Ages 0 - 44 - 2,233 total deaths
Ages 45-54 - 4,238 deaths
Ages 55 - 64 - 10, 586 deaths.
Now, what do we read from this. Kids are not at risk. School age children have parents, typically in the 30 to 50 age range which also does not pose a huge threat. Maybe some of our older teachers and admin fall into the last age group but even then, there isn't a huge number of deaths. So if the kids get it and take it home there is still low odds of a fatality or hospitalization. If those at home are at risk, they can keep their children home. If their children are at risk, they can stay home. If they are at risk, they can work from home or find an alternative way to keep their job by working it out with the district, (not sure what that looks like but I'm also not willing to shut down schools permanently for a handful of older adults).
I understand all ages are at school. I also understand real numbers. As the CDC drops the mortality rate, (down to 0.26) now we have to work within those real numbers.
Lastly - while 17, 057 under the age of 65 have died since February due to Covid 253,318 have died from other causes.....
Covid is still not the leading cause of death or close to it. We might not understand each other or our thinking but something has to change. And I can tell you, keeping kids home and expecting parents to babysit, supervise their kids learning, and work is not a functional option.