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Parents remain worried about children returning to the classroom

Spectrum News 1, July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

Parents remain worried about children returning to the classroom

Shruti Gohil, assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine, said to expect an uptick in cases in younger people and kids. While new cases are popping up, overwhelmingly, in unvaccinated people, Gohil said that might be more a feature of behavior rather than age. With so much fatigue over being cooped up for a year-and-a-half, people have been eager to get back to life as it was. … Gohil said intensive symptom screening needs to be ingrained into the in-class experience.