A MUM lady banned her daughter from school for almost two years as a precaution in case she contracted Covid – even though the virus poses a low risk to children.
Lisa Diaz first started teaching her children Helena, 9, and Alex, 12, at home in March 2020, when Boris Johnson closes schools in the first wave of closures.
But even when classes reopen, Lisa, of Wigan, refuses to send one of her two children back and only allows Alex to go back to school in November 2021 after he receives two stab.
She now faces a £2,500 fine and even jail time – but said she would not back down.
An extremely active series of studies shows that Omicron is lighter than other strains, with reports revealing it as much as 99% fewer deaths than Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get vital additional vaccines in British arms to avoid the need for any new restrictions.
Meanwhile, a flurry of measures are in place across schools to keep children safe, with young adults aged 12 and over given two shots, 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors promised. will help with ventilation and spot check mode.
Experts say schools should be the last to close in the event of another closure – with Professor Russell Viner of Sage warns closure “harms children”.
A Mother’s Fear
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, Lisa said: “My concern is that Covid harms children.”
And she claims there was a “record number of hospital admissions” for children during the Omicron wave.
“The story that says it’s gentle is just a fairy tale,” she asserts.
“Honestly, my biggest fear as a parent is that my children will end up with Covid long-term.”
Susanna Reid replied: “You are very scared for your child.
“You think elementary school is where she’s most susceptible to infection, and you’re too scared about her bringing it home.”
But Lisa argues: “I think, the language we use to talk about fear – I’ve been informed.
“Unfortunately, the government doesn’t give this message that it’s harmful to children.”
“The reason I use the word ‘fear’ is that we are all informed, but most people – the majority – are sending their children to school,” says Susanna.
‘YOU ARE SO SORRY’
Dr Hilary said about 2% of hospital admissions for Covid are in children under the age of 17, and Omicron is known to be less severe.
“There is some data from South Africa that suggests the opposite is true in children – however, I have not seen that confirmed,” the doctor said.
And he said that unless Lisa keeps Helena “a prisoner at home”, every Brit should be expected to be exposed to the virus.
Richard Madeley said the child would have to be “quarantined at home 24/7” to completely avoid the risk of Covid disease.
“She’s still at risk of going to the shops or going for a walk,” he said.
Lisa, 40, was sent a letter by Wigan Council saying Helena’s ‘poor school performance’ could lead to family court cases.
We have all been informed and most are still sending our children to school
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, the percentage of people who have tested positive for the virus is currently highest among young adults and children of primary school age.
An estimated one in 15 people living in the UK has coronavirus, and across the UK, 1.3 million people are thought to have sustained Covid.
However, the risk of severe illness or death is “extremely low” in children and 99.995% will survive infection.
Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chairman of JCVI’s Covid-19 Immunization Committee, previously said: “Most children aged 5 to 11 have a very low risk of serious illness from Covid-19.”
In another development, the number of people who tested positive for the virus fell for the fifth day in a row yesterday.
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A total of 141,472 new infections were reported on Sunday – a day after the death toll passed the horrifying milestone of 150,000.
And Boris Johnson is preparing to unveil his ‘Living with Covid’ plan in the coming weeks.
Future planning could see isolation periods cut and free-flow tests scrapped for all but the highest-risk places as ministers predict six years from now. Translate.
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