Can someone explain how “schools open”means that everyone will just return to the workforce?

1 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 11:30:57ID: s2xekv

Can some explain how “schools open” means that everyone will just return back to the workforce, when all of the issues we are currently having with workforce and supply are not related to schools being open whatsoever (school holidays).

If anything it is going to cause more people to become positive and be unable to work - not to mention the absolute stress its going to put onto hospitals in the next two weeks.

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills because it honestly feels like Scomo wants to absolutely tank this country and bury it into the ground.

3 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 11:39:49ID: hsh4ksc

He's right in the sense that it'll work Day 1 of Term 1.

Where we'll be at by day 23 of Term 1 is a question that most people seem happy to answer by shoving their heads firmly into the sand.

ID: hsjenz3

End of week 2 will be the kicker when the kids have mixed for a week and then spread it at home over weekend 1.

4 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 11:38:40ID: hsh4hay

Good- I thought I was going nuts !!!? Maybe he thinks schools opening won’t effect case numbers and transmission!!? Lmao

ID: hshgtbi

I'm fully expecting the scrabble for RATs and huge waiting times for PCR tests to get worse when schools start again. Not to mention parents will need to take time off work to stay at home with sick children.

ID: hsj9sqi

I said to my wife last night that we wont be seeing the grandkids when school goes back, I suspect all the antivaxxers (that's all of them ) on her side of the family are going to find out very soon about the "man flu".

6 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 19:38:23ID: hsiztku

Can anyone explain him as a person … mofo is vile and so out of touch

8 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 11:36:05ID: hsh49e1

If kids are in school parents wont need to stay home to supervise them?

Scomo has been saying this since April 2020 lol.

ID: hshb9u8

I think the point the OP is making is that the issues around supply chains have nothing to do with kids being in school or not, and nor does everyone staying away from shops to keep themselves healthy. Opening schools won’t impact this behaviour now, it’s only ever been a determining factor when there’s been very little virus around. That’s not where we are now.

If anything it’ll make it worse because the virus will rip through unvaccinated kids, bring it home and entire families of people will isolate.

10 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 12:06:32ID: hsh6w8z

I dont get it. My wife is a teacher and not a single colleague she knows enjoys working from home (remote learning). That's the last thing she wants, it basically doubles her workload, she has to deal with technology problems, kids that don't care and parents that do.

The high school my wife works at had a little more than 10% of thier Year 11/12 students not return at the end of remote learning last year. That is, they voluntarily unenrolled from school early. Many more remain unengaged. That is a travesty.

ID: hsi8bdx

The high school my wife works at had a little more than 10% of thier Year 11/12 students not return at the end of remote learning last year.

only 10% is a pretty normal dropout rate for seniors.

ID: hsh91l4

No it’s not. Much better for those not interested in school to find learning elsewhere. Those that want to finish year 12 should have teachers supporting them, instead of the teachers spending the bulk to the time dealing with those not interested in being there.

ID: hshcbvu

There really does seem to be 2 camps of teachers.

Those that really care about the kids, who want to get back in the classroom (and when they can't want to spend the time ensuring the kids have everything they need), and those that want to be called "front line workers" whilst they put minimum effort into giving kids a worksheet for the week and calling that an education.

I've had to deal with both over the last 2 years (as a parent of a 13 and 10 year old) and even though its night and day between the two when they are learning at home, even the best teacher doing remote learning doesn't compare to a day of face to face interaction.

11 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 12:01:27ID: hsh6fow

NSW and Vic will have peaked (on cases) before school goes back. So schools are not going to be significant drivers of additional disease. No point wetting the bed when severe illnesses peak a week or two later, which is also when things will get hairy in supply chains, and making things worse by sending all the kids home and turning their working parents into at-home teachers.

Shutting schools is not the right thing for the kids, they need to learn and socialise versus the tiny risk they face from covid. It's not right for the parents, teaching and working at the same time is a fantasy. And it's not that big of a deal for the teachers if they're rational (despite the noisy ones angling for a bit more quiet time at home) - more of them will be infected in Jan while they're off and things peak, than in Feb while they're back and cases are dropping, plus they should be vaxxed and boosted so again minimal risk anyway.

ID: hsh7o00

You make it sound like it peaks then drops back to a few hundred, schools will have far more transmission in Feb compared to term 4 last wont be hundreds of thousands of cases, but still thousands.

ID: hsj8ds8

Main issue is primary school age kids will only be partially vaccinated at best.

Lots of parents are staying in a bubble at the moment which is limiting infection in this cohort so they will all get it once school goes back, so it's going to be a real shot show anyway.

ID: hsh7r06

NSW and Vic will have peaked (on cases) before school goes back.

We don't know that yet. People are talking about it, but is still a guess.

ID: hshjhh1

Wonder if you could get infected more than once. The push for people to get boosters regardless of prior infection suggests that we do not build much immunity after infection.

12 :Anonymous2022/01/13(Thu) 19:25:16ID: hsixqx5

The supply chain issues is because they went overboard with close contact status. They are now winding that back at a rate of knots which is the right thing to do.

Healthy people who test negative to Covid should be at work when their industry is essential for the functioning of society. Not at home.

ID: hsj6zpp

Lol, overboard. What happens when that "healthy" person infects a bunch of people causing several to get sick. It's just going to make it worse

ID: hsjqdsg

They changed the definition of "close contact" to be "4 hours of contact on a residential setting" weeks ago (in NSW at least).

Are you suggesting Omicron is unlikely to spread through households?

13 :Anonymous2022/01/14(Fri) 00:07:18ID: hsk5wsx

I think there's an expectation that folks will just get their kids vaccinated asap before school goes back I've got mine booked in for Sunday. If they don't return to school it means I don't return to work which means no money at all. What's the alternative?