这个, even as fresh evidence mounts that kids aren’t at risk from 新冠肺炎 and aren’t spreaders — and that school closures do them grave harm.
A study out of the UK released last week proved — once again — what we’ve known for more than a year: Kids transmit the 新冠病毒 at a much lower rate than do adults. Epidemiologist Shamez Ladhani, who led the study, found that children “aren’t taking [the virus] home and then transferring it to the community. These kids have very little capacity to infect household members.”
不过, we Americans inflicted misery upon our kids. We took away school, kept them apart from their friends, and needlessly covered their faces. It wasn’t all kids who suffered, 虽然. Kids in private and parochial 学校 in urban areas went to school. Kids in public schools in GOP-governed areas also went to school (and even got to play sports, mask-free).
And everything turned out OK: States with open schools didn’t have more child COVID cases and certainly not more hospitalizations or deaths. Schools without mask mandates didn’t have significantly more COVID cases. They simply put kids first.