Dining out may be a serious factor in COVID-19 risk

Monday, 14 Sep, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that bars will remain shut in the state but made it clear that customers who dine in restaurants must agree to temperature checks among other health protocols.

In a disturbing new report from Politico, politically appointed cronies of the president have been interfering and making changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly scientific reports in order to better align with Trump's publicly stated messages regarding the coronavirus.

"Analysis of contact tracing data in Salt Lake County, Utah, identified outbreaks of COVID-19 in three small to large child care facilities linked to index cases in adults and associated with transmission from children to household and non-household contacts", the study said.

The CDC sources also accused the HHS of suppressing reports on the ineffectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria medication touted by Trump as a possible COVID-19 treatment even though it can dangerously exacerbate underlying issues. "Knowing this, it's vital to take proper precautions to reduce transmission, especially in child care settings".

But a recent study found that children infected with the coronavirus were found to carry high levels of the germ and get different symptoms than adults, meaning they could spread the virus more than previously thought.

Adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined at a restaurant in the past two weeks than those who tested negative, according to a new study. However, among the infected children who had had no symptoms, two still managed to transmit the virus. Nine developed mild symptoms, while three others showed no sign of the illness.

The CDC along with researchers from almost a dozen medical centers across the United States found that 42% of adults who tested positive reported being in close contact with someone they knew had the virus, with 51% being family members. One mom ended up requiring hospital care for COVID-19. In accordance with CDC guidelines, "one vital aspect of this approach includes all children over the age of 2 wearing masks", Glatter said.

They also noted that CDC guidance recommends the use of face masks, particularly among staff members, along with hand washing, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces. The association also said the study must be replicated in other states to solidify and cement its integrity. The middle class families feeling incredible financial strain because of Trump's mismanagement aren't looking for more political spin from the White House - they're looking for real plans and real leadership on this crisis that Trump has shown himself totally unable to provide.

The findings were published September 11 in the CDC's journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.