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.
Power corrupts people’s minds….
New York Governor Kathy Hochul: I ‘Reserve the Right’ to Force Students to Mask Up https://t.co/74cHQKwCgt
— Pittsburgh Sports/Stargate (@Pittsburgh7676) July 22, 2022
“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.
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.
A company owned by a family which has donated to the re-election campaign for New York Governor Kathy Hochul has been paid by the state the past eight months to manufacture at-home COVID tests.https://t.co/rs3OKXA7QW
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 22, 2022
The free COVID tests may have come at a price for New Yorkers who must now face Hochul’s allegiance to Big Pharma.
For any friends in New York complaining about “free” COVID tests being inaccurate. You can thank @GovKathyHochul, who gave the no-bid contract to her friends in exchange for donating $300k to her campaign. They got ~$640M in tax payer dollars. https://t.co/eA6q5LS2wb
— Lisa Escaped from NYC 🦔✡️🕊️ (@lisa617) July 21, 2022
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.