I mentioned many weeks ago now, that closing schools was thought to have been the factor that had most impact on infection rates. It received little discussion. There is a little more meat on the bones now: Paul Hunter, professor in medicine at the University of East Anglia, said it had become clear that there is a link between closing schools and controlling the spread of the virus. “The evidence is clear that schools are important in the spread of Covid-19,” he said. “Our studies show that, across Europe, closing schools was the single factor most strongly associated with drops in infection rates.” Hunter added that while individual risks to children and teachers were probably low, school transmission was likely to push up general infection rates, so the disease would rise exponentially again. “Would re-opening schools increase the spread of Covid-19 in the population? Yes. I think it would very probably do that.” https://amp.theguardian.com/educati...s-to-reopen-schools?__twitter_impression=true Given the above, how sensible is the government's gung-ho approach to opening schools?