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Article on transmission of Covid in schools

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. colacao17

    colacao17 Lead commenter

    The link in the OP mentions studies in France and korea

    Here's one looking at studies in Chicago and italy

    Two new studies, though from different parts of the world, have arrived at the same conclusion: that young children not only transmit SARS-CoV-2 efficiently, but may be major drivers of the pandemic as well.

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    It seems very unlikely that having publicly stated that schools will open, anyone in the Govt will gainsay our return in 20 days time.
    What is more likely is that evidence will be ' found' from just about anywhere to support the safe start and continued opening of our schools. I don't have an Aunt Fanny but I'm sure her findings and evidence would suffice should they prove in line with what the Govt wants.
    We will not see headlines nor news items which tell us that school is unsafe, that teenagers are as strong transmitters as adults or any such thing. The propaganda machine which was fired up back in February is now running efficiently. The ' science ' that the Govt is guided by is only the science which says it's safe to return. The other science which states the contrary is ignored.
    In little over 3 weeks' time, it may well be a case of every man and woman for themselves.
  3. colacao17

    colacao17 Lead commenter

    Those who say children do not transmit - at what age do they cease to be children?

    Many countries are backtracking and re-closing bars, nightclubs etc having found that they are major spreading risks. Much as we might like to think our 15+ students are at home in the evenings studying, we know that they are keen on nocturnal socialising which must make them at risk of being carriers.
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  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The danger is the rapid spread of infection, not what it is now. It's why countries locked down. To stop it getting out of control.
    LiamD likes this.
  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    We were at 1-2 % of pupils for the large majority of the time and no more than 5% for the last few weeks. Schools around here were similar.

    We know closing full schools had the biggest effect on reducing cases in the growth phase. This is simply gaslighting by the govt. It is so transparent.
    Sally006 and LiamD like this.
  6. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    What is your view on thhe outcome for pupils and staff in the 22 European countries in which schools have restarted since May (or in which schools were never closed) ?

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I think that warm weather and reduced classes may have made for fairly positive outcomes. What is proposed is a mass return on traditionally flu season.
  8. Sally006

    Sally006 Lead commenter

    I’m curious about this. With the exception of Australia and the Far East schools have not been fully open as far as I can see. The only relevant study would be a U.K. one in my opinion and if one has been carried out it hasn’t been carried out in a fully open school. We can’t begin to get this data until September.

    studies I have seen referred to seem to be saying under 10s is low transmission but adolescents seem to spread as efficiently as adults. The opening of secondary schools is the real test in my view and it is a foray into the unknown.

    I totally sympathise with secondary colleagues who may well he dealing with the aftermath of exam results on top of readying for full reopening. Their task is unenviable. It’s bad enough in primary schools but I can’t begin to imagine the stress for secondary colleagues right now.

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