I prefer not to debate whether adults with compromised immune systems should mask up, vaccinate, social distance, etc., but I question forcing masks on school children.
The most recent numbers I have seen show that 143 children have died out of 1,800,000 who have been infected with Covid. Many of these children already had comorbidities such as cystic fibrosis and leukemia. Even the CDC admits the chances of the young and healthy dying from Covid are miniscule
Covid Mortality Risk by Age (from the CDC):
0-24: 1 in 250,000
25-44: 1 in 16,666
45-65: 1 in 2,500
65+: 1 in 500
Dr. Leana Wen was one of the most vociferous supporters of mask mandates for the past 2 years. She even advocated forced detention of the unvaccinated.
She has now changed her mind and says “the science has changed”. That mask mandates for children should end, that we need to recognize that masks can have adverse effects on children. The decision to mask should be on individuals and families, rather than government entities.https://twitter.com/ac360/status/1490863954700210178
Post Edited (IamCurious) : 2/12/2022 5:01:58 PM (GMT-7)