Skip to comments.Switzerland Allows Grandparents to Hug Their Grandkids After Study Finds Young Children Do Not Transmit Coronvavirus
Posted on 04/28/2020 11:46:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Switzerland removed restrictions for grandparents this week in hugging their young grandchildren after studies found that young grandchildren do not transmit the disease and are at less risk for serious health issues due to the coronavirus.
A new study from Australia found that children are unlikely to transmit Covid-19 between each other or to adults.
Via Dr. Andrew Bostom.
Data (& sanity)-inspired covid19 social policy from Switzerland: Swiss grandparents told they can now hug their (young, <10 y/o) grandkids many grandparents live to see their grandkids, its important for their mental well-being https://t.co/BWJaQ6G22R pic.twitter.com/dMze6O6aAV
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) April 28, 2020
The Local reported:
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March, health authorities have been advising against the mixing of the generations, to avoid young people contaminating older people with the virus. But now the officials have revised this recommendation.
According to Daniel Koch, the head of the infectious diseases unit at the Federal Department of Public Health (FOPH), it is no longer necessary to keep the distance between the grandparents and grandchildren.
The original recommendation was issued when our learning curve about the transmission of coronavirus was still high, Koch said in a press conference on Monday afternoon.
However, it has been revised because we now know that young children dont transmit the virus, he added.
Praise be to the State!
We have decreed that you may hug your family members.
Well, thank you kind benevolent givernment for permission to love and express my love...
Well, this is certainly interesting.
Uncle Joe is relieved.
Sweden was prescient in keeping their schools open for kids 16 and younger. If things work out well for the Swedes the kids will have passed the virus between each other and many will have achieved immunity.
I’m all for kids hugging grandpa and all that but something ain’t adding up. COVID19 is the most super dangerous transmissible disease in the history of the world, and simultaneously the one communicable disease that kids who as a class of people have terrible adherence to hygeine habits, don’t spread?
Re-open the schools. That is the first necessary step to getting the economy running again.
The women can’t go back to work until the schools are open, and most of our businesses are not going to be running without the women going back to work.
Personally, I think it’s extremely foolish that we’ve let our economy become dependent on the whims of women, but that’s where we stand right now.
Perhaps something about younger immune systems keeps the virus at bay so it doesn't multiply to the shedding stage...but I an't kissing any sick kids for now.
Oh, they are *allowed to*???
RE: What studies?
The study by NSW Healths Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), released on Sunday, examined transmission of the virus in NSW schools and childcare centres between March and mid-April.
Examining the spread 18 of coronavirus cases (nine students and nine staff) from 15 schools, the reports preliminary findings were that only one primary school student and one high school student may have contracted Covid-19 from the initial cases at their schools.
No teacher or staff member contracted Covid-19 from any of the initial school cases, the report added.
The low transmission rate was despite 735 students and 128 staff being close contacts of the initial 18 cases.
The study, which will soon be peer reviewed, says the NSW governments announcement on 23 March to encourage parents to keep their children home from school may have impacted the results of this investigation.
Here’s the link to the study:
I don’t think that’s enough. One study?
In other news, the Swiss still don’t like Jews.
I can’t believe when I was in Switzerland I detected an anti-Jew bias, and I am not Jewish and was not even looking for it.
It has many pretty places with the alpine lakes and mountains.
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