Why schools should not be starting back up

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  • Bringerofrain
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    According to this article 1/3 of teachers fall into the extremely vulnerable category for dying from covid-19. https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/a-third-of-teachers-are-at-higher-risk-of-severe-illness-from-covid-19/2020/04

    This industry in particular is just very very vulnerable and should probably be the last thing the government allows to reopen.

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    Younger people are especially invulnerable to Covid when coupled with vaccination. The disease is uniquely merciful to the young (more so than ANY virus before this seems to specifically target the elderly in a disproportionate manner, when it comes to how harsh it hits). There is something about the virus that younger immune systems seem extremely capable of adapting to and eliminating. It's relatively safe to open up schools again post-vaccination, so long as none of them are children of anti-vaxxers as this risks them reinfecting the school-population.
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    Kids are not a vector for transmitting the disease if you follow the science and not the politicians.

    It's far more likely a teacher will contract Covid around adults than children.
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    I am pretty gullible but I need citations.

    My understanding is that kids are usually asymptomatic, but I have heard nothing about them being less infectious.
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    School Unions are the main driver for keeping the schools closed, not science. They are blatantly using the lockdown as a bargaining chip to extort more federal funds.

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    I don't disagree with that. However them having stupid motives, does not make the opinion I stated in the op wrong.
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    It's wrong because closing the school isn't making the teacher significantly safer over a teacher getting Covid from known existing vectors regardless of school closures.
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    There are various CDC reports on it or you can read a layman's article.

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    Thank you
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    I'm an educator so this is a hot topic for me.
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    yeah all people over 50 aren't "high risk" like the article says