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So much for kids don't get Covid

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by ZNP, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. ZNP

    ZNP Well-Known Member

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    Israelis Fear Schools Reopened Too Soon as Covid-19 Cases Climb

    TEL AVIV—Some Israeli public-health officials are blaming the country’s decision to reopen schools in May for helping fuel a large new wave of coronavirus infections that has prompted authorities to shut down sections of the economy once again.

    Coronavirus Illinois: Despite Lake Zurich HS COVID-19 outbreak, some parents want school to reopen in fall

    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Thirty-six cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a group of Lake Zurich High School Students who were part of athletic camps last week, but some parents still want to see in-person classes and sports again this fall.

     
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  2. ZNP

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  3. Caliban

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    As a teacher, I am not looking forward to schools opening up and putting the community at risk. However, if it happens, there are better and worse was to do it. It seems that the school in Ill. did not take adequate social distancing measures. Sports should be off the table when considering reopening.
     
  4. cow451

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    Them's fightin' words in the South.
     
  5. Caliban

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    Ya, it's too bad they care more about bouncy balls than books and education.
     
  6. Aryeh Jay

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    You ain’t gonna get no multi million dollar contract no matter how much education you got at 18.
     
  7. Caliban

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    Probably not, but engineers make more than most NFL players.
     
  8. Aryeh Jay

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    Uh huh, and how many of these high fluting engineers are on the TV on Monday night?
     
  9. cow451

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    The lowest paid NFL player makes $480,000 per year. But the average career lasts only three years.
     
  10. Caliban

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    Who cares who is on TV?
     
  11. Caliban

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    And most go broke.
     
  12. cappycappy

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    And many Americans are still resistant to wearing face masks, which have been shown to reduce the incidence of the virus.
     
  13. ZNP

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    We do a poor job of educating our kids of risk vs reward. Covid is simply one example.

    There are 1.6 million engineers in the US, they have an average wage of $90,000 and can expect a career of 30+ years.

    The NFL by contrast has about 1,600 football players, the average salary is $2.7 million, average career is 3 years.

    So the average engineer will make what the average NFL player makes in one year in their entire career. However, there are 1,000 engineers for each NFL player. Also, these salaries were not nearly this high for the NFL 30 years ago. To be fair to engineers you should take the average salary over the 30 year period. Nor does this take into account CTE and all the other damages NFL players experience. Nor does this take into account the higher tax rate for NFL players over engineers. Nor does this take into account the other costs that NFL players incur, most will employ an agent to get that salary, and the agent will get a cut. Many NFL players employ trainers, that also should be taken into account. Most will have to move from city to city and that can have its costs. It is also a fact that children of engineers are much more likely to go to college and pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Having a parent that is an engineer is very helpful. Likewise, if your parent is in the NFL they may be helpful in preparing you to make the NFL (the Mannings, etc) but the odds of making it is 1,000xs harder.

    Finally wealth accumulation is all about wise investing and conservative spending. NFL players have a high divorce rate, that also can be very expensive. This is why it is easy to find wealthy engineers in their 60s and surprisingly difficult to find wealthy NFL players in their 60s.

    78 percent of former NFL players are said to be essentially broke within five years of their final game."

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  14. Caliban

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    A hardworking student has a better shot of becoming an engineer (or another well paying career) than they have becoming a high earning professional athlete. Education pays more reliably.
     
  15. ZNP

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    That is clear to anyone who is comfortable with math, sadly too many Americans are not comfortable with math.

    For example, if NY shut down their school system when they had a total of 740 Covid-19 cases in the entire state. That works out to about 35 per million. So why is Devos pushing to reopen schools when the best State in the US has 2,000x that many cases? On average the US has 3,800xs as many confirmed cases per capita of Covid-19 as NY had when they first shut down their school system.
     
  16. Caliban

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    Right, that is why I qualified the statement with "or any well paying career." I have a friend who makes 300 G's a year writing story lines for a video game company. She has an English degree.
     
  17. ZNP

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    Washington (AFP) - Florida is the new epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States and is shaping up as a key battleground in a partisan-tinged fight playing out nationally over reopening schools in the fall.

    While cities such as Houston, Los Angeles and New York plan to begin the school year virtually or on a restricted basis, Florida governor Ron DeSantis is insisting schools reopen fully in August.


    Florida at center of virus outbreak and battle over school reopening
     
  18. essentialsaltes

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    Florida health officials have identified a troubling trend; approximately 31 percent, or one-third, of children in Florida tested for COVID-19 yield positive results, according to the Sun Sentinel.

    State data indicates that out of 54,022 Florida children tested, 31.1 percent have returned positive results on average. This is higher than the statewide positivity rate, which reads in at about 11 percent.

    This comes as states determine whether in-person education will resume in the fall. Outside of potentially hazardous consequences of a coronavirus infection to children, asymptomatic carriers pose a threat to teachers and other staff, who are demographically more likely to have a severe infection.
     
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  19. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    Kids get COVID-19 , By family members or family members friends. Most kids don't die. I really don't get how people thought kids don't get COVID-19. But kids lick, cough and touch everything thing, like store windows and every thing you will buy . I've seen kids cough on things at the stores. If a child has a family member , that has a cold , flu or COVID-19 . We're screwed. Kids shouldn't be allowed in stores at all. Or in public places at all .
     
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