A few key points from this article in the Washington Post regarding Children and the Virus:
In 1960, in response to significant deaths among the elderly during the 1957-1958 influenza pandemic, the surgeon general recommended flu vaccines for people 65 and older. It wasn’t until decades later that studies showed that mortality among older people could be reduced by vaccinating the young.
Learn from History folks. Otherwise you are doomed to repeat it.
Cherokee County schools spokeswoman Barbara P. Jacoby said the schools have implemented changes to try to keep students safe, including staggering bell times to avoid hall crowding and providing students with two masks each they can wear if they wish.
That they can wear IF THEY WISH. Not making mask wearing mandatory in an enclosed building is a huge problem, one exacerbated by idiot adults in charge.
Jessop, a technology company executive, said after news of the outbreak broke, “a lot of moms were getting stressed out about making the wrong decision and worried what people will think.”
Who gives a fuck what other people think?!? Not to sound dramatic but the lives of your loved ones are literally at stake.
Doctors are more confident that most children exposed to the virus are unlikely to have serious illness, a sentiment backed by a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that concluded children are far less likely to be hospitalized with covid-19, the illness caused by the virus, than adults.
Sorry, at this point, I have a hard time trusting the CDC let alone our government. They will say whatever Trump tells them to say. Regardless of the science.
Fact of the matter is, we still don’t know enough about the virus. We still don’t have a vaccine. Kids, especially in NYC, can pickup the virus on their travels to and from school. They can pick it up from untreated surfaces, and pass it on the same way. Someone can inadvertently touch their face. It could easily be all downhill from there.