Pediatric expert asks parents to lobby school officials to make masks mandatory

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – A leading expert on pediatric infectious diseases in Birmingham is calling on parents to talk to their child’s school administration about masks.

dr. David Kimberlin of Children’s Hospital, a pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, says there is so much misinformation circulating right now that he wants directors and inspectors to hear the correct information.

dr. Kimberlin is also a CDC liaison and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and says in his three decades of experience he has never been more afraid of children because of a virus. He is lobbying parents to talk to their school officials and tell them that science supports masking as a protective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom, especially among children under the age of 12 who are currently unable to themselves. get vaccinated. He says those who want masks are in the majority but should take a softer approach.

“There are a lot of people who have real misinformation about what masking does. People say it’s suffocating people, it’s not suffocating anyone, they’re spreading it and they’re loud and they’re crazy, we need to present lovingly and voices concerned,” suspected Dr. Kimberlin.

He recommends telling other parents when you’re getting your child the vaccine so those conversations can lead to more vaccinations as well.

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