Precious Roy wrote:
My next door neighbor is an ICU nurse at a big children's hospital. They are seeing teenagers in ICU with acute COVID 19 cases. It is kids of all shapes and sizes from coach potato to jock. HS kids are not exempt from a bad case of COVID 19.
And this is really the XC equivalent of the Kardashian birthday party. These are obviously rich kids who have parents with cash to burn. Their special guys and girls trained so hard this year and need the results for college so mom and dad booked flights and hotels to get them a special race out of state so they won't miss out. Meanwhile, health care workers in Utah and Colorado are getting ripped to shreds with unending COVID 19 cases.
I live in Colorado (one of the places you claim is ravaged), and while cases have increased with heating season, things are not dire, and things are especially not dire for kids (and there really haven't been many student to student transmissions in the state either in school or in sports). Most of the outbreaks in schools have been teacher to teacher. As far as the kids in the Children's hospitals, we are not really seeing that here. Here is data from Colorado:
If you go to hospital data and pull up the pediatric ventilator data, it is actually considerably lower now than it was in March. From March through the end of July, it was at about 40-43%. Since the end of July, it plunged to about 30% or less and has remained there (currently it is at about 25%). Stop spreading the unsupported fear campaign that kids are being affected any more than a typical flu season (the data would demonstrate they are being less affected). If you don't believe the Colorado data, then pull up the CDC excess death data and pull up the under 25 age group. It is no different than a typical year: