As COVID-19 circumstances plummet all through the state of Florida, new information reveals just about no distinction exists between masked and unmasked faculty districts by way of circumstances.
Governor Ron DeSantis launched the numbers through his press secretary, Christina Pushaw.
According to the press launch, new COVID-19 circumstances for youngsters ages 5-17 have decreased 79 p.c within the month of September within the 54 Florida counties the place faculty districts haven’t any masking coverage or are following state regulation by honoring the parental opt-out rule. In the 13 districts that demanded child-masking in colleges, case charges have dropped 77 p.c—barely much less, really, than unmasked districts.
COVID positivity charges declined at a fee of 65 p.c for unmasked districts, as in comparison with 67 p.c for masked. Put merely, the info for this faculty 12 months reveals no profit to pressured masking in pediatric age teams by way of both case fee or positivity fee.
As for statewide charges as a complete, Florida now boasts the nation’s second-lowest an infection fee within the nation at simply 27 circumstances per 100,000 individuals; all this regardless of largely maskless colleges and no governmental vaccine mandates.
The information continues to show that the virus posed little to no statistical threat of great hurt to youngsters, and that youngsters had been by no means a big transmitter of the virus to adults.