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(NPR)   The American Academy of Plague Rats Calls for Reopening Schools   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-06-29 11:17:26 PM  
6 votes:

eiger: hawaiijenno: Can we finally admit that not everyone should have kids?

I'm  bit baffled as to what this has to do with this story. Do go on....


100% of the people who test positive are children of parents. If all those stupid parents never had kids, we wouldn't be in this situation.
 
2020-06-29 8:40:05 PM  
3 votes:
Kids can adapt. A weird year of school isn't going to destroy a generation.
 
2020-06-29 7:51:42 PM  
3 votes:
Oh,by the way, 2020 is the year of the rat.
 
2020-06-30 3:06:50 AM  
2 votes:

GardenWeasel: I really don't understand this.


Many doctors suddenly got to deal with homeschooling their own kids as well.
 
2020-06-29 11:08:39 PM  
2 votes:

yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.


My neighbor's kids spend probably 4-5 hours a day doing nothing but jumping on their trampoline and running around their yard screaming at the top of their lungs.

I can't wait for them to go back to school.  They did have some friends over the other day so I'm crossing my fingers.

/this probably makes me a bad person
//meh
///rona lockdown
 
2020-06-29 8:48:21 PM  
2 votes:
"Wherever and whenever they can do so safely."
We're not pretending we're gonna send the kids back to normal. Just acknowledging that in-person education is important, especially for the younger kids and we can't simply hope to get by with online education. There may not be a way to minimize the risks sufficiently, but we have to try, because this will have lasting effects.
 
2020-06-29 7:53:26 PM  
2 votes:
Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.
 
2020-06-30 8:57:05 AM  
1 vote:

yohohogreengiant: gar1013: yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.

Why don't you trust doctors, comrade. Don't you believe in science?

I trust doctors well and true.

In their own fields.

I will take counsel from epidemiologists about the virus, thanks.


And yet you are ignoring what is in the best interests of children, Boomer.
 
2020-06-30 8:30:36 AM  
1 vote:

gar1013: yohohogreengiant: Because kids never give each other viruses at school and then carry them home to their families.

This advice only makes sense if the motive is to accelerate the spread.

Why don't you trust doctors, comrade. Don't you believe in science?


I trust doctors well and true.

In their own fields.

I will take counsel from epidemiologists about the virus, thanks.
 
2020-06-30 1:46:31 AM  
1 vote:
Beyond serious and immediate health issues, we have no real idea what the long-term organ damage is from C19.  Saying that kids will be OK is highly irresponsible and saying that they probably won't transmit is equally stupid.  Fark off, AAP!
 
2020-06-30 12:15:01 AM  
1 vote:

corn-bread: What they don't mention is schools are also the primary way that authorities ensure kids are nourished and not being abused.  Having the extra sets of eyes on kids every day means problems at home can be spotted earlier.  The powers that be are concerned that home schooling and distance learning messes with this.

Of course they can't just come out and say that kids are safer at school than at home......but statistics tell us many of y'all suck ass as parents.

Lockdown increases child abuse risk


Oh whatever.
If that was the real concern, school would be year round. And, if it was really really a concern it would be boarding school. Sod off!
 
2020-06-30 12:13:10 AM  
1 vote:
I love all the libs on here who suddenly distrust doctors and science.

Hypocrites.
 
2020-06-29 11:20:47 PM  
1 vote:
We've tried to have socially distanced meetings with other people's kids.  We discovered most parents haven't even bothered to try to explain keeping distance to their kids.  Their kids got upset because my kid was asking her to keep distance and it turned into a shiat show.

I'm not sending my kid to school where they'll have no one to help them keep their boundaries when violating those boundaries can result in life-long impairments or death.
 
2020-06-29 11:14:29 PM  
1 vote:

eiger: 1. Kids need to go back to school for a thousand reasons (not least that their parents need to work in many cases).

2. #1 can't really be done without spreading the plague.

3. Profit?

I honestly don't know if what solution there is to this if any.


Solution? Boarding schools. They can spread it amongst themselves for the semester. They mostly will be fine and will come home largely immune for Christmas.
 
2020-06-29 11:10:13 PM  
1 vote:
They won't be saying this in a month or two. They'll be trying to pretend they never did.
 
2020-06-29 7:59:12 PM  
1 vote:
I really don't understand this.
 
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