Schools are not safe to reopen on Monday, scientists warn as government refuses to backtrack

A report by the Independent Sage committee finds the government’s own model for reopening schools shows infection rate could increase

SCHOOL reopenings on Monday will not be safe, a group of Britain’s top scientists warned today as the government refused to backtrack from its decision.

A report by the Independent Sage committee, finalised over the last week, has found that the government’s own modelling of reopening schools shows that the R value — the infection’s ability to spread — rising above critical level of one. 

The most recent estimates for Britain place the R value between 0.7 and one,...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-05-28 21:47
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