World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 21 Mar, 2021 22:45 am

Data shows schools are fueling third surge of COVID-19 in Michigan

Data shows schools are fueling third surge of COVID-19 in Michigan
New COVID-19 cases in Michigan have nearly tripled in the last month, and K-12 schools and school sports are the largest sources of outbreaks.

Clair County—where cases doubled in one week after its schools switched from hybrid to fully in-person learning on March 1—the rate is 1.Starting in August, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Superintendent Nikolai Vitti began offering a bribe of $750 per term to individual teachers who agreed to return to in-person learning.Hardly any teachers accepted, and most schools remain closed for in-person learning.“The CDC doesn’t care at all about science or safety—they are just a political tool.

” Another teacher in Michigan Badass Teachers quickly pointed out: “The CDC relied on research that was conducted before the UK variant hit Michigan.On March 9, Whitmer signed House Bill 4048, which requires higher income school districts to be open face-to-face 20 hours per week by today, March 22, in order to receive some state funds.

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