Source: Joe Hoft

The United States is one of only seven countries in the Western world still requiring children to wear masks in schools.

The Daily Mail reports:

The U.S. is one of the few countries still recommending masks in schools as most nations let kids attend classes without face coverings.

Although states are allowed to set their own rules, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests universal indoor masking for all students above age two regardless of vaccination status.

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In fact, 68.2 percent of the 500 of the largest school districts in America still require masks, according to data analytics firm Burbio.

Here is a list of countries from the Daily Mail:

The Daily Mail goes on:

Aside from the U.S., could only identify six other Western countries where masking is broadly required or recommended in schools: Canada, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

In Canada, America’s closest neighbor, provinces get to set their own rules just like states do in the U.S., with most instituting mask mandates.

Of the 10 provinces, two require masks for all K-12 students, one requires for grades 1-12, two require for grades 4-12 and three require masking across all students.

The remaining two provinces, Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador, only don’t require masks if case rates in the surrounding areas are low.

It’s likely the US still requires masks in some school districts because greedy districts must comply with government mandates to receive funds.  These districts don’t care about long-term effects on children from wearing masks or they have never thought about it.

Of course, Afghan children in the US are not required to wear masks:

It’s time for the US to end insane mask mandates as well.