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Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say


Max Whittaker – New York Times

Students hear a demonstration of proper handwashing technique at the Ethel Phillips Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., March 13, 2020. The experience of schools that have reopened overseas shows that measures like physical distancing and wearing masks can make a difference in keeping the coronavirus in check.

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.

They're urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing.

But U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doubled down on President Donald Trump's insistence that kids can safely return to the classroom.


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