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American Academy Of Pediatricians: All Children Over Age 2 Should Wear A MASK


They just can’t seem to make up their minds, can they?

The American Academy of Pediatricians just updated their guidelines on masks for children. The AAP recommends that all children over the age of 2 wear a mask while in school.

There seems to be a lot of uncertainty over what to do when children return to school this fall, and many people in the MSM and government are already stoking the fear.

Everything from delta strains to a potential new wave this winter has been peddled in the media.

This peddling raises the most important question of all: will we go back to lockdowns and eventually close schools again after having them be open only for a short while?

This would be a disaster for national morale.

We absolutely cannot go back to lockdowns, but I already see that some foreign countries have gone back into lockdown. Here’s to hoping our ‘leaders’ do the right thing and keep the country OPEN this time.

Here’s what people are saying:

CNN summarized the latest guidelines:

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new Covid-19 guidance for schools on Monday that supports in-person learning and recommends universal masking in school of everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status — a stricter position than that taken this month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The AAP believes that, at this point in the pandemic, given what we know about low rates of in-school transmission when proper prevention measures are used, together with the availability of effective vaccines for those age 12 years and up, that the benefits of in-person school outweigh the risks in all circumstances,” the guidance says.

One of the main interventions put forward by the AAP is that all students over the age of 2 and all school staff should wear masks at school unless they have a medical or developmental condition that prohibits this.

Here are the guidelines found on The American Association of Pediatrics website:

All students older than 2 years and all school staff should wear face masks at school (unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use).
The AAP recommends universal masking in school at this time for the following reasons:

a significant portion of the student population is not eligible for vaccination.

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protection of unvaccinated students from COVID-19 and to reduce transmission.

lack of a system to monitor vaccine status among students, teachers and staff.

potential difficulty in monitoring or enforcing mask policies for those who are not vaccinated; in the absence of schools being able to conduct this monitoring, universal masking is the best and most effective strategy to create consisent messages, expectations, enforcement, and compliance without the added burden of needing to monitor vaccination status.

possibility of low vaccination uptake within the surrounding school community.

continued concerns for variants that are more easily spread among children, adolescents, and adults.



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