President Trump ramped up his pressure to get public schools to fully reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, tweeting Wednesday that he may withhold federal funding from schools that do not resume in-person classes this fall. After he disagreed with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are “very tough” and “expensive,” the agency said it would issue new recommendations next week.
But the Leftist Media has been hiding THIS from you all along…
In May, the CDC equated the Chinese Coronavirus to the seasonal flu. The COVID-19 hospitalization rates are “similar to” those in the 65 and older category during “recent high severity influenza seasons.” And the COVID-19 hospitalizations for children 17 and under is MUCH LOWER than the seasonal flu hospitalization rates during recent influenza seasons.
CDC equates covid19 & flu, 5/1/20: covid19 hospitalization rates are "similar to" those in >65 yo's during “recent high severity influenza seasons” & for children (0-17) "much lower than flu hosp rates during recent influenza seasons” (h/t @ElonBachman) https://t.co/8sAdxRPlK6 pic.twitter.com/G2RGnNCZU6
— Andrew Bostom, MD, MS (@andrewbostom) May 2, 2020
The COVID-19 is LESS DANGEROUS to children than typical influenza. According to the CDC, “For children (0-17 years), COVID-19 hospitalization rates are much lower than influenza hospitalization rates during recent influenza seasons.”
And NOW after nearly five months of the pandemic, we now know that children are SEVEN TIMES more likely to die from the flu than from the coronavirus.
Vice President Mike Pence confirmed on Wednesday that the Trump administration is looking to the upcoming Phase 4 coronavirus relief bill as a potential way to exert leverage over schools, according to CNBC. “As we work with Congress on the next round of state support, we’re going to be looking for ways to give states a strong incentive and encouragement to get kids back in school,” Pence added.
“As the president said today, we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,” Pence told reporters. “That’s why the CDC will be issuing more guidance going forward, because we know each school system has unique capabilities and different facilities.”
White House Press Secretary supported the President’s campaign for back-to-school saying, “These schools are essential.”
The Leftist Media continues to report fear-mongering stories to the American public as talk of allowing students to return to school in the fall increases. With the school year just weeks away, Trump and his administration are taking strong steps in the right direction to safely put students back in the classroom and end the FAKE NEWS’ deception and lies.