The CDC takes an early look at return to school

By Kevin Roche

The CDC issued an early paper on what has happened with children returning to school.  The answer is what the research would tell you to expect, not much.  (CDC Report)  The study runs through September 19.

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Children were divided into groups of age 5 to 11 and 12 to 17. Incidence was about twice as high in the older group compared to the younger one. Despite ludicrously high testing rates, the CDC was not able to identify any increase in incidence since a large number of children returned to in-person schooling in August. In fact, incidence appears down since school started compared to spring and summer.  The CDC as usual tries to create some fear, but the data simply doesn’t support it.  

Keeping kids out of real school is criminal behavior and should be treated as such. It causes lasting, irreversible damage. Those responsible should be severely punished.