U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-18-2020, 06:56 PM
 
Location: NYC
16,149 posts, read 10,440,061 times
Reputation: 18689

Advertisements

You don't want your children exposed at all because kids when they get sick are much harder to deal with than adults. Many kids if it's their first major cold have hard time taking meds or even drinking. I remember one my kids, 8 year old got a really bad cold. Refuse to eat or drink for a whole day, fever was hitting 104 and wouldn't take fever meds until we said if you don't take it we will take him to the doctor for a shot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-18-2020, 07:13 PM
 
1,328 posts, read 796,997 times
Reputation: 1762
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgehog_Mom View Post
From what I've read, kids are likely to have much milder symptoms but still be able to infect others.

Preventing large gatherings is supposed to be the best way to slow the spread of the virus, and school is a daily large gathering of people who may not have developed the best hygiene habits yet, so it makes sense to cancel school in affected areas.
schools should adopt and immediately have sanitizing dispensers and get mini plastic for kids desks like a voting booth has. They had this in Taiwan and it works extremely well.

Well, they also spray and disinfect everything outside your hands would too.

Our slow reacting politicians would have to debate a month or two before they start spraying. Meanwhile Taiwan, Singapore and other nearby Asian countries have seen steep decreases in cases and few deaths.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2020, 07:24 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
8,166 posts, read 9,836,903 times
Reputation: 12156
Quote:
Originally Posted by PriscillaVanilla View Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...-defeat-virus/

If true, would there really be any reason to cancel school for kids this year?
Seriously? Does this need an explanation?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2020, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
11,079 posts, read 12,012,247 times
Reputation: 15370
Kida can definitely still get this...and get it badly


12 year old on a ventilator currently.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/coro...241422506.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2020, 05:35 PM
 
1,328 posts, read 796,997 times
Reputation: 1762
100 children died this year so far from the regular flu.

36 kids died from the Swine Flu in 2009.

More teens die from gunfire each year too.
tens of thousands of kids die in Africa annually from horrible conditions.

We need to put this in perspective and use common sense.

Continue to clean, sanitize, and social distance and any at-risk people need to stay isolated until they feel safe.

Last edited by frankrj; 03-23-2020 at 05:45 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top