To school or not to school: President Trump pushes for fall reopening

A safe start to the fall school year is at the top of everyone’s mind from President Donald Trump all the way to the students themselves. Scenarios are being worked on by the districts, but nothing is set in stone at this time.

by Karin L. Nauber

While a July 7 report from the New York Times states that President Donald Trump is pushing for schools to physically reopen in the fall, the reality of that happening is a bit fuzzier.

Recent reports have also shown that the spread of COVID-19 is occurring more and more among the young.

With over three million virus cases in the United States alone, that can be a frightening aspect of the now airborne illness.

But just because there is a total of over three million cases, that does not mean that all of those who tested positive are still sick, so the number is definitely deceptive.

Whether it is deceiving or not, there are still many very sick people out there and the number is rising again as restrictions have been eased.

“None of us really anticipated the amount of community spread that began in our 18-to-35-year-old age group,” Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, said in a brief appearance on an Atlantic Council panel. “This is an age group that was so good and so disciplined through March and April. But when they saw people out and about on social media, they all went out and about.”....

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