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The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 512,162 confirmed cases at 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2021. There have been 6,643 COVID-19 deaths in Washington.
Dr. Washington State Minister of Health Umair A. Shah raised refugee and COVID concerns. Everyone is fully tested. He “strongly advises everyone over the age of 12 to have a vaccination and to wear masks”.
Dr. Scott Lindquist, acting chief science officer and pediatrician with school-age children, says mental, drug and alcohol problems have increased during the pandemic, saying “go back to school, the benefits far outweigh the risks”.
Deputy Superintendent of Public Education Michaela W. Miller commented, “Schools are the heart of the community and so it is necessary that the community reciprocate the nature of the security measures in place. Schools are not autonomous and have to work with the community in which they are located. “
The message is how children are going back to school; it is save. They need something normal for social interaction with their friends as opposed to isolation. As the number of children admitted to hospital increases, children are generally at lower risk. Drug and alcohol use may be higher among older students, but depression and anxiety are also high among younger students who have waited to be old enough to get on the school bus on the first day of school. You have resigned yourself to a Zoom class and have no sports and no balls. It’s not the same. Personal learning is not just about reading, writing and arithmetic, but also about social interaction and breaks in the playground, school performances and eating in the canteen.