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California doctors speak out

Rosie123

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It is not safe for young kids to visit grandparents. Not safe because the kids can be asymptomatic carriers. Kids still get the virus and they can still pass it on, even if they themselves are not in danger, or much danger, their parents and grandparents can catch it from them and have a much worse case. Who would say that is safe?
I am not a teacher. However this whole thing has caused me to have to be to my daughter. She’s only in kindergarten so all of her work has been sent home and fortunately we don’t have to do any online work. However, I am not equipped to give my daughter the education she needs. She’s very smart, but she hates doing school work so it’s a fight every morning to get her started. I can’t imagine having to do this all over again in the fall but if that’s what I have to do, of course I’ll do it. I just think that there has to be some way that we can get our kids back to school. I don’t even pretend to have any answers as to how though. I’ll leave that up to the professionals.
it’s sad that you had to retire early due to all of this. I talked to my sister in law yesterday who is a teacher, and she said she’s missing her students terribly. I imagine you could get pretty attached to your students and when some of them you know don’t have a good home life, it’s that much worse, because when they’re at school with you, at least you know they’re being taken care of. :(
Teachers are not medical professionals, and the prospect of bring kids back to school is going to have to depend on the opinions of people who are virus experts. This situation doesn't seem safe to me until there is a vaccine or at least a very effective treatment, because even though kids don't often get very sick from covid , they can be very efficient spreaders.
 

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This is coming from people looking at people who have caught the virus. According to them kids hardly get it. Not my words. This was on the radio. I personally play it safe with everyone. Adult or kid. Back the F away from me is how I see it. Anybody could be a carrier. This is just the information they are putting out there. Let's be fair we have heard a lot of bad information over the past month or two.
 

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This is coming from people looking at people who have caught the virus. According to them kids hardly get it. Not my words. This was on the radio. I personally play it safe with everyone. Adult or kid. Back the F away from me is how I see it. Anybody could be a carrier. This is just the information they are putting out there. Let's be fair we have heard a lot of bad information over the past month or two.
Safe sex? “Wear a face mask”
Signed: the surgeon general
 

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It is true that the kids show no, few, or mild symptoms, but that's what makes them good carriers and spreaders. So that part about them being safe around grandparents is not at all true.
 

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It is true that the kids show no, few, or mild symptoms, but that's what makes them good carriers and spreaders. So that part about them being safe around grandparents is not at all true.
That’s true. My sister is a teacher, and they are already preparing to do online classes up to December! That really seems to be pushing it... in my opinion anyway.
 

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That’s true. My sister is a teacher, and they are already preparing to do online classes up to December! That really seems to be pushing it... in my opinion anyway.
It's difficult to know, especially this early. But they say that if you are successful in limiting a pandemic, the early steps you take will seem like an overreaction at the time. And then people will complain 'see, this was all hyped up! The pandemic wasn't such a big deal!' literally not realizing that the reason that it is not a big deal was the steps that were taken, and if they had not been taken, it would have been a big deal. I live in the SF Bay area, and we shut down this area before anyone by several days, and the virus has not had as severe an impact (even though the first cases recorded are here, so we had a big chance for it to be terrible here) as even LA which shut down a mere 3 days later. So I am very glad that steps were taken early, personally.
 

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It's difficult to know, especially this early. But they say that if you are successful in limiting a pandemic, the early steps you take will seem like an overreaction at the time. And then people will complain 'see, this was all hyped up! The pandemic wasn't such a big deal!' literally not realizing that the reason that it is not a big deal was the steps that were taken, and if they had not been taken, it would have been a big deal. I live in the SF Bay area, and we shut down this area before anyone by several days, and the virus has not had as severe an impact (even though the first cases recorded are here, so we had a big chance for it to be terrible here) as even LA which shut down a mere 3 days later. So I am very glad that steps were taken early, personally.
That’s why I was saying that maybe it was pushing it. There’s no way to know how bad it might have been. Obviously it would’ve been worse, and as a country, we did the right thing in closing up. It’s just a question of how much more is necessary, and for how long.

My life hasn’t changed that much, aside from taking a bit more precautions, but it is essential for others to provide for their families, and so I’m all for people to go back, if it’s reasonable.
 

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Ohio was set to open today but sometime around midnight, they extended it to May 29. I’m a stay at home mom so it doesn’t really effect me much either but I would like to have the option of going somewhere if I wanted to.
 

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For some people it is essential to protect their families as well as provide. For some it is a life or death thing. For some it's no big deal. But one thing is for sure; everyone's choices affect other people in some way. Someone's careless or selfish choice could kill someone else who they don't even know, several transmissions down the line. I think we are at the beginning of this story, and it will not end until there is a cure or a vaccine. I feel for anyone who is put into extremely risky situations, the doctors and nurses and the grocery store workers, the nursing home workers, who have no real choice and just have to hope that when they become ill, they won't have a severe or life threatening version. My husband can work at home. I had the option to retire. People like us are privileged in that we have options available. A lot of people don't.
 
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