More than 18 months into the pandemic, you have probably wondered why we are still dealing with COVID-19 and why life still is not back to normal. And the answer is of course because the people in large beaches of the country refuse to wear masks and be vaccinated; conservative media kiss the people Horses eat dewormer instead of following the advice of healthcare professionals; and Republican officials would rather make political points with the “personal freedom” spectators than actually prevent their constituents from contracting the virus and dying. How, for example, Ron DeSantis.
Despite his state to pick up its highest seven-day death toll since the pandemic began, the Florida governor continues to introduce vaccine mandates. He confronted the school boards in court due to its mask mandate ban, too Pay refund of those who had the audacity to try to protect their communities. He is mocked including public health officials, claimsJoe BidenThe attempt to stop the spread of the virus is unconstitutional, and for its most recent trick, it now allows children exposed to COVID-19 to go back to school and infect who knows how many people.
Yes, that’s right: A Wednesday, DeSantis announced that the state allows children exposed to the virus to go back to school without quarantine if they show no symptoms. “If someone is symptomatic, they naturally stay at home. If there is a close contact but no symptoms have developed – you monitor them, you inform the parent, “said DeSantis.” Parents always have the right to keep their children at home if they think it’s in the student’s interest in the family, 100%. We do not want to intervene. However, if a parent has a healthy child, that child has the right to be in school. DeSantis’ new rule, of course, suggests that half a year later he still has no idea how the coronavirus works, or more likely he does not care. The decision was surprisingly criticized by school officials, who understand that you can still spread the virus without showing symptoms. “This rule is likely to promote the spread of COVID-19 by preventing schools from implementing the Commonsense Masking and Quarantine Policy, recommended by the vast majority of health professionals, including those here in Alachua County,” Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlee Simon said in a statement. “The state is actually doubling the policy, which could ultimately put students, staff and the entire community at greater risk.” Per CNN:
Regarding the quarantine of exposed students, recent research has found that regular COVID-19 tests by all students and staff in schools can find positive cases that miss symptomatic tests. As many as 9 out of 10 cases among students and 7 out of 10 cases among staff could go missing with conventional reporting mechanisms, according to research published in the Journal on Wednesday JAMA Network Open.
For the study, students and staff at three schools in Omaha, Nebraska, participated in a weekly PCR test program between November 9 and December 11 last year. During the study period, nearly 2,900 self-collected saliva samples from 458 staff and 315 asymptomatic students were tested. Among those, 22 students and 24 staff members tested positive, a higher rate than that identified by symptom-based testing strategies, the researchers found. The fall rate was 7% among students and 5.3% among employees in the weekly test program, compared with 1.2% among students and 2.1% among employees with conventional reporting mechanisms. Cases found have even exceeded the infection rate reported at the county level.