What you can do to take care of yourself and your neighbor. Living in Alabama means that you are in a state with high risk. You are not powerless in the midst of this pandemic. You can make a difference today by doing two important things: Wear a Mask, Get Vaccinated.
Masks do’s and don’ts
Do masks work?
What about Masks and Children?
Todd McCarty, M.D., assistant professor of infectious diseases at UAB, says numerous studies have shown that children are minimally affected by wearing facemasks.
“We have substantial observational data that all points in the same direction: that children fare well even while wearing masks in many of the socialization skills that are so important at a young age,” McCarty said.
McCarty offers four studies that bolster this argument:
- Face recognition is impaired to minor degree, but minimal after age 5: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8185341/
- Children can still recognize social/emotional cues from the unmasked parts of the face: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33362251/
- Children are able to do so consistently: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33997986/
- Two-year-old infants can recognize words better through opaque masks than clear masks: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33942441/
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