Remember the whole “14 days to flatten the curve” nonsense?
We were told that after two weeks, things could start going back to normal.
Yet businesses remain closed, churches cannot open for worship, and school districts across the country are talking of remaining closed when school starts this fall.
Trump has been completely chastised by Democrats and the media for demanding that schools reopen in the fall.
But take a look at the following piece from Fox News that argues that the harm from keeping schools closed now outweighs the risks of COVID:
Everything else about the coronavirus has become politicized in America, so why not a return to school as well? That’s the depressing state of play as President Trump pushes schools to reopen while Democrats heed teachers unions that demand more federal money and even then may not return. The losers, as ever, would be the children.
The evidence — scientific, health and economic — argues overwhelmingly for schools to open in the fall. Start with the relative immunity of young children to the disease, which should reassure parents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 children under age 15 have died from COVID-19. In a typical year 190 children die of the flu, 436 from suicide, 625 from homicide, and 4,114 from unintentional deaths such as drowning.
Even doctors agree with Trump that schools should reopen in the fall!
According to the Washington Examiner, MSNB held a panel of five pediatricians that unanimously agreed they wouldn’t hesitate to send their children to school in the fall:
In an endorsement of the Trump administration’s bid to reopen schools next month, 5 out of 5 pediatricians said they would return their own young children without hesitation.
“Yes. Period. Absolutely,” Dr. William Raszka of Vermont told NBC’s Dr. John Torres in a report late Sunday.
The story challenged many critics who have condemned President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who have said returning to school is essential, especially after there were so many troubles with virtual learning in the spring when the coronavirus shut schools down.
The doctors said that younger students do not appear to transmit the coronavirus, and only 2% have fallen ill.
“The five doctors we spoke to agreed: The benefits of being in the classroom far outweigh the risk of disease. But the key is to reopen safely,” said Torres.
He suggested several easy fixes such as social distancing, keeping desks apart, increasing classroom airflow, and putting gym classes outdoors. As for masks, one doctor said they only are useful for high schoolers.
When Torres asked the doctors if they would let their kids return, here’s what they said:
- Dr. Yvonne Mondonado, California: “I would let my kids go back to school.”
- Dr. Shilpa Patel, New Jersey: “I will, my kids are looking forward to it.”
- Dr. William Raszka, Vermont: “Yes. Period. Absolutely.”
- Dr. Jennifer Lighter, New York: “Absolutely, as much as I can. Without hesitation, yes.”
- Dr. Buddy Creech, Tennessee: “I have no concerns about sending my child to school in the fall.”
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We're told to believe the medical professionals and the scientists.
But why aren't Democrats listening to them when they say to reopen the schools?
One things for sure, while Democrats may have ulterior motives for keeping schools closed, Trump has the interests of our nation's children at heart.
Watch this video in which a pediatrician explains why it's vital for our schools to reopen in the fall: