America 'not doing the sane thing' for kids during pandemic: Markowicz

How the pandemic has affected America’s children

New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz on schools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic its impact on children.

New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that America is not following a "sane" strategy when it comes to children and the coronavirus pandemic, especially in regards to young children and mask-wearing. In her new column, Markowicz asked if "COVID hysterics" will ever let children live without masks and fully return to their pre-pandemic routines.

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KAROL MARKOWICZ: America is taking just the strictest [approach]. ... That's why every time you see footage of a toddler being dragged off a plane for not wearing a mask, that's happening in America. In Europe, they have to be sick to wear a mask on a plane. Now, six is still pretty young, and I don't think it's crazy either. But you can reason with a six-year-old, it's pretty hard to reason with a two-year-old to wear a mask on a flight.

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We're just not doing the sane thing. And I think for smaller kids, especially for two-year-olds, three-year-olds; I have a two-year-old niece who has seen the world just masks throughout her whole life.

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It's very hard to get the cues and just pick up a language when everybody around you is masked when you yourself have to be masked at that age. So I think the sane path would be to get masks off kids right now. But for sure, once grown-ups start wearing masks and hopefully, we will soon, the kids follow. And just because they don't have a vaccine doesn't mean that they have to stay in masks for the rest of their lives.

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