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'I will not sacrifice myself,' says teacher

Discussion in 'Staff, pupil & parent's wellbeing' started by hhhh, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    https://abc7chicago.com/education/i...d3M_LxNLx6lcWJhHUpsAMevHtwMoumO2pnCOEP3adpm8Y

    Has anyone seen the post about an American teacher who is scared to go back to (full) schools? How safe is America compared to the UK? I know it's hard to say, as it depends which area, which testing data you believe, and can change very quickly, but haven't some experts said we're as bad as them?
    And if people were criticised as 'selfish and ignorant' for having 250 people at a funeral (this story was mentioned on social media and in at least a few newspapers including the LT), even with distancing and hygiene procedures in place, why do we we feel schools are any safer?
     
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  2. ACOYEAR8

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I think the concept of ' safety' is related to the fact that we 'know' the staff & kids we're working with. It's not the random chance of catching the virus while on a trip to the supermarket...It's all bonkers of course, it's almost like the stats that suggest you're more likely to suffer violence or death at the hands of someone you know !
    I read this about teachers and students.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...onavirus-from-pupils-says-scientist-3zk5g2x6z
     
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