Students to wear masks for 6 hours a day in schoolsWatch
Teens and adults are totally capable of wearing a mask. For that matter, I believe children above 5-6 should be encouraged to wear one (perhaps not at school or the whole day, but for some periods of time like if they're at the supermarket). I don't know why the age requirement to wear one is 11 - they're young adults, not babies or toddlers who may not be able to communicate their lacking ability to breathe.
People that have worked throughout the pandemic have had to wear masks all day and sometimes all night too. Uni students have to wear masks. Volunteers wear masks etc. I just think it's a very small sacrifice and one we all have to make .
I know it's uncomfortable, I know it feels wrong, but if we're ever going to escape this vicious circle, we all have to do our bit.
Sure it might be slightly uncomfortable, but you get used to it and it will only help to protect people. (Unless you of course can't wear one for legitimate medical reasons)
I can see the argument for very young children but aside from that unfortunately you have to lump it
Cases rose when schools went back, if the rest of the population has to continue in lockdown to facilitate a return of schools then i think its the least young people can do to be honest.
I find it hard to breathe in masks (maybe bc I have asthma but idk), to the point where if I laugh in a mask I can't breathe at all, which was terrifying when that happened, particularly as I couldn't take the mask off)
Like I sympathise with e.g. younger primary school students for whom it might be a bit scary and a big change, but if you're doing your GCSEs or A-levels then you do know why it's necessary and should know better than to complain tbh