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Listen to the children of MN share how the masks and all of the distancing policies are affecting them. All of this needs to end now! 

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1) According to the WHO and UNICEF, one of the deciding factors on whether or not children should wear a mask is:

The potential impact of wearing a mask on learning and psychosocial development,

in consultation with teachers, parents/caregivers and/or medical providers.

Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-children-and-masks-related-to-covid-19

2) Emergency rooms have seen a 24 percent increase in mental health-related visits from children ages 5 to 11 compared to last year. The increase among older kids is even higher — 31 percent.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6945a3.htm#

3) According to the CDC:

Children had a 99.6 percent chance of surviving influenza during 2018-2019.

Children have a 99.94 percent chance of surviving COVID-19.

Source: https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Deaths-Focus-on-Ages-0-18-Yea/nr4s-juj3

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2018-2019.html

4) These recent statistics from the CDC show children have a GREATER chance of surviving COVID-19 over influenza.

Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2018-2019.html

https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Deaths-Focus-on-Ages-0-18-Yea/nr4s-juj3

5) Leading causes of death in children aged 1-14 years (from the CDC):

Accidents (unintentional injuries)
Cancer
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/child-health.htm

Kids Have A Greater Chance Of Being Harmed By Flu Than COVID-19!

According to the CDC, among children the mortality risk from COVID-19 is actually lower than from the flu… but we’ve never mandated masks or distancing in prior flu seasons. We should not make them suffer through all of this nonsense anymore.

Over the course of the pandemic, 49,000 Americans under the age of 18 have died of all causes, according to the CDC. Only 331 of those deaths have been with a positive COVID test. In 2019, more than 2,000 American kids and teenagers died in car crashes; each year, according to some estimates, about a thousand die from drowning.

In 2020, fewer kids died of COVID-19 than of heart disease, “malignant neopolasms,” suicide, and homicide — not to mention birth defects, which killed hundreds of times more.

The risk of children is dramatically smaller still than that CDC baseline; according to one, much-cited paper, the infection fatality rate for those aged 5 to 9 is less than 0.001 percent.

An eye-opening report was recently highlighted in Nature. Among 900,000 in-school pupils learning in North Carolina last fall, researchers would have expected, based on local transmission rates, about 900 cases of COVID. There were, it turned out, only 23. In another study, among 20,000 Nebraska students attending school all year there were, in total, two cases

Where there is risk, there must be choice!

Masks must be optional and not based on “vaccine status”

“Pro-vaccine and pro-science” family now regrets signing up their daughter for the clinical trial. “It feels like my heart is being ripped out of my neck.” She developed additional symptoms over the next few months including seizures, drastic change in vision, loss of feeling from the waist down, loss of bladder control plus many more challenges. She’s been to the ER 9 times in the last 5 months, for a total of two months in the hospital.

Even though the daughter was part of the clinical trial, the mother says Pfizer isn’t researching her case…

“She did the right thing trying to help everybody else and they’re not helping her”

Listen to their story below:

Stories like these are why these vaccines need to be a choice and should NOT
be used as the deciding factor on whether or not children need to wear a mask.

9 Year Old Blows the Whistle On The Fear and Bullying Taking Place in Schools Today In The Name of Fighting Covid

Watch this bold young lady, Novalee, share her experience at the June 14th, 2021 Maskoffmn.org meeting. Our work is not over. These dangerous and unnecessary mandates can NEVER be forced upon our children again.
Please share this FAR and WIDE! Feel free to tag Walz, Heather Mueller, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Department of Health, and your local school district when sharing.

Scientific Studies

“Sharing a household with children and risk of COVID-19: a study of over 300 000 adults living in healthcare worker households in Scotland”

A new study from Scotland has found, “There was no evidence that living with young children increased adults’ risk of COVID-19, including during the period after schools reopened.”

