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Letter to Editor: Teachers returning to school not worth the risk


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 11:10am

In a Sep. 30 article in the journal Science, researchers found that children and young adults – who made up one third of COVID-19 cases – were especially key to transmitting the virus in studied populations. This research, combined with recent news that the new COVID-19 variant from the UK that is 60% more transmissible and possibly 30% more deadly has arrived in Snohomish and Pierce counties makes any talk of reopening schools sound absolutely premature.

Teachers in other states that have mandated in-person learning are dying. Many who have died of COVID-19 are under 50. It is unconsc...

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