The doctor pointed out a new masking study that blows a massive hole in the childhood masking argument.
Dr. Nicole Saphier is taking New York City Mayor Eric Adams to task over his stubborn, unscientific insistence that toddlers in daycares and in pre-K schools around the city remain masked — even as adults like himself remain maskless.
The New York City area physician excoriated Adams by pointing to the latest actual science on child-masking and argued that he should be “removed from office.”
“It’s important to remember that the World Health Organization has never recommended masking children 2 to 5 years of age,” Dr. Saphier said. “In fact, they only recommend selective masking in children 6 to 12 years of age.”
“But again, CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics continues to say everyone masked two and up,” she continued. “But, thankfully, Europe continues to come out as the heroes putting forth the data on children and masking. We had the Spanish study which showed 5-year-olds who did not wear masks had no change in transmission rates when it came to 6-year-olds who were wearing masks. All they showed, the older you are, the more likely you are to spread the virus, which we’ve been saying all along.”
The Spanish study that Dr. Saphier references above is quite clear: There is no discernible difference between mask-mandate and mask-optional schools when it comes to Covid transmission. The study’s overview was summarized in a Tablet article “The Cult of Masked Schoolchildren,” published in January.