Will you stop wearing a face maskÂ for Covid-19 protection simplyÂ when you decide?
Or will youÂ stop wearingÂ whenÂ certain politicians tell you thatÂ its OK to stop?
OrÂ will youÂ stop because Science says that fully vaccinated persons can safely do all normal activities without masks?
Maybe you will stop wearing because you have young children and kids cannot read non-verbal communication when parents’ faces are covered.
Some peopleÂ simply stop wearing face masksÂ because they choose to stop.Â Â For example, In Santa Cruz, California, students of RitaRivera.com -Â Â who teaches restorative motion -Â choose not to wear face masks.Â Since Â 2016Â Rita Rivera offers Restorative Movement & Dance classes and workshops throughout the county of Santa Cruz, California.Â Â Â Rita Rivera’sÂ desire isÂ to keep the body moving so peopleÂ age gracefully.With Covid-19 restrictions easing, Rita Rivera is expandingÂ classes and workshops in Santa Cruz, CA.
TheÂ face mask protest of a fourth grade, 10 year old boy living in FloridaÂ went viral recently. He protested that the rules are not fairly enforced.Â The story is covered in depthÂ 5/19/21Â by The Epoch Times.Â Â
Recently, a group of GOP lawmakers refused to wear a mask on the House floor.Â Â A fine of $500. can be imposed for the first offense and $2,500 for the next offense.Â See The Epoch Times coverage.Â Â
What we do know is thatÂ someÂ politicians and policy makers (which includeÂ Dr. FauchiÂ and Gov. Newsom)Â Â continue to advocate for face masks contrary to what SCIENCE says, i.e., that fully vaccinated persons are free to go back to normal life and do not need toÂ wear face masksÂ whetherÂ inside or outside.
Check out the website for the Center for Disease Control which says that all persons fully vaccinated doÂ notÂ need to wear face masks. Despite the CDC guidelines,Â California Gov. NewsomÂ Â requiresÂ Â face masks for allÂ California residentsÂ until June 15, 2021.Â Gov NewsomÂ recently signed a $316 million contract for 429 million face masks. A Chinese manufacturer will supply the face masksÂ to California.
When you see Dr. FauchiÂ on television he typicallyÂ wears a face mask — even though he is fully vaccinacted. Senator Rand Paul, a medical MD before becoming a politician,Â thinksÂ Dr. Fauchi acts “like an ignoramus” concerning wearing of face masks.
Check the research which says that for over a year i.e., sinceÂ March and April of 2020, it’s well documented thatÂ fully vaccinated persons do not infect others and are highly unlikely to become infected.
Per report of the C.D.C., roughly 60% of adults in the USA have received at least ONE dose of the Covid-19 aka CCPÂ Virus vaccine as of 5/17/21.
As a licensed CaliforniaÂ psychologist, I advocate that parents pay close attention to how their children reactÂ to you and others who areÂ wearing masks.Â Look at the research literature as well as what other parents report.Â Â Masks hide non-verbal communication which is critical for children learning language.Â Masks promote fear.Â Children drop their masks and may be recycling bacteria the dropped masks pick up.Â Â Be careful, parents!
written 5/19/21Â byÂ Psychologist Cameron JacksonÂ Â PSY14762