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Two Sydney schools close as coronavirus cases in Australia jump

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all countries should close all schools right now and stop all kids from going to their death because school is not safe when it comes to corona, im really shocked how people let their kids go to school in times like this and almost every gov have taken this lightly saying its just a flu not its not a flu its something we cant cure yet so why let anyone work or even go to school ???

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Closing the schools is the right response.

Other schools in Sydney should also be looking at a short closure.

The earlier this virus is contained the better it is for all.

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all countries should close all schools right now and stop all kids from going to their death

I'm all for taking the necessary steps to deal with this virus, but let's not get carried away here.

Children, unless those with underlying health conditions, are statistically the least likely group to suffer complications from COVID-19.

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all countries should close all schools right now and stop all kids from going to their death because school is not safe when it comes to corona

In a recent paper published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology, the chances of succumbing to Covid-19 complications were expressed as a percentage. This analysis was based data collected from over 72,000 cases as of February 11 2020. One category was age group. This was broken down into cadres of nine years, like 0-9, 10-19 and so on up to 70-79 and then to 80+. The 80+ group had the highest percentage chance of dying from severe complications at around 15-20%. The numbers show an incremental decrease in the likelihood of perishing as the age groups get younger. The age group 10-19 was rated as having a 0.2% chance of dying. The 0-9 age group had a 0.0% chance,as in, as of February 11 there had been no reported covid-19 related fatalities of a person under the age of 9 years old. And this is in the epicenter of this outbreak. The middle school and high school kids have a two in a thousand chance.

saying its just a flu not its not a flu its something we cant cure yet

We can't cure the flu. But you're correct, this not the flu. It acts like the flu, it has a very similar path of infection as the flu's, the symptoms are very flu like and the same preventative measures that apply to the flu work on Covid-19, but it's not the flu. In reality, coronavirus along with rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus are responsible for the myriad of maladies that are commonly referred to as the "common cold".

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Kuya 808,

Excellent post. As a society we're accustomed to worrying about the kids first but in the case of Covid-19, that kind of worry is misplaced. It's the elderly, and those above say, 50, with a comorbidity who we should be most worried about.

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