Its Churchyard is chronically ill with multiple sclerosis, and she is the mother of two children, respectively six and 10 years, which is to start in school again on Wednesday.
Or do they?
the national board of Health and the government has come up with two contradictory messages, that leaves the 36-year-old mother is both uncertain and frustrated.
“If I can decide, so I will keep my children at home to protect myself against the disease. I’m alone with them, so they would like to have a mother who is healthy and can take care of them,” says Its Churchyard.
But the dilemma is vast. For who should she listen to?
she Must listen to the government, which, on the one hand, has written on Children and the ministry of Education’s website, that one is allowed to keep his children at home, if a household is in the special risk group?
Or should she listen to the national board of Health, on the other hand, say to the children as a starting point to meet up, even if they have a particularly vulnerable in the home?
“It may not be a clear yes or no answer,” said minister for children and education), Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil (S) at Wednesday’s news conference.
Its Churchyard, who has isolated himself along with the kids the last few weeks, feel a huge pressure on his shoulders, because now she even has to stand with the balance in the hand.
“This is really a dilemma for me, also in relation to whether I dare take the chance and keep them at home.”
If she keeps the children at home, it may perhaps end up with to mean that she gets deprived of his / her child benefit.
In 2019, the new rules of absence for primary schools, which means that if a student has illegal school absenteeism of 15 percent or more within a quarter, to the head teacher to inform the local authority about the absence. It is then up to the municipality to decide whether children and young people must be stopped for the next quarter.
in Addition, she may be, that the children miss out on education, since the teachers probably do not have the resources to help the hjemmeblivende to keep them up to date.
And, of course, it is social, as Its Churchyard also deprives its children by keeping them at home.
“I can also see that there are some children, who are looking forward to going again and be together with friends,” says the mother, before she continues:
“If I am to be completely honest, I am so torn. I am missing a clear statement.”
According to professor of crisis communication at Aarhus University, denmark Finn Frandsen is it a totally wrong and very unfortunate way, which will be communicated on in this situation.
“It will not do for politicians to lead a form of communication, which is not to be understood of a private man,” says the professor and continues:
“The public communication must be clear and unambiguous. It is not good, if some Danish citizens get one impression of one communicator, for example, the Danish Health and medicines authority, and others get a different impression. It is very unfortunate.”
the 36-year-old His Kirkegaard suffering from multiple sclerosis, she gets so-called ‘attaks’. That is to say, to her immune system attacking the nerve paths, especially if it is being provoked by outside factors such as a virus.
If the nerves are attacked enough times, it can leave her with pain and a greater or less disability.
this is Why it is important for her to avoid all forms of the virus, so her immune system does not become provoked and attack her own cells.
And the frustration for the 36-year-old mother does not end here. For even when, and if, the government and the Health board come to a consensus on which guideline to follow, so leave it Its Churchyard with yet another dilemma.
multiple Sclerosis is apparent, indeed, not of the authorities ‘ list of specific at-risk groups. So, even though she threatens to become seriously ill, if she becomes infected with the coronavirus, she knows not whether she’s legally allowed to keep his children at home, without the get absence, and without she gets stripped of her performance.
“It might be nice if there was just one that said, ‘of course, keep them at home, else would not be smart’.”
But so far there is no other way than to wait for a clearer outlook.
“We are inventing the asphalt, while we are driving on the road. We have got the recommendations from the Danish Health and medicines authority and must subsequently have made a decision about what we should do here,” said Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil on the press conference on Wednesday.
Its Churchyard is thus apparently not the only one who is faced with a lot of dilemmas. It makes the country’s in-charge also:
“the national board of Health recommendation is, as they are, and it means that there are now a number of dilemmas, we must take a stand,” said the minister of education.