Offspring guitarist blasts parents who are angry at school mask mandates
OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman lambasted parents who believe masks are harmful to their children and claim they reinforce an environment of stress and fear.
Earlier today (Thursday, January 20), noodles taken to his Twitter to write: “It’s the Covid that kills people, not the masks. If you think masks are more dangerous than the Covid, then you are an idiot. If you are for #UNMASKOURCHILDREN then you are an irresponsible parent and a lousy fellow.”
Since most countries do not vaccinate children under 12, proponents of mask-wearing argue that masks protect the wearer and those around them from COVID-19.
Studies have repeatedly shown that the spread of COVID-19 in schools can be contained through masking, sanitizing and distancing.
Earlier this week, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement strongly recommending that school-aged children, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a properly fitted face mask when attending school. .
“Face masks remain safe and reliable, and children have demonstrated the ability to wear them effectively,” the statement said. “In addition to protecting a child, the use of a face mask significantly reduces the spread of SARS-CoV2 and other respiratory infections, thereby keeping schools operational and ensuring children do not miss in-person school. “
United States Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention recently updated its mask guidelines, stating that KN95s offer more protection than surgical and cloth masks and that respirators such as N95s offer the highest level of protection.
Monday (January 17), OFFSPRING shared a three-minute video in which the singer Bryan “Dexter” Holland, who has a doctorate. in molecular biology and wrote his thesis on microRNAs in HIV genomes, explained the science behind the band’s decision to scrap their Canadian tour. Specifically, he discussed the R-naught or R0 value, which indicates the number of people an infected person can transmit the disease to. A pandemic is considered over if this value drops below 1.
Although there is no reliable estimate at this time for the R-naught value for the omicron variant, numbers for other variants vary, but it is estimated to be around six for delta.
HollandThe 175-page research paper, titled “Identification of Human MicroRNA-Like Sequences Embedded within the Protein-Encoding Genes of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus,” had been published in PLoS One. He had obtained his doctorate. from the University of Southern California in 2017.
In October, OFFSPRING canceled his concerts in Denver and Salt Lake City after noodles tested positive for COVID-19.
Two months ago, a long time ago OFFSPRING drummer Pete Parada announced he was being pulled from the band’s touring lineup after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons.
It’s the Covid that kills people, not masks. If you think masks are more dangerous than Covid, then you’re an idiot. If you are for #UNMASKOURCHILDREN then you are an irresponsible parent and a lousy colleague.
— Gnudz fears that democracy is in decline. ? (@TheGnudz) January 20, 2022
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