Fauci backs CDC’s school reopening plan

By: | January 29, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the government’s top public health experts, said Thursday that he supports re-opening schools under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I would back the CDC recommendations because that is really based on data… we need to try and get the children back to school and that’s the goal of President Biden that in the next 100 days to get the K to eights back in school,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

CDC officials said in a study that schools should resume in-person learning as soon as possible if social distancing and masks are properly enforced. The research, published online in the journal JAMA, offered guidance for local officials, school administrators, and parents on how to open schools safely while limiting the spread of Covid-19.

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