The Trump administration has insisted on reopening schools across the country despite concerns. A public school district in Arizona was forced to cancel plans to reopen on Monday after more than 100 teachers and other staff members became ill.
In its latest guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the number and rate of coronavirus cases in children had risen “steadily” from March to July, but the exact number of cases remains unknown due to lack of testing.
However, Kushner, a member of the White House Coronovirus Taskforce, told CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday morning that he had no worries about his children returning to the classroom “because children are six times more likely to die from the flu than coronoviruses” There is a chance., So based on the data I’ve seen, I don’t believe it’s a risk. ”
Kushner has three children with the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
“This virus affects different people at different rates,” he said. “Our school doesn’t even open five days a week, I wish they were, but we would have been sending our children back.”
In its guidance update, the CDC stated that school closures may contribute to lower rates in early cases in epidemic children.
“This may explain fewer incidents in children than adults,” the agency said. “Comparing pediatric infections before and after returning to in-school and other activities may provide additional understanding about infections in children.”
Kushner also defended the Trump administration’s “aggressive” response, even with daily fatalities reaching 1,500 last week, and can typically exceed 1,000 per day, which is equivalent to the May death toll. Kovid-19 has killed approximately 170,000 people in the US and has caused more than 5.3m cases nationwide, the highest in the world.
“The most important thing is that the president has actually advanced the use of a lot of medical means, which is bringing down the mortality rate of the case better,” he said.
In fact, Trump has been widely criticized for promoting the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, despite mounting evidence that it does not work for coronovirus patients. Trump shocked public health experts by suggesting that people may receive injections of disinfectant to treat coronovirus, a notion described as “dangerous” and “jaw-dropping”.
During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot reported that reopening the school is a problem not only for children but also for adults.
“It’s not just the students,” Lightfoot said. “It is the complete eco-system of the school. You’ve got teachers, you’ve got principals, and you’ve got staff. She said many of the staff in schools are over 60, making them “a vulnerable population”.
He said that the federal response to Kovid-19 had made the epidemic worse in the US. “White House battles, CDC, HHS hijacking reporting procedures, we still don’t have a federal facade policy. Anarchy at the federal level is not useful to anyone, not Chicago, Illinois or states around the country,” Lightfoot said.