In March and April, when we shut down the schools, what we should have learned was that eliminating contact among children and practicing social distancing works in reducing the infection rates among children.
Sadly, this is America, and what half the country apparently ‘learned’ is that “KIDS ARE IMMUNE TO THE RONA.”
And, as the stupidest motherfuckers on the planet, we then launched our kids back into camps and schools, because for some reason we decided that children are a different species with a fundamentally different biology, and lo and behold, look what is happening:
As the nation focuses on safety issues around going back to school during the pandemic, a new report found a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States.
There has been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States over the last four weeks, according to a new analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association that will be updated weekly.
Hoocoodanode. In Florida, ground zero for stupid in this country, it’s even worse:
Florida’s number of official Covid-19 cases in children has more than doubled over the past month, data from the state showed Tuesday.
Covid-19 cases among children also spiked across the country during roughly the same period.
In Florida, the total number of cases in children 17 and under rose from 16,797 on July 9 to 39,735 on August 9 — an increase of 137%, according to Florida Department of Health data.
And you know what those kids are going to do? SPREAD THE FUCKING VIRUS TO THEIR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, BABYSITTERS, etc.
You know, when I was younger and eating mushrooms by the handful and consuming blotter by the notebook page and earning my degree in street pharmacology, every now and then I worried that maybe I was doing long-term damage to myself and would pay a heavy price later on in life. So far, it appears that chemistry ain’t got nothing on old fashioned stupid.