StarAC17 wrote:If you don't agree, fine, come back when Covid strikes your child and then we'll have the "children die all the time of all kinds of things" chat again.
Come back after your business has gone bankrupt and you face financial ruin because governments are being **ssies about implementing tough lockdowns.
Schools across the northern hemisphere have been open for nearly two months now. If kids were facing mass hospitalizations and deaths from Covid19 we would know about it now.
We would have known about it in April. Childrenn are the least at risk from Covid19. In fact any one under 50 with no serious pre-existing conditions have an essentially zero chance of dying from this virus. Some will die, which is why reasonable measures can be taken to slow the spread so we can treat anyone who needs it. The goal of flattening the curve.
One bad case or death is a child sad story and not a trend. Tragically, four year olds die all the time across the globe from dozens of other things. It is horrible for the families of that child but society doesn't shut down.
Unless you believe that the media and politicians are covering this up (I suspect you do). The facts say kids have can handle this easily.
The fear is they are asymptomatic and give it to Grandma, who is at risk.
If this virus had a confirmed 5-20% mortality rate I would agree with you 100%. It doesn't and is sub 1% and that rate is going down, not up.
I wouldn't be so sure about children being spared long-term.
Covid could have chronic effects that could manifest months or years after the initial infection much like AIDS. It can also have a final stage like HIV.
We are already talking about a post-covid syndrome.
Covid has been found to affect many functions of the body, causing organ failure but also severe neurological symptoms.
Covid could nestle itself in nerves like the Herpes virus and manifest itself over and over again months or years later.
The multiple cases of reinfection that we read about could be coming from within the body.
Like AIDS, some people may just not experience a very strong acute phase; but the virus could remain in their body and cause damage at a later stage.
We just don't know yet and until we do for certain, better be safe than sorry.
Past publications highlight that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) infections culminated in a high prevalence of prolonged neurological impact [6,7]. Recent publications highlight the emerging evidence of a new syndrome- Post Covid-19 Neurological Syndrome (PCNS)
a large study from Belgium and Netherland involving 112 hospitalized and 2001 non-hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients have noted that even among a large number of asymptomatic or very mildly symptomatic patients, prolonged symptoms such as muscle pain, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and anosmia continued to experience for months, highlighting the need for on-going vigilance for PCNS by neurologists