BOONE — At its Sept. 13 meeting, the Watauga County Board of Education unanimously re-approved the policy requiring the wearing of masks by students and staff that was first passed on Aug. 9.

State law requires county boards of education to revisit its position on mask mandates once a month. The Watauga County BOE did so with no discussion as it was passed in a slate with other items before the board in the consent agenda.

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Unfortunately these boards do not care for the facts. The PCR tests have failed FDA approval for too high of false positives, and the creator of the test did state on record that they do not test for covid. As well, masks have been proven for decades to be ineffective against viral agents, and may even be harmful. Do these boards actually care about the public and our kids?


"'Smith mentioned that the creator of the PCR test — who died in August 2019 according to the NYT — said the tests were created to “make something out of nothing."'

Emily Smith's apocryphal quote attributed to Dr. Kary Mullis is just pure social media fake news. Can we get a fact check on this in the article?

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