The students seemed to be indifferent to the pandemic, or as if they were immune, which raised astonishment among many in the United States, in light of the unclear extent of the pandemic’s danger to children.
So uh…this is how Etowah High School in Cherokee County, GA is starting off the school year during a pandemic…. pic.twitter.com/IPtPL2Ogdn
– IG: @ryanvizzions (@ryanvizzions) August 3, 2020
In other Georgia schools, photos of crowded corridors sparked a lot of controversy, and then news of injuries began to appear in public schools in the state and other states such as Indiana and Mississippi.
These pictures were taken by a student at Woodstock High School in Cherokee, County. The picture of the students in the hallway was taken during lunch, and the pictures of the students outside was taken during a fire drill. pic.twitter.com/Coir20u9MV
— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹Aziz🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) August 6, 2020
After a few days, the number of injuries escalated in schools, and dozens of students and teachers were placed in quarantine.
Nearly 500 students and teachers are quarantined in the Cherokee County school district now.
This is on top of the county’s COVID cases now spiking 61% two weeks after in-person graduation ceremonies in late July. @bluestein
— Pam Martella Shaouy (@PamMartella) August 10, 2020
And after some schools opened their doors andNo injuries appeared Between students and teachers, a number of provinces are decided Schools close for a whileOr, closing them for a few days to sterilize the facilities before resuming studies again.
The exact extent of the virus remains unknown to children, about eight months after it began spreading around the world.
But a report issued by the “Children’s Health Group” revealed that more than 97,000 children had been infected with the Coronavirus in the United States in the second half of July alone, which is more than a quarter of the total number of children who were recorded infected with the virus since last March, in The whole country.
As of the 30th of last July, about 339,000 children had been infected since the start of the epidemic, according to data from the American Academy of Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, according to a report by “Washington Post“.
US President Donald Trump is pushing hard to reopen schools, and said in an interview last week, “Children are almost immune to disease.”
Since there is a lot that is still unknown about the virus, which appeared only months ago, the authorities responsible for education in each region make special decisions.
Available evidence indicates that young children do not spread the disease very easily, while those in their tenth age and over can transmit the disease to others, just as adults. But experts say conclusive evidence is needed.
Even if it appears that children are less likely to contract Covid-19 than adults, and are less likely to develop serious complications related to the virus that causes the disease, severe cases and deaths have been recorded among them.
Health experts warn that decisions made about reopening schools do not wait until the full picture of the risks of the epidemic for children becomes clear.
After the spread of school pictures in Cherokee County, Georgia, of school students without face masks, some families decided to keep their children at home, and the school administration in the county decided to develop a new strategy to preserve the health of students, including changing rest times to avoid crowding and providing each student with two face masks.