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Coronavirus: CDC Recommends Against Cloth Face Masks for Kids Under 2

Coronavirus Face Masks

Coronavirus: CDC Recommends Against Cloth Face Masks for Kids Under 2

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth facing coverings in public settings to help slow transmission of coronavirus disease 2019, but its recommendation does not apply to everyone. However, according to its related web page, “Cloth face coverings should NOT be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.” Why Shouldn’t My Infant Use a Mask? Baby’s airways are smaller, so breathing through a mask is even harder on them. Using a mask on an infant may increase the risk of suffocation. Masks...

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