One of the most prestigious medical journals in the world recently released the bombshell results of a peer-reviewed study on masking children. It showed CO2 levels six times higher for youth wearing masks, even for short periods of time. Published in JAMA Pediatrics, this alarming evidence of the folly, fraud, and failure of masking comes at a moment when the NEA (National Education Association) is pushing to have every child in America fully masked for the entire school day this fall. The study authors wrote:
“Most of the complaints reported by children can be understood as consequences of elevated carbon dioxide levels in inhaled air. This is because of the dead-space volume of the masks, which collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time. This carbon dioxide mixes with fresh air and elevates the carbon dioxide content of inhaled air under the mask, and this was more pronounced in this study for younger children.
“This leads in turn to impairments attributable to hypercapnia. A recent review concluded that there was ample evidence for adverse effects of wearing such masks. We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks.”
Of course, you likely haven’t heard of this study because it runs diametrically counter to the prevailing narrative about masks. Catechized in endless media messaging about the absolute necessity to mask, ...