Redemption NOW! A strong positive case for mask-wearing might be flu prevention

“Forcing children to wear masks in school all day long flies in the face of science and could hinder crucial development by eliminating facial cues and expressions,” Schmitt said last month.

On Tuesday, a judge threw out Schmitt’s request to block public schools in Boone County, which includes the city of Columbia, and to expand the action to sue every school district in the state that has a mask requirement.