IT BEGINS: Boston Globe Suggests Kids Should Wear Masks This Fall to Avoid the Flu

What began as “15 days to slow the spread” of COVID has sparked new questions about hygiene and acceptable levels of risk in everyday Americans’ lives.

The issue became clear Tuesday when the Boston Globe published an article suggesting the nation’s children may have to wear masks this fall to avoid the common flu.

“How will kids handle the upcoming flu season?” asked the national newspaper. “The solution may be sending kids to school with masks this fall.”

“So far this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported just one influenza-associated pediatric death nationwide, compared with 199 the previous season. And a study published in September in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed a staggering 98 percent decrease in flu activity in the first months of the pandemic,” writes The Globe.

h/t Boston Globe