Over 97,00 new cases among children. Opening the schools appears to be a use of children as guinea pigs. 97,000 children. Let that sink in for just a second.
That does not include staff members who were exposed to those children and are now positive for COVID-19.
I don’t claim to know the right answer on this. I do know my daughter, a school teacher and mother of 2 (1 starting kindergarten this fall), is very concerned about how we are going about this. Yes, VB schools are going full virtual until numbers come down. But will the numbers go back up after starting in-person classes again?
I am just not all that high on the idea of using our children as test subjects. Israel tried opening their schools and had to shut them back down after a rash of new cases.
Testing, tracing, masks and social distancing help prevent the spread of this disease. Why do some people insist on doing any thing else?