The Mt. Vernon Community school board held a special meeting on August 6 concerning the COVID guidance that schools will enforce when children go back to the classrooms for the Fall.
The Fortville, Indiana school board invited parents and members of the community to give their input on the COVID protocols under consideration. One of the protocols being considered was a threshold for individuals per building testing positive for COVID as a trigger for stricter enforcement.
“Mt. Vernon encourages wearing masks in buildings, and requires them in buildings in the orange and red tiers – the most severe of the district’s color system,” the Greenfield Reporter notes. At the special meeting, nine people in the community spoke out against the proposed COVID protocols.
“Nine people spoke critically of the district’s health and safety protocols at the meeting, most of whom are Mt. Vernon parents,” the Greenfield Reporter states. “Their concerns included a lack of educational opportunities for quarantined students, frustration toward the ever-changing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impacts to students’ mental and emotional health, and effects on personal freedoms. They expressed discouragement over how political COVID-19 measures have become, pointed to low mortality and few instances of severe illness among children from the novel coronavirus, and questioned how Mt. Vernon would enforce the measures.”
One of the members of the community, a family physician named Dr. Dan Stock with an expertise in immunology, stole the show with a methodical takedown of the CDC’s confusing and “counterfactual” guidance that has since gone viral — in a good way. Watch:
The medical expert delivered a piece-by-piece deconstruction of the CDC’s botched response to the COVID pandemic (as can be illustrated by the fact the U.S. is still dealing with it after 18 months and despite a “vaccine”). It is worth watching in full. The gist of it is that many of the CDC’s protocols are worse than useless. They are self-destructive.
“So you cannot stop spread, you cannot make these numbers that you’ve planned on get better by doing any of the things that you’re doing,” he said. “Because that is the nature of viral respiratory pathogens. And you can’t prevent it with a vaccine because they don’t do the very thing you’re wanting them to do. And you will be chasing this through the remainder of your life until you recognize the Centers for Disease Control and the Indiana State Board of Health are giving you very bad scientific guidance,” Dr. Stock said.
The immunologist noted that coronavirus and other respiratory virus particles are small enough to go through masks. He also argued that vaccines will not be effective to stop the spread of COVID-19 because the virus has “animal reservoirs.” The COVID vaccines only ease symptoms, they don’t stop the spread of the virus, Stock noted.
Dr. Stock also referenced a flash drive containing health studies he has turned over to the board. Hancock County Patriots reports that it has those studies available here.
Due in part to the doctor’s forceful presentation, the Mount Vernon School Board is now considering tabling a proposed update to its health and safety protocols. The motion is under consideration “after receiving feedback from parents and a physician,” the Greenfield Reporter noted.