A post-pandemic, systematic review of the effectiveness of mask mandates for children did not find “high-quality” evidence that masking children prevented infection or transmission of COVID-19.
A final analysis review included 22 studies through database searches going up to February 2023. “Of that, 16 studies found no effect of mask wearing on infection or transmission, while six studies reporting a protective association had critical or serious risk of bias,” the study said.
“Because benefits of masking for COVID-19 have not been identified, it should be recognized that mask recommendations for children are not supported by scientific evidence.”
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Publish Date: 2023-12-04 20:33:09