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60+ doctors and educators release statement on the situation of children and adolescents during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic

The following statement was released by the Pedagogical-Medical Working Group of the Goetheanum in Germany.

In it, doctors and educators express ask a very important question: what health-promoting skills are we teaching our children? 

The authors of the statement highlight the fact that children are also experiencing the strain of this pandemic. They are deprived of the opportunity to be with their peers and their grandparents, and are burdened with the responsibility o the life an death of their fellow human beings. Their relationships are disrupted, and as lockdowns continue, the authors are concerned about the weakening of children’s immune systems, the increases in behavioral and mental issues among children. The authors maintain that serious injuries in the body and soul of children are increasing as we continue to accept protection measures for other age groups without considering the impact of it on the younger members of our society.

The authors also state that it is not a good idea to rely on vaccines as the sole strategy for ending this pandemic, and proceeded to explain their position. To end the article, the authors offer several recommendations on what can be done to protect children and adolescents.

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12 replies on “60+ doctors and educators release statement on the situation of children and adolescents during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic”

The comment that children and adolescents are less likely to be infected has implications for allowing schools to open with the proper guidelines. The no vaccine – no school policy is an overkill, to the detriment of the students.

We are not weighing the real cost of the closing of schools to our children. First one, there is no real health danger to them, unless they have been born with a weak body. But children are generally “resilient”, and supported with the right lifestyle choices (made by the parents), they can weather almost every illness.

Moreover, we are forgetting that much as health depends on the strength of the physical body, it also depends on the child’s mental and emotional health. There are already many researches on this (research psychoneuroimmunology). The longer they are locked up in their homes, without meaningful interaction with their peers and their families, the weaker we make them.

[…] Editor’s Note: It is always difficult to review articles like this, especially for us who know the implications of such action on our children. All around the world, classes are re-opening, and children are given the opportunity to live a relatively normal life. There is no viable reason for keeping children at home, and there is a large number of studies today showing us that the cost of school closures are higher than the benefits it offers [see Science says it’s time to open schools, Children’s Commission: Children should be back in school, German experts: Schools and day care centers should be reopened, 60+ doctors and educators release statement on the situation of children and adolescents during the …]. […]

[…] Homeschooling is a choice for parents who have the time and the willingness to manage their children’s education. It cannot be forced unto parents who are already juggling (and struggling with) childcare and work. What the government fails to realize is that reopening schools is still the easiest and safest solution [several experts have supported this position, read American Academy of Pediatrics Release Recommendations For School Reopening, Science Says Its Time To Reopen Schools, Children’s Commission: Children Should Be Back In School, German Experts: Schools And Day Care Centers Should Be Reopened, In-Person Learning Must Resume As Soon As Possible, Philippine Doctors Weigh In On The Educational Situation Of Children And Adolescents, 60+ Doctors And Educators Release Statement On The Situation Of Children And Adolescents During The …]. […]

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