1 thought on “Why No Consensus Re Opening Schools?

  1. No consensus? Reason is simple; too many variables too dependent on local circumstances. Experts seem to be leaning toward “OPEN” – it’s best for the kids and the parents who work; teachers’ unions cite risk to teachers. Based on observed patterns of infection, virtually no risk for kids, very little to young and middle-aged teachers, BUT a great deal to older teachers.

    Personally, I’m in favor of reopening, but with appropriate PPE for teachers and students. Unfortunately, most schools don’t have sufficient PPE yet; unlikely to have enough for a while. Rather than consensus, we should (for once!) be striving to achieve the right balance for each community and leave the politics out of the decision.

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