Science Table says get back in school you herd
2. Even though they don't know the risks
3. And if you're poor, just die already.
Let me show you a trick. This slide quotes only 2021 studies.
What did I say about politically slanted science in the middle of a pandemic?

Yes, skip it.
Many studies done OUTSIDE this pandemic, and thus much less likely to be biased to a particular desired conclusion (i.e. unlikely to lie to your face), have shown repeatedly over 20 years that closing schools has a drastic effect:

Someone should go through those mental health studies and see if they are worth a pound of beans. I rather suspect they're trumped up garbage, but no time right now.
OH WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT. The data doesn't match the lines we've been fed. Surprise surprise.

But hey, you're responsible for your own risk assessment, they say, etc

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13 Jan
Stability of coronaviruses (and a few others).

A reference thread.
Aboubakr et al. ‘Stability of SARS-CoV-2 and Other Coronaviruses in the Environment and on Common Touch Surfaces and the Influence of Climatic Conditions: A Review’. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 68, no. 2 (2021): 296–312.….
Biryukov et al. ‘Increasing Temperature and Relative Humidity Accelerates Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces’. Edited by Matthew B. Frieman. MSphere 5, no. 4 (26 August 2020).….
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13 Jan
How science can be stupid. Short thread on an article I just picked up.
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11 Jan
Re the new reports of SARS-CoV-2 losing all infectiousness in ten minutes or whatever. Be skeptical.
1. Never decisions based on 1 pre-print;
2. problems with that pre-print;
3. wide range in stabilities. Here's a cold corona w/ half life of 65 hours at 20degC 50% RH. From 1985. Image
Just gather up a bunch of data, then you have a rough idea.

Even if done properly the experiment might be an outlier for whatever reason. So this isn't meant to be too critical of the pre-print (which I don't plan on reading) just a general comment.
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11 Jan
So once more we've done nothing to prepare and it's back to school.

I'm honestly surprised public health still tells us to wash our hands.

Then again I suppose a chicken still struts around for a while even after you cut its head off.
Public did masks on its own. Public saw airborne on its own.

What did public health do? They ticketed people for being too close or too many people at a party or whatever useless nonsense.

Now they green light schools without actually doing anything.
Really pointing at the leadership here. They really don't occupy any social space other than to stand there and say whatever the government wants to do is medically appropriate.

We sure do pay a lot of people a lot of top dollar to stand there and bless the hustle.
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8 Jan
1. Vaccines avoid much risk but not all long term effects. Get vaccinated.

2. Contrary to what she says, the thread does have a newer study in it.

3. Of course the studies are old. Cannot get data on Long COVID without time.

4. Warning of risk is not "inducing fear".
You will have to take care of yourself, that much is clear. Good luck.
Also I should point out the ridiculousness of the fear assertion.

If the original author wanted to stoke fear I doubt writing a rational 40-50 post thread with references to studies and their conclusions is really going to be the best way to do so.
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8 Jan
Why do we even pay these people?
This is royalty free anyone can use if don't want to type it.

Just bookmark and use.

But for your own stress no more than 3 posts, 4 times daily, and after food.
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