After easter, children in day-care centres and in the small school classes probably again get out of the homes.
It was one of the prime minister Mette Frederiksen messages at a news conference on the reopening of Denmark on Monday night. And there is a very good reason for that, that it is precisely the smallest, which opens up for the first, tells the two experts.
It is namely the children and the parents, who can best withstand being infected.
“the Parents will often be younger, healthy people, and here are the very few who gets a bad scenario. And we can’t isolate ourselves a year to a year and a half before there might come a vaccine. Therefore, it makes sense that families will be exposed first,” says Jens Veirum, who is chief physician at Aarhus university Hospital, for TV 2 Øst.
And it is, Else Smith, former director of the national board of Health, totally agree.
“As the society should be opened up again after the shutdown, I thought that it was precisely with the small children, I would start. And to begin to open the society up a place, we can’t just sit at home forever,” says Else Smith.
“The figures we have, show that the children are not infected so easily, and they are rarely right sick. At the same time, the parents of the children are often young and thus not at risk. And just the parents are also bound to the home with the small children, and they will be good to get started in the community again,” says Else Smith.
however She has a sad message to the grandparents.
“Them should the children not be together with, if the child enters school or day care, as grandparents often are a part of the risk,” she says.
it is precisely the small children, who must return to a form of everyday life, means that in families with children should be extra vigilant to comply with the guidelines, as we already know now.
This is because, according to Jens Veirum, that many families are probably not even going to notice if their child is infected with the coronavirus.
And it can be almost impossible to distinguish between a common cold and covid-19 in children, he tells TV 2.
Else Smith is awaiting yet to see the authorities ‘ guidelines. But she has even an idea about what schools and day-care centres should do.
“Now it is only 0.-5. class, going to school again. And it means that you have extra space in many schools. At the same time, you can teach in smaller groups – for example, by staggering the mødetiden.”
“When it comes to day care, so you can let the children be as much out as possible. Small children love also routines, so therefore you can make fc a sink to a fixed routine, where you do it again and again.
“the Cleaning can be a challenge, but you can think of that it might not have all the toys that need to be promoting all the time,” says Else Smith.