I'm a British primary school teacher and I worry about how much this scandemic is affecting children all over the world. We have been open throughout, and rightly so, to ensure vulnerable children have been kept in a place of safety and normality. We had no outbreaks of the so-called Covid-19 despite living in an area which was supposedly badly affected.
The pupils' hands were raw and flaky as they were constantly being forced (by myself, their teacher, who was forced to by their boss, their headteacher, who was forced to by the government, who pay all our bills) to wash them and use harsh, irritaing hand sanitizer. I had to forbid them for getting close to one another or for sharing equipment/projects. That's not natural. Children are supposed to play and communicate with each other, most of it through touching as they may be too young or have needs which restrict their articulation. They learn best through their peers, and that's not to mention the skills of cooperation and problem solving which are arguable more valuable than how good they are at remembering facts.
I also had to explain to them why masks were now mandatory in public places, despite their horror. It is scary for me as a woman in her late 20s to not be able to see people's faces when out and about, let alone for a child who has had to cope with so much change and their parents' anxiety as no one knows what the hell is going on.
I am so angry that the powers that be have completely destroyed the world as we know it for the sake of "virus" that is only lethal to about 95% of people. Playing devil's advocate here, if the virus did exist then it is not worth shutting businesses down, closing schools and preventing people from leaving their homes. We are now facing a mental health crisis where more people have died from suicide than the "virus" itself. Controversial but I find it sadder that more healthy people have chosen to take their own lives compared to elderly and vulnerable who would have died of something commonplace sooner rather than later.
Furthermore, one of my colleague's mother died from cancer recently as the scandemic stopped her hospital from providing her with treatment. How many other people have had to die to "protect the NHS"? My cousin is a doctor in the South-West and she was on Covid-19 duty. She had no patients.
Most importantly, in April my nan was in hospital with a leg infection (along with many other health conditions) which she died from, yet her death certificate states her death was due to "Covid-19". What a load of bollocks. So I believe they are definitely making the numbers up, another thing which will scare our children.
I just don't know what to do about it. I feel so helpless. I hate forcing children to do things i believe are wrong, yet I love my job and would hate to lose it because of my refusal to be a sheep and question the bullshit streaming from mainstream media outlets.
I'd love to talk to similar minded people.