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VIRUS BY THE NUMBERS

This chart shows the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County as of Friday, July 24. Interestingly, the majority of the confirmed cases fall in the 25 to 49 year-old age group and 68 percent of the cases are in people under the age of 49. According to the latest figures available, Franklin County now has 720 confirmed cases of the virus and the total is growing steadily. At least 25 deaths have been attributed to the virus locally.


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Members Opinions:
July 30, 2020 at 6:08pm
This chart should show the ages of the fatalities. An under reported fact is that seasonal flu is more deadly to school age children. Funny how the ones who claim that we need to follow the science try to hide the evidence that is needed to apply scientific logic.
July 30, 2020 at 6:58pm
What is the death age breakout?
July 31, 2020 at 2:55pm
The head of the CDC stated that the odds of a school age child dying from covid is 1 in a million. Flu is 5 to 10 times as deadly. Also the health consequences to school children are worse by not opening. Also, most developed nations are opening their schools.
August 02, 2020 at 8:39pm
But farmerjohn, if the school age child is being raised by elderly grandparents or lives in a household with persons with chronic illness, that child's minor illness may constitute a death sentence for his guardian or his diabetic, asthmatic teacher.
August 05, 2020 at 4:07pm
That is why families need flexibility. If a child is living with elderly grandparents then they would probably be able to support the online instruction with personal attention. If the family needs the parents to work during the daytime then they should have the option of sending their student to a private school that they believe will provide a safe learning environment. The government should provide those funds as an option that serves the family needs.

The public schools are demanding increased funding while demanding the right to stay at home. Some of the other demands are too crazy for anyone to take seriously. Also, don't forget that many countries have resumed regular in person learning and evidence suggests that young students aren't even a risk for transmission.



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