Halloween could also be coming early this 12 months. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched an announcement at the moment recommending masks for any scholar above the age of two. Should your youngster’s college district heed the AAP’s recommendation, your offspring will spend one other college 12 months falling behind socially and academically, whereas being at very low threat of contracting a severe sickness.
Masks really useful inside colleges for anybody over age of 2: American Academy of Pediatricshttps://t.co/NKqKNYLAAD
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 19, 2021
The AAP’s statement recommends face coverings for all college students and employees: “…everyone older than age 2 wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.”
Since many youngsters should not eligible to obtain (and will not need) vaccines, the AAP is pushing the narrative that common masking is important: “…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.”
The assertion continued: (*2*)
In a uncommon displaying of widespread sense, the AAP did push for all youngsters to return to in-person studying:
The AAP strongly recommends in-person studying for the 2021-2022 college 12 months and urges all who’re eligible to be vaccinated to guard in opposition to COVID-19. Read extra right here: https://t.co/58L7GpE1JK pic.twitter.com/0BnvqVFpbh
— American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) July 19, 2021
Sonja O’Leary, chair of the AAP Council on School Health, acknowledged that in-person studying is a precedence: “We need to prioritize getting children back into schools alongside their friends and their teachers — and we all play a role in making sure it happens safely. The pandemic has taken a heartbreaking toll on children, and it’s not just their education that has suffered but their mental, emotional and physical health. ”
Cosmetic theatre 2.0, right here we come!