Perspectives: Caring for Children in a Pandemic

Headline Roundup May 19th, 2020

Children, while generally less susceptible to COVID-19 coronavirus effects than the elderly or those with preexisting health conditions, remain a focus as communities and economies move to reopen safely in the face of a global pandemic.

Some left-rated voices focused more on potential physical and safety risks posed to children by going back to school, daycare or other regular activities. Some right-rated voices concentrated more on potential psychological consequences for children, who may lack a fully effective system for learning remotely; others explored purported issues with the education system and academic funding as a whole, and how those issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

Perspectives: Caring for Children in a Pandemic

From the Right
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I don’t think I can do this in the fall. What I mean by this is managing my kids’ new distance learning. Every time a day is finished I think, “How long can I do this?”

Much has been said about how colleges will struggle and some will close as a result of COVID-19. America’s aging and declining in fertility. More schools chase after fewer students. The moment that schools try to charge for the premium college experience while delivering a CD-ROM-level education over the Internet, the weaker ones will...

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From the Center
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SURE, YOU’VE BEEN stuck at home and are now feeling Zoom fatigue. Chances are your kid is too. That’s why it’s important for them to carve out a space of their own to connect remotely, for school or just hanging out with friends. After all, if they’re not happy with their immediate surroundings, the video meetups from home will be all the more unsatisfying.

Whether it’s Zoom or another videoconferencing tool, here are some tips to help your kids optimize the experience. Before you get too far into it, be...

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From the Left
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Children under 5 are not known for respecting personal space or keeping germs to themselves — even in the best of circumstances. And when you get lots of these little drooling, hugging, shouting humans together in one space, such as day care, illnesses tend to spread rapidly, bouncing among children, their families, and back again.

While some child care centers around the country have remained open in the Covid-19 pandemic, many US states and localities have required them to close or limit services to health care worker parents only. According...

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