I can only imagine how much worse this will get once those schools reopen.
Courtesy of CNN:
Just weeks before schools must open across Florida, the numbers of new cases and hospitalizations due to Covid-19 have surged.
On July 16, the state had a total of 23,170 children ages 17 and under who had tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Health. By July 24, that number jumped to 31,150.
That’s a 34% increase in new cases among children in eight days.
And more children in Florida are requiring hospitalization. As of July 16, 246 children had been hospitalized with coronavirus. By July 24, that number had jumped to 303.
That’s a 23% increase in child Covid-19 hospitalizations in eight days.
I think Florida may be the single worse place in America to be considering reopening schools right now.
If they move forward with that plan we can expect to see the number of children being rushed to the hospital to increase tenfold in two weeks and the number of children’s deaths to hit the double digits.
Simply put you do not put children on the front line in a war against a pandemic.