- Mar 11, 2006
Good discussion. Obviously we're not going to agree on everything. I'm over 40 and not the least bit scared of it for me or my kids. Maybe I'm wrong, but like I said, I've got friends older than me and in worse shape, that shook it off like it was nothing. But I will absolutely take precautions to avoid infecting someone in a high risk category.
My wife has talked to a couple of parents that are very reluctant to send their child to school (Those parents are definitely in the minority at her school. Most parents want to return to in person). She talked to one parent that is having their son do virtual school because the parent was afraid that other kids wouldn’t always wear a mask.
Coronavirus is definitely overall much much worse than the flu. But we also have to acknowledge that the coronavirus while exponentially worse for the elderly is not worse for school age children. California stats report 51k confirmed coronavirus cases for school-age children and, thankfully, only one death. For every 50k flu cases for school-age children, the CDC reported 4.6 deaths (using 2018 data).
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