Keep schools open, says the governor of South Dakota

Her arguments bear considering:

She is Gov. Kristi Noem. “When it comes to schools,” she says, “the science is clear: we need to open them.”

Her arguments?

[T]he virus doesn’t impact [the children] on the same level as the flu. A JAMA Pediatrics report states, “Our data indicate that children are at far greater risk of critical illness from influenza than from COVID-19.”

“SARS-CoV-2 appears to behave differently in children and adolescents than other common respiratory viruses, such as influenza, on which much of the current guidance regarding school closures is based,” says theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics.

Moreover: . . . see here. . .

Pontifical Academy Rips Faithful Catholic Scientist

Going after Vaticanspeak in a time of Francis:

VATICAN CITY ( -??The Vatican has launched a personal attack on a Catholic scientist after she??shredded a pontifical publication??for portraying “an earthly utopia without God.”

ImageDr. Doyen NguyenDr. Doyen Nguyen, an academic physician and moral theologian with specializations in diagnostic hematology and bioethics, slammed the Pontifical Academy for Life’s (PAL) document titled “Humana Communitas in the Age of Pandemic: Untimely Meditations on Life’s Rebirth” as godless, Christless, churchless, hopeless??and faithless.

The Pope’s scientists can dish it out, but . . .