COVID & Remote Learning: Keep Ontario Schools Closed

COVID & Remote Learning: Keep Ontario Schools Closed

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Linda Woolven started this petition to Doug Ford and

Please don't send students & teachers into danger and drive community spread of COVID-19.

1. Heavily populated indoor spaces like schools pose the biggest risk for spread of COVID-19

2. Children younger than 5 have 10-100 times more virus in their upper respiratory tract than adults, meaning they may "be important drivers" of COVID spread

3. School age children are important drivers: children 14 and younger spread the virus twice as efficiently as adults (22.4% rate of contagion versus 11%)

4. Children 10-19 are the most aggressive spreaders of the virus with a contagion rate of 18.6% compared to 7%-11.8% for people 20-49

5. Psychiatric consequences are prevalent in children, including inflammation of the brain, psychosis, delirium, hallucinations and erratic behaviour. COVID also causes depression, anxiety, insomnia and OCD.

Remote teaching is a safe, available alternative. Please don't send students and teachers into danger and drive the spread of the pandemic. Please protect students' and teachers' physical and mental health while taking an important step in protecting against community spread. Please keep Ontario's classrooms virtual. There is no safe way to open schools.

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