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Children Are Safe   Futility Folder:Politics

Started Jul-31 by NineMileSkid; 2202 views.
NineMileSkid

From: NineMileSkid

Jul-31

There is a great deal of fear generated in the media about risk to children, but the truth is that children are incredibly resistant to coronavirus. So much so that children are far more likely to die from the flu, or even just from driving to school, than from COVID-19.

The CDC has recorded a total of 20 COVID-19 deaths in children ages 5-14 compared to almost 2,000 deaths from non-COVID causes in the same time period for the same age group.  It means children have been 100 times  more likely to die from non-COVID causes during the pandemic than from COVID. This puts the risk of COVID death for children 5 to 14 in the same ballpark as deaths by lightning

Claims of long-term damage or mystery illnesses have not been backed by any definitive evidence and they therefore serve more as a scare and intimidation tactic than as a medical guide. The truth is that children so far have had around a 1 in 20,000 rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. While controversial to some, Sweden’s policy of keeping primary schools open even at the height of the pandemic serves as an excellent counterpoint. With over 1 million children, Sweden did not have a single death of a school-aged child despite full attendance and no masks.

 

Sweden is not alone in sending kids to school. Denmark opened its schools back up in April. Finland kept normal class sizes when it reopened. Parts of Montana opened schools back in May, as did parts of Canada and Germany. The Netherlands announced that Dutch students didn’t even need to socially distance anymore as they experienced very low transmission rates. Schools all across Europe have reopened successfully, both with and without masks. The risk to the children themselves therefore cannot be used as a justification for the massive damage created by ceasing in-person education. 

 
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They can still transmit it though.

Charlie6D

From: Charlie6D

Jul-31

It's the teachers who don't want to be back in the classroom, not the kids.  As for requiring the kids to resume classroom attendance in about a month, I would probably be content to leave that up to the parents... for now.  If the parents don't want their kids back in school, then they will have to demonstrate that they are somehow teaching the kids at home or making other satisfactory arrangements for the kids' education.  Just keeping little Suzy or little Leroy home with their unemployed mom watching cartoons on TV all day just ain't gonna cut it!

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Hammer Dog (jaime59) said...

They can still transmit it though.

That's not at all clear based on what I've read. Adults have infected kids, but afaik there are no documented cases of kids infecting adults. This has been discussed for months, the first one I saw was a British study in March, I think. 

In Europe and other places where schools have reopened, there has not been a single case in the world for a student transmitting to a teacher.

Exactly. The US will be the last nation to restart in-person schooling. It's all part of the left's drive to ramp up the misery index. 

RN44

From: RN44

Jul-31

I work at a pediatric hospital.  We have just converted an entire floor to negative pressure rooms dedicated to handling the influx of pediatric covid-19 pts. we are getting.  So anyone who says children are “safe” doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

Dynamicist1

From: Dynamicist1

Jul-31

This seems to clearly contradict your assertion.

https://myfox8.com/news/260-sick-at-camp-cdc-says-children-susceptible-to-covid-19/

“These findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric overnight setting, resulting in high attack rates among persons in all age groups, despite efforts by camp officials to implement most recommended strategies to prevent transmission,” the report details.

The document goes on to read, “this investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports (5,6), might play an important role in transmission.”

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MikeJA

From: MikeJA

Jul-31

As of this morning  364 covid patients under 18 years old were hospitalized in all of Florida.   We have about 325 hospitals in the state.  5 reported deaths under 18.  Doesn't appear pediatric wards are being overwhelmed here.

  • Edited July 31, 2020 5:02 pm  by  MikeJA
Charlie6D

From: Charlie6D

Jul-31

Dynamicist1 said...

 

This seems to clearly contradict your assertion.

https://myfox8.com/news/260-sick-at-camp-cdc-says-children-susceptible-to-covid-19/

 

 

“These findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric overnight setting, resulting in high attack rates among persons in all age groups, despite efforts by camp officials to implement most recommended strategies to prevent transmission,” the report details.

The document goes on to read, “this investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports (5,6), might play an important role in transmission.”

 

 

 

Most of the kids who tested positive for CV experienced a headache, or mild elevated temperature, sore throat, or no symptoms at all.  The kids were jammed into cabins (average of 15 kids per cabin) which did not have windows opened for better ventilation.  They frequently sang or chanted loudly as a group while inside the closed cabins and the kids were not required to wear a mask and few, if any, did wear a mask.

Sooo, you jam an average of 15 young kids per cabin in tightly closed cabins with poor ventilation, you have them yell and sing and spit all over each other, you keep this up for several days and then act surprised when about half of them come down with sore throats or a slightly elevated temperature or no symptoms at all.  Seems to me about like a typical summer camp for kids.  Duh.

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