Admission destroys Tory argument that keeping schools open is safe because children don’t suffer worst effects of virus
For months now, the Tories, with the eager agreement of Labour’s current front bench, have justified their haste to return children to the classroom by insisting that children are safe from the worst effects of coronavirus infection – and that there is no evidence that children can infect adults.
But in a parliamentary committee session this week, Johnson admitted the obvious – that the virus passes ‘readily’ from children to adults:
But Johnson has now confessed that by forcing children into clearly unsafe classrooms he is putting millions of vulnerable adults in their family circle at grave risk, making a mockery of the already-obvious sham of his new ‘restrictions’ that leave workplaces, schools, pubs and restaurants to act as vectors for the second wave.
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