"Listen to the science," the Democrats keep saying. Okay, let's do that.
Over the weekend the Center for Disease Control said they heavily favor opening the schools this fall despite fears about the COVID 19 pandemic.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidelines on reopening schools in the fall.
In the newly released guidelines, the agency said, "While some children have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up nearly 95% of reported COVID-19 cases."
The agency emphasized the harm done by keeping kids out of school by citing that schools play a critical role in the well-being of communities and that schools provide important instruction and academic support.
This opinion that we should open the schools isn't shared uniquely by doctors at the CDC. Scientists in Germany are saying the same thing, as Andrew Mark Miller recently reported:
The study, conducted by scientists from Dresden Technical University, is the largest carried out on schoolchildren in Germany and found traces of the virus in less than 1% of the teachers and children tested.
The scientists believe that children may serve as a “brake” on virus infection chains, and say the results show that the virus doesn’t spread easily in schools.
“It is rather the opposite,” professor Reinhard Berner, the head of pediatric medicine at Dresden University Hospital, said during a press conference. “Children act more as a brake on infection. Not every infection that reaches them is passed on.”
The study was conducted in three different districts of the Saxony region, which opened schools in May. A total of 2,045 children and teachers were tested at 13 schools, including some schools that have had virus cases, but antibodies were found in only 12 of those who were tested.
“This means that the degree of immunization in the group of study participants is well below 1% and much lower than we expected,” Berner explained. “This suggests schools have not developed into hot spots.”
The findings coincide with a report from European Union education ministers last month, stating that the decision by more than 20 member states to reopen schools has not caused a coronavirus spike.
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 06: School buses sit idle in a bus yard on May 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the closure of all school buildings, the Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services Department has been distributing breakfast and lunch to students through a network of 26 school sites and 43 bus routes five days a week. The meal distribution also includes additional food for weekends. Approximately 6,500 people are served per day through the program. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)