Covid-19 decisions should be based on medicine, not politics.

Covid-19 decisions should be based on medicine, not politics.

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Paul Atmajian started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

     The current policy in California and some other states regarding re-opening of various institutions is based on the reported PCR+ Covid-19 test results in an area, such as a county. 

     This logic merely keeps hospital intensive care units from being overwhelmed; it does nothing for the people.  If the real issue were availability of hospital resources, there are many alternative solutions.  

     However, if the issue is people's health, decision making should be based on medicine.  For example, consider the re-opening of schools.  According to government guidelines, a school may re-open if the rate of PCR+ tests in a county is low enough.  However, a school which opens under such reasoning, with no other planning, will close again as soon as any variant of Covid-19 infection is detected in numbers and/or hospitalizes or kills someone with co-morbidities. 

     The rational approach would be to determine: 1) Which teachers have already been exposed, using antibody testing. 2) Which teachers and teacher families are at high risk?  3) Which students and student families are at high risk?

     A school which re-opens with no medically high risk teachers, students, or families will do well.  Many viruses will come and go, as usual.  However, high risk persons must continue to shelter in place. 

     Medical facts must take priority over government thinking.

     

 

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