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Amerigirl - Let me cite some data from the CDC: "CDC researchers tested 11,933 people across six US regions during discrete periods from March 23 through May 3: the Puget Sound region of Washington, New York City, South Florida, Missouri, Utah and Connecticut. The samples were collected a…

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Are you aware that when young healthy people get the virus and don't get sick that is a good thing? It gets us to herd immunity - a natural vaccine. Children and teens have a 1 in 4,000,000 chance of dying from COVID. Statistically, if every person in Loudoun under 20 got COVID, none woul…

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doverboy - from what you are reading, what are you seeing is the best way to beat the virus?

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Did you read where the CDC statistics show that for kids b/w 5 - 17 only 3.5 out of 100,000 are hospitalized for COVID? Also, did you know that for regular (non-COVID) flu that numer is 25 kids per 100,000? Should we close school every winter forever even once COVID subsides?

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whyaskme - thanks for replying. I can see where asymptomatic spread was a concern, but now scientists are concluding spread from asymptomatic people is very low (they have low viral load). Also, children are rarely spreaders of COVID science is concluding. As far as being sick and whether…

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The elderly don't attend Loudoun County Public Schools. And the elderly that die from COVID in 96% of the cases have other serious health issues. Any teacher with serious health conditions should not teach. But even if that is 200 teachers, isn't it better to find a solution to temporaril…

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whyaskme - I am not looking to be argumentative, I have a genuine interest in understanding people's view of the risk of COVID. There are 84,000,000 Americans between 5 - 25. 119 have died from COVID. That is 0.00014% (it is lower for just school age but the CDC does not have an "under 19…

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"Chance of those 15 and under dying from COVID-19 is 1 in 3,500,000 (UK National Office of Statistics). Chance of the same age group getting hit by lightning 1 in 2,200,000. How again is Virginia's plan based on science? Italy results: The median age of death is 82, with 96% with comorbid…

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Life long Republican here and strong Trump supporter as well. There is no place for statues to Confederate soldiers on government property. The Confederacy existed and seceded for one reason: to maintain slavery. For those who say, "It was about state's rights." It was, and the "right" th…

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Can the Loudoun Times-Mirror report the number of Loudoun deaths in long term care/nursing home facilities?