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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:11 AM

NC-GOV: Republican says flu '17 times' more dangerous to kids than coronavirus

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor is among the biggest critics of Gov. Roy Cooper’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Republican who’s running against Cooper, says kids should be allowed to go to school. Currently, students in kindergarten through 12th grade are only allowed to attend in-person classes in some counties — and only at a reduced capacity.

In an interview posted Sept. 2, Forest said Cooper’s restrictions on in-person learning aren’t necessary.

“There’s no evidence anywhere in the world that our kids should not be in schools. There’s no evidence of that anywhere. All evidence points to the fact that our kids are 17 times more likely to have ill effects from the seasonal flu than they are from the coronavirus,” he said.

Is it true that children are “17 times more likely to have ill effects from the seasonal flu than they are from the coronavirus?”



https://www.wral.com/fact-check-forest-says-flu-17-times-more-dangerous-to-kids-than-coronavirus/19285979/

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:20 AM

1. Forrest gets fact checked.

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