Schools are engine room of exponential increase. No measures excluding them can suppress second wave
New Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that 100,000 schoolchildren are currently infected with the coronavirus.
More than that, those figures again prove that schools are fuelling the second wave of the pandemic.
The ONS calculates that the children are part of the more than 336,000 people in England have the virus. But while schoolchildren represent 20% of England’s population, they are 30% of those currently infected.
The virus is spreading more in schools than anywhere else – and the government is fully aware of this, because their own SAGE scientists have repeatedly told them so.
Worse, the Tories continue to deny tests to children and are failing to carry out proper test-and-trace.
Any measures to suppress the virus are a sham if they do not include re-closing schools. The Tories must not be allowed to let the half-term break pass without a national ‘circuit break’ lockdown at the absolute minimum.
And it must include schools or it is meaningless.
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