As the school year begins, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is once again defending the use of mass masks on children. They falsely claim that they are still needed to keep them safe, despite research showing the ineffectiveness of surgical and cloth masks in blocking out exhaled aerosols.
For example, California’s masked-up population reported four times as many daily cases of the virus per day than Florida. This is compared to Florida which was completely unmasked at the end 2021. The Golden State also demonstrated that mask mandates do not work. California’s Alameda County, which was masked up, reported an almost identical case rate to nearby maskless counties during the summer, casting doubt on mask policies.
Privately, Dr. Anthony Fauci also admitted that drugstore masks were “not really effective” in keeping out virus. This was confirmed by a University of Waterloo study which found that surgical and cloth masks are approximately ten percent more efficient at blocking exhaled aerosols.
The AAP claims that “masks may still need to be necessary to keep children safe.” It also denies that universal masking can hinder a child’s ability to learn language — a concern for parents.
Two years after the Chinese coronavirus was discovered, the AAP is urging more mask use. Ironically, far-leftists, who support masks, were the first to abandon them while pushing them on children. After smiling gleefully, without masks, among children wearing masks in a photo op earlier this year, Stacey Abrams, Democratic gubernatorial Candidat, perfectly demonstrated this phenomenon.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), is one of those who has fought against forced masking at schools and subjecting children face muzzles.
DeSantis stated that Florida already had schools without mask mandates, while others did. The outcomes were “not meaningfully different.”
He said that while parents have the freedom to send their children to school as they wish, it was important to not force them to do so. He also stated that the administration prioritizes liberty and that the school districts are moving in the right direction.
“At the end, we had to put our children first. He said that we had to take care of their education. Is it really safe, and is it healthy for them to have their breathing blocked all day at school? It’s not, I think.