As all teachers returned to classrooms this week in my school system, I was reminded of the words spoken by Dr. Christopher Ohl about school reopenings on Nov. 19th.
“People protesting the reopening of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are showing a lack of understanding about science, according to Dr. Christopher Ohl, an infectious disease expert with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.“
State Superintendent Catherine Truitt reiterated that same opinion in her recent national interview for Fox News.
And of the many positive cases that teachers have reported to their schools, not a single case has been officially been stated to have been transmitted while at school.
In fact, has anyone ever heard of a health department actually confirming a case of COVID transmitted in schools?
Happens at weddings.
But schools are safe.
COVID-19 cases can develop from a short dining experience on clean tables, at the union of two souls, and even in the House of God.
But not in schools.
So in just the few weeks that kindergartners and first graders have been back at schools in the WSFCS system, this is the current data on the self-reported dashboard for COVID-19:
AND NONE OF THEM HAPPENED IN OUR SCHOOLS.
At least according to authorities. Why? Because schools are that damn safe from the transmission of coronavirus. Too many important people have said so.
In fact, no cold or flu or other communicable sicknesses are transmitted at schools. If schools can keep people from contracting COVID-19, then surely schools are able to be given the credit of stopping other maladies that can be easily transmitted.
Why are we even doing contact tracing in schools when there is no transmission of coronavirus ever documented by any NC health department?
Interesting that we can pin an outbreak on an event that lasted a couple of hours but not a school where people are together for days. And days. And days. Schools are that damn safe.
Remember that press conference back in September when Phil Berger and Dan Forest made arguments for reopening schools fully? They brought with them a nurse who said the following:
Michele Morrow, a parent and nurse, said teachers have a ‘great immune system” and shouldn’t worry about returning to classrooms. She said those teachers who are immunocompromised should be teaching online classes and not delaying students from returning to school.
“If you’ve been a school teacher for years, you have the immune system of steel because just like healthcare workers, you are around children all day long who aren’t the best at covering their mouth or nose when they sneeze or cough,” Morrow said. “They’re not good at washing their hands after they go to the bathroom.”
Odd that she thought teachers had immune systems “of steel” because they were in schools all day long for months.
Remember, schools are that damn safe.
If anything, teachers should have horrible immune systems because of the almost miraculous atmosphere that schools have in eradicating any transmission of communicable sicknesses because… well… schools are that damn safe.
Oh, Catherine Truitt was on the stage at that press conference too. Surprising she didn’t talk about those “steel” teacher immune systems on Fox News.
And before someone comes in to say that schools have protocols in place to combat the spread of coronavirus, then why on God’s green Earth are those same protocols not being used everywhere else?