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And I don’t think I’m missing a thing. This is purely politics. It relates to two things; first pushing the idea that “this thing will go away and we need to get our economy going,” and second, a complete lack of understanding (or caring?) of virology.
Now, I know that there are some smart people in the US that are saying that schools can “probably” be opened safely if certain steps are taken. The CDC has even put out a plan for that to happen.
But that plan is a “suggestion,” not a requirement. Schools in the end can do what they want.
And in certain states where this, just like wearing masks, has become a political football rather than a science driven decision, “leaders” are more than willing to send kids back to school with the hope that they don’t get sick, or worse, become vectors for the virus who will then spread it at home to Mom, Dad, Grandma and Aunt Joan.
What are these people thinking? Well, they are still thinking that getting people back to work is more important than anything else. They will argue that “more people are dying because of the economy than from the virus (bullshit),” and that “children are suffering from the lack of socialization that school provides.” That’s what US Vice President Michael Pence said last week.
Really? I can count on one hand how many times I wanted summer vacation to end so that I could go back to school as soon as possible. That would be, wait, that would be ZERO times!
How about this, how about everyone stop playing some ridiculous game of lies where you are willing to attribute the effort to putting these children into large petri dishes as some grand effort for them and their parents. This is about politics.
It’s about wanting the economy to look better in November. It’s not about anything else.
Politicians are willing to risk these children catching the virus because of the delusional message that “they are almost immune to it.” Again, bullshit. Kids catch this. Some get sick. Most get better. Some die.
How many of your children are you okay with dying? Is one too many? Then how is one not too many when that one is someone else’s child?
For God’s sake, people have become so mentally deranged about this that some are even shooting (in this case suspending) the messenger. Last week, when a young high school student took a photo of a swarm of kids packed into a school hallway in Georgia, without social distancing or masks, and then posted that to social media, she was suspended!
The principal said she was suspended for breaking the school’s honor code against posting to social media during school.
Are you kidding me? That’s what the “adult in charge” took from this?
Worse yet, this girl let it be known afterward that she and her family were getting threats over what she did! One moron even posted online, “I know where this girl lives.”
What the hell is happening with you people? Are you all losing your minds?
Let me remind all of you parents—who are so anxious to get your kids back in school—of something, you have one responsibility on this planet. To protect the children. That may not be the most prominent statement in your religious book, but it should be.
You are the adults. These kids, even though they may reject it at times, look to you to guide and protect them.
And this is what you are doing? Letting them be Guinea pigs?
Well, I’ll tell you this, here in Ecuador,Guinea pigs don’t end up doing so well.
Stop buying into the political crap and treat the lives of these kids as the most fragile things you’ve ever been, or ever will be, given the responsibility to protect.
Don’t be sheep, ignore the internet trolls typing away about their conspiracies in their mom’s basements, and take the responsibility for keeping your kids safe.
I’m just sayin.’
P.S. After an uproar from people, the young lady who posted the photo had her suspension lifted. But it took a media deluge to force the school to reverse its decision. Also, as of today, 9 people who were in that school that day have since contracted COVID-19.