Leaders for states like California and New York insist they will “follow the science” and “listen to the experts” when making heavy handed lockdown decisions for their cities and states. California has kept kids out of public schools since March, forcing students to try to adjust to “distance learning” via Zoom calls, when there has been no evidence brought forward to suggest that COVID-19 is spread from children to children.
Over the weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC News and flat out said that kids should stay, or go back to school, and the prudent thing to do to try to ease the spread of coronavirus is close bars and indoor dining. “Obviously, you don’t have one size fits all. But as I said in the past, the default position should be to try as best as possible within reason to keep the children in school, or to get them back to school.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that New York Public Schools would reopen December for students up to fifth grade. California has yet to offer any update on when they would allow students to return to the classroom, which contradicts the suggestion of maybe the No. 1 voice in the medical profession regarding the pandemic.
“If you mitigate the things that you know are causing spread in a very, very profound way, in a robust way, if you bring that down, you will then indirectly and ultimately protect the children in the school because the community level is determined how things go across the board,” Fauci said. “If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected.”
There have been no known major spreads that can be traced to schools. Not one.