Schools are Safe Places for Kids, says CDC Director

Decision to close schools due to virus not backed by data, Redfield said.

At a recent White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said schools should remain open based on the evidence that they are among the “safest places” for children to be. He asserted that it would be counterproductive to close schools in an attempt to shield children from the pandemic, calling that “an emotional response.”

“Today, there’s extensive data that we have—we’ve gathered over the last two to three months—that confirm that K-12 schools can operate with face-to-face learning and they can do it safely and they can do it responsibly,” said the CDC director. “The infections that we’ve identified in schools when they’ve been evaluated were not acquired in schools. They were actually acquired in the community and in the household.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That wise decisions would be made to benefit children and their health.
  • For Director Redfield as he leads the CDC.
  • For Vice President Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force as they work to release the U.S. from the pandemic.

Sources: C-Span, Fox News, DailyWire


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