Open the schools without politics

As of June 3, 2020, the CDC reported that there have been 20 deaths in children in the U.S. due to COVID-19.  In my home county of Orange in California, no child has died due to COVID-19.  JAMA Pediatrics for May 11, 2020 had this to say: "Finally, it is important to emphasize that the overall burden of COVID-19 infection in children remains relatively low compared with seasonal influenza." We have never closed schools or forced children to wear masks during an influenza season.  Yet the CDC has issued guidelines recommending face coverings for elementary school–aged children, social distancing, reduced classroom populations, and other suggestions that make little scientific or common sense. To put some of the COVID statistics into perspective: Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.  In 2017, 675 children 12 years old and younger died as occupants in motor...(Read Full Post)
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