Gottlieb: Teachers should be considered front line workers
UPDATED 12:20 PM PT — Sunday, August 2, 2020
According to the FDA’s former commissioner, America should embrace the reopening of schools this fall. On Sunday, Scott Gottlieb emphasized there is a dire need to have kids return to class.
He explained there are a lot officials who don’t know about the virus and added preventing outbreaks in the education system in crucial.
The former commissioner also suggested there is solid evidence backing each side of the argument.
“I think this is complicated by the fact there’s information on both sides of this debate to really inform the debate and harden positions. We’ve seen schools open in other countries successfully without outbreaks, albeit with a lot of precautions put into place. We’ve seen summer camps open here with pretty dense outbreaks.” –Scott Gottlieb, Former Commissioner of Food and Drugs
#schoolsreopening: “We should try to open the schools, we should try to lean forward here,” @ScottGottliebMD says, but adds “teachers need to be thought of as front-line workers” and protect them at all costs while preventing further #coronavirus spread in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Uj9vLWeZNm
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 2, 2020
He went on to say every precaution should be taken to protect children and teachers when they return to school.