The death rate from CVD among those under 19 YoA approaches 0%. The are literally the safest people on the planet. The first thing Governors seem to have decided in ending shutdowns is that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. If science is driving our decisions, the logical position is if we can’t open schools, we shouldn’t open anything. From a scientific standpoint, the very first thing that should open are our nations schools.
Politics being what it is, that’s not going to happen. Any politician following the “science” will be accused of endangering our children. They would never survive the attempt, even though our children are at very little risk.
If we want to return to normalcy, follow the science and open our nation’s schools now! This is likely the biggest action we could rake toward “normalcy”. Not having our children in school effects every facet of life. It keeps people out of work who could be working. It places economic hardships on families. It is a strain on states. And, its absolutely unnecessary for any medical or scientific reason to keep our schools closed.
sigh…well, these same kids do have parents or could possibly being raised by grand parents and some may have underlying conditions. Also, there are kids with asthma who are also part of that fragile group who could get really sick or die. I seriously don’t think the thousands of school systems are willing to risk the lives of students, parents, and teachers. If we recklessly rush and open schools up, I can see a year from now when we hopefully have a vaccine, the lawsuits are going to astronomical.
Here in MD, governor Hogan is trying to play this thing cautiously and I respect that. We should get another update regarding schools around May 15th. The state has not peaked yet and cases and deaths are still mounting.