Monday, January 4, 2021

'Narratives about complaints in children and adolescents caused by wearing a mask are accumulating.'

From a new research article, Corona children studies "Co-Ki": First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children, by Silke Schwarz, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Hanno Krafft, Tobias Maurer, David Martin:

Narratives about complaints in children and adolescents caused by wearing a mask are accumulating...

 In this publication we report the results from the parents, who entered data on a total of 25,930 children. The average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day.  Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%)...

 While the proportion of people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and also the number of intensive care patients in Germany is high in many places, we report here on a relatively small, unrepresentative problem: several thousand children who seem to suffer from wearing the mask or who may experience health problems from the mask. Our study provides the basis for a representative survey on which a precise benefit-risk analysis of mask wearing in children can be built...

A precise benefit-risk analysis is urgently required. The occurrence of reported side effects in children due to wearing the masks must be taken seriously and requires a precise clarification of the accompanying health circumstances, the situation of wearing the mask (duration, breaks and mask type) and the school situation.



  1. Of course many of these issues could also have been caused by anxiety from hearing all of the mass hysteria around COVIDCon 24 hours per day for coming on a year now.

  2. This is child abuse, plain and simple. People responsible for forcing children - who have zero risk of serious illness resulting from SARS2 infection - to wear maks must be thrown to jail. Preferably for life.