The research should end what’s left of the pathetic rear-guard effort to defend school closures – or any mitigation measures like making kids wear masks.
Children almost never passed Covid infections in school, a study published Friday reveals.
In fall 2021, in four Massachusetts school districts with 18,000 children, researchers found 44 potential cases of in-school transmission.
You read that right.
18,000 students. 34 schools. Four months. And 44 Covid infections – including no infections of teachers or other staff members.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, as parents pressed with increasing urgency to reopen classrooms, teachers unions and Democratic politicians warned in-school Covid transmission would lead to waves of death.
“Teachers are so worried about returning to school that they’re preparing wills,” CNN infamously wrote on July 16, 2020.
In reality, schools were among the safest possible places for students and teachers during Covid, this study suggests.