Posted by MTV News on Thursday, October 06, 2019 08:01:11You may have been told that you can prevent a cold from spreading to your children by wearing a mask.
But the real reason to wear a mask, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) puts it, is to reduce the risk of spread of the cold.
And a recent study shows that mask use can prevent the spread of a cold by 90% in the first 24 hours of its onset.
So what are the benefits of wearing a hat?
According to the AAP, it can reduce the spread by 80%.
And, as it turns out, it is important for parents to know how to wear the hat correctly to prevent the transmission of the virus.
“Hat use should be a precautionary measure for parents and caregivers to protect their children from colds, especially if they have children,” Dr. Steven B. Katz, chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at the AAP’s Division of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, said in a statement.
“Children and adults should be wearing masks as they travel or in their homes.
Hat use is also recommended by the American College of Pediatricians.”
The AAP recommends that parents wear hats to protect children from the spread and transmission of infectious diseases and to protect them from spreading their colds.
It also recommends that caregivers wear hats for protection of children who are at home, including when caring for children in their home.
“It’s important for people to wear hats and masks when they travel, and it’s especially important to wear masks when caring and caring for the children,” Katz said.
However, he also added that the AAP believes that parents should not force their children to wear face masks.
“In fact, some studies have shown that even those who are in favor of wearing masks are more likely to spread the virus, or are more susceptible to catching it,” Katz added.
“Hat and mask use should only be a last resort, and parents should have the freedom to decide whether to wear or not to wear their masks,” Katz wrote.
The AAP says that wearing a protective mask is also important because it protects the face and neck.
“As we age, our faces get increasingly larger and more fragile,” the AAP states.
So, how do you know if your child has been exposed to the virus?
The CDC has a chart that you should look at if you have any concerns.
If the number is in the red area, you should immediately contact your local health department.
If that number is not in the yellow area, call the CDC or your local healthcare provider.
If you live in a large metropolitan area, your local CDC office may also be able to help you.
If you live elsewhere, call your local county health department to see if your county has a hotline.