Hi all, so this BBC article is causing waves in the UK right now. I wonder what your take on the matter is?
Personally, I have serious concerns about whether the studies have taken into account class size (34+ in most state schools), parents of 5-11 y/os breaking isolation to gather in large numbers twice a day for drop off and pick up, and the practicalities of keeping young children 2meters apart at all times! Perhaps they have?
In addition, not much thought appears to have been given to the poor teachers, classroom assistants, and lunch monitors who have to spend 9-3 every day surrounded by hordes of known disease vectors without proper PPE.
Finally, there is the appalling notion that a 2-4% increase in deaths (20-40 people per 1000) is an acceptable amount of losses to get schools open and people working. Reminds me of the US senator (?) chap who implied that grandparents would gladly die to safeguard a healthy economy for their grandchildren…
Sorry, a bit of a rant there . Thoughts welcome, replies will be less ranty - I promise!