Within a few weeks opening UK schools will become a political battleground.
Initially the RW ignored Covid19, the propaganda machine focused on telling us it was scaremongering
When the truth dawned, they were left rudderless for a while.
But they ruined it within an hour by doing this.
I think Herd Immunity is still the strategy
This was after the Oxford uni report saying most ppl were already immune
It wasnt peer reviewed and was published by a PR company linked to the nudge unit
There are a lot of assumptions in the report,principly that the only choice after Covid 19 is another decade of austerity
But now I hear commentators mentioning that 6% as if it's a certain cliffedge
But it has become a 'fact'. The media have started asking us the public to start weighing x GDP loss against y deaths
Media now asking how big a fall in GDP can we take?they've stopped putting a number on the deaths
Sweden now having second thoughts, watch the data that comes out of there this week, it will be worrying
The papers then backed his statement with evidence.
Oxford uni says many more may already be immune, 6% fall in gdp means more dead, look at Sweden.
These 'truths' are given equal weight, climate change?
Its a total misinterpretation
The Lancet have said the report was misinterpreted and misrepresented,the report said the evidence for school closures alone is varied, but they work well in conjunction
They also produced several other experts at the end to back up the headline
Students are low risk so it's fine?
Students without health conditions have died, what about staff? Educators are dead.
The idea that social distancing can be done in a school is insane
Apparently educators are immune we dont even need PPE and still no testing
He is a sociologist, he also claims this one report shows there is only flimsy evidence to support school closures.
'Should schools reopen after Easter?'
How did the bbc article on school closures get so much more attention than the Gov telling educators they dont need PPE?
The economic arguement is drowning out the safety of educators.
Initially it was #Herd_Immunity,Gov advisor said closing schools was undesirable and could even be counter productive as it would slow the spread of infection
But now school dont spread infection?
The advisors from the nudge unit, behavioral psychologists.
Where did the 'Oxford uni' report come from?
PR company linked to the nudge unit
6% GDP = more deaths? Economic report interpreted by psychologists and sociologists
From Gov advisor who is cognitive scientist
Schools closing have minimal impact
A Paediatrician Director of a gov quango
A psychologist in trauma
Where are the epidemiologists and virologists?
Can you see why I can see a debate on schools reopening ending up like debating climate change?
And they will hold up these few amplified reports as fact
By confusing the science the best course of action becomes a matter of opinion
Before you know it battle lines are drawn
X GDP loss vs Y death toll
Once that happens mentalities become tribal,positions entrenched
Schools are the key to ending lockdown so everyone can go back to work,yet no one in media are talking about the safety of educators
We have not been served well by journalists
Covid19 can kill anyone
The media focus on schools should be on testing, ppe, cleaning and issues around social distancing but the lives of educators doesnt seem to be a priority
Schools should not open until its safe, and when they do great precaution must be combined with testing
Beware false prophets
The end (at last)
Sorry for length, I find good rants cathartic