Letter to the editor: COVID affects children, too

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So those opposing mandatory masks and vaccinations in school argue that COVID doesn’t affect kids? Well it does now. How about 46K new hospitalizations with confirmed COVID infections for those 0-17 between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8.

And I’m no psych or medical expert like the anti-vax anti-mask crowd, but kinda suspect the trauma experienced by children put into a COVID infection ward where they are separated from their family and only touched through plastic barriers by strangers wearing alien spacesuits might, just might, be a tad more traumatic than getting the opportunity to wear a superhero or My Little Pony mask with their classmates in school ...

Robert C. Marshall

Highlands Ranch

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