The study also noted the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization was reduced the more children present in the household.

https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2021/03/17/archdischild-2021-321604

“Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Their Parents in Southwest Germany”

This SARS-CoV-2 prevalence study, which appears to be the largest focusing on children, concluded children don’t spread the virus. “Among the 4964 persons tested by RT-PCR, only 2 participants (0.04%), 1 child and the corresponding parent, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2775656

“Corona children studies ‘Co-Ki’: First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children”

New Study involving over 25,000 school-aged children, shows that masks are harming schoolchildren physically, psychologically, and behaviorally, revealing 24 distinct health issues associated with wearing masks.

https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-124394/v2/bdeb04c9-7a3e-4bb4-997a-0dce53145ac7.pdf

“COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in COVID-19 transmission”

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control released a paper that concludes: “Investigations of cases identified in school settings suggest that child to child transmission in schools is uncommon and not the primary cause of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children whose onset of infection coincides with the period during which they are attending school, particularly in preschools and primary schools.”

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/COVID-19-schools-transmission-August%202020.pdf

“Data and Policy to Guide Opening Schools Safely to Limit the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Infection”

The CDC published a report that states: “…the type of rapid spread that was frequently observed in congregate living facilities or high-density worksites has not been reported in education settings in schools.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2775875

“Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden”

Hospital data from Sweden, where schools stayed open with no masks, shows C-19 caused no deaths in children – and teachers were 57% LESS likely to need intensive care for C-19 than other working adults. Yes, less likely.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2026670

“Masked education? The benefits and burdens of wearing face masks in schools during the current Corona pandemic”

There are disadvantages of masks: they can inhibit learning & communication in schools; if intervention not needed when case rates low – we should lift requirements & then people who want to mask can continue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7417296/

“Infectivity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in children compared with adults”

“We found that SARS-CoV-2 grew from pediatric samples less often than adult samples, and when the virus was successfully cultured, significantly less viable virus was present. These data, along with our local epidemiology, suggest that children do not appear to be the main drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.”

https://www.cmaj.ca/content/193/17/E601?s=09

“COVID-19 Mitigation Practices and COVID-19 Rates in Schools: Report on Data from Florida, New York and Massachusetts”

“Student COVID-19 rates do not appear to vary with mask mandates. Across all three states, in both unadjusted means and coefficient estimates, a higher in-person student density is consistently associated with equal or lower school case rates among students.”

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.19.21257467v1.full.pdf+html

“Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children”

“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.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2781743

(study retracted due to political reasons)

“Assessing the age specificity of infection fatality rates for COVID-19: systematic review, meta-analysis, and public policy implications”

“The estimated age-specific IFR is very low for children and younger adults (0.002% at age 10)”

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33289900/

“Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12–25 Years Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, January 2019–May 2021”

Suicide attempts among US adolescents increased 31% during the COVID-19 pandemic and over 50% for girls, according to a new CDC report. 

1 in 4 young adults contemplated suicide during the pandemic.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7024e1.htm

“Deaths in Children and Young People in England following SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year: a national study using linked mandatory child death reporting data”

99.995% of the 469,982 children…survived “SARS-CoV-2 is very rarely fatal in CYP (Children & Young People), even among those with underlying comorbidities.”

Deaths were over-reported… “There were fewer deaths among children due to the virus than initially suspected.”

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-689684/v1

“Schools Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Catastrophic Global Situation”

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: “…early in the pandemic, the international community realized that COVID-19 infection represented a significantly lower risk for children than adults, and that children seemed less important vectors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission than for previous respiratory virus pandemics. A growing body of evidence subsequently showed that children were not super spreaders, and it became clearer than the harms related to school closures outweighed the benefits. Unfortunately, the global decision to get back to school did not mirror the rapid decision to close them. Whereas school closures was almost a unanimous step, its reversal was not, and millions of children are still not attending their optimal learning environment.”

https://journals.lww.com/pidj/Fulltext/2021/04000/Schools_Closures_During_the_COVID_19_Pandemic__A.10.aspx

A 3-Step Toolkit For Un-Masking Our Kids

It’s not too late to use the strategies laid out in this 3 step toolkit! Please download this document as it contains everything you need to put pressure on the schools/districts to take a stand for the children! We need to put the kibosh on this now before they try to re-implement it again next year.

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