A doctor was asked to put together a list of what masks do to our children and she sent this….
Masking children is child abuse!
Interferes with development of speech and communication
Sends messages to brain that child is under duress
Some children have regressed developmentally
One 4 year old child lost control over urination and began wetting herself
A teen with OCD, in my practice
drove his car into a tree while masked because wearing a mask exacerbates pre-existing mental health symptoms
Children are shutting down in the areas of both expressive and receptive communication
Masks are causing respiratory and facial staff and yeast infractions
Increases anxiety in children
Decreased intake of oxygen is increasing depression in children
Increases feelings of social isolation
Those who have myopia can have difficulty seeing because the mask fogs their glasses. WSJ
Masks can cause severe acne and other skin problems. WSJ
The discomfort of a mask distracts some children from learning. WSJ
By increasing airway resistance during exhalation, masks can lead to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. M
And masks can be vectors for pathogens if they become moist or are used for too long. WSJ
Some children compensate for such difficulties by breathing through their mouths. Chronic and prolonged mouth breathing can alter facial development. WSJ
It is well-documented that children who mouth-breathe because adenoids block their nasal airways can develop a mouth deformity and elongated face. WSJ
Facial expressions are integral to human connection, particularly for young children, who are only learning how to signal fear, confusion and happiness. WSJ
Covering a child’s face mutes these nonverbal forms of communication and can result in robotic and emotionless interactions, anxiety and depression. WSJ
Seeing people speak is a building block of phonetic development. It is especially important for children with disabilities such as hearing impairment. WSJ
The adverse developmental effects of requiring masks for a few weeks are probably minor. We can’t say that with any confidence when the practice stretches on for months or years. WSJ
Public-health officials claim to base their decisions and guidance on science, but there’s no science behind mask mandates for children. WSJ
A new research study by one of us (Dr. Makary) and his Johns Hopkins colleagues found that of the $42 billion the National Institutes of Health spent on research last year, less than 2% went to Covid clinical research and not a single grant was dedicated to studying masks in children. WSJ
Forcing a child to wear a mask is child abuse.
Cloth and paper masks worn outside of a surgical situation do not protect anyone from anything.
Children’s masks get wet and breed pathogens and stick to their faces.