Questions Why the Department of Education Would Mandate Masks

I question why the Connecticut Department of Education insists on forcing children to wear masks.  They have an infinitesimal chance of getting seriously ill or dying from Covid.  On the other hand, a study in Germany shows how children wearing masks during a full day at school is truly detrimental to their health.  A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states “German schoolchildren who are forced to wear a mask all day long are inhaling at least 300 percent more CO2 than is legally allowed, putting them at serious risk of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation.” 

The article further states “The mask-wearing children who were evaluated as part of the research reported irritability, headaches and a ‘reluctance to go to school,’ all of which ‘can be understood as consequences of elevated carbon dioxide levels in inhaled air,’ the paper explains.

“The ‘dead-space volume of the masks … collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time,’ the paper further highlights, noting that “impairments attributable to hypercapnia” are the end result of mask mandates – hypercapnia is when too much CO2 builds up in the bloodstream.”

And isn’t CO2 considered a pollutant that is furiously being fought by those who are battling climate change and are anti-fossil fuels?  If it’s a pollutant of such seriousness, why would the Department of Education mandate children be forced to inhale it?

Adrienne Forrest
Essex, CT

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