COVID-19, politics 

@yourhero@mstdn.io Bullshit. Don't preach your lies and misinformation to me, it won't work.

COVID-19 is just as serious in children as it is in adults.

The reason it hasn't spread through children as much is because of *effective* social distancing measures, face mask policies in schools, and because children are much, much, much easier to isolate from the general population than adults (you know, because children have nowhere they need to go except school)

COVID-19, politics 

@yourhero@mstdn.io As far as COVID-19 vaccines go, that's what clinical trials are for.

I'm not willing to subject my children to clinical trials, but I'm grateful for parents that are. Those parents are making a bigger sacrifice and a bigger risk, and society at large owes them a bigger debt than we can possibly pay back.

As soon as vaccines for COVID-19 are authorized for general use, my kids will be receiving them immediately.

COVID-19, politics 

@yourhero@mstdn.io and before you preach hydroxychloroquine or ivermctin, maybe you should read up on actual international medical research studies:

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/330314

HCQ: "had no significant effect "

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/340769

Ivermectin: "not statistically significant"

As they say, the best treatment is prevention.

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COVID-19, politics 

@yourhero@mstdn.io And it doesn't take a scientist to know that children are a lot more accepting of the idea of face masks to prevent COVID-19 than most adults. To them it's just normal and something you do, liike putting shoes on.

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COVID-19, politics 

@yourhero@mstdn.io
The long term health effects of contracting COVID-19 are much, much worse than any kind of mental or psychological damage to wearing a face mask, of which there is none.

Who knows, my kids' generation might make it socially normal to wear one in public when sick, or even stigmatize you if you DON'T. You know, like in East Asia where this is the norm.

If thats the price we way, I can sleep soundly at night knowing my kids will have it better than us.

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