As President Donald Trump insists that schools across America reopen, even as new data shows a startling surge of the coronavirus among children and teenagers, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that returning students to the classroom shouldn’t be done hastily.”We’re going to need to do it safely. We’re going to need to do it sensibly. And we’re going to have to do it based on the unique circumstances, the kinetics of the epidemic and in the areas that the schools are beginning to try to wrestle with this reopening,” CDC Director and virologist Robert Redfield told “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt.Redfield added that in communities where the virus continues to be transmitted at high rates, districts shouldn’t feel pressure from the CDC or the White House to welcome students back without measures in place.”We don’t want to pressure anybody,” he said. “Our guidance is there to help them begin to open, as I said, safely and sensibly. The timing of that is going to have to be decided one school at a time.”Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing


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