Mask orders may be a flash point in school districts across the country as students return to school later this summer, but research shows that the policies are helping to deter students from catching the Covid-1 catch.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released on Friday, found that outbreaks and pediatric illnesses were more likely to occur if masks were not made mandatory in schools.
A survey of nearly a thousand schools in two Arizona counties found that schools without a mask mandate were 3.5 times more likely to have an outbreak than schools that started the year with a mask mandate. Another study from hundreds of U.S. counties found that the incidence of pediatric disease increased in areas where masks were not mandatory in schools.
The authors warned that a number of variables could affect the analysis, but the results are consistent with what experts have long said: masks provide immediate – albeit incomplete – protection from infection.
In the second study, the authors wrote, “The need for school-masks, combined with other prevention strategies, including the Covid-1 vaccine, is important to reduce the spread of Covid-1 in schools.”
The outbreak closed about 2,000 schools this year, according to a third study.
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3Today’s number: According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 42.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 686,000 deaths have been recorded in the United States. Worldwide total: more than 231 million cases and 4.7 million deaths. More than 182.9 According to the CDC, millions of Americans – 55.1% of the population – have been fully vaccinated.
3 What we read: More than 20 million Americans qualify for Pfizer-Biotech booster shots. Should you get one? Read the full story.
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Idaho has been sued for civil rights as a state ration medical resource
An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Idaho, alleging that the state is discriminating against older adults by directing care crisis criteria in additional Cowid cases.
The state has said it will allow healthcare facilities to provide ration care while they are dealing with the growing covid case in the state when the country has the lowest vaccination rate.
Hospitals are allowed to allocate scarce resources such as intensive care unit rooms to patients with potential survival, and other dramatic changes are made to the way they treat patients. Other patients will still be cared for, but they may be placed in a hospital classroom or conference room rather than in a traditional hospital room, or without some medical equipment.
The civil rights complaint alleges that the state is discriminating against the elderly by determining how care is allocated using factors such as age. Greg Stahl, a spokesman for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, told the Associated Press that the guidelines are based on ethical criteria for allocating resources.
Five people have died and an infected person has been infected after an outbreak in a Washington nursing home
A nursing center is trying to combat a Covid-1 outbreak outbreak that began in August, when the first new case was confirmed.
The Pinewood Terrace Nursing Center in Colville, Washington, saw 22 staff and 52 residents test positive for coronavirus and five deaths. The first incident was reported Aug. 25, according to the Northeast Tri-County Health District.
Of the total 74 infected, 33 were fully vaccinated and one in five residents who died were fully vaccinated.
– Keira Wingate, USA Today
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