‘Too early to tell’ whether it’s safe to reopen schools

Johns Hopkins University’s report says such decisions are ‘extremely difficult’ due to ongoing ‘uncertainties relating to risk’

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th May, 2020
‘Too early to tell’ whether it’s safe to reopen schools
A member of the educational team checks body temperature of a schoolboy in France PIctue: Getty

More evidence is critical to assess the potential risks of students and teachers returning to school, top public health experts at John Hopkins University in the US have said.

After an extensive review of existing studies and practices in different jurisdictions, the team at the world-renowned Bloomberg School of Public Health said that decisions on this were “extremely difficult” because of the ongoing “uncertainties relating to risk”.

Researchers at the world’s...

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