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Children less likely than adults to get COVID 19

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Shaul, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Shaul

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    But if kids catch it, and give it to their parents, who might have underlying health issues, then their parents might die.
     
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    Clearly we need to take the kids away from their parents and grandparents and raise them in state schools so they can be educated properly and not infect people at severe risk.
     
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    This is a very poor article that fails to address the question in its title. There is practically nothing in it about the degree to which children can catch and pass on the infection. This is of course the key question. We already know the risk to the children themselves is very low.

    This issue is whether first the teachers, who spend all day with large numbers of them, will be put at risk (if they can't be reassured they simply won't turn up to teach, and who could blame them?) and second, whether the children are likely, even if symptomless themselves, to catch it in school and then transmit it to other family members. We don't seem to know the answers yet to this question, though there is some experience in European countries - if the USA can deign to stoop to actually learning from elsewhere.

    P.S. I amused by the quote "I don't think it's one size fits all". It is now known that the biggest risk factor after age is obesity - which will be quite an issue in the USA.
     
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    Screw the children. Let them relish their victory in not having to go back to school. Who needs an education anyways?

    Life is best spent living in front of the computer screen rather than the real world. Its obviously safer.
     
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    I went to boarding school from age ten and never got it.:eek:
     
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    Nancy Pelosi...

    HR6666 aka The Hero's Act.
     
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    My grand son is a teacher and has already had it, pretty much symptomless for him, his partner is a manager in a care home and had it fairly badly, but did not need to go to hospital.
    It is the spreading of the virus to susceptible people that is now the major problem. muti-generational families are at very high risk from children.

    Although they do not yet know if having had it imparts immunity. I have see nothing to suggest that people are getting it twice. certainly not in significant numbers.
     
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    Don't worry conservatives. Maybe one day you'll achieve a victory over science, your nemesis.
     
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    Well maybe there might be a solution.

    Covid segregation.

    We could have an asymptomatic positive campus with full interaction, and a negative campus with enclosed ventilated cubicles doused in UV light with a single keyboard and disinfected chair with a dimly lit slightly flickering monitor.
     
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    .....and bleach enemas, if Trump has anything to do with it.:D
     
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    This AAAS article is long but well worth reading. The data is inconclusive but seems to suggest that reopening may be warranted where the process can be responsibly managed. Those who believe that the Trump administration is interested in, or capable of, meeting such a requirement are suffering from a much different, but no less dangerous, sickness.
     
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    #parentslivesmatter
     
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    But the question is how much they can spread it to adults, even if not very affected themselves.

    Are the teachers and parents being put at risk?
     
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    did see one report.....
    the infection rate is highest among those who are TRYING to stay home

    because......

    someone needs to go to the store ...or work.....or whatever

    and when they come home
    everyone gets it for the close proximity
     
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    the mask isn't really working....btw
     
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    The article states that children transmit the virus less than adults. Adults are far more likely to get the virus from another adult than from their children.
     
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    That is one of the questions. Another is: What is the nature and extent of the collateral damage resulting from radical economic contraction and social distancing? I don't know the answer, but I suspect that it's not an attractive one. The calculus is daunting, particularly when we're confronted with far too many variables and far to little data.
     
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    Well it is only an NBC news article. Actually that fact that the risk to children is less seems to be news to some people.

    Speaking as a teacher myself I want as much information as I can get, since schools will reopen whether sooner or later. Knowing children are less prone to getting the virus is of some comfort.
     
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