ProPublica: A Boy With an Autoimmune Disease Was Ready to Learn in Person. Then His State Banned Mask Mandates.
ProPublica: A Boy With an Autoimmune Disease Was Ready to Learn in Person. Then His State Banned Mask Mandates.. “For families whose children are too young to be eligible for vaccinations, the delta surge has once again left many parents weighing the risks of in-person learning, especially in states that are bucking federal recommendations to impose universal masking in schools. Some families have reluctantly shifted back to virtual instruction. Others have pulled their children out of the public school system altogether, opting for home-schooling. But for families like the Gambrels, the stakes are exponentially higher. Children like Jayden, with complex health conditions, often are among those most in need of direct, specialized instruction that can only be delivered in person. Those same health conditions can also put children like Jayden at higher risk of infection and illness.”