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70 cases in French schools since reopening

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Hippywannabe Mon 18-May-20 14:36:35


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BillywilliamV Mon 18-May-20 14:39:34

Is that all? Well that's quite reasonable I should think!

adelaya Mon 18-May-20 14:41:35

Way too many sad

Hippywannabe Mon 18-May-20 14:46:42

Definitely too many. Spreading the viral load over anyone they have met or been in contact with.
This is what is scary.

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helpfulperson Mon 18-May-20 14:46:59

And how many cases in school age children in the same period before the schools went back?

CarlottaValdez Mon 18-May-20 14:47:28

Yes the increase is the key number not the incidence

BillywilliamV Mon 18-May-20 14:49:56

Its about managing the risk, the virus isnt going to disappear and we cant all sit on our arses forever.

AmeliaE Mon 18-May-20 14:50:16

Bear in mind that around 40 000 schools have been opened in France.

GrimmsFairytales Mon 18-May-20 14:50:56

Are these children who were showing symptoms which led to them being tested, or are they tested as a precaution?

Ylvamoon Mon 18-May-20 14:53:13

70 children out of how many?

Contact tracing should contain the virus just fine.

ListeningQuietly Mon 18-May-20 14:53:17

How many kids in French schools have other Corona viruses ?
Are the kids ill ?
Are they contagious?
The other corona viruses are certainly contagious and make people ill.

We have to learn to live with COVID as we have the other coronaviruses

Doyoumind Mon 18-May-20 14:53:26

I think that is a small number. Of course there are going to be cases. There will be cases amongst those teachers and pupils whether or not they are at school.

Widowodiw Mon 18-May-20 14:55:23

As a previous poster has said when are you all going to remember it’s about managing the virus not stopping anyone ever getting it. The majority of us will probably get it, but the measures are there to protect the nhs and vunerable, not eradicate it. We need a vaccine for that .

Astrid84 Mon 18-May-20 14:56:24

@Hippywannabe Covid isn't just going to disappear! Even IF/WHEN a vaccine is produced which may some time off. We can't all sit doing nothing until then.

As with every virus it spreads and we are just going to have to manage to live with just like we do with the other 6? coronaviruses

Delatron Mon 18-May-20 14:57:17

Doesn’t seem much at all. The virus hasn’t been eradicated.

Remmy123 Mon 18-May-20 14:58:01

70 is low - have these kids been tested/ have they recovered? I'd be very concerned if that was 70 deaths in children from covid with no underlying conditions

Luaa Mon 18-May-20 15:04:13

If 40,000 schools have reopened then I agree, that's very low. And it means nothing u less you know how many children had it in the same period of time whilst schools were closed.

Derbygerbil Mon 18-May-20 15:05:51

70 cases out of what I’m thinking must be millions of pupils seems very good to me, if they are “just” cases and not serious or critical cases.

Also, just because a child is at school, it doesn’t mean the child caught it at school! If schools are enforcing social distancing, I reckon it’s probable they caught it elsewhere when not socially distancing.

Arguably, opening schools could actually reduce the potential for transmission, ensuring that children mix in a socially distanced and managed environment, reducing the opportunity for some children (of parents who are not especially concerned about Covid) to mix closely with others.

MarcsLover Mon 18-May-20 15:06:54

Scare mongering. The virus is here. It's not going to magically disappear overnight. Are you suggesting schools never reopen?

starrynight19 Mon 18-May-20 15:08:15

It started with a child in a reception class.

Out of 40,000 schools opening only a third of children that should be attending those are actually in school.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Mon 18-May-20 15:08:37

That’s fairly low, especially if 40,000 schools have opened!

This virus isn’t going anywhere, we will have to learn it’s part of our life the way winter flu is. Anyone that thinks it’s disappearing is deluding themselves

I think we also need to remember the vast majority get this virus and are ok, they may feel rough for a while but they will not die.

Weallhavevalidopinions Mon 18-May-20 15:13:45

70 out of 40,000 schools - how many pupils in total attending.

Did they take it into schools rather than catch at school? The spokesman said "
Given that the incubation period for the virus is several days, people are 'likely' to have been infected before the reopening of the schools, he said, speaking on French radio RTL on Monday. 'Almost every time these are cases that arise outside of school,' he said, adding that finding cases in schools was 'inevitable' but only happened in a minority of places."
I see the schools immediately closed to prevent further spread.

ineedaholidaynow Mon 18-May-20 15:16:53

It looks as if they probably had it before they went to school, surely we need a few more weeks before they know the true impact of reopening.

Interesting that they shut the school we are just planning to keep the infected bubble off school.

Glittercandle Mon 18-May-20 15:17:14

The article says that 1.4 million children have returned to school. 70 doesn’t seem high, it hasn’t been eradicated so they are going to be a number of cases.

tara66 Mon 18-May-20 15:19:03

Some schools (in the Var) have decided not to open until September - children were going back last Monday but school decided against it. Child is 5.

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