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NBC news reports 31% of kids tested in Florida tested positive.
Old 07-16-2020, 02:47 PM
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31% of kids who have been tested for Corona virus in Florida have tested positive for the virus. NBC pointed out that most of these kids were tested because they were showing symptoms.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/flori...b6d14c3363e65f


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Old 07-16-2020, 02:53 PM
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How many kids were tested? 10? 100? 1000? I want more data before I jump with excitement or fear.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:55 PM
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It literally says in the second paragraph how many were tested.

ďOf the 54,022 people under the age of 18 who have been tested for COVID-19 in Florida, 16,797 of them, or roughly 31%, have tested positive, data released Friday shows.Ē
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Thread vs. article
Old 07-16-2020, 02:57 PM
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It literally says in the second paragraph how many were tested.
My guess is the poster who replied didn't read the article, just the thread.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:02 PM
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These were all children who were tested because they had symptoms possibly consistent with COVID. 31% of that group was positive. Donít know the exact number. Story was just on NBC News with Lester Holt. My county with spiking cases has a 18% total positive rate among all groups being tested.


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Old 07-16-2020, 03:04 PM
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My guess is the poster who replied didn't read the article, just the thread.
Hence the rolled eyes.

If one has a thought or a comment or especially a question about an article, reading the article should be the first step.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:13 PM
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I did not read the article. Iíve been seeing that headline all day as I click thru many websites. It is a wake up call to myself to put down my devices.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:22 PM
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Never mind

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Old 07-16-2020, 06:10 PM
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I wish they would break it down in terms of age groups. Were most of those high school kids? Teens? Young children? If the push is still for schools to open, maybe it's more sense for just elementary, or just K-3, or whatever, to open first, and then roll out the older kids. Many of the younger ones are those that will end up going into daycare if they aren't in school.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:17 PM
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Well, if nothing else, it helps prove that kids can get the disease. I am sure tired of hearing people tell me schools should reopen because kids don't get it.


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Old 07-16-2020, 07:07 PM
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they discovered some problems with the data in Florida, including several testing sites saying they had 100% or near 100% positives, but when the data was checked, it turned out to be way off. 9.4 % instead of 97%, and 6 percent instead of 76% are two examples of bad data. That would create a real problem with being able to say that any data out of Florida is trustworthy right now. Considering what the positive rate for children has been in the rest of the country, this is a real outlier, if true.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:07 PM
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It was very rare for those under 10 to have Covid-19 or to be able to transmit it. Those 10 and up, while not as prevalent as adults, they were more likely.
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:04 AM
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It was very rare for those under 10 to have Covid-19 or to be able to transmit it. Those 10 and up, while not as prevalent as adults, they were more likely.
I think we will find that kids weren't getting it because we shut down schools, playgrounds, daycares, not because they are somehow magically immune.
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:33 AM
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@MalloryJames Most, if not all, the daycares in my area (central Virginia) stayed open this entire time. Playgrounds were only closed from mid-March to early May.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:05 AM
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Since summer camps started a few weeks ago, there have been numerous outbreaks all over the country. Many of these are children. There have also been outbreaks at some daycares as well. Some have been lucky and not had any due to their set up or other factors.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:32 AM
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I think the number of kids under 10 getting the disease is artificially low. Kids usually get a milder form of the disease and, without symptoms, they are not often tested.

But Oregon apparently has seen a 5x increase in kids under 10 getting Covid:

https://www.newsweek.com/oregon-coro...ver-80-1514811

Wisconsin has seen an increase, too, in children under 10:

https://www.wisn.com/article/doctors...ldren/33280209
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