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catsudon

(864 posts)
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 01:43 PM Jan 2022

Los Angeles schools, with 30K unvaccinated students, push off COVID-19 vaccine mandate until fall 20

Source: usa today

Faced with more than 30,000 unvaccinated older students, the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday pushed back the deadline for its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to fall 2022.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/12/14/los-angeles-schools-student-vaccine-mandate/6509521001/



i think there is a peoblem there
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Los Angeles schools, with 30K unvaccinated students, push off COVID-19 vaccine mandate until fall 20 (Original Post) catsudon Jan 2022 OP
60 years ago these kids would be in iron lungs and leg braces Walleye Jan 2022 #1
I couldn't agree more emphatically DENVERPOPS Jan 2022 #2
Nature will take its course. NurseJackie Jan 2022 #3
Unfortunately this 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Jan 2022 #5
Madness OnDoutside Jan 2022 #4
The school district shouldn't have caved, because now the antivax side is empowered. Efilroft Sul Jan 2022 #6
Let's have some perspective here YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #7
That's all well and good, but you're leaving out Mr.Bill Jan 2022 #8
Not arguing at all YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #9
But being vaccinated shortens the time Mr.Bill Jan 2022 #10
Very true :) YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #11

DENVERPOPS

(9,287 posts)
2. I couldn't agree more emphatically
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 02:00 PM
Jan 2022

I think it was Abraham Lincoln who summed up our current situation on everything that is happening:

A STATESMAN is interested in future generations, a POLITICIAN is only concerned about the next election.


That statement pretty well sums up every thing we are seeing across the U.S. today.........A countless number of politicians, all levels, totally absorbed in themselves and their political careers..................

Did you see where the former President and Governor of Texas recently started telling people to get vaccinated? It has taken them this long to realize that THEIR voters were the ones getting the Virus AND dying, not mostly just getting sick like the vaccinated.........
The Governor of Texas is now crying out to Biden to send him and his state money to help bail out all the hospitals in Texas that are overwhelmed with the un-vaccinated.......

Efilroft Sul

(3,648 posts)
6. The school district shouldn't have caved, because now the antivax side is empowered.
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 05:07 PM
Jan 2022

They should've let the families of these 30,000-some students go off somewhere and hug the virus. Instead, these families will try to thwart the fall 2022 vaccine mandate because they sense weakness on the part of the school district.

 

YP_Yooper

(291 posts)
7. Let's have some perspective here
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 07:50 PM
Jan 2022

Kids under 18 have a hospitalization rate of 0.1%-1.6% of all child COVID-19, near 0% chance of death. Fauci on TRMS just a few days ago said that includes kids who have to go to the ER for reasons NOT related to COVID, but may test positive when they are admitted - so these rates are on the high end for a COVID related ER visit.

So for 30,000 kids, we're talking maybe 30 kids or so that might possibly get sick? If so, then they all have immunity? The rate of heart damage by COVID is what, like 80/100k, so after all that, if all 30k get infected, we may have 24 who develop reversible COVID heart damage? More than that have diabetes and other coronary issues.

We need a little perspective and hope it's coming to an end. This kind of data is what drives the lessening of restrictions we see. Science works both ways.

https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

Mr.Bill

(24,466 posts)
8. That's all well and good, but you're leaving out
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 08:31 PM
Jan 2022

them taking the virus home to people who are much more likely to have serious symptoms. Not to mention that many more people being a breeding ground for variants.

 

YP_Yooper

(291 posts)
9. Not arguing at all
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 08:52 PM
Jan 2022

but we're there already. Omicron exploded everywhere with or without a vacc, and for every person infected, there's a possibility for a variant. I've been sickened by de Blasio on MSNBC saying up to 3 weeks ago - all you need to do is vacc, and you're fine. back to normal. All my co-workers in NYC are basically back to home for work now. Almost like back to day 1...

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