School pupils should be spared from wearing face masks

A letter from Hugh McCarthy:

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 5:00 am
Letter to the editor

Why are our schoolchildren still wearing masks?

And in the face of all scientific research which shows that they are ineffective and harmful.

Do we have a different virus from England, where schoolchildren are not required to wear masks?

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They do after all have a 99.997% chance of survival-even if they get it and their teachers and parents have a 99.95% chance of survival, even if they get it-according to the world’s leading epidemiologist.

What science are we following?

Children have had a horrendous year-surely we could spare them June — when respiratory pathogens routinely all but disappear in any case.

Hugh McCarthy, Newtownabbey, Ex principal, Killicomaine High School

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