No underlying health conditions.
Courtesy of CNN:
A 7-year-old African American boy has died of Covid-19 in Georgia, the youngest victim of the virus in the state, according to data compiled by the state health department.
The boy was from Chatham County on Georgia’s coast, and had no underlying health conditions.
“Every COVID-19 death we report is tragic, but to lose someone so young is especially heart-breaking,” Dr. Lawton Davis, the Health Director for the Coastal Health District, said in a statement.
“We know that older individuals and those with underlying conditions are at higher risk of complications, but this is a disease everyone should take seriously,” Davis said.
The boy’s death isn’t the first among children in the US. In Florida alone, at least seven minors have died from Covid-19. Last month, a 9-year-old girl who had no underlying medical conditions was the youngest to die in the state.
In Georgia, a second grader tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the first day of school this week, the Cherokee County School District told CNN.
Somebody needs to hold up a photo of this young boy and scream into the face of Betsy DeVos that “Yes you dumb cow, children do get this disease and it kills them!”
We need to constantly correct the idea that children are immune from the Coronavirus or that they cannot spread it to others, because both have been proven to be untrue and as long as those fallacies are allowed to be spread online the more likely that our children will be sent into school hot spots.