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Shutting Schools INCREASES Covid-19 Deaths

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Fresh analysis Oct 8, 2020, University of Edinburgh, U.K. 

Closing schools during the pandemic would result in more overall deaths in the long term than keeping them open, according to fresh analysis of the data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown.

The study, led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, also revealed that social distancing is a more effective tool at reducing deaths when only employed by people over 70, compared with among the general population.

In the short term, closing schools contributed to reducing the severity of the first wave, to the extent that hospitals were not needed, but the decision has left us more vulnerable to subsequent waves of infection.

“Mitigating a Covid-19 epidemic requires very different strategies for different age groups and a different strategy from an influenza epidemic, with more focus on shielding elderly and vulnerable people."

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