President Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra was challenged this week regarding why the agency requires preschoolers to wear masks during its Head Start program.
“Mr. Secretary, I wanted to raise what I’m hearing from thousands of constituents who are very concerned about the mandate requiring masks for young children and toddlers in Head Start programs,” New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik asked.
“Why is your agency still imposing this harmful mask mandate on toddlers and young children in the head start program?” she added.
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“What I would say to you is that we know that masks are safe and they are effective,” Becerra responded.
The exchange took places weeks and even months after most communities had dropped mask mandates, citing lower case numbers regarding positive COVID-19 cases.
The secretary’s response revealed that many of Biden’s leaders continue to cling to the policy of mask-wearing despite evidence to the contrary.
Further, the incident showed that many contradictory COVID-19 policies continue in the administration as adults are no longer wearing masks, but expect children to do so.