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    Quote Originally Posted by PZMommy View Post
    Just today Fauci was still saying not until winter or early 2022 for the under 12 age group.
    Not that he's an expert on the matter or anything but this was what our ped was thinking too.
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    My tiny school district currently has 3 teachers with COVID. So the "no mask" in schools is just as much a risk for teacher to student transmission as it is to student to student. And while my first reaction is "why the heck are these 3 employees not vaccinated?!" I know that one of them is pregnant and chose not to get vaccinated while pregnant...unsure if this was on doctor's advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngB View Post
    I will be very (pleasantly) surprised if our schools require masks next year but I doubt they will. If the vaccine is out and widely available for under 12 in time for the school year (even just the first dose), then fine, whatever. Without it though it's just going to be quarantine after quarantine- I mean it already is- with the way our numbers are unless they are going to drop that too.
    I agree, I'll be very pleasantly surprised if masks are required next year and I'm trying to become mentally prepared for it. We will have quarantine after quarantine unless states do away with quarantine requirements and let Covid rip through. I'm not advocating for that approach but the writing is on the wall for many locales. Not such a problem for the older kids who had the opportunity for vaccination but younger kids aren't there yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetrotter View Post
    Carolinamama, do you know the source for that post? If itís public, would you mind sharing it so I can forward? If not, no worries This has been the main topic or conversation in my friend circle and I found it interesting perspective that I hadnít considered.
    It was a post on FB. He's a local pulmonologist/critical care specialist who has been posting throughout the pandemic. The discussion in the comments is also good and he addresses kids further.
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    NYT's daily newsletter has an epidemiologist that states that for kids COVID is not unlike the flu...I feel like this is not really consistent with what I've heard. I have fears about MIS-C and also that perfectly healthy children sometimes have severe consequences from COVID (though I guess that's true with flu too....) I want to believe this. I guess maybe I'm feeling more hopeful this morning? That if we continue to employ masks and distancing PERSONALLY that we'll be less affected the newly emboldened unvaccinated, COVID-denying crowd now free to wander about with no masks??

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    For those with unvaccinated kids at home, how will you be handling masking now. Vaccinated adults in our circle are now not wearing masks when in the company of other vaccinated adults. Iíve still worn my mask because I think it stinks to require my kids to keep their masks on while I get to take mine off. So what are you doing in the company of your unvaccinated kids?

    For those with unvaccinated kids at home, how are you handling post travel? My DH travels extensively for work. He has been home through the pandemic but will soon be back to traveling. His travels take him to areas outside the U.S. He is vaccinated. Are we really ok just to have him come back and rejoin the family unit without us masking? I believe he will need to test before returning to the U.S. Travel in the U.S. treated just like going to the office with no need for masking or testing afterwards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgenie View Post
    For those with unvaccinated kids at home, how will you be handling masking now. Vaccinated adults in our circle are now not wearing masks when in the company of other vaccinated adults. I’ve still worn my mask because I think it stinks to require my kids to keep their masks on while I get to take mine off. So what are you doing in the company of your unvaccinated kids?

    For those with unvaccinated kids at home, how are you handling post travel? My DH travels extensively for work. He has been home through the pandemic but will soon be back to traveling. His travels take him to areas outside the U.S. He is vaccinated. Are we really ok just to have him come back and rejoin the family unit without us masking? I believe he will need to test before returning to the U.S. Travel in the U.S. treated just like going to the office with no need for masking or testing afterwards?
    We will continue to wear masks in situations our kids need to wear them in (so not at the local uncrowded playground, but when we go into the grocery store or to indoor swim lessons). I think it is unreasonable to expect a 3 and 7 year old to continue wearing masks without complaining when they see their parents not wearing them. But I may wear my most comfy cloth masks to more places rather than my KF-94's. If my office drops the mask mandate (I don't have to wear one in my private office, but do when I'm walking in and out of the building, going to the restroom, etc.) I won't wear one there since my kids won't be there. There will also be places where I'm just not comfortable yet with the idea of being indoors unmasked myself even though I'm fully vaccinated.
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    Our school sent out a follow up email to their Friday email. Now everyone still has to mask at school because the governor said there aren't enough kids protected. Amen. I hope he continues that in the fall for the elementary. Our school is too stupid to do it on their own.

    I just had the conversation last night with a friend about what we were going to do mask wise. She and I are on the same level as far as masking, vaccines, etc. We've actually become good friends throughout this pandemic because we believe in the same things. We are both the most comfortable continuing to mask indoors until our children can get vaccinated. We both have one who just became elgible and already have their first shots, and one that can't get the shot yet but should in the next round this winter. I will ask DH to stay masked at work meetings if he goes in to any if not everywhere is vaccinated. Their office is very strict about masking so I'm curious to see how they handle it.

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    https://www.aappublications.org/news...hildren-050421
    Pfizer will be requesting FDA approval in Sept for 2-11. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Boo, now Target has hopped on the bandwagon of not requiring masks. I donít often take my kids shopping with me, but that was one store like felt ok taking them too. First shots for them tonight then counting down 5 weeks!

    We havenít been to church since things shut down last spring because I wasnít comfortable being surrounded by 100 other people inside even with masks on. I was hoping to resume this summer once more people are vaccinated. Iím curious to see how my church handles masks now. I think it will still take me some time to get used to not wearing a mask into a store or large building with lots of people.


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