Sir or Madam,
We urge you to mandate masks in schools starting the first day upon return from Christmas break to protect all students and staff and keep them healthy and out of hospital due to a combination of covid, flu and rsv.
All children's hospitals or units are near capacity with record amounts of children sick, since October, due to a lack of mask requirements and other measures that brought all illness in schools to record low levels for two years. The danger to children and hospital staff unable to treat all paitents is causing shocking suffering with wait times of 12 to 24 or more hours and doctors having to choose between helping one child and letting others die or continue to suffer without care.
For staff, about 1 in 5 adults are developing long covid, causing many to never recover with more deaths in the future from many conditions, such as heart attacks, risks from initial infection for people over 50 and people with a pre-existing condition, as well as those with a low immune system and the lack of a fully effective long lasting vaccine.
The solution is quick, easy & effective. Simply require everyone on school property to wear a mask starting in January. Help the children, our future, keep staff healthy, able to teach and allow hospitals to help all patients who need treatment.
Thank you for taking the action needed in this urgent matter.
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