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Schools With Mask Mandates Had Fewer COVID-19 Outbreaks (www.healthline.com)

  • A new study from the CDC found that COVID-19 cases in children increased more in counties where schools did not require masking than they did in those areas where universal masking was mandated.
  • In areas with no mask mandates, there was an average of about 35 new pediatric cases per 100,000 children.
  • This is compared to roughly 16 new pediatric cases per 100,000 children per day in counties requiring masks in school.

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that school mask mandates may protect children in classrooms from COVID-19.

According to the CDC study, case rates in children increased significantly in counties where schools did not require classroom masking than they did in those areas where universal masking was mandated.

The CDC studied pediatric COVID-19 case rates from 520 counties where mask rules were consistent in all schools, and were applied to either all students or none of them.

The CDC adjusted findings to control for child…

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