President Biden has announced that this is a national emergency, and it needs to be fixed. ‘It is a national emergency’.
The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted all of society, and one part of society it has crumbled is schools.
During a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, President Biden said that schools closing across the country and the lack of in-person education that is occurring is “a national emergency”. Each state is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic differently, which means some schools are open and some aren’t, depending on the current COVID-19 situation in the state.
However, a study from back in October found that around 3 million US haven’t had in-person education since March. President Biden has said that within his first 100 days of office, he will reopen schools, but the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that goal my not be achieved due to “mitigating circumstances”.
Here’s what President Biden said, “It is a national emergency. It genuinely is a national emergency. I think it’s time for schools to reopen safely. Safely. You have to have fewer people in the classroom, you have to have ventilation systems that have been reworked.”