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Coronavirus symptoms: CDC says they last longer than expected for some

Coronavirus symptoms: CDC says they last longer than expected for some”

President Trump has pushed heavily for reopening schools, but acknowledged on Thursday that some may need to delay reopening.

CDC Director Robert Redfield has said it is "critically important for our public health" for schools to open, and that he would be comfortable sending his own grandchildren back to school under the current circumstances. At the same time, 59% of parents say they're concerned about their children falling behind because of school closures. "CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to safely reopen while protecting the most vulnerable".

Parents are understandably concerned about the safety of their children at school in the wake of COVID-19.

"Children appear to be at lower risk for contracting COVID-19 compared to adults".

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that COVID-19 hospitalizations across the country grew at an alarming rate this week as the number of confirmed cases have crossed the 4.1 million mark. Children in middle and high schools may also be at much higher risk of both than those younger than 10, according to some recent studies.

The guidelines said children aren't the biggest driving force of transmitting the virus in families.

According to the health experts, it is very important that more and more testing should be done to mitigate the novel coronavirus outbreak, however, they warned that the virus-infected people with no symptoms are more risky virus carriers as they can also spread the virus.

The new guidance notes that children often get food, mental health care, speech language therapy and other services at school.

Poor and minority children are especially hurt by school closures, the CDC added. "It can lead to severe learning loss, and the need for in-person instruction is particularly important for students with heightened behavioral needs", it reads.

The guidelines also account for communities that have "uncontrolled transmission".

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Other guidance takes into account the risk of transmission in schools and from schools.

Researchers said social distancing, frequent handwashing, and the consistent and correct use of face coverings in public should be encouraged to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Under the new guidelines, the CDC recommends that schools follow precautions based on the level of community transmission in their area.

The guidelines, posted online, start with an unsigned statement on "the importance of reopening America's schools this fall". He also slammed the CDC for its "very tough & expensive guidelines" that tell schools to "to do very impractical things".

This week's guidelines come after President Donald Trump criticized earlier guidance from the agency as too restrictive.

For those hoping to reopen the United States after the coronavirus pandemic, vaccines have been a beacon of hope.

Florida's Commissioner of the Department of Education Richard Corcoran issued an order on July 6 mandating "brick and mortar schools" to reopen for at least five days a week, according to the publication.

Now they have some that recommendation hoping I guess we didn't print this stuff sprint this stuff out before they tried to supersede it national response across virus remains awful what we're learning over the course of this thing now is that citizens can force the government to get better at it. "The stress and apprehension it fosters just makes our health situation worse and knocks society on its heels".

Deaths are rising three weeks behind cases, which suggests a very hard few weeks ahead for the U.S., according to the report.

Summer Lin is a McClatchy Real-Time News Reporter.



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