As schools start to open for the fall semester in places across the nation, a number of GOP governors are ignoring mask guidelines from the CDC for children.
“In Florida, there won’t be lockdowns, there will not be school closures, restrictions or mandates in this state,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in his speech last week, saying that parents should make the choice about their children wearing masks.
Tufts Children’s Hospital Leader of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Dr. Meissner and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor Dr. Marty Makary looked at the science behind children and masking and discovered that not only is it not conclusive, but that masking has harmful effects on a kid’s well being, social development and their ability to learn. From the WSJ:
“Do masks lower coronavirus transmission in children? We could find just one single study on the topic, and its results were not even conclusive. Yet the CDC has sternly decreed that 56 million children, vaccinated or not, should wear a mask regardless of how common the virus is inside their cities. Authorities in many locations accepted the advice to impose mandates within schools and other places, on the idea that masks cannot do any harm.”
“That is not true. Some kids are ok wearing a mask, but others don’t do well. Those with myopia can have a hard time seeing because of their masks fogging their glasses. (Which has long been an issue for med students in operating rooms.) Masks can trigger severe acne and other skin issues. The discomfort of the mask distracts some kids from learning. Also by increasing airway resistance, these masks can cause an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood. And masks can also be vectors for pathogens if they get moist or used too much.”
The battle for masks in the classroom comes at a time when Biden is allowing in hundreds of thousands of illegals through America’s southern border. Many of which have tested positive for covid-19.
Last week one of Biden’s former advisors on Chinese coronavirus said cloth or paper masks do not work to prevent the spread of the virus.
Dr. Michael Osterholm: "We know today that many of the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective in reducing any of the virus movement…"
"…We need to talk about better masking. We need to talk about N-95 respirators." pic.twitter.com/l6z3RAXTe6
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 2, 2021
Author: Steven Sinclaire