About opening schools because kids don’t get sick from the corona virus?

You hear it pretty regularly, we should open schools because kids don’t get sick. Yes I know, this totally discounts the fact they learn from and live with adults but then again I am not trying to rush children back to their Petri dishes, sorry schools. Also, it turns out that it is false.


From WTXL.com


As the Florida Department of Education mandates that public K-12 schools must open in August, thousands of children in Florida are continuing to test positive for COVID-19.

According to the Florida Department of Health’s latest data, more than 11,000 children under 18 have tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began in March.



https://www.wtxl.com/news/coronavirus/more-than-11-000-children-test-positive-for-coronavirus-in-florida?fbclid=IwAR3J–U1qQW99yRBPtykWfi4VZgFuiLYEQyVxkugxkziwvA7TCNgau-jCKI


Gulp


Deep breaths, deep breaths.



These are the facts,


Yesterday Florida had 9,989 cases of the coronavirus.


604 were in Jacksonville, and we had a 20 percent infection rate.


These numbers are going in the worn direction, but so is the state with their rush to open schools.


Here is another fact,

When schools open, people will get sick, and they will close. It’s not a matter of if but when and how many. We are risking the lives and the health of children and teachers for what? A couple weeks of daycare? Mark my words, the cost of opening schools will be one we regret paying.

To learn more about the coronavirus affects children, click the links,

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/07/how-coronavirus-affects-kids/613891/

https://cbs12.com/news/local/doctors-concerned-that-covid-19-may-be-harming-lungs-of-children

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/scientists-warn-of-potential-wave-of-brain-damage-linked-to-covid-19.html

One Reply to “About opening schools because kids don’t get sick from the corona virus?”

  1. CDC now says that everything they put out are just guidelines and shouldn't be taken literally. So why even bother with masks or anything?

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