There is a lot of misinformation about the harm done to children if we send them back to school. No one wants any kid to die. However, the reality is that there is substantial harm being done to kids by keeping them out of school. One study worth reading was done at Johns Hopkins and published by The Lancet titled “Impacts of COVID-19 on childhood malnutrition and nutrition-related mortality.” Definitely worth reading. Kudos to Washington Examiner for their story titled “Study: Coronavirus restrictions killing 10,000 children per month and ‘wasting’ and ‘stunting’ millions more,” published on July 29, 2020 in response to the study. LemmingJuice article discussing the topic and including the reality that children are more likely to die in a car accident than from Covid-19 contracted at school is titled “TIME Magazine wants schools closed, 10,000 will die“.
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