Mom Took Her Son out of School to Protect His Dad From Coronavirus and Could Be Fined for It

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Schools in the U.K. for the most part, remain open, but some think this could be causing a bigger risk to family members that are vulnerable to the virus.

When one mom took the initiative to take her son out of school to protect his father, she didn’t expect this to happen!

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The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.

And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.

And in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

189,758 to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 7,518 more have been reported to have died from the illness.

And many have been asking the same thing – Where did this virus actually come from?

On December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.

Many different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.

The virus was alarmingly quick to spread, with cases being reported as far away as Thailand just one week later.

Which was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.

Because, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.

And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

Leaving their streets completely deserted.

Our first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.

Since the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 5,243 more confirmed cases across the country and ninety-four deaths.

And, on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.

FYI… A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.

Which prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

And many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.

However, some people think this is a bad idea, especially when their kids are coming home to high-risk family members.

But now faces a fine from the school, even though it was to protect his immunosuppressed father.

The mom – who wants to remain anonymous – said she wrote a letter to the primary school informing them of her decision to safeguard his father, who is on injections that suppress his immune system.

The headteacher’s letter noted that the absences “will not be authorized,” and that each parent could be subject to a £60 ($73) penalty charge.

The letter said: “If the penalty is not paid within the timescale the penalty will increase to £120.” This is the equivalent of $145.

She is calling for all  “unauthorized absence” penalties to be suspended due to the current circumstances, and that tougher measures needed to be in place to tackle the coronavirus in the U.K.

She added: “Schools have discretion in how they respond. It’s especially important now that schools take a view based on individual circumstances and employ a bit of common sense.”

Schools shouldn’t be held accountable for attendance figures plummeting due to the current situation.

She urged the school to be more proactive in their response to the coronavirus after parents, pupils, and teachers had traveled abroad over half term.

He has a condition called psoriatic rheumatoid arthritis and takes TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers to suppress the immune system making him highly susceptible to viruses.

“If our son picks something up and brings it home, he could be completely stuffed.”

Saying that she and her family, “didn’t feel the current response and guidance was adequate and we would be removing our son from school until we knew how this was going to pan out”.

Making the decision to take their children out of school over fears that the disease might spread to loved ones.

With most saying they shouldn’t have to face the threat of being fined when they’re doing what they can to protect the health of their family.

“The current advice from Public Health England (PHE) is that schools should remain open unless advised otherwise. It is for headteachers to decide whether an individual absence is authorized, but where schools are open and pupils are not unwell and have not been asked to self-isolate by PHE, we would expect them to attend school as normal.”

Guidance for families could change as the outbreak develops. Should high-risk families have the added burden of receiving fines for protecting their loved ones? It just doesn’t seem right.