Follow the money: American Academy of Pediatrics guidance on masks makes little sense…until you look at their donors

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The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

Recent guidance issued from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has parents, mainstream media and others extremely confused. For some (thought to be) inexplicable reason, the organization is recommending that children two and over wear face masks until they are vaccinated. What?

According to a release from the organization, which according to its website “advances child health and pediatrician priorities by mobilizing and engaging individuals through various member groups,” said they “strongly recommend(s) in-person learning” and also provided guidance for “a layered approach to make school safe for all students, teachers and staff.”

Given all that we have learned about COVID-19 and its virtually nil effect on young children, the guidance seemed, for lack of a better word bizarre. It literally makes absolutely no sense.

The fact that our national fraud, Dr. Anthony Fauci (whose been wrong about pretty much everything), agreed, made the guidance even more questionable.

The release got everyone’s curiosity up, including a Twitter user who was confused by the AAP’s statement. That was when the user, @txsalth2o found out exactly why the AAP wants all kids masked until vaccinated. Who is the biggest donor to their CATCH Program (Community Access to Child Health)?

Pfizer, one of three companies manufacturing COVID vaccines. How weird is that!

How about another “coincidence?” Who else is one of AAP’s top 10 donors? Johnson & Johnson. That leaves only one company involved in the vaccination program—Moderna—not found as a donor to the AAP.

In other words, the AAP appears to be more concerned about dollars instead of the young children in our country. As Liberty Daily noted, “building lifelong vaccine customers from the time their infants who must get”…”Covid-19 boosters makes total sense to Big Pharma.”

According to a statement issued by the AAP, reported by PJ Media:

“We need to prioritize getting children back into schools alongside their friends and their teachers—and we all play a role in making sure it happens safely,” said Sonja O’Leary, chair of the AAP Council on School Health.

“Combining layers of protection that include vaccinations, masking and clean hands hygiene will make in-person learning safe and possible for everyone.”

The statement wasn’t accompanied by any scientific studies or linked to any studies showing masks are necessary for children.

 

Apparently the AAP is closely allied with one of the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions as well. Interesting. 

The AAP explained their “logic” for the mask mandate. According to NBC News:

“The AAP said universal masking is necessary because much of the student population is not vaccinated, and it’s hard for schools to determine who is as new variants emerge that might spread more easily among children.”

As much as we are reluctant to quote anything Fauci says, here goes:

“I think that the American Academy of Pediatrics, you know, they’re a thoughtful group, they analyze the situations and if they feel that’s the way to go, I think that’s a reasonable thing to do.”

Let’s examine statistics to show exactly how little sense the AAP’s guidance makes.

According to the AAP’s own statistics, about 4.06 million children have tested positive for the coronavirus, or a rate of about 5,431 cases per 100,000 children, as of July 15, or about a 5% rate. Moreover, AAP found a negligible number of children had died from COVID. Data gathered from 43 states showed:

  • Children were 0.00%-0.26% of all COVID-19 deaths, with eight states reporting zero child deaths
  • In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death.

In other words, children statistically have a near zero chance of dying from COVID. As far as hospitalizations, the number was also infinitesimal, with children only accounting for 1.3%-3.6% of total reported hospitalizations while only between 0.1%-1.9% of all childhood COVID cases resulting in hospitalization.

There have also been conflicting stories about the effect masks have on children with regard to inhaling CO2. One study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in children wearing a mask. 

One doctor, Dr. David Cornfield, Chief of Pulmonary, Asthma, and Sleep Medicine and medical director of respiratory therapy at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford said, “There may be some increase in CO2, but that increase is not physiologically significant.” 

However according to a clinical trial conducted in Germany, after three minutes of mask-wearing, showed younger children reported high levels of carbon dioxide. 

Cornfield blew off those concerns, saying, “The physiological implications of that very subtle rise in carbon dioxide is not in my mind sufficient to be more important than the amount of safety that one gets from wearing a mask.” 

In June, The Blaze reported that a group of parents from Gainseville, Florida sent six recently worn face masks to the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center to be lab-tested. The masks has been worn by their children. The results were horrifying. 

According to the lab test results, the masks contained the following pathogens:

  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningitis and Sepsis
  • Food poisoning from E. coli
  • Diphtheria
  • Lyme Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infections

According to Rational Ground:

Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria.

One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

All the tested masks were either new or had been freshly washed. They were worn by children ages 6-11 attending in-person learning. Unworn masks and a T-shirt worn by one of the children were used as controls. 

