In immoderate parts of the country, notably, the American South, schoolhouse has already started. And galore reddish authorities governors are already making it hard to support children safe.
Ron DeSantis has been 1 notable example. Bill Lee is different one. Now Tennessee is seeing skyrocketing COVID cases with children making up 1/3rd of the affirmative tests.
WPLN quality notes, “The pandemic has ne'er been truthful hard connected Tennessee children arsenic it has been the past fewer weeks. At this point, astir a 3rd of each caller cases are among Tennessee kids 18 and younger — besides a grounds for the pandemic.”
Dr. Shelley Ost who practices successful Memphis explained, “As the cases spell up, we lone cognize this is going to multiply. And there’s already obscurity for these patients to spell due to the fact that there’s conscionable not capacity.”
Despite the accelerated emergence successful cases, Lee has shown nary willingness to alteration his policies. On August 16th, the politician signed an enforcement bid that allowed parents to take whether oregon not their children would deterioration masks successful schools.
The politician said astatine the time, “The astir important instrumentality we person to combat the pandemic is simply a vaccine. I promote Tennesseans who person not been vaccinated to speech to their doc to see getting vaccinated and to marque an informed decision. I worked with my doc and received the vaccine and it has been a dependable instrumentality to support maine healthy.”
The vaccine, of course, is not yet disposable to children nether 12 years of age. So the champion extortion for children of that property is to disguise up successful school.
Todd Neikirk is simply a New Jersey based authorities and exertion writer. His enactment has been featured successful psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comic books and spending clip astatine the enactment with his family.