Hours after New York City announced that schools would be shutting down amid nationwide spikes in coronavirus cases earlier in the year, Times opinion columnist, and regular CNN contributor Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece titled, “When Trump Was Right and Many Democrats Wrong.”
Nicholas wrote the following in his article. “Some things are true even though President Trump says them,” Trump has been demanding for months that schools reopen, and on that he seems to have been largely right. Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, in fact only 41 children in the United States have died from coronavirus alone, and most of those students had other complications, such as diabetes, and asthma. That is 41 children out of 60 million kids nationwide. Remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children, but not just them, all students in general.
Reports of suicide have risen tremendously in grade school students. There’s a large concern over their mental health coinciding with the pandemic lockdown, remote learning, and not being able to interact with other children. Students are also failing classes. The failing rate has increased over 100%. After months of keeping kids locked inside New York City mayor says they will reopen schools, agreeing that it is indeed the best option. Doctors even admit that they would send their kids to school without any Concerns.Many doctors were recently interviewed, and they all said the same thing. It is close to impossible for children to be affected by Covid 19. Turns out president Trump was right after all.