Being a bit of an information addict, I subscribe to several newspapers/journals and read lots others in the library or online. One paper I do subscribe to is the Washington Post which has added quite a few reporters in the last couple of years. They do a particularly good job of following health and public health issues.
So, I read this article which came out about 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) yesterday about the national CV death toll .........with some great interest:
The Washington Post folks do a daily count which they keep updated and just sent me an email answer to this question: "Have there been any confirmed deaths of CHILDREN from CV?"
Their answer: NO.
So, no deaths to children.... which further reinforces the likelihood that they are "the perfect transmitters"...... they get the bug, they carry the bug, they feel no symptoms or few, they don't die from it and therefore are fully available to then transmit the bug.... increasingly to their grandparents and other caregivers who are taking care of them now that school is out.
Dispersing them from school, especially in the absence of test data, may have been a less than optimal choice (being nice here).
Again, these are challenging times especially with the lack of testing data and I am confident everyone is acting with the best interest of the kids and families in mind.
It is just my opinion that maybe that decision should be re-visited.....