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Education Secretary wants U.S. schools open, offers no safety plan

By sharonlimpo03 • 4 weeks ago • 2734 views • 1000 comments
Education Secretary wants U.S. schools open, offers no safety plan

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kept up the administration’s push to reopen U.S. schools in the fall on Sunday, but failed to embrace any blueprint - including federal health guidelines - for how that could be done safely.


“We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them,” DeVos told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases across the country.

DeVos also downplayed the risk of children bringing the virus home to parents,grandparents or caregivers.

Asked if schools should follow the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which Republican President Donald Trump criticized last week as too stringent, DeVos said every school building is different, as is every population.

Her comments drew an immediate rebuke from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said the Trump administration’s approach to schools reopening was dangerous.

“What we heard from the secretary was malfeasance and dereliction of duty,” Pelosi said on CNN. “Going back to school presents the biggest risk for the spread of the coronavirus. If there are CDC guidelines, they should be requirements.”

“They should be mandates, not requirements”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-education/education-secretary-wants-u-s-schools-open-offers-no-safety-plan-idUSKCN24D0GX

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    4 weeks ago

    Ain't that suicide now?

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    4 weeks ago

    okay

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing the information with us here on primes, i do really appreciate. Keep us updated

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    4 weeks ago

    They should follow the health measures before opening schools

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Cool

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    4 weeks ago

    Alright that's good to know about that indeed thank you very much for sharing this with us

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    4 weeks ago

    Closely following

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    4 weeks ago

    following thanks for sharing this wonderful article this is interesting 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing this information 

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    4 weeks ago

     Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Will the pupils be safe ? Anyway nice development so far. 

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    4 weeks ago

    This is interesting

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    4 weeks ago

    There is no need to rush into opening schools

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    4 weeks ago

    This is not a good move

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    4 weeks ago

    Following 

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    4 weeks ago

    May the best immune system win

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    4 weeks ago

    This is not a good plan 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the information 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much to keep us well informed 

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    4 weeks ago

    Safety must always come first

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    4 weeks ago

    Following story

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    4 weeks ago

    With how man cars they have it's a really bad idea

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    4 weeks ago

    That's risking people's lives now

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    4 weeks ago

    Shools must re-open

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    4 weeks ago

    Benefited

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing the article it is very interesting and informative

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    4 weeks ago

    Even when schools open they must have rules and regulations that will govern them to reduce the spread of the virus

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    4 weeks ago

    Let's all learn to live with the new normal because we might just end up in poverty

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    now if schools open anyhow they might be another flood of cases 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing this information very interesting and keep it Up with updates 

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    4 weeks ago

    They should first put in safety measures before opening schools

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for the update 

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    Let them put up a plan on how best the spread with will not be rapid and safety measures to be taken

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Nonsense.  People are dyin like flies in US and you want to open schools.. 

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    4 weeks ago

    Am following the news

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    4 weeks ago

    Hmmm this is risky cause the lives of children are at risk

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    4 weeks ago

    That's a great move but  at the same time its not a good idea to do thnz for the information 

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    4 weeks ago

    That's sad

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    4 weeks ago

    Following 

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    4 weeks ago

    Safety measures should be highly considered 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for information. Please continue keeping us updated. Following very much.

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    4 weeks ago

    thanks for the update

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing

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    4 weeks ago

    With the way the cases are increasing in the US ati open..... Shame, they need to chill alittle

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    4 weeks ago

    I donot think this is wise. Children not "easily" getting the VIRUS and "Not Getting" the virus are two different things...children are not immune but they just dont easily get the virus.

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    4 weeks ago

    this is interesting

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    4 weeks ago

    It's a right decision to make, for how long will schools remain closed 

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    4 weeks ago

    now if schools open anyhow they might be another flood of cases, think twice.

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Following 

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    4 weeks ago

    thanks for the information

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    4 weeks ago

    Safe measures have to be put in place before opening of school if not all will be sick

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    4 weeks ago

    It's not a good idea to open schools just yet especially with new cases being recorded in Florida each passing day.

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    4 weeks ago

    Noted

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    4 weeks ago

    She has a point, thank you for the information contained in this article

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    4 weeks ago

    Following 

     

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing this information with us today and we appreciate your continued support and updates with us 

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    4 weeks ago

    Alright thank you for this wonderful piece of information you have shared with us today

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    4 weeks ago

    This is a very risky move especially that no safety measures are being put in place

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    4 weeks ago

    Opening of schools is a great idea but a plan has to be revealed on how best it will be done , cause it will bring up increase in number of corona cases .

