Vox: Why restaurants are open and schools are closed

Vox: Why restaurants are open and schools are closed. “While there remains some debate, schools don’t appear to be major sources of viral spread in this pandemic. Restaurants, bars, and gyms, however — places where adults congregate, often in close quarters and often without masks — do seem to contribute to outbreaks. Indeed, many European countries that have locked down to mitigate their second waves have allowed schools to remain open while such businesses close. ‘It seems very clear to me that schools ought to be our priority,’ Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research organization at the University of Washington, told Vox. So why aren’t more places in the US closing the bars and keeping the schools open?”

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