Reopening schools confusion

With public schools reopening after the two-week winter break, parents are once again faced with agonizing choices (“Teaching responsibility: What NYC families should do before returning youngsters to class Monday,” New York Daily News, Jan. 2). Should they keep their children home or let them go to school?

For the third consecutive year, the choice is confusing.  No parent wants to deprive their children of an education, but neither do they want to expose them to Covid. Private and religious schools that remained open in past years have reported few cases of serious Covid infections.

I don’t know if that is because more of those parents have allowed vaccinations than parents in public schools.  But that seems the case.  Which is why vaccinations are essential.

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