Jimmy Dore said debate is currently raging about what to do regarding kids and schools, with many expressing fear that children in classrooms will become super-spreaders during the already rising wave of cases brought on by the Omicron variant.
But the current research indicates that the rates of transmission in schools is actually very low. None of what teacher’s unions or the Biden administration have said will happen, have come to fruition.
Dore cites a study that notes the risk of long COVID among children, a source of fear among many parents, is also very low, like almost non-existent low, according to the CDC. Among children, the mortality risk from COVID-19 is basically lower than from the flu. That’s also according to the CDC cited in the New York Intelligencer.
The evidence pushes back against the widespread closing of schools in places like Chicago, New York City and other Democrat controlled cities. It also should be looked at closely by anyone considering whether to vaccinate their kids.
The Omicron variant still isn’t fun, but its not the boogey man Democrats have been fear mongering about for the last 24 months. Instead, it could be low risk enough that schools stay open and the country finally moves ahead instead of shutting down over the virus.
It’s still early, but the indications are that even most Democrats are increasingly planning to keep schools open despite the Omicron wave. Check out the video for details on the latest about COVID and schools.