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New York Times: mask wearing will help children with nose-picking

August 21, 2021

Some people have raised concerns about the phycological long term effects of forcing children to wear masks for extended periods of time but have no fear the New York Times has found the bright side in this whole affair. It turns out children with masks on cannot pick their noses. Here is more:

Mask-wearing mandates for young children in schools offer many positive benefits according to a recent New York Times op-ed claiming masks provide “distinctive opportunities for learning and growth,” improve social and cognitive skills, strengthen self-control and attention, help conquer habits such as nose-picking and nail-biting, and empower children to “practice caring.”

Because there have been no studies done at this early date proving this theory one way or the other, the Times expert points to other certain cultures where some people are forced to cover their faces all day as proof there are no long term health concerns. But then to take it one more step she actually goes on to say that even blind people can speak and read. Who can argue with that logic?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    August 21, 2021 9:18 am

    As kids we were told jokingly you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Now you can’t pick your own nose?

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    August 21, 2021 5:17 pm

    It makes more sense than their usual editorials.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bruce Booher permalink
    August 21, 2021 6:22 pm

    And here I thought these kids just ‘self vaccinating’

    Liked by 2 people

  4. August 22, 2021 6:18 pm

    OMG, common sense is dead.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. August 23, 2021 5:48 pm

    All the good comments have been taken~~. Ditto…. and want a catch Steve..

    Liked by 2 people

  6. August 25, 2021 9:10 pm

    Wait!! What?? Journalism…not so.much.:-(

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