Have Australia’s politically appointed ‘medical experts’ allowed students to go back to school too soon? Every parent of every school child in Australia should check out the Daily Mail article below.
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Below is a live hotlink to this Daily Mail article, which was posted at 8:50 Australian Eastern Standard Time:
Four-year-old among 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in New South Wales
Another two cases diagnosed at Anglicare’s Newmarch House in Sydney’s west
The total number of infections at the care home has reached 56 – with 11 deaths
Comes amid possible link emerging between virus and inflammation in children
UK’s NHS issued alert about ‘another as-yet-unidentified infectious pathogen’
I am a semi-retired 71-year-old Technology Studies/Animal Husbandry school teacher.
I now do ‘on-call’ relief teaching in a private school that (very wisely) is providing on-line education at this time.
I am NOT a medical professional. My opinions about keeping schools closed are based upon my assessment of information that is sourced from around the world.
Based upon my research, I believe that sending children to school before the dangers posed by COVID-19 are fully understood, and before each child has been vaccinated, may be a very unprofessional act of reckless endangerment.
My professional viewpoint is simple: NO VACCINE – NO SCHOOL.
I believe that until an effective vaccine has been created and given to every child and every school staff member, the safest place for children is at home if their families are COVID-19 free.W\
Will “Oops! I made a mistake” be acceptable if children die because they were sent back to school too soon?
NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said the child attended the Bright Minds Academy in Cranebrook in western Sydney for two days while infectious.
It comes as health authorities in Europe discover a potential link between children being taken to hospital with inflammatory symptoms and the coronavirus.
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has released an alert saying there ‘may be another as-yet-unidentified infectious pathogen associated with these cases’.
The health service said the syndrome only affects about eight in every 100,000 children every year, with most aged under five.
Doctors in northern Italy, one of the world’s hardest-hit areas during the pandemic, have also reported extraordinarily large numbers of children under the age of nine with severe cases of what appears to be Kawasaki disease.
[First] Did Dr. Kerry Chant, and every other Chief Medical Officer in every other State and Territory, consider their legal obligations under Section 31 of the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act BEFORE recommending that schools be re-opened?
[Second] Did every school principal in every State and Territory, consider their legal obligations under Section 31 of the Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act BEFORE allowing politicians and politically appointed medical ‘experts’ to re-open schools?
Commonwealth Work Health & Safety Act
TAKE NOTE; This law is BINDING upon everyone in Australia, including each State Premier and each Chief Medical Officer.
Section 31 Reckless conduct—Category 1
(1) A person commits a Category 1 offence if:
(a) the person has a health and safety duty; and
(b) the person, without reasonable excuse, engages in conduct that exposes an individual to whom that duty is owed to a risk of death or serious injury or illness; and
(c) the person is reckless as to the risk to an individual of death or serious injury or illness.
(a) In the case of an offence committed by an individual (other than as a person conducting a business or undertaking or as an officer of a person conducting a business or undertaking)—$300,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both.
(b) In the case of an offence committed by an individual as a person conducting a business or undertaking or as an officer of a person conducting a business or undertaking—$600,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both.
(c) In the case of an offence committed by a body corporate—
If children die because Chief Medical officers failed to consider all of the risks involved in re-opening schools, how many parents of those children will consider the above penalties to adequate punishment for the death of their child?
Ronald Medlicott. SA registered teacher & volunteer lay-advocate.