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NBC news anchor was SHOCKED to hear that pediatricians will be sending their kids to school in the fall. The anchor asked the doctors whether they would be sending their kids back to school in the fall, and all the pediatricians said yes.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) July 13, 2020
Did you see his face at the end?
That reporter’s face tells the whole story. He thought for sure they were going to tell him that it is a death trap to send their kids, but they shocked the liberal community by unanimously saying, “YES.” Some of the doctors told the reporter that they would send their kids to school in the fall “without hesitation.”
The debate is happening right now in America on whether or not we will be sending our kids to school in the fall. It has nothing to do about child safety and everything to do with the media taking an issue and making it political for the small hope it might affect Donald Trump’s re-election.
I’ll repeat this again and again: Your child is safe to go to school mask or no mask. Ask the AAP or the CDC; they all say the same thing: Kids will face more harmful effects staying home than they would catching coronavirus in the classroom.
NPR reported that the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, made up of some of the nation’s most talented pediatricians, came out with a strong statement in support of kids being physically present in the classroom this year.
The statement reads in part: “the AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school. The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation. This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.” (sic)
All of this, plus the additional evidence that children are not the main carriers or spreaders of the disease and liberals are still calling for us to cancel in-person school in the fall. I don’t know about y’all, but our distance education did not cut it. It was inadequate. My husband and I sacrifice to send our kids to private school. If distance learning was terrible at our school, I shudder to think about how it was for the families in low-income school districts.
I know several mothers (like myself) that picked up the teaching baton and ran across the finish line, but we were promised that in the fall, our children would be learning in a classroom. Kayleigh McEnany claimed in her press conference today that one out of every five reported child abuse cases come from teachers. That is a lot of unreported abuse still being suffered by children as the media and the left tell us death will happen if schools open.
More kids will die from not being physically in school than will ever die from coronavirus. Abuse, whether it is physical or sexual, kills kids.