False rumor claims CDC changed child development guidelines due to masks

Posts are circulating online falsely claiming that the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics are changing child development milestones to account for developmental delays that resulted from young children and adult educators and caretakers wearing masks. The developmental milestones are routinely reviewed and updated when necessary. The latest update was based on data gathered through March 2019, months before COVID-19 was discovered and a full year before masks were in widespread use in the U.S.

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