A Question About The September 2021 School Reopenings

By Marc W. Polite

Good evening, everyone. In all of the controversy about coronavirus vaccine mandates being enacted, there is an issue that is not being highlighted enough.

It is the vulnerability of school children from ages 5 to 11 to Covid-19. There likely won’t be a vaccine available for this group of school age children until the end of 2021 by nearly every estimate. Most people understand that a process like this cannot be rushed, however- is it wise to have this group go to school in person with just masks, other mitigation/social distancing measures, and no other option for protection?

Wouldn’t it be erring on the side of caution, to at least offer a remote option for the children who are not eligible for the vaccine yet? The Delta variant has changed the predicament a lot, and it is at least worth considering. Just a thought.

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