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trevormans
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 17 May 2020, 08:57

I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 17 May 2020, 10:22

trevormans wrote:
17 May 2020, 08:57
I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?
The quicker teachers get back to school the better, they can then have a few in-service days.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 17 May 2020, 21:25

trevormans wrote:
17 May 2020, 08:57
I wonder whether it is a good idea for schools to go back on 1 june

What should be the trigger to allow this to happen?

Should it be the R factor is below a certain level ? Nationally or regionally?

And should it first be primary children ? Rather than those going into GCSE and a level courses?
This has been the subject of much debate in Australia. The states all have different ideas.
Queensland primary and Grade 12 children went back last week. The others will go back next week assuming there is no outbreak of the virus.
It is generally considered that children's education should not be interrupted any longer than absolutely necessary. The concern has also been that teachers could be infected by children even though the children themselves aren't at risk.
I think there is no doubt that it is perfectly safe for schools to fully re-open here in Queensland because we are managing the virus incredibly well.
In the UK the virus continues to spread. The critical question is how likely are children and young adults to spread it? So far scientists don't know.
On balance I would think that a staged re-opening is a very good idea.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 18 May 2020, 23:51

Stocks surge after Moderna announces promising early vaccine results
Washington: The first coronavirus vaccine tested on humans appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the virus, the American biotechnology company Moderna has announced.
The results sent the US stock market soaring despite the small and early nature of the study.

https://apple.news/A7cGipSPZTzu4DQCT4rn8Iw
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by trevormans » 19 May 2020, 11:09

I wonder what time scale this is , and how far from providing certainty

lets hope something comes good soon

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by tonyp » 19 May 2020, 20:08

trevormans wrote:
19 May 2020, 11:09

lets hope something comes good soon
Yes indeed.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by bristleposh » 21 May 2020, 17:10

Letting people travel during this crisis was always going to lead to too many idiots travelling to beaches in places like Southend and Brighton just seen this picture that really shows how stupid people are



































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