Some idiot with half a million equally idiotic followers on Twitter is spreading a rumor that if schools are reopened, millions of children will die.
This is obviously ridiculous because the virus is of virtually no threat to anybody under 20. But the idiot heard some other idiot who heard the statistic from the beginning of the quarantine which said that closing schools would lower COVID mortality (among vulnerable groups, not children) by 2%. So in the idiot’s brain, that translated into 2% of all kids in the US dying if the schools are reopened. And now every idiot follower is retweeting it to his idiot followers.
I’m sure the narrative about millions of kids in the US being on the verge of immediate death if schools reopen will make it on Maddow in no time. And then we’ll have to put up with our more impressionable friends telling us about Trump’s evil plan to murder all American children on orders of Putin. Or Nazis. Or both.