NEW: Schools do not seem to be stoking community transmission of the coronavirus, according to data emerging from random testing in the United States and Britain. Elementary schools especially seem to seed remarkably few infections.
Closing schools for 6 weeks is one thing; closing them for a year is another entirely. We need to prioritize reopening schools, especially K-5, over just about everything else. Given age-specific disease dynamics, this should be possible, esp. w/ testing.
Evidence is growing that school openings, especially of elementary schools, are safer than many had believed: Meanwhile, evidence is growing that the toll of school closures on disadvantaged kids is enormous, including a rise in drop-outs.
A smart article on risks of transmission in schools. The most interesting point (IMO) even among older age groups who are MUCH more likely to transmit, is that schools are at least places where this can be managed, unlike informal meetups outside school
“Children are not being prioritized...” -⁦⁩ “I don’t understand why we’re not as a community getting together and deciding that schools need to be a priority and making them as safe as we can.”
New York Times: "Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say"
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say Thought this ⁦⁩ story was pretty thorough.
Schoolchildren🎒Seem Unlikely to Fuel #Coronavirus Surges: Researchers once feared that school re-openings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening, by via #Covid19
So who’s going to apologize to the parents who had to endure the sorrow of their children losing extraordinary experiences of youth that can never be recaptured? Our President has been saying that a lot of this lockdown is politically motivated.
NYT admits it Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges
I'm delighted by this change of heart by the about schools not being the main driver of the #COVID19 pandemic, but feel the headline might benefit from replacing "scientists' by 'some journalists'.
I'm happy to see another MSM piece in support of reopening in-person schools! Here's what's extra-great: NYT's acknowledgement that schools requiring masking & strict social distancing for kids perform the same (transmission-wise) as schools that don't.
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART “The bulk of evidence now suggests only limited transmission from young children to adults.” The article we have needed from the . And it’s excellent. 👏🏾👏🏻👏🏽 By (yes, really)
The quotes by experts in this excellent piece by reflect how education has been deprioritized in this country.
This is big: Elementary schools especially seem to seed remarkably few infections. By
This was a week of breaking news in the school reopening discussion. A 🧵 of must-reads. In the , reports on the growing evidence that school reopening has been safe for T’s, kids, communities. #satchat #leadupchat
So let's take some comfort in the fact that young kids at least seem to mostly be spared the disease and can maybe go to school without disrupting community prevalence too much. feat and David Rubin
So far, K-12 schools do not seem to be stoking community transmission of the coronavirus, according to data emerging from random testing in the United States and Britain, writes
No, it's cool, we'll just send our kids to school 6 days a month over here.
So far, schools do not seem to be stoking community transmission of the coronavirus, according to data emerging from random testing in the United States and Britain
The evidence is far from conclusive, and much of the research has been tarnished by flaws in data collection and analysis. School reopenings are very much a work in progress. Still, many experts are encouraged by the results to date.
this is probably the most significant fact in an article full of Very Significant Facts: "Perhaps the biggest issue in studies of children has been a failure to consistently account for age. Many studies classify anyone under 18 as a child."
“School reopenings are very much a work in progress. Still, many experts are encouraged by the results to date.” New insights from the epidemiological community in this piece by ⁦⁩.
Data challenges comparing coronavirus studies: “Every study, unfortunately, has sort of different age cutoffs and brackets, which makes the data a bit more difficult to interpret,” Dr. Nichols said.
So why am I writing this thread? Just reflecting as the debate continues over role schools have played in this real-life pandemic. It may be as my colleague wrote, that schools (particularly at elementary level) are not a major vector.
The evidence is far from conclusive, and much of the research has been tarnished by flaws in data collection and analysis. School reopenings are very much a work in progress. Still, many experts are encouraged by the results to date. — 
Great New York Times article by "Make Schools the priority and make them as safe as we can." Dr. Jenkins, an infectious disease expert at Boston University. #teamjeffco #edchat #copolitics
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say, by
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence Brilliant scores again
YES! “The decisions should depend not on absolute numbers — for example, 5 percent of tests turning up positive — but on the trend in case numbers”
So far, schools do not seem to be stoking community transmission of the coronavirus, according to data emerging from random testing in the United States and Britain. Elementary schools especially seem to seed remarkably few infections.
I can't believe my eyes.. this isn't an opinion piece . Finally some mainstream headlines. "Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say"
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say our culture is messed up....too aggressive here. not aggressive enough there. more about politics than utility
Guess the CW is changing "Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say"
Schools do not seem to be stoking transmission of the coronavirus. Elementary schools, especially, seem to seed few infections. A study with 57,000 child care providers found they were no more likely to become infected than adults in the community.
Thinking outside the box. What if we made kids the front-line workers in all industries? Bonus: Whenever curbside grocery pickup is out of an item they'll substitute with candy and stickers.
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say
“The more and more data that I see, the more comfortable I am that children are not, in fact, driving transmission, especially in school settings.” —
Growing evidence from country after country: Schoolchildren seem unlikely to fuel #coronavirus surges
“I think there’s a pretty good base of evidence now that schools can open safely in the presence of strong safety plans, and even at higher levels of case incidence than we had suspected.”
US Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel #coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say: Resrchers once feared that school reopenings might spread virus thru communities. But so far there is little evi that it’s happening via
This has been clear for a while: Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say
“Weighed against the substantial harms to children and parents from keeping schools closed, elementary schools should at least offer in-person learning, said Dr. David Rubin, a pediatrician and infectious disease expert at the University of Pennsylvania.”
Schools not seen stoking community transmission of the coronavirus. Elementary schools in particular seeding remarkably few infections
“Elementary schools especially seem to seed remarkably few infections.”