The Netherlands offers a strategy for avoiding school mask mandates this fall.

We need a national ventilation toolkit for public schools.

Masks are a problematic intervention in schools. They are difficult for children to properly wear, interfere with reading instruction, and hinder the social and emotional development of children by hiding facial expressions. For these and other reasons, European countries masked less in their schools than the United States and never masked children under six anywhere in society. This doesn’t mean that…

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