A new mask policy in New York will require toddlers and children in daycare facilities to wear masks. A viral video caused pushback against the new measure.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul implemented the mask mandate for all childcare and daycare facilities in the state. The negative comments and criticism have created a pushback wave after seeing how a toddler reacted to being forced to wear a mask for several hours. The video depicts the struggle the child has while having to wear a face mask. The backlash that stirred caused many to claim the measure was “child abuse” and cruel toward children.
The caption of the video read, “This is my poor kid at daycare today so I can work. #breaksmyheart #governorhochulthiswontwork #whyarewepunishingbabies. Point of clarification I’m not upset with his daycare; they are attempting to comply with the mandate. I love where he is. I’m pissed out about our governor and OCFS who think mandating two-year-old to wear a mask 7-10 hours a day is at all necessary. #unmaskourbabies.”
The video has almost 5 million views and several people reacted with a major backlash to the footage in which it’s clear that the child was forced to wear a mask.
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