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Trump Floats Reopening Schools Without Older Teachers

President Donald Trump said Wednesday hed like to see schools open in much of the country.

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By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at May 7, 2020

President Donald Trump said Wednesday hed like to see schools open in much of the country.

Until the COVID-19 pandemic eases, though, teachers above a certain age should stay home, he told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House.

“I would say that until everything is perfect I think that the teachers that are a certain age—perhaps you say over 60, especially if they have a problem with heart or diabetes or any one of a number of things—I think that they should not be teaching school for a while,” he said.

Most CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus patients requiring hospital care are elderly or have underlying health conditions. The bulk of deaths are also among those groups.

The virus causes COVID-19, a disease that causes no symptoms in a significant percentage of patients and mild or moderate illness in others.

Trump made similar comments on Sunday during a virtual town hall.

“So when you go back—and you have one problem that is a bigger problem, and thats teachers over 60 or 65 years old—the teachers,” he said. “We have to have our students go back to school. Because I really feel the students are in great shape.”

The president said he will urge colleges and schools across the nation to open back up in September.

Trump said Wednesday that children seem to be doing well, telling those assembled that children are strong.

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Willow Creek School in Willow Creek, Mont., on May 4, 2020. (Matt Volz/AP Photo)

“Their immune system is maybe a little bit different, maybe just a little bit stronger,” he said. “Or maybe its a lot stronger, right? Could be a lot stronger. Weve learned a lot by watching this monster.”

Researchers in China, where the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus started last year, found few children infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Children who do become infected usually suffer mild illness, according to several studies.

Researchers in the United States said this week theyre launching a study to help determine the rate of infection in children and their family members.

The study is called Human Epidemiology and Response to SARS-CoV-2 (HEROS).

“One interesting feature of this novel coronavirus pandemic is that very few children have become sick with COVID-19 compared to adults,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Health and Infectious Disease (NIAID), said in a statement.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci answers a question during a press conference as members of the administration look on, at the White House in Washington, on March 2, 2020. (Charlotte CuthRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew]

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