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Coronavirus: What experts say about Canadian students' return to school

Global News has been taking viewers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic straight to the experts, and lately, a lot of questions have focused on schools and their reopenings.

Students will be heading back to school in just under a month, many for the first time since the pandemic closed classrooms in March.

But is it safe, and do parents have reason to worry? For the answers to those, Jeff Semple spoke with Dr. Michael Gardam, chief of staff at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital and Dr. Craig Jenne from the University of Calgary.

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    aside from masks, smaller classes….good nutritions for school-age children/teenagers; good relationships among parents/guardians/caregivers; fun extracurricular activities- for immunity boosting's sake

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    Here is what's going to happen: The kids go to school, they pick up COVID-19, and no problems.
    The problem happens when the kids come home, give it to their parents, and one of the parents dies in hospital from COVID-19.

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    So in Canada when on Quarantine, you can still leave your house for essential things, and work?????? I hope I misunderstood him..

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    Hand sanitizer is not going to do anything or a mask

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    Did ANY healthy kid die of covid? In my country 0,0. Stop this fake hoax. Scaring and traumatising kids for a virus that is less dangerous than the flu. This is about control. Authorities and MSM donot have our best interest at heart, unfortunately.

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    Cristina Lexy Reef Tank

    👽Some scientist say that young supposed to achieve herd inmunity because their strong bodies can cope with it

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    5G IS GONNA BE THE REAL VIRUS ITS GONNA BE THE CAUSE OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK N THEY WILL BLAME COVID ITS REAL EVIL………KNOW WHO U SERVE satan n his little helpers the government OR OUR CREATOR

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    eh so what their kids if they die big deal will make more

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    Just go on BiLL GaTes utube channel and read the comment section. God bless 🙏

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    God's wrath will come upon the evil at work. Be ready.

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    These guys are bubble heads and we listen to them give advice, what a crock of ……. The time they find out a child has covid, they've had it already for a week or more, and now you send the kids home thinking they won't pass it on to the rest of their family, and yes it's okay for the parents to go to work, WOW very nice, It's all about the MONEY.

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    EveNT 201. Why doesn't the news talk about that?. Praise Jesus 🙏.

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    How are they supposed to eat lunch with masks on? So they all take their masks off to eat at the same time and BOOM…..a room full of germs

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    just shut it down all schools for 2 more months.close the damm eduction system.its abut kids lifes
    its abut feuter

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    How many people under the age of 48 have died in Canada because of COVID-19? ZERO. Get a grip the kids need school. Kids are not spreaders! Teachers and staff can wear a clear mask and get these kids back to some form of normality. They hate being at home

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    Can you do a favour for me tell Donald Trump he dumb

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    'experts' will say what ever they are paid to say otherwise their funding will stop.

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    you let those americans cross canadian border more canadians wil be effected with the coronavirus

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    This is absolutely insane what are we doing to our kids. This pandemic does not merit these emergency measures. It is all fear mongering and a power grab from government.

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    The "technocrat NAZI'S" were experts too.

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    I’m so glad my kids are older and don’t have to worry. It’s bad enough they work in malls.

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    The virus HOAX continues….

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    Anything about Demonstrators in Montreal against MANDATORY MASKS ?
    Thousands were Marching yesterday and No media reported that . We wonder WHY .

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    Communist media well paid by corrupted supreme leader of communist party…you are disgusting….you are molesting Canadians with lies and especially molesting children…thanks to God people are waking up…and thanks for Montreal 100.000.00 people against CBC communist Broadcasting company…that’s a fantastic sign now is time for Toronto..

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    With the STAGED Corona SCAM the governments all over the world are trying to eradicate our FREEDOM ! If we don't FIGHT back we will end up as SLAVES !

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    🍁WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HERO THAT DROVE THAT TRUCK THROUGH THE GATE?

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    The teacher sitting down doesn't have a mask on .. yet all the students do? wow she sure is giving them a great example as a teacher LOL Those poor Kids.. they must really feel confused and uncomfortable all day with those masks on.. what about kids with Asthma.. they have enough trouble breathing as it is! I would rather home school my kids then have them go through all the MENTAL anguish that this will cause them. They won't be able to play with friends, sit close to them at lunchtime and talk and laugh……………. ACK.. this is NUTS… best they stay at home then they won't feel any lonelier anyways.

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    Apparently cloth masks do block about 50-60% of small particles, so they're not completely useless as I first thought. The N95 ones are pretty costly and the plastic is a hazard to the environment. Maybe 50% reduction is enough to make them worth wearing. I was kind of on a campaign against them for the last while but I guess they do serve some purpose, 50% reduction is certainly better than zero reduction. Surgical masks do filter out a bit more though, and they're pretty available. I saw them at Canadian Tire recently. I think schools should do some work on their heating/ventilation systems before September though. They may not have hepa filters or adequate fresh air exchange. My guess is they're probably not currently appropriate for a pandemic. Airborne transmission is the big problem indoors, especially if you're in there all day with a bunch of other people who you don't even know.

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    Experts say children are more likely to die from tylenol than covid.

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    Test all kids before they start school!!

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    All the covidiots scared of this flu should lock themselves in their homes, cover all windows with N-95 drapes and f off, stop expecting the rest of the country to shut down because of your irrational fear.

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    Yes, please keep the border closed, the irresponsible behaviour of the Federal U.S.A. government, and their people in general, is frightening. Even more frightening are the non-medical people trying to decide the health of kids. The common flu shares the same symptoms as Covid-19. By November there will be panic in every classroom.

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    Maja_loves_food Stonechild

    This STUPID DUMB VIRUS RUIN OUR SUMMER EVENTS!!!!!!! I HATE 2020 IS THE WORST YEAR EVER!!!!!!! HOPEFULLY 2021 BE A BETTER YEAR!!!!!!!!

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