The world is trying to figure out how to reopen schools during a coronavirus pandemic. In Europe, millions of children are returning to classrooms, turning the continent into a giant lab for what works and what doesn‚Äôt.
Here is what we know and don‚Äôt know about children and Covid-19, what measures schools in Europe are taking or planning, and what we‚Äôre about to find out.
Anyone with children knows that the younger they are, the more likely they are to catch whatever pathogen they come into contact with. But the new coronavirus is different. Most doctors agree that children who catch Covid-19 rarely become seriously ill. How broadly they can spread the virus‚ÄĒand whether they are less susceptible to infections than adults‚ÄĒare still contested issues among scientists....
It's time for the Dems to own up to their bigotry-https://www.dailywire.com/news/congressman-introduces-bill-that-would-have-democratic-party-change-name-or-be-barred-from-participation-in-the-house-due-to-past-support-of-slavery-confederacy/?fbclid=IwAR1H3VI6pI1rQJMJhJlMUieezGZx_VNjt4Uea0T54b42jwjxE6s4oOdSsYI. -As outlined in the resolution, a great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred,‚ÄĚ Gohmert said in a statement. ‚ÄúSince people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party‚Äôs loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn‚Äôt so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAs the country watches violent Leftists burn our cities, tear down our statues and call upon every school, military base and city street to be renamed, it is important to note that past atrocities these radicals claim to be so violently offensive were largely committed by members in good standing of the Democratic Party,‚ÄĚ
Nancy Shiveley wrote: .... Officials from the president down to the local school board are kicking this can down the road, pretending it will all be OK. Teachers know it won‚Äôt. For Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who have little to no experience in our public schools,¬†to preach to career educators about the benefits of children being in school, is not only unnecessary but downright insulting. Of course our kids need to be in school! And teachers want to be there with them. For most of us, it is not only a profession but a calling. However it needs to be done safely. With the status quo as it is, that cannot be done in most of the country. And we need to stop pretending that it can.¬†
Listen to the experts....
excerpt from, "Teacher: I was a reluctant Trump voter. Coronavirus is the end of my Republican identity."
Mike, there certainly hasn't been sufficient testing around the country. It seems to be a universal problem I've not been able to track the various lines of infections people because of the inadequate testing in states
Jim Lincoln wrote: 1. I wonder if the covid-19 virus knows that it's ability to infect people is controlled by by political ideas ‚ė£ÔłŹ --- 2. (Large majority of Americans say country lags in testing availability:¬†POLL) It doesn't mention any opinion of teachers in this poll. I remember some of my best grade school teachers weren't 20-somethings were in their forties if not older. I would expect nowadays teachers of that age or older what's certainly want better testing than there is now in the country ‚Ěó ---
1. Apparently. The Dem states seem to think so.
2. I'm willing to bet there is never going to be sufficient testing, for if that goal were to be reached, surely yet another goal would be established. This has been done a sufficient number of times so far, that even liberals should be able to see it.
I wonder if the covid-19 virus knows that it's ability to infect people is controlled by by political ideas ‚ė£ÔłŹ
"Even among Republicans, only half said there is enough testing available right now, and less than half (48%) are willing to send their kids to school. Among Democrats, only 10% said there is sufficient testing, and only 15% said they are willing to send their kids to school...." excerpt from:
https://tinyurl.com/y9x5x6dv (Large majority of Americans say country lags in testing availability:¬†POLL)
It doesn't mention any opinion of teachers in this poll. I remember some of my best grade school teachers weren't 20-somethings were in their forties if not older. I would expect nowadays teachers of that age or older what's certainly want better testing than there is now in the country ‚Ěó
They‚Äôll have to hire an army to clean up schools after week after week. Gone are the days of ‚Äú we‚Äôll let the kids wipe down the tables, there‚Äôs only one person cleaning our school. Going cheap on the service provider could kill people.
Humanity has been 'preoccupied' with nasty little bugs, fleas, germs, virus, down the centuries.
Quote; "The plague repeatedly returned to haunt Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the 14th to 17th centuries. According to Biraben, plague was present somewhere in Europe in every year between 1346 and 1671."
Plague epidemics ravaged London in 1563, 1593, 1603, 1625, 1636, and 1665, reducing its population by 10 to 30% during those years. Over 10% of Amsterdam's population died in 1623‚Äď1625, and again in 1635‚Äď1636, 1655, and 1664. There were 22 outbreaks of plague in Venice between 1361 and 1528. The plague of 1576‚Äď1577 killed 50,000 in Venice, almost a third of the population. Late outbreaks in central Europe included the Italian Plague of 1629‚Äď1631, which is associated with troop movements during the Thirty Years' War, and the Great Plague of Vienna in 1679. Over 60% of Norway's population died from 1348 to 1350. The last plague outbreak ravaged Oslo in 1654."
Every year, thousands of cases of the plague are STILL reported to the World Health Organization, although with proper treatment, the prognosis for victims is now much better. " (Wiki)
These pandemics have been a regular hobby for man over the centuries. And it ain't over yet!
Most doctors agree that children who catch Covid-19 rarely become seriously ill. How broadly they can spread the virus‚ÄĒand whether they are less susceptible to infections than adults‚ÄĒare still contested issues among scientists. ...
The above is from the article.
But, even though these children might not get symptomatic, their grandparents will. And in some of our communities it is the grandparents that are raising their grandchildren.
I see another article from The Wall Street journal, which nonsubscribers cannot read. I wonder if it mentioned that a lot of teachers may not show up anyway because they don't want to catch the covid-19 ?
Erika Edwards wrote: .... DeBiasi cautioned that coronavirus complications remain rare in kids, and that it's clear the vast majority of pediatric COVID-19 patients seem to have mild illnesses, or no symptoms at all.
But she said PMIS cases, so far, appear to be more prevalent on the East Coast of the U.S. and also in Europe, than had been reported in China and the U.S. West Coast.
"On the East Coast, and in particular speaking for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region," DeBiasi said, "we're seeing more sick kids than we had expected."
excerpt from,"As cases of rare COVID-linked illness in kids rise, Fauci warns much remains unknown"