A new effort to get children back in class comes despite a new vote showing the majority of Americans do not think they are safe. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has pressured Trump’s administration that all schools should reopen in the fall, despite the high incidence of the virus. ‘President wants schools reopened – science must not go in the right direction’
White House press secretary renewed Donald Trump’s calls for schools to reopen, saying “science should not stand in the way of this”. Commenting on the president’s push for students to return to classes, Kayleigh McEnany said “we don’t think children should be locked up in a home, with serious consequences”.
“You know, the president has said without a doubt that he wants to open schools,” McEnany said. “And I had just been to Oval talking to him about it, and when he said it’s open, it means it’s open – kids can go to every school in school. Science should not stand in the way of this.”
U.S. President Donald Trump sat his arms around him during a series of discussions about the safe opening of American schools during the coronavirus violence, at East White House Room on July 7, 2020, in Washington, DC.Donald Trump has been keen for students to return to class. He also said that “many medical professionals” said it was safe for children to go to school, before saying: “Science is on our side, and we are encouraging local and provincial people to pursue just science.”
Ms McEnany also said research had shown that the risk to children from COVID-19 was “lower” than that of seasonal flu. In addition to Donald Trump’s appeal, the new vote showed only one in four Americans who think it is safe for public schools to reopen the establishment as U.S. coronavirus cases increase.
Four out of 10 parents said they would probably keep their children at home if classes continued, according to a Reuters / Ipsos study. The July 14 to 15 national online voting is being held as US 13,000 school districts are faced with ways to continue with safe orders after the spring closure while diseases spread.
Only 26% of American adults say they think it is safe in their local schools to retrieve students, 55% feel unsafe, and 19% are unsure. New Coronavirus infections are now on the rise in 40 states, and another 22 states have suspended or postponed efforts to reopen their economy, according to the Bank of America.
Florida reported a one-day record of 156 deaths, as well as nearly 14,000 new cases, reflecting the broader trend this week that has seen the national death toll. The seven-day average for new deaths has risen to 730, up more than 21% from last week.