Almost 500,000: That's the number of children diagnosed with COVID from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, a number the American Academy of Pediatrics said has "increased exponentially."
That's TV for you.
208 students and staff tested positive. If my math skills are functioning, that's .018 percent of just the 1.1 million NYC public school kids. I couldn't find a number for "staff" but it's got to be huge driving that percentage even lower. I'm worried having Lucas in school, but it's easy as a parent to lose sight of reality. That's a pretty small percentage. And that's just for a positive test; most of those (maybe high 90% range? 99%?) are asymptomatic. I'm simultaneously scared for my own son while realizing that this whole pandemic fear thing is kind of out of control.