Early data from Europe and Asia provided hope that children were nearly immune to the virus. In Iceland, zero out of 848 randomly selected children under the age of 10 tested positive for the coronavirus, and children who were tested because of suspected exposure to the virus were half as likely to be positive as adults were. An early study from China reported similar numbers, with only 1% of all Covid-19 cases occurring in …
Dana G Smith
We should not take the data from Iceland as proof that children are not susceptible to SARS-COV-2 in America. Here's the proof:
This pandemic is as much a sociological disease as it is a biological one. Iceland beat the disease for now because their gov't prepared long before the pandemic reached their country AND the scientists/doctors were humble, unlike Americans. Don't believe me? Here is a quote from an Icelandic citizen:
"I asked her why she thought Iceland had done so much better at dealing with covid-19 than so many other countries. “We were following the news from China very closely,” she said. “So we started our preparations long before the first case tested positive here in Iceland. And it was very clear from the beginning that this was something that should be led by experts—by scientific and medical experts.” She went on, “And the experts, they were very humble. They were saying, ‘We really don’t know everything about this virus.’ And I think one of the strengths of the process is that we just said, ‘Well, we don’t know what is going to happen next.’ ”"
Can this be said of American experts and policy-makers? I doubt it. Take a look at how divided Americans are about re-opening schools. They are brewing a perfect storm in the Fall. The states that re-open schools will serve as viral pools for the remote-learning states, imho.