YES: When It Comes to the Delta Variant, the Kids Are All Right. “Any child’s death is tragic, but this number needs to be put into perspective. COVID-19 deaths among children last year are comparable to the number of children who die annually in automobile accidents (636 in 2018) and the estimated 480 deaths from flu among the same age group during the 2018–19 flu season. As Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, put it, ‘We don’t shut down schools in flu season.’”

Not before 2020 we didn’t.