Coronavirus infections increase 21% among children. Please ignore Trump!


The mask that Trump should be required to wear

A report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association shows 74,160 new cases of coronavirus among children from August 6 to August 20. According to the report, this is an increase of 21 percent in cases over the past two weeks…

In regard to hospitalizations, between 0.2 percent and 8.6 percent of children diagnosed with coronavirus were hospitalized. “At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children,” the report said.

They don’t get as sick as the people around them that they infect.

An entire fourth grade-class in Mississippi was forced to quarantine and move to online-only learning after multiple teachers tested positive for coronavirus. Adam Pugh, Superintendent of the Lafayette County told The Associated Press that 200 students were told to quarantine after a majority of students were exposed…

You’d think there might be rational limits to stupid. You’d be wrong. After more than 500 students, faculty and staff tested positive at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox ordered all bars in the city to close down for two weeks.

I’m not certain how useful the reasoning was.

4 thoughts on “Coronavirus infections increase 21% among children. Please ignore Trump!

  1. Graveyard spiral says:

    Twitter removes QAnon supporter’s false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/30/politics/twitter-coronavirus-deaths-false-claim-qanon-trump/index.html The tweet falsely “claimed that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had “quietly” updated its numbers “to admit that only 6%” of people listed as coronavirus deaths “actually died from Covid,” since “the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses.”
    As of Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, Twitter had not removed a second tweet, also retweeted by the President on Sunday, that spread the same false claim. The second tweet, by Trump campaign adviser Jenna Ellis, linked to an article on the right-wing website Gateway Pundit that was based on the QAnon supporter’s tweet.”
    “States confront new Covid-19 challenge: Getting flu shots to apathetic Americans : Health officials are hoping to ward off a collision of two deadly viruses this fall and winter.” (Politico) https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/30/states-covid-19-flu-shots-404555
    “Hundreds gather at Massachusetts State House to protest flu shot requirement for all students “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_XuwxtHYSY

  2. Handy Andy says:

    “How Many Coronavirus Cases Are Happening In Schools? This Tracker Keeps Count” (NPR) https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/08/28/906263926/how-many-coronavirus-cases-are-happening-in-schools-this-tracker-keeps-count
    Looking for a snapshot of coronavirus outbreaks in U.S. schools? The National Education Association has just launched a tracker of cases in public K-12 schools.
    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=00a2d3fbe4184e75b06f392fc66dca13
    The tracker is broken down by state and shows schools and counties with known cases and suspected cases and deaths, as well as whether those infected were students or staff. It also includes links to the local news reports so users know where the virus data comes from.

  3. Doc says:

    “Fauci debunks theories of low CDC coronavirus death toll: ‘There are 180,000-plus deaths’ in U.S.” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/01/fauci-debunks-theories-of-low-cdc-coronavirus-death-toll-there-are-180000-plus-deaths-in-us.html

    “A panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday there is “insufficient data” to show convalescent plasma works against the coronavirus, refuting claims made by President Donald Trump and the head of the Food and Drug Administration.” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/01/nih-panel-refutes-fdas-claims-of-the-benefits-of-coronavirus-plasma-treatment.html

    “Months into the pandemic that has infected more than 6 million Americans, the public and experts alike are learning the impacts of Covid-19 can drag on longer than expected.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

    “New York City postpones schools reopening from coronavirus shutdown until Sept. 21” https://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/new-york-city-schools-reopening-coronavirus-1.48832313

    “US refuses to join international effort to develop Covid-19 vaccine : Decision is ‘real blow’ to Covax project, expert says” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/01/us-covid-19-vaccine-refuses-international-effort-coronavirus

    “Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be ‘colossally stupid'” (CNN) https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/health/eua-coronavirus-vaccine-history/index.html

    “Even Fox’s ‘Hard News’ Shows Don’t Want to Book Trump’s Favorite New COVID Adviser” (Daily Beast) https://www.thedailybeast.com/even-foxs-hard-news-shows-dont-want-to-book-trumps-favorite-new-covid-adviser-scott-atlas

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