Dr.Janette Nesheiwat Said The Benefits Of Having Children In Classrooms Far Outweigh The Risk Of COVID-19.

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Dr. Janette Nesheiwat Said The Benefits Of Having Children In Classrooms Far Outweigh The Risk Of COVID-19.

The pandemic has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat said The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine was correct in urging the reopening of schools on Wednesday.

“Opening schools will benefit families beyond providing education, including by supplying child care, school services, [and] meals…Without in-person instruction, schools risk children falling behind academically and exacerbating educational inequities,” they wrote in a release on Wednesday.

“This is a well-respected organization. And, I agree,” she said. “The benefits of having children in the classroom far outweigh the risk of coronavirus.” “A study out of Britain shows that these children under the age of 10, especially are 1,000 times less likely to die from coronavirus than someone who is over the age of 65. So, we have to look at the data. Let’s look at the science and the facts,” Nesheiwat urged.

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In addition, the family and emergency medicine specialist noted that classroom environments are critical learning environments for young children, allowing for “psychological growth and development.”

“And, you know, teachers – they’re more than just educators. You know, they are our children’s protectors. They’re like – their eyes when we’re not around,” she added.

The other thing to think about is a student’s home environment.

“The other issue is, you know, physically, emotionally, nutritionally, some children: their only hot meal might be at school. They may suffer from abuse, sadly, at home. So, there’s a lot more than just an education that they get at school,” Nesheiwat said. “And, [it’s] very important. I do agree, that we need to open, especially if there is an area of low prevalence of viral transmission.”

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Earlier, during White House press briefing, Kayleigh McEnany said “the science should not stand in the way” of reopening schools.

Study earlier carried out showed children were 56% less likely than an adult to catch the virus when exposed to an infected person. “Teachers worry about their children and I think it is incredibly reassuring the children they teach are half as susceptible to this virus,” said Prof Russell Viner, from University College London and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

But Through July 9, about 200,000 kids had tested positive in the U.S., according to a count based on state reports by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The number of kids who have been infected is almost certainly far higher than that though, experts say, because those with mild or no symptoms are less likely to get tested.

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