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UCSF medical professionals call on California to open the schools

Added 01-18-21 12:17:02pm EST - “Data shows schools can reopen safely and that keeping kids at home is endangering their mental health” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “UCSF medical professionals call on California to open the schools”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Data shows schools can reopen safely and that keeping kids at home is endangering their mental health

Medical professionals in California are calling on state schools to reopen this February, arguing that the risks posed to children by social isolation are greater than the dangers of COVID.

A group of 30 University of California San Francisco medical professionals led by Dr. Jeanne Noble, the director of COVID response and a professor of emergency medicine at UCSF, have written an open letter urging state officials to open the schools by February 1.

"Long term closures have a detrimental, measurable impact on children and adolescents," the letter states.

California schools closed last March at the beginning of various state governments' responses to the coronavirus pandemic across the nation. More than 5.7 million K-12 California children, nine out of 10 of whom are public school students, were sent home for what initially was said to be two weeks to slow the spread of the virus.

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