FOX NEWS – During an interview Monday with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, White House chief health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said that “hopefully” making young kids wear face masks won’t have any “lasting negative impact” on them.
His remarks came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that unvaccinated children ages 2 and older wear masks and that students wear masks in all K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, in light of the rapid spread of the delta variant.
“It’s not comfortable, obviously, for children to wear masks, particularly the younger children.
“But you know, what we’re starting to see, Hugh, and I think it’s going to unfold even more as the weeks go by, that this virus not only is so extraordinarily transmissible, but we’re starting to see pediatric hospitals get more and more younger people and kids not only numerically, but what seems to be more severe disease.
“Now we’re tracking that, the CDC is tracking that really very carefully, so it’s going to be a balance that we would feel very badly if we all of a sudden said OK, kids, don’t wear masks, then you find out retrospectively that this virus in a very, very strange and unusual way is really hitting kids really hard.
“But hopefully, this will be a temporary thing, temporary enough that it doesn’t have any lasting negative impact on them … ” READ MORE.