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    4 weeks ago

    Interesting 

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    4 weeks ago

    This is interesting 

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    4 weeks ago

    Opening schools is a good idea provided they take preventive measures..They should take precautions to protect themselves from been infected by this virus..

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    That's the way to go

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Following Thank you for sharing

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    4 weeks ago

    Oh but that's a very big risk she's taking 

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    4 weeks ago

    Safety measures should be taken

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    4 weeks ago

    schools must open and people must learn to embrace the new normal..thanks for sharing this article

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the update

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for this information.

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    4 weeks ago

    Atleast our friends in these other countries but in Zambia it’s wild 

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    4 weeks ago

    now if schools open anyhow they might be another flood of cases 

     

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing this information keep on updating us please 

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for shared information

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    4 weeks ago

    The schools should open but the preventive measures must be followed all the time to prevent the spread of corona virus

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    4 weeks ago

    Informative

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    4 weeks ago

    Opening of schools is a great idea but a plan has to be revealed, its risku for the kids i fear for them

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    4 weeks ago

    Just open the schools, people need to learn you are wasting the time of students

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    4 weeks ago

    They need not to risk the lives of students. Let them come come up with proper safety measures 

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    4 weeks ago

    Opening of schools is a great idea but a plan has to be revealed on how best it will be done , cause it will bring up increase in number of corona cases .

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    4 weeks ago

    I don't think opening schools is the right step to take,they should remain closed until further notice

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    4 weeks ago

    We know that children get the virus at a far lower rate than any other part of the population. There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them,The arguement is valid actually.

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    4 weeks ago

    Following 

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    4 weeks ago

    It's too risky

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    4 weeks ago

    Well that sounds so unwise with the rapid increase in Florida am the minister is not supposed to have any such thoughts knowing there are no any safety measure that will be implemented. Not a good idea at all

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing this important information,I never had an idea big ups to prime for approving it because it has helped me a lot

    Am grateful

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    4 weeks ago

    thank you so much for sharing this informative article and continue sharing this with us 

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    4 weeks ago

    Safety is something to be taken seriously before anything is implemented 

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    4 weeks ago

    SHe wants more people to die like flies, let the disease settle first then open 

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    4 weeks ago

    Okay nice

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for this 

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    this is very informative information. keep posting such iformation for people to read

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    4 weeks ago

    That's very shallow of her.

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    4 weeks ago

    Secretary thinks this is a good move let's see how it will work but not risk people's lives

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    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing the information with us here on primes, i do really appreciate. Keep us updated

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    4 weeks ago

    Following closely

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    4 weeks ago

    Really I never knew such things till I read this article thanks very much for sharing such educative information

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    4 weeks ago

    Even when trump approached that school should be reopened this is very dangerous because children will be bring infections at home so I think before they make a final dicision they should think twice about reopening of schools 

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    4 weeks ago

    Following

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    That is great thanks for sharing the post with us you always keep us updated

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    4 weeks ago

    She did not offer any details on how her department would advise or help school districts and states with their reopenings amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases across the country.

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    4 weeks ago

    Schools should just be opened this is the new normal

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    4 weeks ago

    I think the reopon of schools will affect more people especially those who don't know how to take care of themselves

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    4 weeks ago

    With the number of covid 19 positive cases arising I think she might be wrong about tho idea

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    4 weeks ago

    The opening of the schools is very important but at the same time they should set up a healthy to prwvent the further spread of the virus among the children and the society at large

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    4 weeks ago

    interesting info

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    4 weeks ago

    Re-opening of schools in countries like the US where this pandemic is at its highest peak with more infections everyday presents the biggest risk for the school Children and teachers

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    4 weeks ago

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us  this important information, we didn't know today, all thanks to primes international.

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    4 weeks ago

    Schools must open but they must place safety measures as well

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    4 weeks ago

    Let them put up a plan on how best the spread with will not be rapid and safety measures to be taken

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    4 weeks ago

    This is a very bad idea  USA dont reopen schools see just today floridah has recoreded 15000 new cases in one day then you thinking of opening schools see how many people are dead have a rethink 

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