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Dr. Scott Atlas slams 'ludicrous' in-person safety measures for public schools: 'We are off the rails'

Dr. Atlas blasts ‘completely ludicrous’ CDC school safety guidelines Ex-Trump pandemic adviser decries ongoing school closures on ‘Fox News Primetime’ Dr. Scott Atlas, a former special adviser to the Trump administration, warned public schools against embracing draconian safety measures as they move toward returning children to their classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In an appearance on “Fox News Primetime” Monday, Atlas […]

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Rapid COVID spread not seen in several studies of schools

Schools that practice social distancing, mask-wearing and other precautions have not seen rapid spread of coronavirus, but indoor sports activities should be avoided, researchers said Tuesday. The researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed studies of school settings in the United States and other countries. “As many schools have reopened […]

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Finnish capital to shut high schools, ban public events

Finland’s capital will introduce tough new coronavirus restrictions, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday, after a sharp uptick in coronavirus cases. High schools, libraries and swimming pools will be closed and public events banned outright in Helsinki due to the “worrying” situation, Mayor Jan Vapaavuori told a press conference. “We propose to use the full […]

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Merkel eyes schools, contacts in tougher virus curbs push

Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday push for tougher curbs including masks in all schools, smaller class sizes and drastic limits on contacts to bring down coronavirus infections in Germany. Outside work or school, contact between people should also be “restricted to those from another fixed household,” according to a proposal by Merkel’s office and […]

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In schools and offices, China steps up virus tests

Chinese tech giant Sina set up a special room in its Beijing office for workers to be tested for the coronavirus. A school took swab samples from students before allowing them into classrooms. A traveller took the test before a trip to another province. Companies, schools and individuals across China are lining up to be […]