CDC chief: ‘Get the schools back open’

American children are currently being used as pawns by Democrats to undermine the Trump administration — but recent comments from the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only serve to vindicate the president.

According to the New York Post, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told Congress on Friday that it’s important for the kids to get back to school this fall.

“I don’t think I can emphasize it enough as the director for the Centers for Disease Control, the leading public health agency in the world — it is in the public health interest that these K through 12 students to get the schools back open for face-to-face learning,” Redfield told members of the House, according to the Post.

“Get on with it”

According to the Post, Redfield insisted that it’s important for students to be in the classrooms — and not just for learning. The Post reported that Redfield emphasized “the important role schools play in mental health services and reporting of child abuse.”

“I want these kids back in school,” the CDC chief said, as the Post reported. “I want it done smartly but I think we have to be honest that the public health and interest of the students in the nation right now is to get a quality education and face-to-face learning.”

Redfield continued: “We need to get on with it.”

“It’s time to do it”

And it’s hard to argue with him. Numerous studies have already been completed on whether it would be safe for children to return to school — and they, too, bolster President Donald Trump’s opinion.

Research has shown that children are less affected by the virus and less likely to spread it. Of course, that hasn’t helped convince Dems that Trump’s line of thinking is right.

But the president isn’t backing down.

“We want to reopen the schools,” he said at a press conference at the White House early last month, according to a transcript provided by the White House. “Everybody wants it. The moms want it, the dads want it, the kids want it. It’s time to do it.”

Trump reiterated those comments in a tweet the next day.

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