I hope I am not teaching grandma to suck eggs, but for anyone trying to form a view point on kids and covid may I recommend the following. 🧵
To assess the strength of evidence:
👶🏼 Look for asymptomatic testing in kids. This is important as children usually have no symptoms at the time of infection.
👶🏼 Check to see what other mitigation might be affecting results, like economic shut downs, and in school mitigation.
👶🏼 check to see if the situation the kids were in, in the study, are the same as the situation you are about to face as a society. Look for mask use, ventilation and filtration use, and think... is this what we are doing? Can I expect the same results.
Please don’t read this thread if you have a mindset that vaccinations are dangerous. This thread is for Aussies that are curious about the vaccine debate.
Firstly, and most importantly, the vaccines are all safe enough when compared to other vaccines. Yes they have happened faster that usual, but this is mainly because researchers didn’t have to write hundreds of applications for funding, and volunteers were ready to try...
What don’t we know about the vaccines?
The things we don’t have data on yet are what might happen to you ten years after a vaccine (because no time travel machine). This is highly unlikely to be something major or common (& compared to COVID19 long effects prob ok.)
Round 1 Hong Kong research.... very detailed. Sars1 was strongly suspected of having aerosol spread. Plumbing, toilets, indoor situations all cropped up. Hong Kong have redone the research for sars2 but did not ignore their findings for sars1->
and why should they?There particle size weight and composition of sars1 and sars2 are not very different,and sars2 is more infectious not less. Proper scientific extrapolation indicates that similar precautions required,and last time only airborne worked.I know.I was wearing it.
@ScottMorrisonMP I have done a reality check today, and decided that reality sucks. Covid positive elderly patients alone, sedated and dying, abandoned in their own faeces, while others are being crawled over by ants is well below “excellent standards” demanded by Aussie’s.
@apsmunro@kerrysmith654 They did virtual schooling, initially with just work sent in email, easy things children could do by themselves, followed by video lessons either once a day or all day, depending on stage of schooling. On top of that teacher phoned and asked how we were going. It helped.