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(Wired)   It's ridiculous to treat schools like covid hot zones - everybody knows they're much better as daycare centers   (wired.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Education, reopening of schools, US schools, span of many months, European countries, Disease Control, Lots of other countries, distance learning  
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419 clicks; posted to Geek » on 24 Jun 2020 at 10:52 AM (11 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-24 10:15:28 AM  
As children return to school this fall, we must take a careful, balanced view of all the safety measures that have been proposed and consider which are really prudent-and which might instead be punitive.

That made sense to a guy assembling words.
 
2020-06-24 10:34:31 AM  
 
2020-06-24 11:23:31 AM  
Belgian government has decided not to close the schools again if a second wave hits in autumn. They're more worried for the parents' livers than the children's lungs at this moment.
 
2020-06-24 11:37:42 AM  
Stopped as soon as they tried comparing us to Europe.  We are in awful shape, there is no comparison for us at the moment.
 
2020-06-24 11:38:41 AM  
Covidiot writing detected.

Yes, for the vast majority of kids it's no big deal.  They'll spread it to their families, though!
 
2020-06-24 11:50:04 AM  
We've already make the decision that our school-aged child is not going back to school this fall. She will be doing remote learning until a vaccine is available.
 
2020-06-24 11:50:20 AM  

Loren: They'll spread it to their families, though!


Yeah, honestly, the kid-vector is a BIG problem, and we need to realize that, but no one wants to talk about it.  I understand that we're all getting to the Fark It / Over It stage (a gigantic failure of all messaging at all levels, but I'll save that rant for now), and people "need" to "get back to normal" whatever that is...

... but we're bowing to the pressure of parents, and the kids are going to be a massive vector problem.  Hell, my county (foolishly) allowed "summer camps" to start, with the restrictions of no more than 12 people, in "closed" groups, with no other interaction across groups -- restrictions, people fail to realize, in place not because it makes the interaction safe, or because the virus is gone, but because it ~maybe~ means it's ~maybe~ easier to track down the contact tracing when someone comes down with it.

Even then, it's not being enforced at all, and it's going to be a trainwreck:  Just the surf camp on the beach I can walk past was up and running _the_next_morning_ had (a) multiple (b) groups of 16-20 + instructors (c) interacting with each other.

But, the political/cultural power of parents / "but kids!" will make sure that when any of the grandparents die, it'll be because mom and dad went to the grocery store, if it's noted at all.

Reopening school is going to be a _disaster_.   Well, a bigger disaster.  And even if we go forward with "choose and control your small social circle" or similar efforts to allow some social interaction, those without kids should be *very* careful when they consider interacting with those who do have them.

123,000 dead Americans, and we're just getting started.  And it ALL could have been avoided, or, at least, contained down to "national tragedy in [ $region ] tonight, as the 100th person dies of a virus identified by CDC experts working around the world as 'SARS-CoV-2' raging in that area."

Thanks, MAGAts.
 
2020-06-24 11:51:36 AM  

aarond12: We've already make the decision that our school-aged child is not going back to school this fall. She will be doing remote learning until a vaccine is available.


That, I have heard, is an extraordinarily difficult decision to make in some areas, just from the peer pressure alone.  But it sure as fark seems like the right one.  Good luck with it.  And thanks.
 
2020-06-24 1:10:00 PM  

aarond12: We've already make the decision that our school-aged child is not going back to school this fall. She will be doing remote learning until a vaccine is available.


Father of 4, 3 school aged here.  Ours are not going back this September.  We hope for them to return next autumn.
 
2020-06-24 1:21:09 PM  

IgG4: What pandemic theater get's you:

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/24/8823166​41/what-parents-can-learn-from-child-c​are-centers-that-stayed-open-during-lo​ckdowns


Thanks, that was a good read, as opposed to the trash article here.
 
2020-06-24 6:32:53 PM  

Loren: Covidiot writing detected.

Yes, for the vast majority of kids it's no big deal.  They'll spread it to their families, though!


Well, that, and some kids will have long term lung and/or numerological damage. But hey, have to free up the parents to get back to dying for the economy, amirite?
 
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