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Fauci Insists 3-Year-Olds Must Wear Masks: ‘No Doubt About That’

'That's the way to protect them from getting infected...'

Coronavirus czar Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed this week that children as young as 3-years-old still need to wear masks at all times.

“Unvaccinated children of a certain age greater than two years old should be wearing masks,” Fauci told MSNBC on Tuesday when asked about the spread of the Delta variant. “No doubt about that. That’s the way to protect them from getting infected, because if they do, they can then spread the infection to someone else.”

Fauci’s comments follow new guidance released by the American Academy of Pediatrics that says children over the age of two must wear masks if they are going to return to in-person learning this fall, regardless of vaccination status.

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This contradicts earlier guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says vaccinated students and staff members do not need to wear masks at all.

Critics of the proposed mask mandate for children pointed out that COVID-19 poses next to no threat to young persons.

Other studies confirm that mask-wearing is much more harmful to children and their development than COVID-19.

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One research letter published in JAMA Network found that young children suffered headaches and irritability and were more prone to severe side effects, such as hypercapnia, or a buildup of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, urged Americans to stop listening to Fauci altogether: 

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