Here is a fact check of today’s daily briefing. Is the government actually following the data, or even presenting the data accurately? TL;DR: The reality is in stark contrast to the rosy picture being presented by the government.
20 scientists and public health professionals, hundreds of parents and students, and national education unions are asking that the UK Government follows the data not dates by extending face mask mitigation in schools.
We look back at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, the government’s lockdown exit strategy, school reopening plans, Boris Johnson’s promise of better days soon, lack of transparency in government, and more...
School closures might reduce overall community infections by a small amount and may be necessary when infection levels in the population are very high. But it is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. The reality is more complicated.