Fabric and surgical masks have not been proven to protect the wearer according to the CDC.
Per the FDA, facemasks are designated as experimental for emergency use with no long term safety trials for child daily use.
Children (0-17 y/o) have 20 in a million infection fatality ratio according to the CDC. Is an estimated rate of 0.00002. When rounded to the 4th decimal place a 0% risk of death is calculated.
More children 1–4 die from accidental injury than any other cause of death except birth defects. Children 1–14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death after motor vehicle crashes.
Children are largely unaffected by COVID with an infection fatality rate of virtually 0. This is established science. Kids are less likely to be negatively impacted by COVID than vaccinated adults. Cloth and fabric masks have not been statistically proven to protect the wearer in any clinical trials. Masks add no advantage of protection for children but they certainly have a negative impact on all of our kids as stated by the countless caring parents advocating for their kids.