Kids do not catch or spread or suffer from coronavirus at the same rate as adults, no matter what your newspaper is telling you this week.
by Matt Welch
A headline Monday afternoon in The New York Times’ “Coronavirus Briefing” email newsletter snapped my head to attention, and not just because of the old-timey classic rock pun: “The kids are not all right.”
Like tens of millions of parents in this country, I have school-aged offspring and a non-insignificant amount of anxiety over just how they will be spending their time (and mine) a month from now. If, as the Times asserted in the first sentence of its write-up, “new research [is] reflecting just how vulnerable children can be to the coronavirus,” that could significantly alter my family’s decision-making process. I need to use this news.