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U.S. states banning mask mandates could face civil rights probes

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No way this gets past SCOTUS; it's not a civil rights issue.

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Good. Someone has to protect these Red State citizens from their incompetent Governors who would prefer to see them in the ICU rather than wear a mask....

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how about to leave at least this freedom to own people to decide whether they want to wear face mask or not?

???

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The school districts could make masks part of the official dress code. Problem solved!

If those district are punished for it by Republican backwards governors then they should sue them in court.

Texas is a sh(# show, right now!

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*U.S. states banning mask mandates could face civil rights probes*

As the intentionally misleading headline states, could. As in maybe. Possibly.

Classic left media propaganda tactics.

In an escalating battle with Republican governors, President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered his Education secretary to explore possible legal action against states that have blocked school mask mandates and other public health measures meant to protect students against COVID-19.

This is horribly fascist.

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It is sad to see how everything is being politicized seemingly to the point of no return. The divide is only getting deeper and the gap wider.

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The school districts could make masks part of the official dress code. Problem solved!

If those district are punished for it by Republican backwards governors then they should sue them in court.

Texas is a sh(# show, right now!

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who opposes vaccine and mask mandates, tests positive for COVID-19

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-gov-greg-abbott-who-opposes-vaccine-and-mask-mandates-tests-positive-for-covid-19-211349823.html

Another idiot following in trump's footsteps!

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The school districts could make masks part of the official dress code. Problem solved!

If those district are punished for it by Republican backwards governors then they should sue them in court.

Texas is a sh(# show, right now!

Florida is a trainwreck, too! School has only been in session for a week!

Over 5,000 students quarantine or isolate because of Covid in Florida school district

https://www.yahoo.com/news/over-5-000-students-quarantine-001800007.html

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As a non-American observer who is neither involved in politics nor sides with any political parties it fascinates me how people say that Trump divided the American nation but are OK with the current administration politicizing the health crisis further… But you never know, it could be just the media doing what they are best at - publishing inflammatory content for the sake of their own business agenda???

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It is sad to see how everything is being politicized seemingly to the point of no return. The divide is only getting deeper and the gap wider.

So true. I agree. And the leftist's can stop at any time and act like rational, mature and reasonable humans.

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GOP = Darwinism doing what it's best at.

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Another idiot following in trump's footsteps!

So are leftists who also get the vaccine and test positive for covid idiots too or are you ok with your blatant discrimination and double standard?

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Anti-vaxxers that don't want to wear masks, or won't let their kids wear masks.........

There's always homeschool.

Let's face it. You want to brainwash your kids anyway.

Now's your golden opportunity.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who opposes vaccine and mask mandates, tests positive for COVID-19

Seems like his condition is already improving, great news

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So are leftists who also get the vaccine and test positive for covid idiots too or are you ok with your blatant discrimination and double standard?

No. If you get vaccinated and test positive, that's bad luck. If you decide not to get vaccinated for political reasons, and get infected, that's on you. You made no effort to prevent your fate. It's not a "double standard" to expect conservatives to be responsible for themselves. But conservatives despise responsibility and loathe the idea that their actions could have negative consequences.

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What a distraction. The evidence for masks is mixed at best. Making them the core issue in Covid is pure theatre. Belief in masks is likely nothing more than a belief in comfort blankets

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Do you mean to say Newsom is secretly collaborating with the virus and getting it to infect children deliberately ?

Who knows?

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But conservatives despise responsibility and loathe the idea that their actions could have negative consequences

Oh my goodness. We can only hope and pray that as you mature as an adult that you learn humility because we are witnessing two large-scale humanitarian efforts wrought by this unfortunate so- administration on our southern border and in the middle east.

Biden indicated last week that he believes he does not personally have the authority to overturn the policies, but he pleaded with Republican governors to reconsider their prohibitions. If they won’t help, he urged them to “at least get out of the way.”

This is so classic of special joe. Pleading like a victim but yet showing his true vicious nature. Horrible human.

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All very interesting about vaccines, but this is about masks. Which are way less effective than vaccines

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Biden and Fauci made alarmist comments about Red States eliminating mask mandates early in the year. Cases in those States continued plummeting faster than in other States. But we're supposed to believe that masks work?

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Go for it. Stand against those "leaders" who are putting politics before people's health.

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BusbyToday  10:35 am JST

Good. Someone has to protect these Red State citizens from their incompetent Governors who would prefer to see them in the ICU rather than wear a mask....

Nobody has a right to endanger or harm children! If the state governors keep playing Russian roulette like they're doing they have no business being in office.

And it is a civil rights issue, the right to live and go about healthy.

Give ;em hell, Joe!

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Wakarimasen

What a distraction. The evidence for masks is mixed at best. Making them the core issue in Covid is pure theatre. Belief in masks is likely nothing more than a belief in comfort blankets

The science is settled - masks work at reducing infection rates.

And sure vaccines are a much better solution, but at schools where kids can't get vaccinated, then masks are one of the only measures that you can use to protect the kids.

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