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School Closures
« on: October 28, 2020, 03:26:48 PM »
French President Emanuel Macron will address the nation on coronavirus at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET). An announcement on a lockdown expected as the countryís cases are rising.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 03:33:24 PM »
But schools will stay opened. Only in the US have we decided that schools must be closed.

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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 03:49:42 PM »
Only in the US have we decided that schools must be closed.

Right because we all know schools contribute most to the spread of the virus  ;).

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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 04:10:46 PM »
But schools will stay opened. Only in the US have we decided that schools must be closed.

How many places in the US have closed schools?
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 04:13:41 PM »
How many places in the US have closed schools?
California
New York in certain areas
 
I donít know about other areas, just saying we are basically the only country that has decided that schools should be the first to close.

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2020, 04:22:06 PM »
California
New York in certain areas
 
I donít know about other areas, just saying we are basically the only country that has decided that schools should be the first to close.

As a country, though, that's just not true. That's like saying the US bans straws and plastic bags.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 04:28:05 PM »
Looks pretty open...
Sorry, so you want me to just attack Cuomo and Newsom?

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2020, 04:35:14 PM »
Sorry, so you want me to just attack Cuomo and Newsom?

Absolutely! You wouldn't want to be called a dumba$$ just because your neighbor eats soup with a fork.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2020, 04:36:31 PM »
Absolutely! You wouldn't want to be called a dumba$$ just because your neighbor eats soup with a fork.
Point well taken.

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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 04:46:04 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-schools-reopening/
CNN is fake news. The states I'm familiar with are NY & NJ, the overwhelming majority of school districts are closed. By looking at that graph you would think most schools are open.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 04:50:14 PM »
How many places in the US have closed schools?

California
New York in certain areas

There's many more (see states with partial closure such as OR, WV, DE.  DC even has full closure ordered). Besides for that, states with No order leave it to the discretion of districts or counties or whatever.  For example, just last week Boston school system, which is quite large, switched to remote. I'm sure there are others like that as well within No order states.

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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2020, 04:52:34 PM »
Even in NYC, one of the only major cities to reopen schools, only ~25% of students were ever in a classroom this year.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2020, 04:53:08 PM »
As a country, though, that's just not true. That's like saying the US bans straws and plastic bags.

It definitely seems to be the mentality of all or most left leaning states to run to close schools first. Unfortunately, most ppl here live in such states so that's what we're seeing and feeling  ;D.

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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2020, 04:57:56 PM »
I think a lot of school closures in the US are on a very local level. I don't know that European countries saying they are keeping schools open is any different than Trump saying we're keeping schools open. It's possible there are no closures in the whole Europe, I just haven't seen anything on the subject other than statements from heads of state.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2020, 05:00:58 PM »
I think a lot of school closures in the US are on a very local level.

But many of these localities have the largest school population. Chicago also never opened yet for in person learning. So looking at the CNN map gives a totally false impression. Most big cities, if not all, have not had their schools reopen. Besides for FL cities ;).

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But many of these localities have the largest school population. Chicago also never opened yet for in person learning. So looking at the CNN map gives a totally false impression. Most big cities, if not all, have not had their schools reopen. Besides for FL cities ;).

Again, those are local decisions, not US policy. I don't know that things are any different in Europe. If anyone has data on that, please post it.

*Israel closed schools during their spike. That's the only data I have.
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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2020, 05:03:48 PM »
This discussion seems to be ignoring the fact that in many, many places students are remote only because the parents chose that option. In NYC nearly half of students opted for 100% remote.

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Re: Europe covid cases on the rise and the ensuing lockdowns
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2020, 05:08:49 PM »
This discussion seems to be ignoring the fact that in many, many places students are remote only because the parents chose that option. In NYC nearly half of students opted for 100% remote.
A lot of that is due to fearmongering by government and union officials.
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