The next stage of our mandatory insanity has arrived.
San Francisco will soon require children as young as 5 to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor public spaces like restaurants, entertainment venues and sporting events, public health officials said this week.
The local mandate already requires children and adults over the age of 12 to show proof that they are vaccinated before entering those places. Now, city health officials are planning to extend the health order to children ages 5 to 11, the group newly eligible for the shot.
2-year-olds next, I presume. That seems to be the current arbitrary cutoff for security theater.
Now I don’t mean to suggest that the protests against critical race theory didn’t play a role in the Virginia elections. But the underlying issue was the general insanity that parents had been dealing with since the start of the pandemic. Democrats had broken education badly and while most parents didn’t feel comfortable directly challenging coronavirus guidelines, they were more comfortable with the specifics of critical race theory and the generalities of Democrats and teachers’ unions declaring that parents had no role in education.
The lockdowns broke a lot of things in America. But it broke education particularly badly and the Democrats are just doubling down on the insanity. After escaping a loss in California, losing badly in Virginia, and narrowly stealing an election in New Jersey, they’ve learned nothing except to claw for survival while increasing the pressure on the very people, including moderate Democrats and independents, who are already turning on them.