Missouri Gov Says If Kids Get COVID-19 They'll ‘Get Over It’

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Published on July 21, 2020 - Duration: 00:50s

Missouri Gov Says If Kids Get COVID-19 They'll ‘Get Over It’

The Republican governor of Missouri is pushing for children to return to school.

Gov.

Mike Parson’s controversial comments came during a Friday interview on KFTK.

“These kids have got to get back to school... if they do get COVID-19, which they will — and they will when they go to school — they’re not going to the hospitals.

They’re not going to have to sit in doctor’s offices.

They’re going to go home and they’re going to get over it.” While the symptoms of COVID-19 are generally more mild in children than adults... ...There have been many cases of serious illness and even deaths among juveniles.

An 8-year-old girl in North Carolina died in early June four days after testing positive for COVID-19.

A school-aged child in Oklahoma died this month of complications related to the disease.

As of Monday, a child no older than 5 became the youngest person to die from COVID-19 in MN.


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