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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Internal documents from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that fully reopening K-12 schools and universities would be the "highest risk" for the spread of coronavirus, according to a New York Times report, as President Donald Trump and his administration push for students and teachers to return in-person to classrooms.

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This will be the greatest growth of homeschooling the world has seen.

#1 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2020-07-11 08:32 PM | Reply

Two questions:

1) what percentage of school children have been tested for COVID-19?

2) Is Pres Trump, in his push to reopen schools simply turning the schools into super-spreader evets?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 08:35 PM | Reply

There is nothing new left to know or learn. The world has already figured out covid and how to best stop or severely ------ its march throughout the global population.

It's not about not wanting to reopen schools. Hell, everyone does. Just because covid happened didn't suddenly turn millions away from wanting their children going to freaking school everyday. We just want our children and ourselves to safely navigate our new covid reality and minimize the chances of catching the virus.

No politics, just common fripping sense. There are literally tons of things that need to be done physically in our schools if we expect children to be safe, this should have become obvious once the virus and our inability to therapeutically stop it was recognized as general knowledge. Schools are nowhere ready to safely handle kids and nothing between hell and high water is capable of making it happen comprehensively across America before Labor Day.

Maybe the spike that is occurring now and which will fuel high death totals likely by late July to early August. The public is not going to want to send their children out into an unprepared environment even if it brings hardship upon the entire household. Or at least I hope so. It would be one thing if we had effective mitigation efforts that were flattening the curve. Instead we've got the world's worst ongoing spike in infections.

Of course opening schools under these conditions makes no sense in most places seeing spikes in infections.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-11 08:52 PM | Reply

#1 Doesn't matter, because #2 is yes.

He wants to open the schools, so he can send the parents back to work, since they won't have to be home with the kids.

And plenty will be happy to do it, for his economy, for his re-election.

Even if it kills them or their families, they'll think they're doing the right thing.

Some things are more important than living. Like trolling the libs, or spreading disease by not wearing a mask.

Or requiring poor kids to attend public schools to spread disease in poor communities, while private schools can teach online.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-11 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#@4 ... He wants to open the schools, so he can send the parents back to work, since they won't have to be home with the kids....

Yup.

Pres Trump's main focus here is not the health of Americans.

Pres Trump's main focus here is his own political advantages. A focus we have seen many times in the past, to the detriment of America.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 09:22 PM | Reply

#4 - #5...

By the beginning of August the staggering numbers of daily infections and deaths are going to throw a wrench in anything Trump plans between then and November 3rd. Schools will be the least of his problems.

The virus has got him and nothing that he's going to do - and decidedly the things that he won't allow himself to do regardless - is an inescapable foe that he cannot demagogue nor defeat.

Death on such a massive unnecessary scale isn't spinnable, even for Trump.

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-11 10:16 PM | Reply

@#6 ... By the beginning of August the staggering numbers of daily infections and deaths are going to throw a wrench in anything Trump plans between then and November 3rd. Schools will be the least of his problems....

I disagree.

I am of the opinion that Pres Trump will continue to downplay the effects of COVID-19.

Let me phrase that differently... why do you think that the supporters of Pres Trump care about the daily infections and deaths?

Have you seen such caring here on this site by those who seem to support Pres Trump?

...Death on such a massive unnecessary scale isn't spinnable, even for Trump....

While I hope and look forward to the day when the supporters of Pres Trump start caring about Americans ....

I'm not holding my breath.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 10:59 PM | Reply

The other angle is, it's all bluster.
Trump can't actually make the schools open.
Heck, even if we had passed Common Core, Trump still couldn't make the schools open.

The map of states where public schools are mandatory and open vs. optional and/or closed is going to be the same map as the Civil War.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-11 11:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Open schools is the highest risk?

What are we waiting for?

Obviously we need to take the highest risk for King Trumpy.

You know he is worth it! Look at all he is doing for you!

Come on teachers. It's your turn.

Time for you to die now for Trumpy's Economy.

You know you wanna!

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-12 11:11 AM | Reply

The schools have to open. Not only will this make the unemployment numbers look better, there's also the millions-of-dead-liberals side benefit. Trump knows that teachers tend to be liberal, and families that send their kids to public schools tend to be liberal, so why not just let the damn thing rage and kill a whole bunch of stinky liberals? Then with millions of likely Biden voters dead, he will win reelection by default and America can finally be great again.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-12 11:52 AM | Reply

Three Arizona teachers who shared a classroom got coronavirus. One of them died.

www.cnn.com

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-07-12 12:01 PM | Reply

Governor Ron DeSchitstain deserves a shoutout.

Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day on Sunday as the growing outbreak forces state authorities to close some businesses and beaches.

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases a day behind the United States, Brazil and India.

www.reuters.com

#12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-07-12 12:08 PM | Reply

Florida is planning on opening schools while cutting school budgets by 30 percent.

The brilliance is blinding.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-12 01:24 PM | Reply

People who denounced public schools as government indoctrination facilities sure are super eager to be allowed to send their kids back to them...

Weird times.

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-07-12 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Posh-Posh

Florida is open for budinese
The hospitals are empty

Come on down wiff the whole family for some good ole' family stupidness

- - Not Herman Kane

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-12 04:31 PM | Reply

Trump Campaign to release MAGA Masks that say Vote Trump! in August product roll out.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-12 04:59 PM | Reply

40+ principals are in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 during an in-person meeting about how to reopen schools safely

www.usnews.com

#17 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-07-13 09:57 AM | Reply

This is something I really hope the administration is right about. Distance learning is not effective for young children and there's a strong physical/mental health argument that can be made in favor of students returning. However if they are wrong then schools will be going back at the worst time for Trump. The timing is such that a tidal wave of news reports of students and faculty falling ill to be sweeping the country in weeks leading up to the election. Should that happen the White House will of course call the reports a hoax to hurt Trump and then try to blame the schools for failing to follow the vague guidelines the administration has put out or they will blame parents for letting sick kids go to class.

#18 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-07-13 10:20 AM | Reply

1/4 teachers have health factors greatly increasing their chances of dying from COVID-19.

And don't forget the kids will be taking it home.

Open the schools and we are going to have a whole new death record.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-13 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Open the schools and we are going to have a whole new death record.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-13 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:
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Maybe that's the goal. Nothing else makes sense.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-14 04:12 PM | Reply

From the top US official....

www.reuters.com

#21 | Posted by eberly at 2020-07-14 04:17 PM | Reply

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