NY Gov. Kathy Hochul prepares to make students mask up for school again

New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said she reserves the right to make students wear masks in school this year.

Hochul has not yet made the policy change, but adamantly claimed the power to do so.

The message

“We don’t currently, based on today’s numbers, anticipate the need for masks in classrooms, but I’m going to reserve the right to return to this policy if the numbers change, the circumstances change, and the severity of the illnesses change,” Hochul said on Wednesday.

“God forbid there is a variant that affects kids more severely,” she added, warning that it is possible that the country has not “seen everything” in terms of the virus.

“I feel like we’ve seen everything, but maybe we haven’t. And that’s what preparing for. So my number one job is to protect the health of New Yorkers, especially our vulnerable children,” Hochul said ahead of students returning to school in September.

Mixed motives?

Hochul has been noted for receiving funding from a company that manufactures at-home COVID tests.

“A company owned by a family which has donated $300,000 to the re-election campaign for New York Governor Kathy Hochul has been paid $637 million by the state over the past eight months to manufacture at-home COVID tests, and the entire arrangement has gone on without either party ever signing a contract,” the Blaze reported.

The free COVID tests may have come at a price for New Yorkers who must now face Hochul’s allegiance to Big Pharma.

Hochul is also likely to run into strong resistance from parents in her state if she tries to return her mask-wearing policy on students.

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