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SCHOOLS: Wait for vaccine

| August 7, 2020 1:00 AM

Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is confident that a vaccine against COVID-19 will be offered to the public “by the end of this year and as we go into 2021.”

My vote on whether schools should open in September is a common sense “no.” It is of top priority that every child eats three meals a day and has a warm and comfortable bed to sleep in and that depends on whether a mom or dad go back to work. THAT is a priority.

A back-to-school risk and possible tragedy of a viral death to even one child outweighs the learning loss in their four-month time until Jan. 1, when Dr. Fauci’s prediction (hopefully) comes true. And teachers should be paid during this four-month period.

LILLIAN MOORE LIND

Coeur d’Alene