Boris Johnson’s decision to reopen schools is killing teachers.
The number of cases of Covid-19 in schools has more or less doubled every week since Johnson forced them to reopen, despite his insistence that they would be “perfectly safe”.
PHE’s weekly COVID-19 surveillance report, published [June 25], shows the number of “acute respiratory outbreaks” in schools rose from 24 to 44 – 16 more outbreaks than were recorded at hospitals.
An outbreak is defined as two or more people experiencing a similar illness, which appears to be linked to a particular setting.
The 44 cases last week mark a sharp rise since schools reopened. In the week starting June 1, there were 14 acute respiratory outbreaks, then 24 in the following week.
Barring the week before schools opened, the number of suspected outbreaks did not rise above four.
Of the 44 outbreaks recorded last week, 23 tested positive, up from 12 confirmed cases in the previous week.
Overall, the number of new acute respiratory outbreaks rose from 199 to 223. It means schools made up nearly 20 per cent of the outbreaks last week, compared to 12 per cent in the previous week.
The Leicester Mercury reported earlier this week that five schools in the city had to close following confirmed coronavirus cases.
It seems that those who are trying to bring this to public attention are having a had time doing so:
Let’s get #CovidSchoolSpikeUK trending,to try to get some press attention on this awful news- save our kids, teachers and families!@Writerer @MichaelRosenYes @Underthecranes @NEUnion @billysubway @charlottechurch @MPeakeOfficial @davidjrosenberg https://t.co/dtYBD0BU9s
— Dr Louise Raw (@LouiseRawAuthor) June 25, 2020
Now, why on Earth would the mainstream media want to suppress it?
Let’s put it in context:
• 583 UK deaths in 72 hours
• 44 school infections this week
• English school outbreaks doubling
• Main parties welcome lockdown lift
• 51,000 infections currently in England say ONS
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) June 25, 2020
And concentrating on education:
148+ UK Education workers have died from CV19 as school outbreaks double this week
•Teaching management 11
•Nursery & Childminding 18
•Teaching Assistants 21
•Lollipop & playground 11
•School Secretaries 3
•Youth workers 3https://t.co/D8Ai4baoFI
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) June 26, 2020
That’s right – 81 teachers have died.
So Boris Johnson has opened up high schools as well as primaries.
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