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Study Suggesting Mask Wearing for Children Is Harmful Gets Retracted
JAMA Pediatrics recently retracted a research letter it published that concluded mask wearing among children was dangerous to their health. The study suggested that mask wearing exposed children to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide. JAMA Pediatrics cited issues with the device used to measure carbon dioxide as well as the study’s failure to account for the fresh air that children were inhaling with each breath. The authors were invited to defend their conclusions but JAMA Pediatrics editors did not find the rebuttal sufficient to defend the conclusions. Click here to read more.