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Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« on: October 26, 2021, 12:03:40 PM »
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Should young children be made to wear face masks?

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Like many children his age, three-year-old Eshan Evans is energetic and boisterous. But as soon as he has to put on a face mask at school, something changes. "You can see he's a different boy, much tamer and quieter," says his mother Herne.

In Singapore, where Eshan and his family live, children aged six and above are legally required to wear masks. But many kindergartens and pre-schools also strongly encourage the practice for younger children. It means that for roughly eight hours every weekday, except while eating, drinking, or napping, Eshan wears a disposable three-ply mask.

The moment he's let out, however, he rips off his mask, shoving it into his pocket or thrusting into his grandmother's hands. Once, on a particularly bad day in July, he threw his mask on the ground and ran out the school gates.

"He hates it," says his mother, who doesn't make her son wear a mask outside of school. "I have nothing against masks... but we don't want to force it on him and know he's uncomfortable."

The decision of whether to mask young children is one that many parents and regulators around the world are facing as they try to prevent new waves of Covid-19, while also allowing children to develop, socialise and thrive emotionally.

From a regulatory standpoint, as of early October, countries fall largely into three camps. Singapore and European countries such as France and Italy recommend masking up from the age of six. This is in line the World Health Organization's guidelines, which recommend that children over six wear masks in certain circumstances, for example when there is widespread transmission in their area. Some only apply the rule to specific indoor settings, such as school.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211025-how-face-masks-affect-young-children
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Thoughtful article. Of course, because it's somewhat scientific, too difficult for the maskholes to absorb......


Some interesting nuggets in the comments.


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snowybirdie (3,351 posts)

8. Its really OK

to make children do something they don't want to do. They like to poop anywhere but we potty train them. They'd rather snuggle up to mom and feed, but we wean them. They want to sleep with mom and dad, but we insist they learn to sleep in their own beds. Its called parenthood, and loving parents do all kinds of things to make them independent and happy and healthy. Enough with coddling. Their life just might depend on wearing a mask

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MagickMuffin (12,145 posts)

11. They are children and should not be making these kinds of decisions



They have to be strapped into carseats, seatbelts, they have to wear clothes, they have to have baths, and so on and so forth.


Parents need to do their jobs even if it makes their kids uncomfortable. Welcome to adulthood where you have top make decisions for your family.


Those last 2 comments above ... no do gender reassignment.  I'd love to see your take on THAT if you think these kids are too young to decide to wear a mask or not.


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15. I laugh

because about once a week my son comes home from Kindergarten with someone else's mask. Usually the next day I find the mother in the drop off/pick up line and we switch back.

I can't imagine being a teacher in these classroom's with little children having to help keep track of what masks belongs to what child, etc. in addition to trying to actually teach them.


What is the point of wearing a mask again?  Enlighten us how this helps, please.  These kids are wearing nasty ass masks for hours a day, and in the story above, her son gets to wear several different nasty ass masks, evidently, and she 'laughs.'

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Re: Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 02:00:50 PM »
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15. I laugh

because about once a week my son comes home from Kindergarten with someone else's mask. Usually the next day I find the mother in the drop off/pick up line and we switch back.

I can't imagine being a teacher in these classroom's with little children having to help keep track of what masks belongs to what child, etc. in addition to trying to actually teach them.

Children swapping masks? And then swapping them back?  Is there a better way to spread disease?

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Re: Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2021, 02:42:40 PM »
masks dont seem to be too much of a concern for jill biden's husband...

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Biden coughs into hand, proceeds to shake hands with public while maskless
Biden mingled without a mask less than a week after one of his Cabinet members tested positive for COVID-19

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Re: Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 03:19:01 PM »
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snowybirdie (3,351 posts)

8. Its really OK

to make children do something they don't want to do. They like to poop anywhere but we potty train them. They'd rather snuggle up to mom and feed, but we wean them. They want to sleep with mom and dad, but we insist they learn to sleep in their own beds. Its called parenthood, and loving parents do all kinds of things to make them independent and happy and healthy. Enough with coddling. Their life just might depend on wearing a mask

How about telling them they have a dingaling, therefore are male?  Telling them to follow instructions, rules and laws?  That's parenting too, correct?  Moonbats and proggies took coddling to a black art (like evil magic, lurkers). 


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9. I work in an elementary school. All kids in all grades and special

Ed rooms are handling it just fine.

Funny, my wife is a sped teacher in a pre-k building, and is having great difficulty keeping masks on her kids.  Maybe kids just don't fit that hive mind you moonbats seek?  Or maybe you are full of fertilizer?  70k posts tell me both options are wide open. 
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Re: Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 04:50:53 PM »
No.

Unless you're in a medical setting, everyone wearing a mask looks like a giant douche.  Complete and utter virtue signaling and political theater (or theatre for our British counterparts).

There is no actual data proving that "masking up" stops any spread, and any study citing such data is made up out of whole cloth.  Being a data analyst, I've read the few studies.  But liberals especially in the media world cite it with alacrity.  Similar to climate change/glow-bull warming, where they deem it "settled science".

In a few decades, the forensic autopsy of the world's and America's handling of the Wuhan Red Death is going to truly be examined through a much different lens.

In retrospect, this will look like a giant overreaction to a moderately harsher version of the seasonal flu.

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Re: Should young children be made to wear face masks?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 01:36:05 PM »
My district just let their mask mandate expire.  Masks are still recommended and provided for students who want them, but not required.   :yahoo:

It kind of slipped through in the middle of the night, everyone at work today had theirs on but me.  We will see what the rest of the week brings.   
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