“No pathogens were found on the control,” Rational Ground noted. 

If you want to know how much the COVID hysteria has gotten into the heads of people, a story from KSDK-5 in St. Louis tells you all you need to know.

While interviewing fans attending the St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium Monday, fans were asked about the AAP guidance.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to get out of COVID,” said one fan, Ayden Ervin.

Another fan, Teresa Geringer, speaking about the guidance said, “I’m fine with that. Totally just to keep safe and stop the spread.”

The outlet said most people they spoke with had no problem with the guidance, an indication of just how much people have been worn down by fear mongering.

“You only know how careful you’re being, and your close family friends are being, so you still have to worry about how others are acting,” said Geringer.

“I just want to get out of COVID,” said Ervin. “I think it’s the best option for it.”

An examination of the AAP’s website shows they are completely on board with leftist causes, from supporting the so-called “assault weapons ban” to calling gun violence a “national health emergency.” Oh yes, not to mention “climate change, clean air and environmental “justice.” The organization was also active in the “Biden-Harris” administration transition team.

When politics trumps children’s health and welfare, we’ve surely lost our way.

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Last year, we reported on the environmental effects of the millions upon millions of masks which are worn then discarded. For more on that, we invite you to:

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According to a Hong Kong-based environmental group, more than 1.5 billion disposable face masks will find their way into the world’s oceans this year, polluting the water with tons of plastic and endangering marine wildlife.

The group, OceansAsia, said that the masks will both contaminate oceans with plastic and harm already vulnerable marine wildlife. The report stated:

“The number of masks entering the environment on a monthly basis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is staggering. From a global production projection of 52 billion masks for 2020, we estimate that 1.56 billion will enter our oceans in 2020, amounting to between 4,680 and 6,240 metric tonnes of plastic pollution.”

The report added:

“These masks will take as long as 450 years to break down and all the while serve as a source of micro plastic and negatively impact marine wildlife and ecosystems.”

In late February 2020, OceansAsia visited a remote beach on Tai A Chau in the Soko Islands, south of Lantau, Hong Kong. On a typical visit, the team would expect to encounter one or two face masks along with piles of other plastic pollution.

However, on this trip, 70 masks were found spread along a 100 m stretch of the beach. This occurred about six weeks after the widespread adoption of mask-wearing in Hong Kong due to COVID-19. The team continued their regular visits to the beach.

The following week, there were 30 new masks and with a least a dozen masks found on each subsequent visit. On November 27th, when the report was going to press, two OceansAsia volunteers collected another 54 masks over the course of one hour from the original test beach.

OceanAsia’s report wrote:

“Single-use face masks are made from a variety of meltblown plastics and are difficult to recycle due to both composition and risk of contamination and infection.

These masks enter our oceans when they are littered or otherwise improperly discarded, when waste management systems are inadequate or non-existent, or when these systems become overwhelmed due to increased volumes of waste.”

The group said that a “conservative” calculation means at least three percent of them will be washed out to sea. The report said:

“This plastic does not ‘go away,’ but rather accumulates, breaking up into smaller and smaller pieces. Annually, it is estimated that marine plastic pollution kills 100,000 marine mammals and turtles, over a million seabirds, and even great numbers of fish, invertebrates, and other marine life.”

It added:

“Plastic pollution also profoundly impacts coastal communities, fisheries, and economies. Conservative estimates suggest it could cost the global economy $13 billion USD per year and lead to a 1-5% decline in ecosystem services, at a value of between $500 to $2,500 billion USD.”

The report also highlighted the various animals that have died due to masks. For example, in September, a penguin was found dead on a Brazilian beach with a mask wrapped up inside its stomach. The local marine conservation organization, Instituto Argonauta said in a statement:

“The consequences of the large number of people who frequented the beaches of the North Coast of São Paulo on the extended holiday of September 7th may have cost the life of a Magellan penguin, whose cause of death is linked to a mask that was found inside his stomach.”

OceansAsia’s report offers solutions:

“Action at every possible level is needed to address the serious threat posed by marine plastic pollution. When possible, individuals should choose to wear reusable masks and masks made from sustainable materials.”

It added:

“Masks should always be disposed of responsibly. In general, individuals should strive to reduce their consumption of unnecessary single-use plastic, purchase from companies that offer these alternatives, and encourage other companies to reduce their use of plastic.”

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