A newly published research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the risk of COVID-19 spread in classrooms is relatively low. This January 27, 2021 article from The Hill reports on the findings of the research.
According to the research, within school transmissions were rare and a far greater number of infections were from community sources. The text for the actual research may be found on the JAMA Network website.
Editor’s Note: Why is there still a debate on whether schools should reopen when the data on schools have been available as early as June 2020? Why are countries like the Philippines still preventing children from going back to in-person classes despite the WHO notice, and several resources showing that the for children, the disadvantages of school closures is much larger than the risk of COVID-19? [See the following articles WHO: Closure of schools should be considered only if there is no other alternative, New York Times: Schools need to stay open, Study: Children are not superspreaders, time to go back to school].
Again, this is just one of the many illogical decisions being made by governments today. This also shows us that citizen welfare is no longer the top consideration in these school policies.
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