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Open The Schools?

Trump disagrees with Dr. Fauci on reopening schools. Dr. Fauci attempted to correct Senator Rand Paul’s opinion that it is safe to open schools because children aren’t affected by the virus. Trump wants to reopen the economy, to aid his reelection, so he disagrees with Dr. Fauci.

Doctors Warn Of Severe Inflammatory Syndrome In Children With COVID

The syndrome, now frequently referred to as ‘multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children,’ resembles another childhood condition known as Kawasaki disease which typically affects children under the age of five. The disease causes inflammation in the walls of medium-sized arteries and can damage the heart.

While the new syndrome also involves inflammation, infectious disease experts say it is different from Kawasaki disease. Symptoms include persistent fever, rash, red eyes, inflammation and poor function in one or more organs.

So, relatively few children have died from the virus, but if it’s your child or grandchild, it’s one too many. Even if they don’t die, children carry the virus and can infect adults. What about parents, teachers, aides, bus drivers, janitors, school nurses, the cafeteria staff, etc? Children are not consistent about washing their hands or covering their mouths when they sneeze or cough. Children are definitely not big on social distancing. You need adults to teach and care for the children in this country. Opening schools early will kill people.

May 14, 2020   Comments Off on Open The Schools?

Be Prepared?

Okaloosa County testing plan:

In Partnership with Florida Department of Health – Okaloosa, drive-thru testing begins 05.14.2020 – LInk to More

Crestview Community Center – May 14 8-11am
Destin United Methodist Church – May 19 8-11am
Northwest Florida State College Niceville – May 21 8-11am
Baker Emergency Medical Services Station – May 26 8-11am
Northwest Florida State College Ft. Walton Beach – May 28 8-11am

There are over 200,000 people in the county and they will be testing for 15 hours.

Crestview and Fort Walton Beach have over 20K, Destin and Niceville over 15K, while Baker gets the same 3 hours with 1K. Most of the testing supplies were sent South Florida.

There are only 172 known/reported cases in the county with only 5 known deaths, but without testing who knows for sure?

May 14, 2020   Comments Off on Be Prepared?