‘Bubbles’ were always meaningless, but reality behind them is horrific – and is driving the second wave
An image posted by a pupil at the Harris Academy shows the horrific reality behind Boris Johnson’s insistence that school is safe – and the madness of his determination to keep them open.
The image shows hundreds of children packed like sardines into a corridor, with no masks or visors:
Within a day of this image being taken, Harris Academy saw new infections, along with others in its area.
Johnson’s supporters might try to excuse his stance based on the image being taken in a school in Dundee. But if Scotland – where masks are mandatory in ‘communal areas‘ like corridors and Nicola Sturgeon’s management of the coronavirus response has outclassed Johnson’s – is unable to prevent scenes like this in its schools, then the situation in under-resourced and confusingly-instructed English schools can only be worse.
Schools are the driver of the second wave. Even good and well-thought-out measures, if they exclude the closure of schools, are doomed to failure.
And the Tories’ 3-tier sham/scam is anything but good or well thought out.
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