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If you have children would you send them back to school?

 
 
shug23
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2020 06:15 am
@shug23,
and this just came out today :T "he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that for every known case of Covid-19, roughly 10 more went unrecorded through the beginning of May. From March to early May, the total number of infections was likely six to 24 times greater than the number of reported cases depending on the state, the agency said Tuesday in a paper published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine."

So the epidemiologists have to struggle with a disease where they cannot really even say how infectious it is , nor what the real mortality rate is...This is not a knock on the profession; it is a knock on the uncertainty in result that they would produce out of their models
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2020 06:25 am
@shug23,
shug23 wrote:

and this just came out today :T "he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that for every known case of Covid-19, roughly 10 more went unrecorded through the beginning of May. From March to early May, the total number of infections was likely six to 24 times greater than the number of reported cases depending on the state, the agency said Tuesday in a paper published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine."

So the epidemiologists have to struggle with a disease where they cannot really even say how infectious it is , nor what the real mortality rate is...This is not a knock on the profession; it is a knock on the uncertainty in result that they would produce out of their models



But, if we get the kids back into school...we could get a pretty good idea of the spread and mortality rates for that scenario. It appears most of the kids would survive (with or without further unknown life complications)...and who really cares about the teachers, custodians, bus drivers, and family members who might get infected!
shug23
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jul, 2020 06:37 am
@Frank Apisa,
for the most part, you are correct. The infections to be concerned about are those on the very small percent of the population that are at high risk and the epidemiologists are getting a pretty good handle on who they are. And as I have stated many times, these are the people we should focus a policy on until such time a vaccine can be developed

If the CDC is correct that as many as 24 times the number of cases have gone unreported, then this disease is really wide-spread right now...I was assuming around 3 times to be conservative
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shug23
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 05:19 am
And now, our experts have weighed in:


"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late Thursday released new guidelines with a heavy focus on reopening schools in the fall, saying children are less likely to experience severe symptoms or spread the virus in schools.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a statement announcing the guidelines. “School closures have disrupted normal ways of life for children and parents, and they have had negative health consequences on our youth. CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to safely reopen while protecting the most vulnerable.”
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 07:04 am
I've yet to hear just how it would work. Half days? One day a week? Class size limits? Cleaning routines and the like? How would anyone be able to decide to send their children back without that information?

Personally, I'd home school if possible for a little longer.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 12:54 pm
@shug23,

shug23 wrote:

And now, our experts have weighed in:


"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late Thursday released new guidelines with a heavy focus on reopening schools in the fall, saying children are less likely to experience severe symptoms or spread the virus in schools.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a statement announcing the guidelines. “School closures have disrupted normal ways of life for children and parents, and they have had negative health consequences on our youth. CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to safely reopen while protecting the most vulnerable.”


Funny thing about news like; the more I read, the less I feel I know.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 03:55 pm
@roger,
The news is like the weather in Maryland, tomorrow everything will change.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jul, 2020 07:58 pm
@roger,
recent news of pre-pub says that kids 10 to 20 are easy superspreders like a symptomatic adults

Send the kids to elementary and HS and reduce the populations of the middle aged and elderly.

Im beginning to doubt stats lately, theres apparently a healthy diagreement among the MDs and PHD s in pharma and epidemiology n politics is driving it..

US is worl lder in covid hits n deths. We spend waay too much time spiehling out politically driven science and not pure science.
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Tinamary911
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2020 03:52 am
Hi
Due to the pandemic situation, I have decided to not go back to my brick and mortar school and taken online schooling instead which I'm enjoying very much at the comfort and safety of my house. In my opinion, there are a lot of factors and not just covid-19 for which people must consider online schooling nowadays.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2020 11:57 am

Washington DC will not reopen school buildings in fall

Public schools in the nation's capital will open with full-time computer distance
learning, as officials have abandoned their initial plans to use a combination of
distance and in-person instruction.

Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement Thursday was widely expected as all
surrounding school districts in northern Virginia and southern Maryland had
already made the same decision...
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 10 Apr, 2021 02:53 pm
Our kids have been home schooled since the beginning and remain so until the first of next year.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 10 Apr, 2021 02:57 pm
@jcboy,
Id m sure that you and youre partner are well vaccinated and try to get the kids so, soon.

The thing I fear that, with all this reopening dictated by politicians, we are playing Russian Roulette and only vaccination will get us safe.
jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 10 Apr, 2021 02:59 pm
@farmerman,
All of us have had the second shot of Pfizer, but to be on the safe said they will stay home until the end of the year.
Linkat
 
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Reply Sat 10 Apr, 2021 05:32 pm
@jcboy,
My two daughters have been going to school since the fall ... one in high school and one in college including participating in sports and also one currently in her spring play. No major issues in either car.

The high schooler if she had to continue remote would have been really tough she had a difficult time as it was for the end of school last year.

Some kids can handle it ... for her ... we would have had all sorts of mental issues.

They are even able to have a prom due to their small class size ... 16 kids in her grade and these kids being in a “bubble” anybody bringing a guest from outside the school is required to have a covid test. She is fortunate almost like having benefits of being home schooled with the small class sizes while also having the benefit of being with some peers and in person learning.
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