Skip to comments.Yes, Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ To The Worst Of COVID-19
Posted on 08/21/2020 7:04:34 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
With the summer drawing to a close, the big question for nearly 60 million U.S. school-age children is whether they can return to school for in-person learning, or must remain at home limited to virtual education. States and municipalities differ widely on whether and how to re-open schools based on differing assessments of the risks of COVID-19 to children if they are in direct contact with each other and with teachers.
Teachers unions are resisting school re-opening with political demands that have nothing to do with teaching, such as defunding the police, passage of Medicare-for-All, and elimination of competing charter schools. On Fox and Friends on August 5, President Trump said it is safe to re-open public schools because children are almost immune. Re-opening would benefit both children and teachers, and allow parents to return to work.
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Teachers unions disagree. They want to sit at home and collect a check.
K-12 Schools need to rebate school taxes if schools are closed.
While the risk to children may be minimal, it certainly is not to 40 and 50 year old teachers, the people who are mounting the greatest opposition to reopening of classrooms.
The child might be asymptomatic, but still shedding clouds of the Wuhan virus, and this continued inhalation of the virus is what those older teachers fear almost to the point of phobia.
The teachers can wear masks if they like, even full PPE if that makes them less uncomfortable. But this looks more and more like a strike issue.
The teachers and staff can take anti-malaria medicine (which they would do if they were teaching in Africa or India).
The students may even be immune due to previous innoculations for some other diseases (such as the Measles-rubella-mumps shot).
And that’s EXACTLY the point that many people seem to still be missing (perhaps not unintentionally)..
Children still get the virus. While they don’t DIE from the virus in as large a number as those over, say age 50, they certainly spread it all over creation. And that spread will infect their teachers, parents, bus drivers and others in their schools, homes and communities who are not as safe from serious illness and/or death.
And that’s the problem that keeps getting swept under the rug by the “just open the damned schools NOW” crowd. The US has the most cases in the world at > 5.4 million. THAT’S A PROBLEM, because you can’t expect to just lock anyone 40-50 and over in their houses for the rest of time while the young “let it rip” through society to the point we have tens or even hundreds of millions of infections.
It’s increasingly clear that there are many (probably including Trump who’s now looking to Dr. Atlas that advocates this very approach) that prefer to just let the virus run it’s course and rampage through society unchecked, in a misguided attempt to build up “herd immunity”. That’d be a total disaster, and if we think there are economic problems NOW, just wait to see what will happen when there aren’t only 5.4M infections but tens of millions of cases.
If this COVID-19 outbreak is so serious that we're supposed to let governors and bureaucrats shut down businesses and order people to walk around with stupid masks on, then you'll never convince me that it's safe to open a single public school ... even if the students and staff never get within 100 yards of each other.
Let these government sh!t-heads and the voters who support them figure out how to put that genie back in the bottle.
“While they dont DIE from the virus in as large a number as those over, say age 50, they certainly spread it all over creation.”
Like so many things that seem obvious and necessarily true, that is not obvious, or even necessarily true.
Part of it. They also want to keep the economy down in an effort to get rid of President Trump.
COVID-19 has a special affinity for olfactory cells in the nose.
This may explain two things.
(1) Why many victims temporarily lose their sense of smell.
(2) Children have significantly fewer olfactory cells than adults, which might explain why they have a much lower infection rate than adults, and why children's infections are usually much less severe than adults.
This study rejects your supposition that asymptomatic children spread the virus.
Do they get paid while they strike? Not from the union fund, I mean... from their employer, usually the city.
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