoming Republican primary for Hirsh Singh, who arranged and posted a widely shared video interview with her and argues that no one should be forced to wear masks — calling it “a matter of personal freedom.”
Under state Department of Education guidelines for the reopening schools, students are required to wear masks at all times except when eating. Exceptions are allowed for medical reasons. Parents who do not want they children to wear masks they can also opt to continue remote learning and keep them at home.
Pein, a mother of three, added that students were suffering from “anxiety and depression” because of mask mandates and that they “learn how to be adults by recognizing faces and facial expressions.”
“Making these kids wear them for 6 or 7 hours a day is awful,” she said, labeling it “child abuse.”
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