Most Americans can agree that COVID-19 and its mitigation strategies have been politicized for a series of reasons. Keeping business shut down, forcing Americans into face coverings, and having schools closed have each sparked conversations about the validity and science behind certain measures against this virus.
On Monday, President Trump put politics aside and spoke the truth about COVID-19. The president explained that (contrary to talking points from leftists who favor keeping schools closed) children are not impacted by the virus in the way that elderly people and folks with underlying health problems are, reports sources.
The Real News About Coronavirus and Young People
Yesterday, President Trump gathered with supporters in Ohio for a rally. Trump talked about the 2020 election, Joe Biden, and various policies that will impact American lives. In doing so, the issue of coronavirus came up, especially as Ohio’s economy begins to gradually reopen.
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The president explained that the elderly and folks with health issues are most susceptible to the virus. Trump then noted in many states there are virtually no cases where young people have tested positive or transmitted COVID-19. Shortly thereafter came the president’s praise of most young people’s immune systems.
Critics of Trump have claimed that yesterday’s speech at Ohio was misleading due to certain specific cases of young people contracting coronavirus; however, more often than not, situations where young people catch COVID-19 also involve underlying health issues.
The Battle Over School Choice
COVID-19’s impact on young people has gained more and more attention as America debates on the safety of reopening schools.
Thus far, certain localities and states have decided to reopen schools, albeit with specific guidelines. More often than not, these guidelines involve temperature checks, certain forms of social distancing, and even mandatory face coverings.
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Other schools are either deciding to remain closed, or reopening with the option of students learning online. Many Americans are warning that online learning for children comes with its own pitfalls, especially as young people require interactions with their peers for social and emotional development.
Americans should expect more conversations and debates about school choice and COVID-19’s true impacts on younger people.
What do you think about the impact that COVID-19 has on the youth population in America? Where do you stand on school choice and reopening schools? Let us know down below in the comments section.