Covid-19: All school staff and high school students will be tested

By TPN/Lusa, in School, News, COVID-19 · 08-03-2021 15:58:00 · 5 Comments

The covid-19 screening strategy in schools provides for a first rapid antigen test for all teachers, other employees and secondary students, which is repeated 14 days later in the municipalities with the most cases.

This is one of the guidelines of the “Laboratory Screening Program for SARS-CoV-2 in daycare centers and educational and teaching establishments” released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), Directorate-General for School Establishments (DGEstE) and Instituto of Social Security (ISS).

The resumption of school activities, suspended since the end of January, will need the performance of a rapid antigen tests to teachers and non-teachers of all levels of education - from kindergartens to secondary education - as well as to secondary school students.

After the first test, “a strategy of periodic screening will be adopted in municipalities with a cumulative incidence over 14 days of more than 120 / 100,000 inhabitants” through rapid antigen tests. Among the teachers and other employees, a new test will be carried out “14 days after the first test”, the following being carried out “with an initial periodicity of 28/28 days, adjusted for an interval between 7/7 to 14/14 days depending on the number of cases identified in the tests performed ”. Among secondary school students, there will also be an interval of 14 days between the first and the second test.

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As of March 2021, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US was around 29 million or 8.8% of their total population. Out of those cases, around 494,000 or 1.7% has died with the virus but possibly not only because of the virus. Sure, more people could have been infected than what has been reported but deaths are quite certain. Of reported deaths, 60% were 74 years or older. Deaths in age groups under 17 (high school students in this group) were 0.04% or 208. The US may be different from Portugal but the virus is largely the same wherever you go. Every death irrespective of cause is very sad but still part of life. Besides this statistic, the net global population growth today has been 110,000 and this year alone a net addition of 15.2 million souls. This statistic point to the unnecessary need for healthy youngsters to get routine tests and in extension get enrolled in a vaccination program for an experimental drug. If we are to behave like this every time there is a new virus circulating, God help us. Reckless behavior, a crime against humanity.

By Richard from Lisbon on 10-03-2021 12:14

False positive test results of schoolchildren will be used as an excuse for another future shutdown. This is the start of the global elite's push to get their injections into all our schoolchildren. Parents really need to wake up and refuse vaccination of their healthy children, and the pharma companies owned by the global elite will want at least 2 injections a year to update your vaccination passport. Is this really the future you want for your children???? Parents do your job and protect your young ones from harm. I know I will.... how about you?

By Michael Wayne Knight from UK on 10-03-2021 02:30


By Pedro from Lisbon on 09-03-2021 10:55

If you think this is ok you shouldn't be allowed to have kids.

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 09-03-2021 10:10

State sponsored child abuse.

By Jose from Beiras on 08-03-2021 07:01
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