The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released information about whether children should wear masks to school. Even though they called for schools to fully reopen, they say that ALL children above two should wear masks in school. Any children who are vaccinated will also have to wear a mask.
The recommendations were published today;
“AAP recommends universal masking because a significant portion of the student population is not yet eligible for vaccines, and masking is proven to reduce transmission of the virus and to protect those who are not vaccinated.”
“Many schools will not have a system to monitor vaccine status of students, teachers, and staff, and some communities overall have low vaccination uptake where the virus may be circulating more prominently.”
This recommendation won’t sit well with so many parents who have protested against wearing masks in school. Children under age 18 make up 14 percent of all cases of covid and just 0.1 percent of all covid-related deaths in