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Fall School Closure = Long-Term Health, Learning Costs for Kids

The White House – August 12, 2020
“At what point do our public health interventions themselves cause a public health crisis?” biostatistics professor Christina Ramirez writes in RealClearPolitics.

“Failure to reopen schools in the fall will inflict greater hardship and potentially life-long developmental deficits on our most vulnerable children and grandchildren long after this pandemic has faded–a tragically ironic victimization of those least at risk of morbidity and mortality. If kids are indeed our future, we must find a way to reopen the schools.”
 
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