American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Schools to Reopen in the Fall

From The Daily Caller:

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidance on Thursday urging school systems across the country to have students physically present in schools at the start of the upcoming academic year in the fall.

The AAP, which represents more than 67,000 pediatricians, said that there was mounting evidence showing that children are less likely to become infected with COVID-19, and if they do, they’re less likely to become symptomatic and spread the virus.

In contrast, the AAP warned that long stretches of social isolation imposed on children because of school being closed due to COVID-19 in the spring have placed kids “at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality.”

“The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school,” the AAP wrote. “The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020.”

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