Children’s masks: interests and disadvantages


Impact on the epidemic, advantages for learning, class closures… There are many questions about wearing a mask at school.

Students from 47 departments will be able to remove masks in class from Monday. A taste of a return to normal as the epidemic continues to recede. The number of new infections flirts with 5,000 per day, when it exceeded 15,000 in early September. The pressure on the healthcare system is also less strong with around sixty people admitted to intensive care every day, compared to more than 160 a month ago. According to different models, the momentum should not reverse in the coming days. But experts remain very cautious, with the arrival of autumn and more than 15 million French people still not vaccinated.

Covid, what risk for the little ones?

The risk for children of developing serious forms remains low: in France, children under 10 represent less than 1% of hospitalizations. But, this summer, the United States saw an increase in hospitalizations of children, suggesting that the Delta variant could cause more severe disease.

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