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Missouri Pediatricians Group Responds to Attorney General’s Lawsuit about School Masking Requirements

In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is weighing in on Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s lawsuit attempting to ban K-12 public schools from requiring masks. Doctor Kristin Sohl (soul), who serves as president, encourages Missourians to talk to a healthcare expert they trust.

Schmitt, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, says a mask mandate “flies in the face of science, especially given children’s low risk of severe illness and death and their low risk of transmission.” Sohl says about 11-percent of children have COVID-19, and many more are in a hospital than one year ago.


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