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(Toronto Sun)   Did you go to class with someone who got COVID? Go to your room and think about what you did, eh. See you in two weeks   (torontosun.com) divider line
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2021-03-01 4:35:43 AM  
The article fails to note that quarantine measures also exist to protect the workforce and the general population, and not just the children who get infected.

The quarantine guidelines are harsh, but so is COVID-19, and the Toronto Sun seems to be recklessly understating the risks to children from COVID-19 and MIS-C, a complication resulting from COVID-19.

Here's what the Mayo Clinic has to say about the complications arising from childhood COVID-19 infection.

"Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that appears to be linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Most children who become infected with the COVID-19 virus have only a mild illness. But in children who go on to develop MIS-C, some organs and tissues - such as the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, brain, skin or eyes - become severely inflamed. Signs and symptoms depend on which areas of the body are affected."

"The exact cause of MIS-C is not known yet, but it appears to be an excessive immune response related to COVID-19. Many children with MIS-C have a positive antibody test result. This means they've had a recent infection with the COVID-19 virus. Some may have a current infection with the virus.
Risk factors
In the U.S., more Black and Latino children have been diagnosed with MIS-C compared with children of other races and ethnic groups. Studies are needed to help determine why MIS-C affects these children more often than others. Factors may include, for example, differences in access to health information and services as well as the possibility of risks related to genetics.
Most children with MIS-C are between the ages of 3 and 12 years old, with an average age of 8 years old. Some cases have also occurred in older children and in babies.

Complications
Many specialists consider MIS-C to be a complication of COVID-19. Without early diagnosis and appropriate management and treatment, MIS-C can lead to severe problems with vital organs, such as the heart, lungs or kidneys. In rare cases, MIS-C could result in permanent damage or even death."
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c​o​nditions/mis-c-in-kids-covid-19/sympto​ms-causes/syc-20502550
 
2021-03-01 5:46:26 AM  

Psychopompous: The article fails to note that quarantine measures also exist to protect the workforce and the general population, and not just the children who get infected.


Which is why it isn't working. Close the farking schools, cancel the work so the workers can care for their kids.
 
2021-03-01 5:47:56 AM  
thanks to the ACLU you cannot put a Quarantine sign on the ill persons front door, but at one time in America you could. now they don't want quarantine inside the house, either? fantastic. the whole family can die together.
 
2021-03-01 6:18:29 AM  
If a kid has been exposed in your house (to the disease, perv), assume you've all been exposed and quarantine together. Isolating the kid is how you get stormlander but without the powers.
 
2021-03-01 11:52:52 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Psychopompous: The article fails to note that quarantine measures also exist to protect the workforce and the general population, and not just the children who get infected.

Which is why it isn't working. Close the farking schools, cancel the work so the workers can care for their kids.


Seems like a good idea, cancel work so a worker can care for their kid. If they care for their kid, the kid doesn't have to go to the closed hospital for care. Problem is, people go to hospitals for things like broken bones and cancer, which can happen in quarantine. Closing work isn't a good idea.

(I know people work other places, but I need them to get food and gas for my car)
 
2021-03-01 1:32:47 PM  

Psychopompous: The article fails to note that quarantine measures also exist to protect the workforce and the general population, and not just the children who get infected.

The quarantine guidelines are harsh, but so is COVID-19, and the Toronto Sun seems to be recklessly understating the risks to children from COVID-19 and MIS-C, a complication resulting from COVID-19.


Came here to say this. No surprise the Sun is twisting it around this way, considering it's an extreme right-wing rag.
 
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