Anthony Fauci Is Wrong About the Need for 3-Year-Olds To Wear Masks
In a recent interview on MSNBC, White House coronavirus advisor Anthony Fauci said children who are not eligible to get vaccinated “should be wearing masks, no doubt about that.” The federal government has not yet approved any of the COVID-19 vaccines for kids under the age of 12, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised all unvaccinated people over the age of two to keep wearing masks.
Fauci expressed concern that unvaccinated, unmasked kids could contract the disease and spread it to adults who might be at greater risk of a negative health outcome.
But this is rapidly becoming an unpersuasive reason to require masks, given that all American adults who want to get a vaccine are basically able to do so, and 90 percent of the most vulnerable population—seniors—are already vaccinated. In other words, it’s increasingly unlikely that a sick child would spread COVID-19 to someone who would be in serious danger of dying from it, unless this hypothetical person obstinately refused to take the vaccine. And in that case, it doesn’t seem fair to continue to require children—who are not themselves particula
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