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Emotional Video of NV Elementary Kids Cheering When They Could Take off Masks

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Courtney Holland tweeted an incredibly emotional video of Las Vegas, Nevada elementary aged school children who quite literally jumped for joy when they were told they could take their masks off at school. “Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Kids at a Las Vegas elementary school burst out into cheers after learning they no longer have to wear a mask to school” Holland tweeted along with the video.

It’s particularly enraging to see. Liberal leadership and high profile celebrities have bullishly touted “wear a damn mask.” They have mandated children wear masks. They have said children don’t mind wearing masks and insisted they are “following the science” despite the science saying how detrimental masks are to children. Not only to their emotional wellbeing and mental health, but also studies have been conducted on the dozens of types of bacteria and germs that grow in the mask, causing actual illness to the children.

Add all of that on top of the fact that children have an incredibly low risk of contracting Covid-19, and an even lower risk of having significant side-effects. And yet again, an even lower risk of hospitalization. In addition, hit is insulting that the very people who are treating our children like this, all just celebrated, maskless, in close proximity to tens of thousands of people at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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  1. Marc Gamache

    February 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Here is something no one is talking about:
    What do kids do after school and on the weekends?
    – Most are visiting with other kids and do you think they are wearing masks?
    – Are high school students not going on dates?
    – Does anyone really think they aren’t kissing – or if they are, they’re doing it with masks on?

    Seriously, kids are wearing masks with each other – ONLY during school.

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Report: Denver area migrants cost $340 million to shelter, educate

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A report by the free-market Common Sense Institute found the more than 42,000 migrants who have arrived in Denver over the last year and a half have cost the region as much as $340 million. The city of Denver, local school districts, and the region’s health-care system have spent between $216 million and $340 million combined to shelter, feed, clothe, and educate the migrants, and to provide them with emergency medical care.

National Review explains the report builds off a previous report from March that conservatively found that the migrants had cost the region at least $170 million. “Costs are never localized,” said DJ Summers, the institute’s research director. “They expand outward.”

Democratic leaders are being blamed for their welcoming posture toward immigrants generally, and their sanctuary-city policies, which curtail law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration agents. Since late December 2022, at least 42,269 migrants — or “newcomers” as Denver leaders call them — have arrived in the city, adds National Review.

The Common Sense Institute report found that the migrant crisis has also hit local emergency rooms hard with extensive expenses. Since December 2022, migrants have made more than 16,000 visits to metro emergency departments. At an estimated cost of about $3,000 per visit, that has resulted in nearly $48 million in uncompensated care.

Summers said those costs are “stressing existing health care organizations,” but they also indirectly hit residents in their pocketbooks through increased insurance prices.

Metro school districts have endured the biggest financial hit — estimated between $98 million and $222 million — according to the Common Sense Institute report. The large range in costs is due to the difficulties researchers had identifying exactly how many new foreign students are tied to the migrant crisis.

The researchers found that since December 2022, 15,725 foreign students have enrolled in local schools. Of those, 6,929 have come from the five countries most closely identified with the migrant crisis — Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

On average, it costs a little over $14,000 to educate a student for a year in a Denver-area public school, but Summers said migrant students likely cost more.

“They have transportation needs that are different, they have acculturation needs that are going to be different, language assistance needs that are going to be different,” he said. “Many of them might need to get up to speed in curriculum. They might need outside tutoring.”

Earlier this year, Colorado lawmakers approved $24 million in state funding to help school districts statewide plug budget holes related to the migrant students.

Summers said the updated Common Sense Institute tally is likely still missing some costs related to the ongoing migrant crisis.

“There are definitely additional costs. We just don’t have a great way to measure them just yet,” he said, noting legal fees, crime, and unreported business and nonprofit expenses.

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