New York mayor ignores health experts by exempting schoolchildren from coronavirus restrictions

Mar 15, 2020 by

Says kids can get infected at home, tooThe party of science, huh?

Within hours of dozens of New York City infectious disease specialists urging Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio to shut down city schools to slow the spread of coronavirus, the mayor ignored their advice.

De Blasio exempted schoolchildren from his citywide ban on gatherings of 500 people or more, even as he predicted at a press conference that confirmed coronavirus cases “would grow from 100 to 1,000 within a week,” Reason reports. It puts the city government out of step with secular and religious private schools and local universities, which are largely shutting down.

The decision has made the mayor even more unpopular in the city. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the “aggro caucus” within a local teachers union (as Reason calls it) demanded the shuttering of public schools.

“It is our view that New York City government should act now,” said the Thursday letter from 36 scientists, mostly virologists and immunologists:

We recommend that social distancing should be actively implemented, not merely recommended.

Source: New York mayor ignores health experts by exempting schoolchildren from coronavirus restrictions | The College Fix

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