The New York Times’ shifting narrative on school COVID closures

“The numbers of outbreaks — when you look around the world from schools, where mitigation is adhered to — is low,” Dan Cooper, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine told National Review. … “The assumption that keeping the kids home is going to prevent transmission has not been borne out at all by the data — in fact, the opposite. . . . We’ve seen the largest increase in pediatric COVID cases — and they’re mostly asymptomatic while schools have been closed,” he said.