Results of Germany-wide Research On Masks On Children

What is happening with our children’s health?

Background: Narratives about complaints in children and adolescents caused by wearing a mask are accumulating. There is, to date, no registry for side effects of masks.

Methods: At the University of Witten/Herdecke an online registry has been set up where parents, doctors, pedagogues and others can enter their observations. On October 10, 2020, 363 doctors were asked to make entries and to make parents and teachers aware of the registry.

Results: By October 26, 2020 the registry had been used by 20,353 people. In this publication we report the results from the parents, who entered data on a total of 25,930 children. The average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day. 

  • Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents.
  • These included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).


What does the BC CDC say?

Review of scientific reports of harms caused by face masks, up to February 2021

• Face masks impair face recognition and face identification.
• Face masks impair verbal and non-verbal communication.
• Face masks block emotional signaling between teacher and learner.
• Wearing masks may have physical side effects.

This matter should be discussed urgently, since it globally affects more than 1.5 billion students, teachers, and school staff directly, and, in addition, their families indirectly. 6. Face masks block emotional signaling between teachers and students: … In sum, recognition of, and response to, the outward emotional displays of one’s peers’ faces is a critical and necessary component of social interaction in schools. It helps pupils and teachers to modify their behavior in order to align with social communication and behavioral norms. When these emotional displays are inhibited by face masks, our ability to communicate effectively with one another is reduced and we are primarily left with mimicking negative (frown) emotions. All of this happens primarily outside of conscious awareness, and hence, is hard to be consciously controlled or even corrected. Since emotions are a major driver of group cohesion, the decreased emotionality, and decreased positive emotionality in particular, may interfere with smooth classroom action. Given the fact that the very process of learning is facilitated by emotions (this is their main raison d´être), face masks are likely to cause some interference with pedagogy.”


Children and youth are at nearly zero percent risk of contracting or transmitting the coronavirus respiratory illness.

The masks/Covid measures are unauthorized by law, and are putting children at risk of great harm both physically and mentally, including increased mental health risks and a startling 31% increase in hospitalization of youth struggling with mental health issues. Please watch, and SHARE, the video below and print, sign and send the following PDF letter notifying your child’s teacher, principal, and School Board that your child will no longer comply with any mask guidelines and Orders in relation to mask usage in the public/private school system.

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