The often horrible but always enlightening 2020 campaign season has shown us that conservatives are making progress and winning support with demands to reopen schools. The crackdown on parents and students has been portrayed as draconian by the right-wing and, like it or not, the outcry is resonating.
Accordingly, we're seeing local leaders change their tune about school lockdowns.
The latest . . .
"The coronavirus isn’t running rampant through schools that have reopened. Health officials say that’s because with precautions, schools can operate safely.
"Most Kansas City area students whose families picked in-person learning this year are now back in school a few days a week.
"And though there have been cases in schools that have required other students and teachers to quarantine, few have turned into superspreader events.
“I was one that did not believe we needed to close the schools back in the spring,” Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department said. “I didn’t see evidence that the disease was spreading from those school-age populations to other populations.”
ACTUALLY . . .
Other than distracting demands to lock up the Prez, here's what the heath department said back in July according to the KCPS . . .
And so, what we've really learned, as of late, is that much of the pandemic chatter we've heard from public officials is "flexible" and students would be wise to play close attention as talk about the virus continues to "evolve" over time and especially during election season.
Developing . . .