A doctor has warned that if schools reopen in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year as-scheduled, they’ll be closed by the end of October due to children and teachers sick with both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu, Business Insider reported.
Matt Lambert, an emergency medicine physician, said that the coronavirus, the pathogen that causes the respiratory illness that has killed nearly 160,000 people in the United States, is “more prevalent now than it has been at any other time.”
And, he says, if we open schools while the pandemic is still raging, it’s all but guaranteed that children are going to pass it to each other, and to the adults who work with them.
“Kids can contract the virus — kids can transmit the virus. There might be some varying levels of what it’s like in kids compared to adults, but it is clear that they can do that,” Lambert said.