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And you will never get those formative years back. Sure you might be able to repeat a year at 16, but at 6 its not that simple.

The only kids not going to primary school should be with someone highly clinically vulnerable at home.
Agree, although "years" is a bit exaggereated at least here. So far, our kids have missed a total of 7 weeks in spring last year. Which were technically "remote schooling".
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Old 11.01.2021, 13:47
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And you will never get those formative years back. Sure you might be able to repeat a year at 16, but at 6 its not that simple.
Itís pretty easy for kids of any age to repeat a year here in Switzerland, itís not unusual at all.
Whether having shedloads of kids repeating a year if primary school is a good idea is a different matter.
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Itís pretty easy for kids of any age to repeat a year here in Switzerland, itís not unusual at all.
Whether having shedloads of kids repeating a year if primary school is a good idea is a different matter.
There's a difference between repeating a year and totally missing months of schooling.
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It's also worth mentioning that some of these non-essential items are actually quite essential. My little girl needs her first shoes soon - does that count as non-essential?
Why don't you order them online, try them at home and return everything that doesn't fit? I've forgotten when I had to bring my little ones with me to the shoe shop last time. Online shopping for kids shoes and clothing saves my nerves and time. Also the delivery costs & return conditions in most of the shops significantly improved during the spring lockdown. Why shop offline?
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Re: Coronavirus

The numbers are looking better today!
6523 cases
112 deaths
55 026 tests


These numbers are for the last 3 days. I hope the wave is going down.
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Itís pretty easy for kids of any age to repeat a year here in Switzerland, itís not unusual at all.
Whether having shedloads of kids repeating a year if primary school is a good idea is a different matter.
I remember there were discussions about it in spring and the authorities said it's out of the question. The new kids are growing and they also need space in the schools and kindergartens.
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The numbers are looking better today!
Wow! I'm starting to think that maybe they spare the schools if it continues like that.

So, the ski resorts themselves are not a problem if the restaurants are closed?
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Old 11.01.2021, 15:20
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"The lockdown riot is underway - the first restaurants have opened"

https://www.20min.ch/story/diese-sch...e-206177847382
Great, the police came to put some order I'd feel a bit of sympathy, but I remembered every time I've been reminded about the rules, so enjoy the rules
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Old 11.01.2021, 15:25
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There's a difference between repeating a year and totally missing months of schooling.
I know there is but my response was in reply to your comment about repeating a year.
Any school year can be repeated here if it is deemed necessary and beneficial to the child so a six year old who got seriously behind during the time spent in remote teaching could repeat that whole school year.
Lots of kids here have repeated at least one school year during their schooling here.
There are probably at least a couple of kids in every class who fell behind during the school closures in spring, it’s not likely to be the whole class.

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I remember there were discussions about it in spring and the authorities said it's out of the question. The new kids are growing and they also need space in the schools and kindergartens.
It was out of the question for whole classes to repeat a year certainly but there are always provisions for some kids to repeat if necessary.
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Re: Coronavirus

In 2020, at least 74,500 people died in Switzerland, which is 10% more than in 2019.

There were 8.6 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants in Switzerland in 2020. In the previous ten years (2010 to 2019) this rate was 7.9 on average.

https://www.blick.ch/schweiz/saemtli...d16285043.html
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In 2020, at least 74,500 people died in Switzerland, which is 10% more than in 2019.

There were 8.6 deaths per 1,000 inhabitants in Switzerland in 2020. In the previous ten years (2010 to 2019) this rate was 7.9 on average.

https://www.blick.ch/schweiz/saemtli...d16285043.html
This means that the difference in deaths in 2020 compared to 2019 is 6,773.
Shows the approximate number of Covid and lockdown deaths...
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Itís pretty easy for kids of any age to repeat a year here in Switzerland, itís not unusual at all.
Whether having shedloads of kids repeating a year if primary school is a good idea is a different matter.
Indeed, quite 'normal' here, unlike in the UK where a child goes through to the next year then to the next, etc- even if the child does not have the required level to make the best of the curriculum for that year.

If a child has not acquired the necessary level of language (not MT but local language) because of missing school, then repeating the whole year at 6 would be by far the best thing to ensure said child can then truly make the best of the rest of their education.
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Re: Coronavirus

Just popped out to the post office... the local bus drove by and it was stuffed to the brim with young adults. I can see the point of having young children still in school, but young adults...not so much. They can and do spread the virus...currently they can't go dancing at the club, but they can crowd together at school and on the bus with the rest of the working public. Distance learning for them until enough people can be vaccinated wouldn't be the end of the world.
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Just popped out to the post office... the local bus drove by and it was stuffed to the brim with young adults. I can see the point of having young children still in school, but young adults...not so much. They can and do spread the virus...currently they can't go dancing at the club, but they can crowd together at school and on the bus with the rest of the working public. Distance learning for them until enough people can be vaccinated wouldn't be the end of the world.
What do you mean by young adults? Early 20s?

Mostly they just don't care. I'm not sure much can be done with that age group tbh. It's probably the most difficult to target. The flat opposite has two 20 something males who seem to have their mates around for beers and fifa every other day. Realistically this type of behaviour isn't going to be stoppable.
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Old 11.01.2021, 19:20
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Re: Coronavirus

I hope the current light lockdown does not get lifted on Wednesday due to the fall in numbers! I dug out Monday numbers for the last few weeks-

6523 <-Today
9665
10087
10002
10726
9809
8782
9751
12839
17309
21926
17440
8737
4068
1548
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Old 11.01.2021, 19:31
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Public transport needs to be shut down.

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Old 11.01.2021, 19:35
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Public transport needs to be shut down.

Tom
Take away that citizenship!! How dare you speak ill about Swiss public transport, the envy of the world!



(I agree .Or at least they should admit it's not only restaurants where people catch covid)
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Old 11.01.2021, 19:39
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Public transport needs to be shut down.

Tom
Policy inertia. For several decades public transport has been financially and ideologically supported. Working adults have been told you don't need a driver's license or a car. Some people truly believe it and live without ever learning to drive. So, screw this people? Not a consensus maker, right?
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What do you mean by young adults? Early 20s?

Mostly they just don't care. I'm not sure much can be done with that age group tbh. It's probably the most difficult to target. The flat opposite has two 20 something males who seem to have their mates around for beers and fifa every other day. Realistically this type of behaviour isn't going to be stoppable.
I honestly don't know... they look like teens to me that are still in school. So high school (gymnasium/whatever the other one is called) & colleges should be doing distance learning.
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Policy inertia. For several decades public transport has been financially and ideologically supported. Working adults have been told you don't need a driver's license or a car. Some people truly believe it and live without ever learning to drive. So, screw this people? Not a consensus maker, right?
I'd like a refund if it is shut down. And a lift from Tom.

If numbers are falling, perhaps we can just keep the situation the way it is now (and reopen Aargau non-essential shops!).
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