It’s been two and a half years since the pandemic’s first wave – and the on-again, off-again series of restrictions foisted on young students.

Many students are way behind because of online learning. The youngest ones have hardly experienced life – and certainly school – without masking. 

It is abundantly clear that students have suffered both academically and socially because of these restrictions. 

Most of us, and that includes their parents, just want to get on with living.

But as students head back to class this week, it seems some Ontario teachers and parents are not prepared to let it go.

In recent days the Twitter-sphere has run rampant with tweets from teachers and parents freakishly obsessed with mask mandates when their little (and big) ones return to school.

I have no problem if someone wants to continue to wear a mask, wherever they might be, although I find it particularly silly (and sad) that there are still those wearing them outside or inside their vehicles. 

It’s akin to Mask Theatre.

Still, this obsession is indicative of the tremendous job leftist doctors and politicians have done to pound fear into us. They have helped create a whole group of Covid-deranged, mask and vaccine-obsessed, self-righteous hypochondriacs who spend their time lecturing others about being respectful.

This mom, who goes by the Twitter handle @BikeMama appears to have ramped up her pleas to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to expand virtual learning and reinstate a mask mandate the closer it got to Labour Day. It should come as no surprise that she frequently tweets to David Fishman, a doctor who repeatedly fear mongers on Twitter and blocked me for calling him out.

Nothing beats this Toronto board teacher, identified as TorontoTeacherX only, whose succession of Twitter rants started in early August. The tweets seemed to suggest that she, or he, really had no interest in returning to school and certainly not in a classroom where masking is optional.

After ramping up his or her assault on the lack of mask mandate, he or she indicated that their students would earn special gold stars for wearing masks and those with the most stars at the end of the week would be taken to lunch on his or her own dime.

When the reaction to these tweets was critical – suggesting, quite rightly, that this was not an appropriate way to teach and was divisive – the entire account was deleted.

We managed to screenshot just one of the tweets.

This consultant, who describes herself as an advocate for hire, believes masks should be worn by all students and staff to ensure “inclusive” classrooms. 

That’s taking inclusivity to a whole new level.

In what can only be described as an act of absolute looniness, this mom showed up at her daughter’s Waterloo Catholic high school Tuesday with N95 masks and rapid tests.

Needless to say, she was quite taken aback when some staff laughed at her and she was asked to leave the school grounds.

Even former NDP MPP and queer Minister (of the church) Cheri diNovo had to get into the act.

Of course, that was a dog whistle to all of the hypochondriacs.

Look, as I’ve said many times, I lost my dad to Covid in November of 2020 during the disease’s second wave. He was 91.

I am triple vaccinated and took all the precautions when mandated.

But for heaven’s sake, enough already.

Let kids be kids and be permitted to move on.

Most Canadians have.

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A two-time investigative reporting award winner and nine-time winner of the Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice award for news writer, Sue-Ann Levy made her name for advocating the poor, the homeless, the elderly in long-term care and others without a voice and for fighting against the striking rise in anti-Semitism and the BDS movement across Canada.

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