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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:13 AM

Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/health/coronavirus-children.html

"The research does not prove that infected children are contagious, but it should influence the debate about reopening schools, some experts said.
It definitely shows that kids do have levels of virus similar to and maybe even higher than adults,” Dr. Heald-Sargent said. “It wouldn’t be surprising if they were able to shed” the virus and spread it to others."

"The results are consistent with those from a German study of 47 infected children between the ages 1 and 11, which showed that children who did not have symptoms had viral loads as high as adults’, or higher. And a recent study from France found that asymptomatic children had C.T. values similar to those of children with symptoms."

"The experts all emphasized that the findings at least indicate that children can be infected. Those who harbor a lot of virus may spread it to others in their households, or to teachers and other school staff members when schools reopen."

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:21 AM

1. K/R The truth about children and Covid needs major exposure, now.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:37 AM

2. If schools with the children and teachers are forced to reopen

Not only are these kids and teachers doomed to get the virus , and fail , it will spread the virus more, and it will delay any economic recovery from what they've caused. Then who is going to pay for their health care issues they could have for the rest of their lives?

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:28 AM

3. "Trump: Young People 'Almost Immune' to Coronavirus. WHO Chief: No."

The contrasting statements about the risk of Covid-19 to children came as the U.S. president continued to push for a full reopening of schools. President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that "young people are almost immune" to Covid-19—a statement that came the same day the World Health Organization chief stressed that children can be infected with the coronavirus. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking during a media briefing in Geneva on Thursday, said, "Although older people are at a higher risk of severe disease, younger people are at risk too."

"We have said it before and we’ll say it again," said Tedros, "young people are not invincible." "Young people can be infected; young people can die; and young people can transmit the virus to others," he added.

Tedros's comments stood in stark contrast to Trump's assertion the same day downplaying the threat of Covid-19 to children as the president reiterated his call for schools to reopen for the fall term with students physically present. The president was asked by the press on Thursday, "How can you assure people that schools will be safely reopened?"
"Can you assure anybody of anything?" responded Trump. "Young people are almost immune to this disease," Trump added. "They're stronger. They're stronger. They have a stronger immune system. It's an incredible thing. Nobody has ever seen this before. Various types of flu will hurt young people more than older people."

Just "a tiny percent" of children get the virus, said Trump, "so we have to have our schools open. We have to protect our teachers. We have to protect our elderly. But we do have to have our schools open."

The "tiny percent" Trump referred to in his comments may be a reference to CDC data from Feb. 12 to April 2 showing that 1.7% of U.S. coronavirus cases, about 2,500, were in children. While children are likely to exhibit milder symptoms than adults, infected kids may develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Further, the disease's long-term effects on the young and old are still unclear. Reporting by the New York Times on Friday raises further concern about the risks to children and employees should schools physically reopen. Citing epidemiological research out of the University of Texas at Austin, the Times reported:...

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/31/trump-young-people-almost-immune-coronavirus-who-chief-no

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:31 AM

4. trump carries BS

Many, many studies find. lol.

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