Risk from the use of a mouth and nose cover (MNB) Children and adolescents
In the past few months there have been repeated discussions regarding the benefits and damage of a mouth and nose covering 1 (MNB) including Community masks. So the recommendation changed from «in the broad population counterproductive »to« unnecessary », to «Possibly protective», to «protects», to «urgent Recommendation »and finally to« compulsory wear ». It is not surprising that this discussion is not scientific, but rather political and emotional. The mask requirement for pupils has been expanded now in many federal states on different levels . But what about the assessment of the proportionality and, above all, the safety of use of mask and covering in children and adolescents?
In this compilation various aspects are shown which require the utmost attention. Enormous health risk for children cannot be ruled out, in fact it is highly probable. In order to demonstrate this in an understandable manner, we will concentrate below on two questions:
- Are existing studies applicable to children and adolescents?
- Is there a direct health hazard?
The following topics are in further elaboration, these will become published at a later date:
- Is there an indirect health hazard? (Contamination, Handling etc.)
- Are children and young people the main drivers of pandemics?
The available data indicate a very likely and unreasonable risk, especially for children. You don't know which Mask types are used, which pressure differences arise and / or whether children have previous illnesses. Health harm is not to exclude. Children wear masks continuously and even longer than (in the context of occupational health Rules and regulations) adults in professional life are allowed!
A strict PROHIBITION for masks in children and adolescents is therefore indicated until proof of safety has been provided.