Masks are proven ineffective against coronavirus and potentially harmful to healthy people and those with pre-existing conditions.
Controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses.
Cloth masks and face coverings are likely to have limited impact on lowering COVID-19 transmission, because they have minimal ability to prevent the emission of small particles.
A growing number of psychologists, psychiatrists and child health experts believe the needs of the young are being ignored in this pandemic.
The pandemic has put a huge strain on many young people who were already struggling with their mental health, because of traumatic experiences, social isolation, a loss of routine and a breakdown in formal and informal support.