By Dr. Gary Sidley writing for The Critic
A review of 14 randomized controlled studies, published in May 2020, concluded that masks did not significantly lessen the spread of influenza in the community
Children returning to school after the winter break will again be required to wear masks in the classroom. What are the main reasons informing the Government’s decision to re-impose a restriction that is both ineffective and harmful? The education unions have again been clamouring for pupils to cover their faces, energised by either a baseless belief that such a measure will reduce the risk of teachers contracting the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or maybe the less altruistic desire to further damage Government credibility by causing more disruption in our schools.