TV pediatrician weighs in on school question- Seven Days

Vermont's most trusted pediatrician answers the question: is it safe for kids to go back to school?

"As school districts throughout Vermont prepare to hold in-person classes this fall for the first time since March, when Gov. Phil Scott ordered them closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many parents are debating whether they’re comfortable sending their kids back to the classroom. Though Vermont’s infection rate remains among the lowest in the country, COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing elsewhere, with no end in sight. Further complicating parents’ decisions are the mixed messages coming from the national level. President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have urged schools across the country to reopen this fall, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that opening them too soon in some areas could further spread the virus and extend the pandemic"

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