Letter to the Editor - 'Research' on 'rule' on masks in schools is flawed


Last updated 9/3/2021 at 12:19pm


The Gianforte administration issued a new rule discouraging mask mandates in schools. The governor rationalized this by contending that several studies show masking has adverse effects upon children. His office released a supporting document titled “Research Report on Mask Mandates”.

The “research” consisted of six Twitter posts, three magazine articles, one study still awaiting peer review and one actual study that concluded, “This study highlighted the importance of masking and ventilation for preventing [COVID] transmission in elementary schools.” There was no stud...

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