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Letter: Stop complaining and just wear a mask

Editor:

I don’t get all the drama over kids having to wear masks at school. The unmask our kids movement needs to wake up to medical reality.

Yes of course it’s uncomfortable for kids to wear a mask during long portions of the school day. That’s the truth. But if that mask helps prevent COVID-19 from spreading in more crowded spaces that might not get the best ventilation, then kids should be treated as heroes for putting on a mask every morning.

Every public bus I see says, “No mask, no ride.” Prominent hospitals and medical organizations such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support wearing masks indoors, especially during the rise of the delta variant.

Here’s what the medical professionals at Johns Hopkins had to say: “Although being fully vaccinated greatly reduces your chance of catching or spreading the coronavirus, it doesn’t eliminate it entirely. If you are infected with the coronavirus and do not know it, a mask is very good at keeping your respiratory droplets and particles from infecting others. If you haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask can also help prevent germs that come from another person’s respiratory droplets from getting into your nose and mouth.”

Spencer Shaak
West Lawn


Source: Berkshire mont

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