When current recommendations conflicted with evidence-based child health, this group removed pages from their website and turned their back on years of research. Here's what you should know about the statistics.
Pediatricians Remove Info on Mask Risks, Dangers for Kids
To support the unsubstantiated long-term use of masks, the AAP declared masks do not impact infant and child brain health and development and subsequently removed years of data and education that said children need facial cues
They support the use of masks in children suggesting “... when one sense is taken away, the others may be heightened.” However, speech therapists, physicians and parents heartedly disagree
Masking has also had a significant impact on people learning to speak English or who are hearing impaired
The AAP stated there are no studies to support the concern that child development would be impeded by constant masking, yet random controlled studies to analyze the effect would never have passed an ethical review board
Masking removes infants’ and young children's ability to read facial expressions, which can raise levels of anxiety and interfere with emotion recognition and trust building