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2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 1 reply · +1 points

Ok I’ve looked at the article now. The fundamental problem with it is that the 1.5% is of known cases (which I take to mean confirmed with a test). We cannot assume this means U19s therefore only make up 1.5% of actual cases, because these tests have not been carried out randomly.

ie. If children can contract COVID but are significantly less likely than older people to become symptomatic / ill enough to trigger a test, then they will inevitably make up a misleadingly small percentage of confirmed cases.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 0 replies · +1 points

It‘s the pertinent question considering your entire argument about teachers being ‘completely safe’ was based on the claim that “children have virtually ZERO risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus...”.

If you are going to make such a claim it shouldn’t be that difficult to explain what you are basing it on?

Death statistics of children tells us nothing about whether they have ‘virtually ZERO risk of becoming infected’.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 3 replies · +1 points

Not what I asked.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 0 replies · +1 points

It’s not scaremongering to say ‘we don’t know how safe it is’ if we don’t know how safe it is.

I’m not claiming it’s definitely a danger to the health of teachers, their families and the families of students -because I don’t know- but when it comes to safety of others we typically expect the safety to be proven not the danger. We don’t usually say ‘we don’t know if it’s dangerous or not and that’s good enough’.

Again, doctors and nurses did not die at the same rate as some other types of key worker who were not dealing with the ill, sick and dying on a daily basis, so to assume that‘s the only or main factor which determines risk and need for PPE seems spurious.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 2 replies · +1 points

If you don’t know then how have you concluded that doctors and nurses ‘need it’ but others do not?

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 4 replies · +1 points

Can you link the Sweden data you refer to?

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 4 replies · +1 points

Some types of key worker died at a significantly higher rate than healthcare workers did. Perhaps because the latter were kitted out in PPE?

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 1 reply · +1 points

Definitely a lot of truth in this. Hard to blame people for being scared if the government is going to govern by scaremongering.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tim Clark: Ministers m... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yeah it seems beyond doubt that there is only an incredibly small risk of children dying from COVID. I haven’t seen anything to support the claim I quoted.