By David Outten
I took US population data and ran it against COVID and Pneumonia Death data and came up with this chart (Through July 22). Imagine all the schools closed when the risk to children is far lower than even pneumonia. COVID fills the news every night and 40 million people lost their jobs. Even in those over 85 the percent dying of COVID is less than one percent. In school aged children its 4/100,000th of a percent. AND the vast majority of COVID deaths involve other health problems that lower the immune system.
The Population numbers come from The US Census website The COVID and Pneumonia numbers come from the CDC.
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Your thesis is incomplete. The problem isn’t necessarily kids catching it if they went back to school which would likely increase significantly the number of people/Children having the virus. Overwhelming number of the children would have a mild form or be asymptomatic. These kids go back home and spread the virus to parents and grandparents. THIS IS THE PROBLEM.
Also the other problem is adult teaches, aids, clerical and administrators who are adults and many over 50 and/or with underlying chronic illnesses. These people in large numbers would refuse to go back to school. The would have to be paid and the district would have to find and pay new people to fill their positions in large numbers, I believe.
I believe the answer in many schools is to have a blended system of part time in school and part time on line. Few students at the school at any one time and everyone will be more safe.
What are your medical credentials? I don’t have any myself, but I heard that children not only rarely have serious complications with the virus but also rarly spread it. BUT, that’s just the CDC’s opinion.