There IS an effort to get kids back into schools on the Federal and State level across the country….
Virus infection cases have begun to decline across the country….
The CDC team reviewed data from studies in the United States and abroad and found the experience in schools different from nursing homes and high-density work sites where rapid spread has occurred.
“The preponderance of available evidence from the fall school semester has been reassuring,” wrote three CDC researchers in a viewpoint piece published online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “There has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.”
The review, which echoes the conclusions of other researchers, comes as many schools districts continue to wrestle with whether and how to reopen schools and as President Biden makes a return to in-person learning one of his top pandemic-related priorities.
A new CDC study, also released Tuesday, looked at 17 rural K-12 schools in Wisconsin and found just seven out of 191 covid-19 cases resulted from in-school transmission. Researchers noted that students and staff in these schools wore masks almost all the time.
“The conclusion here is with proper prevention efforts … we can keep transmission in schools and educational settings quite low,”….