Masks Aren't the Best Tool to Prevent Serious COVID Complications - but It Turns out Kids Might Be

The peer-reviewed journal, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), did a study published in November 2022, that showed a signal that, over time, exposure to children actually helps COVID outcomes and mitigates severity.


Solomon et al. (1) identified an association between exposure to young children and lower risk of severe Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults. The authors theorize that this protection may be due to higher rates of coronavirus immunity conferred by recent exposure to and subsequent infection with other human coronaviruses (HCoVs). Cross-protection is also supported by laboratory studies (24).

The study reviewed medical records of Kaiser Permanante patients in their analysis and discovered this interesting pattern:

Those without identifiable household exposure to children based on health insurance enrollment had a 27% higher rate of COVID-19 hospitalization and a 49% higher rate of COVID-19 hospitalization requiring ICU admission than those with young children, when calculating outcomes for severe illness relative to the total population within each subgroup. When severe COVID-19 outcomes were calculated as a proportion of those who contracted COVID-19 infection within each age and exposure group—in other words, the risk of a severe adverse COVID-19 outcome among adults with confirmed COVID-19—the findings were more dramatic, with a 49% higher rate of COVID-19 hospitalization and a 76% higher rate of COVID-19 hospitalization requiring ICU admission among those without exposure to young children. Our findings, based on data prior to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, provide potential epidemiologic evidence to suggest the possibility that cross-immunity to non-SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses may provide a level of protection against severe COVID-19 illness.


This is interesting, in light of a number of East Coast counties and school districts reinstituting masking inside because of the rise in COVID cases. The premise: we must protect our teachers and communities.

More schools across the United States are putting mask mandates in place as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Before winter break, districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania announced they would temporarily be requiring masks among students and staff members amid a surge of respiratory illnesses.

Now schools in Massachusetts and Michigan are following suit while Chicago schools are asking students to take rapid tests before classes start.

The Chelsea School District in the Boston area claims it is following CDC recommendations, also claiming the need for community safety:

Effective Monday, masks must be worn in Chelsea public school buildings at all times “except when eating and drinking,” Superintendent Almi Abeyta wrote in a message to families on Friday.

“We will continue to regularly monitor data and follow CDC recommendations in the event the risk level changes,” she wrote. “The safety of our community is our highest priority.”

Ann Arbor, MI is also following suit, quoting what can now be considered inconsistent data about masks preventing the spread of flu and RSV.

Classes in Wayne County public schools — the state’s most populous county — resumed Monday.

“The return from winter break is a time of higher risk of transmission in the school setting,” the recommendation says. “Alongside vaccination, masks continue to be an effective tool to protect against the spread of respiratory viruses.

“This voluntary, temporary recommendation is about being proactive to reduce the combined impact of higher-than-normal levels of flu and RSV and new COVID-19 variants.”


Of course, all recommendations have to be “voluntary and temporary,” because a judge in Louisiana took a hatchet to the federal mandates on this subject. But county health systems and school districts can still play mask and COVID vaccine theater with your child’s health, and apparently, they are still willfully doing so. As my colleagues Bob Hoge and Mike Miller have reported, there are no definitive studies that confirm the pseudo-science surrounding mask-wearing. Miller pointed to two particular international studies and surmised,

After the CDC took nearly two years to tell America and presumably the world that cloth masks were virtually worthless for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and that N95 masks provide “the highest” level of protection, a new peer-reviewed, international randomized controlled trial (RCT) has found no statistically significant real-world evidence that masks stop aerosolized transmission of the virus.

So why does the CDC continue these false recommendations, while simultaneously tormenting children and destroying their immune systems? These are the same agents who facilitated the ruination of children’s development and learning. Our nation’s children will never get that time back, and it will take years to rebuild what has been lost. So, if after two years we are recognizing the significant harm done to children’s emotional, intellectual, and relational development because of the COVID cultists, how long will it take to connect the dots that this rise in flu, RSV, and COVID could well be related to the suppression of their immune systems from the past periods of mandated masking?


It seems that PNAS is starting to make those connections, and the CDC’s late release of their VAERS data is adding more weight to the fact that all this COVID mitigation is doing the opposite of what is intended.

Or maybe it isn’t. The evidence on many fronts points to destruction of a generation, and this is yet another way to bring it about.


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