Deaths of Despair- References

Dr Paul Alexander

School Closure: A Careful Review of the Evidence – AIER   

Cluster of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the French Alps, February 2020 | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic

The infection fatality rate of COVID-19 inferred from seroprevalence data | medRxiv 

CDC admits Schools are not a place of Covid transfer.

Asymptomatic transmission a lie

Asymptomatic COVID spread used to shut down the economy and close schools was false: in fact, it was a lie 

10 million cases and zero asymptomatic transmission

Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China | Nature Communications

6 feet social distancing has no basis in science

Opinion | Schools Must Reopen to All Children This Fall. Here's How. - The New York Times

Harvard doctor says 3 feet is more than enough

Opinion | Three feet of social distancing should be enough in schools - The Washington Post

Lack of evi for transmission to the home or from the school

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in children aged 0 to 19 years in childcare facilities and schools after their reopening in May 2020, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - PubMed

Teachers not at risk of contracting from students

Leading epidemiologists 

Modelers Were ‘Astronomically Wrong’ in COVID-19 Predictions, Says Leading Epidemiologist—and the World Is Paying the Price - Foundation for Economic Education

Focusing on school closures, there never was and currently is no good reason to keep schools closed. None! Zero! Not for one more day. The CDC recently stated in a January 2021 JAMA publication “the preponderance of available evidence    from the fall school semester has been reassuring insofar as the type of rapid spread that was frequently observed in congregate living facilities or high-density worksites has not been reported in education settings in schools.”

Data and Policy to Guide Opening Schools Safely to Limit the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Pediatrics | JAMA | JAMA Network  

Our governments appear to have colluded with unions to close schools and keep them closed based on irrational, unthinking, nonsensical, unscientific policies similar to societal lockdowns (that even work to increase transmission risk in families and households). These actions have caused known (not theoretical) and almost immeasurable harms to our children

Schools are not super spreaders

Schools Aren't Super-Spreaders - The Atlantic

Ace2 receptors in children’s nasal passage

Nasal ACE2 Levels and COVID-19 in Children | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network

Failing our children

We Are Failing Our Children | Discovery Institute

Teachers union paying fake science to argue against reopening schools

Science Table member paid by union for arguing school re-openings | Toronto Sun

Low in person risk for teachers

Incidence and Secondary Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Schools | American Academy of Pediatrics  


Increase in family domestic violence during pandemic

Low rates of Covid transmission in schools

Duke, UNC study finds low rates of in-school COVID transmission - ABC11


Children are at a far greater risk of dying from seasonal influenza then Covid

Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection Admitted to US and Canadian Pediatric Intensive Care Units | Critical Care Medicine | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network

Science says: 'Open the schools' | TheHill  

A Norwegian study  looked at 200 primary-school children aged 5 to 13 and who had COVID-19 (testing all contacts twice within their quarantine), found that there were no instances of secondary spread, further dispelling the notion that children play a primary role in spreading within the school setting.

Eurosurveillance | Minimal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from paediatric COVID-19 cases in primary schools, Norway, August to November 2020

Journal of medical virology No evidence of child to child or child to adult Transmision

Transmission dynamics of SARS‐CoV‐2 within families with children in Greece: A study of 23 clusters - Maltezou - 2021 - Journal of Medical Virology - Wiley Online Library  

Masks completely unnecessary unscientific and detrimental

 The Question of Masks – AIER  

#OpenSchoolsNow | Physician Outlook

The Truth About Kids, School, and COVID-19 - The Atlantic

More than 300 health professionals call on Doug Ford to keep Ontario schools open | Toronto Sun

Sweden had schools open the entire time and not a single child death

Sweden Has Had Schools Open, Over One Million Kids & No Deaths – Collective Evolution

McMaster Children’s Hospital 300% increase in serious suicide attempt during lockdown

McMaster Children’s Hospital reports rise in ‘more serious’ suicide attempts |





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