President Donald Trump continues to push for schools nationwide to reopen this fall, but Democrats argue that it is simply too dangerous for students and teachers to return to the classroom due to the threat of COVID-19.
What the naysayers are using to back their claims remains a mystery, though, because a number of recent studies suggest that children are highly unlikely to transmit the virus, and therefore, there is no reason to keep them out of school.
Respect the science
Throughout the pandemic, Democrats have endlessly admonished everyone — including President Trump — to follow the science and make policy decisions accordingly.
When it comes to the question of whether schools should reopen for the coming academic year, the research is coming in, and all signs point toward the affirmative.
For instance, a German study conducted at the TU Dresden and University Hospital Carl Gustav Caru followed the status of students at 13 secondary schools where there had been known outbreaks of COVID-19, as TheBlaze noted.
Of the 2,045 samples taken — including 24 samples from individuals who had at least one confirmed coronavirus case in their own household — only 12 were found to contain antibodies.
Pediatric infectious disease experts Benjamin Lee, M.D. and William V. Raszka, Jr., M.D. recently published a commentary urging the reopening of schools, citing a Swiss study published in the journal Pediatrics which found that only a very small number of infections could be sourced to have originated with a child, as Breitbart reported.
In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also issued a statement emphasizing the importance of sending children back to school, albeit with appropriate safety precautions in place.
The AAP stated in June that it “strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”
Only when it’s convenient
Democrats won’t admit it, but President Trump has indeed followed the science throughout this pandemic, halting travel into the country and shutting down the economy, because that is what the scientific experts recommended.
Now the president is again following the science that is indicating in an increasingly overwhelming fashion that children are unlikely to either present or be at risk when it comes to transmission of the coronavirus, and it is the Democrats who are turning a blind eye to the research.
Not surprisingly, the media establishment — in concert with the left — is accusing President Trump of playing politics with the future of our children when it is the Democrats and the teachers’ unions who are using America’s students as the ultimate bargaining chip.