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There are 4 comments on POV: Closing Schools Again Won’t Stop Omicron; It’ll Just Hurt Kids

  1. This is absolutely true. Since the beginning of 2020, kids have been blaming for silently carrying the virus that could harm their grandparents without evidence. In fact, the whole idea of shutting down society is not justified. Despite all kinds of mandates and emergency orders, from CDC official data, Covid deaths in 2021 was similar to that in 2020.

    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University pointed out that once a virus that could spread easily as Covid 19 was found in 3-4% of the population, shutting down was not the solution. Thousands of scientists and doctors said very early on that we just had to focus on protecting and treating the vulnerable while keeping society function with minimal disruption.


    As for the vaccines, by now it’s clear that these Covid vaccines do not stop transmission. That begs the question of why universities around the country still require a booster. Before giving these vaccines to kids, let’s be very clear about its effects. Regardless of what has been claimed, the long term effects are not known simply because we need time to see these effects. Let’s not go from one mistake to another.

  2. Maybe because it is freezing cold outside and we are now asking overtasked HVAC systems that are seriously undermaintaned to work even harder due to this ridiculous practice. Oh, and asking kids to sit in class with coats and hats on is cruel.

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