‘Close the bars and keep the schools open’: Dr. Fauci says keeping schools open is key

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation's top infectious disease experts, says keeping schools open is key, even if it means closing down businesses.

News 12 Staff

Nov 30, 2020, 2:40 PM

Updated 1,325 days ago

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation's top infectious disease experts, says keeping schools open is key, even if it means closing down businesses.
“Close the bars and keep the schools open is what we really say,” says Dr. Fauci. “Obviously, you don't have one size fits all, but as I said in the past and as you accurately quoted me, the default position should be to try as best as possible within reason to keep the children in school or to keep them back at school. The best way to ensure the safety of our children in school is to get the community level of spread low."
Dr. Fauci says that community spread, and its impact on hospitals, is reaching a level where another lockdown may be unavoidable in some areas.


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