CDC Director Admits Schools Among ‘Safest Places’ for Kids

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The Director of the CDC Dr. Robert Redfield has admitted that schools are one of the “safest places” for kids.

According to The Daily Wire:

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday that K-12 schools should remain open because data shows that schools are among the “safest places” that kids can be from the pandemic, and attempts to close schools are nothing more than 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,” Redfield said. “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.”

“Today, as Dr. Birx said, our big threat for transmission is not the public square, it’s small family gatherings, family gatherings where people become more comfortable, they remove their face-mask when they get together and it’s this silent epidemic that begins to transmit,” Redfield continued. “But it’s not interschool transmission. The truth is, for kids K-12, one of the safest places they can be, from our perspective, is to remain in school, and it’s really important that following the data, making sure we don’t make emotional decisions about what to close and what not to close, and I’m here to say clearly the data strongly supports that K-12 schools—as well as institutes of higher learning—really are not where we’re having our challenges.”

He added, “And it would be counterproductive from my point of view, from a public health point of view, just in containing the epidemic, if there was an emotional response, to say, ‘Let’s close the schools.’”

Redfield admitted earlier this year that the risk of suicide, drugs, and the seasonal flu all represented a “far greater threat” to kids than COVID.



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DawnieR
DawnieR
3 days ago

GET THOSE MASKS OFF OF CHILDREN!!! It’s CHILD ABUSE!! You ARE MAKING THEM SICK!

tracker1
tracker1
3 days ago
Reply to  DawnieR

I’d love to have someone explain how a mask designed to filter 0.3 microns is going to stop a 4 nanometer virus

H.D.
H.D.
3 days ago
Reply to  tracker1

It’s not. The mask will keep YOU from spreading something if you sneeze, as it will contain droplets, but an airborne virus won’t be stopped, as it can get around the mask, through the mask, into the eyes, or on the skin where it can be transferred elsewhere. These draconian rules and demands are ONLY to get the US Citizen used to taking irrational and illegal orders.

Rambo
Rambo
3 days ago

Allow our kids to go back to the indoctrination camps.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
3 days ago
Reply to  Rambo

Close the schools and stop the Communist indoctrination of our precious children.

rusell
rusell
3 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

remove union and change administration of these schools

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 days ago

Just to punctuate what should be an obvious fact, since 1999, the statistical probability of a student being killed in school, on any given day by a gun has been one in 614 million. Your odds of winning the lottery are one in 300 million. Don’t let the lefties trick you into believing otherwise.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
3 days ago

Schools are definitely safer that the local YMCA or mall, or jail..

Old Pioneer
Old Pioneer
3 days ago

If the Idiots who demand everyone wear a mask knew what the masks REALLY do to your body, they wouldn’t demand such nonsense!!! Your lungs are there to remove poisons and CO2 from your body!!! So when you wear a mask, you are REBREATHING all of that poison back into your system that it is trying to get rid of!!! Ask ANY employee who is required to wear the mask PROPERLY how long it is before they start feeling bad or getting sick!! They will tell you the longest they can go is 2 to 3 hours!!! Most don’t wear them properly anyway. A Dr friend of mine says wearing a mask is like asking your underware to stop a fart….Good luck with that!!! I refuse to wear a mask, take Vitamin D-3 and Vit B Complex liquid twice a day plus lots of water and 2000 mg of Ester C….

Shelley
Shelley
3 days ago
Reply to  Old Pioneer

The masks are why my granddaughter is doing school online. The masks are not safe. I wore one for 20 minutes and got sick afterward, was coughing for hours, and had a sore throat for days that was burning. Since then, no mask, feeling fine. The nurses I’ve seen during this also agree that masks are not good for you to wear like they want.

va;
va;
3 days ago

The teacher’s union and demos are the ones against letting kids go back to school–give parents a choice of either one. Ifl teachers do not want to go back fire them. If one does not report to work, they don’t get paid. The union is smothering our youth. And who does the union give to–demo party. Wake up people. If someone’s afraid of the classroom, they should be more afraid of what is at home.

Rev. Ronald Roland
Rev. Ronald Roland
2 days ago

That’s not the reason to close the schools – its the anti Christian, anti American, leftist propaganda machine that they have become.
If our public school system had stuck with the traditional American education over the last few generations we would not have the so-called, “progressive,” leftist problems we have today.

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