I agree SW11er
We feel need to now change this hysterical fear about this Virus. Deaths happen every day, we will all die obviously, but the chances of dying from Covid is slim especially for under 60's.
If you look at section 5 of the ONS link below, you will find that the chance of a child, teacher (most are under 50) or person under 60 (most parents) dying is very low.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... napril2020
Yes children may (or may not) carry Covid, but we cant hypothesise any longer. If a teacher lives with someone that has an underlying condition and they are concerned, then they need to work on how to do that isolation at home, like nurses do - they should not use this as an excuse to affect numerous childrens education.
I am more concerned about the people who haven't immunised they children for say MMR (and others due to the liberal brigade sharing their distorted views) - a proven killer bunch of diseases.
We also have massive free capacity in the NHS now. We can't shut our world down, there would no point in living.
Many of you might currently feel financially insulated, or even better off. BUT, the delayed effects will blow a chill across everyones lives - it will be the children that have to pay for this in their futures.
So yes, social distance when your out and about, but get back to work, get the schools running and get the economy running.
The unemployment that will be coming our way when Furlough ends, will be even more chilling if this drags on.
Children need education and parents mental health needs to be thought about as well - home schooling is not good for many. My children will be going back as soon as they can.