As we have written in the Trends Journal, the recovery rate from COVID for those aged 1-20 years is 99.997 percent, according to the CDC. Yet, from preschool to graduate school, students are either learning remotely or allowed to attend classes with strict COVID War restrictions.
While ignoring these facts, politicians and school administrators also contend that the young people will spread it older people.
On 23 June, the Pasteur Institute, a non-profit international research group “committed to advancing science, medicine and public health,” studied the spread of the coronavirus among over 1,000 French primary school students.
The result: “Children did not spread the infection to other students or to teachers or other staff at the schools.”
Among the key results of the study, which included six primary schools:
- “There were three probable cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in three different schools before the schools closed for the February vacation and then for the lockdown. These cases did not give rise to secondary cases among other school students or teaching staff.”
- “The teachers were only marginally affected, with just 7.1% teachers infected in total, a similar figure to the number of parents of non-infected children in the study who were infected by the virus (6.9%).”
- “For non-teaching staff, the proportion of infection was 3.6%. The rate of infection was very high among parents of infected children (61.0%), but just 6.9% among parents of non-infected children. This suggests that the parents were the source of infection of their children in several cases.”
- “Only two individuals were admitted to hospital (1.4%) for COVID-19 out of the 139 recorded cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, a figure that is not surprising for a relatively young population. Both individuals admitted to hospital were parents. There were no deaths.”
Summarizing the study, Dr. Arnaud Fontanet, Head of Epidemiology of Emerging Diseases at the Pasteur Institute, stated,
“Overall, the results of this study are comparable to those of studies carried out in other countries, which suggest that children aged between 6 and 11 are generally infected in a family environment rather than at school. The main new finding is that the infected children did not spread the virus to other children or to teachers or other school staff.”
More Solid Evidence
On 29 October, science journalist Dyani Lewis published an article entitled, “Why Schools Probably Aren’t COVID Hotspots.” The article appeared in Nature, the peer-reviewed journal of research in science and technology.
Ms. Lewis writes,
“Data gathered worldwide are increasingly suggesting that schools are not hot spots for coronavirus infections. Despite fears, COVID-19 infections did not surge when schools and day-care centers reopened after pandemic lockdowns eased. And when outbreaks do occur, they mostly result in only a small number of people becoming ill.”
Other key points made in the article confirm that in countries around the world, schools are not significantly contributing to the spread of COVID:
- “Even in places where community infections were on the rise, outbreaks in schools were uncommon, particularly when precautions were taken to reduce transmission. More than 65,000 schools in Italy reopened in September, as case numbers were climbing in the community. But only 1,212 campuses had experienced outbreaks four weeks later. In 93% of cases, only one infection was reported, and only one high school had a cluster of more than 10 infected people.”
- “In the state of Victoria, Australia, where a second wave of COVID-19 infections surged in July, large outbreaks linked to schools and childcare centers were also rare, although schools were only partially open.”
- “Data on school outbreaks in England have also shown that adults were often the first to be infected. Most of the 30 confirmed school outbreaks in June involved transmission between staff members, and only 2 involved student-to-student spread.”
- “In the United States, community transmission remained high in many places when schools started to reopen in August, and the proportion of infections in children continued to climb. But it is unclear how often outbreaks that originate in schools contribute to community transmission. Increased testing later in the pandemic has probably also boosted case numbers.”
TREND FORECAST: These facts are virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Instead, politicians and self-anointed school administrator virus “experts” keep making up rules for children and young adults to follow to fight the COVID War.
As we have written, these are same imbeciles who had children hiding under their desks in air raid drills during the Cold War… as if that would make a difference if an atom bomb were dropped nearby! Yet, then, as with now, these “must follow” fight-the-war measures are inflicting mental damage on children who are now living in fear and being prohibited to express their natural wants and desires.
On the college level, as we had forecast, the stricter the regulations, the deeper college town economies will sink into economic despair.
Considering the despondency inflicting younger generations, creating products and services with upbeat, positive messages to appeal to this giant global demographic will provide golden OnTrendpreneur® opportunities.