Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed Tuesday morning that a return to school in the fall “would be a bit of a bridge too far” during a Senate Committee hearing. News of likely continued homeschooling for the next school year will probably be met with groans and frustration by harried parents struggling to balance working from home and also managing remote learning and having their children home 100 percent of the time.
… Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican senator from Tennessee who serves as Chair for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, said: “Doctor, let’s look down the road three months. There will be about 5,000 campuses across the country trying to welcome 20 million college students, 100,000 public schools welcoming 50 million students. What would you say to the chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or the principal of a public school about how to persuade parents and students to return to school in August?”
… Fauci said, “I would tell her that, in this case, the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the re-entry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far.”
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