82M Americans are 0-24 (25.3% of total population).
Just 24M Americans are 75 are older (6.57% of total population.
People age 0-24 are 25.3% of the population yet account for .15% of recorded deaths at CDC.
People age 75+ are just 6.57% of the population yet account for 60.1% of deaths.
That's...at least something to consider?
But that's not true either.
Per CDC's weekly summary ending July 4, hospitalization rates also directly correlate with age.
Yet, unfortunately, our essential workers were forced into a live experiment by putting their kids in daycares.
"The Y says a few staff members and parents at sites...did test positive, but there are no records of having more than one case at a site. This, among a population of essential workers."
This is consistent w/ findings in Europe.
It should resolve public health official's general* fears that kids will get sick and transmit the virus to parents or teachers.
I'm a dad of a 16-month old. The multi-immune system stories scared the fuck out of me.
Fortunately, these terrible side effects are extremely rare and are mostly treatable.
Again, I'm a parent. I'd probably move to Mongolia and kill myself if my son died.
But 186 cases in 26 states means that these side-effects are ***extremely*** rare.
Per University of Maryland: long-term lung risk is "unknown," but, "Often coronavirus symptoms are the same as the common cold, which usually does not leave lasting damage to the lungs."
-Stress on families
-Kids falling behind
-Extremely negative consequences for socioeconomically disadvantaged
1) Die from COVID;
2) Be hospitalized w/ COVID;
3) Transmit COVID; and
4) Have side effects from COVID.
This is perhaps the only silver lining of this horrible fucking virus.
But to me, the only silver lining of this disease -- kids are generally spared -- means our highest national priority should be reopening schools this fall.