• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Anti-Maskers Are Assaulting Teachers and School Leaders. What Can Be Done?

  1. Unfortunately, one might infer from Barlow’s article that all parents with serious concerns about their children having to wear masks for a second straight year in school are violent war-mongers. That’s a distortion of the vast majority of parents who share these concerns, and the fact that the interviewer and the interviewee neglect to address the reasons behind parents’ concerns betrays their own problematic biases.

    For a different perspective, try plumbing why so many parents are legitimately concerned in the first place via Dr. Marty Makaray, John Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Cody Meisser, Tufts Children’s Hospital: https://www.wsj.com/articles/masks-children-parenting-schools-mandates-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-biden-administration-cdc-11628432716?st=cgbkrrh6nm6o7ma&reflink=article_copyURL_share

    1. Thank you for that response. “Anti-maskers” and people who fight for freedoms and their rights often get overlooked and mis-labeled for the left. Really having issues with this story….in a lot of ways.

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