It seems that the world won’t get rid of those facemasks for COVID anytime soon. Although many of us don’t like wearing them, and children are in the lowest risk group when it comes to severe COVID illness, a pediatrics group now recommends the little ones to keep wearing those masks in schools this fall even if they’re vaccinated.
The intriguing news comes from NBCNews.com, as the American Academy of Pedriatics recommends that all kids over the age of 2 should wear facemasks when they return to school, even if they’re vaccinated. School staff should also be wearing facemasks, according to the same association.
In-person learning is also important
However, the AAP also emphasizes the importance of in-person learning. Sonja O’Leary, who is chair of the AAP Council on School Health, confirms it by declaring, as quoted by NBCNews.com:
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,
Combining layers of protection that include vaccinations, masking and clean hands hygiene will make in-person learning safe and possible for everyone.
Dr. Anthony Fauci didn’t hesitate to comment for CNN on the matter, manifesting support for AAP’s recommendation, as once again cited by NBCNews.com:
I think that the American Academy of Pediatrics, you know, they’re a thoughtful group, they analyze the situation and if they feel that that’s the way to go, I think that’s a reasonable thing to do.
We would like to know your own opinion on the subject. Do you believe that the recommendation of the American Academy of Pedriatics is exaggerated or justified? Feel free to tell us what you think in the comment section!