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Masks in schools: how convincing is the government's evidence?

8 January 2022

6:00 PM

8 January 2022

6:00 PM

Why has the government changed its mind and asked children to wear masks in school? When Plan B was announced last month, there was no requirement. But that has changed.

Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, was asked why on Monday. He replied thatwe conducted a small observational study with 123 schools who had followed mask-wearing in classrooms before and saw that they made a difference’.

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