Viral video of toddler refusing to put on mask sparks pushback against NY mask mandate in daycares

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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Ethan Finn lives just outside of Sacramento in California. He was involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2019. A passion for politics prompted him and his friend to start an Instagram page all about politics during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—@conservative.outlet. Ethan finds it fascinating to be a part of the journalistic side of news as opposed to always being just a reader.

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