In a new policy note, the World Bank’s education team noted that experience in countries around the world where schools have reopened suggests that with adequate mitigation strategies, schools create a lower risk for disease transmission among students, staff and communities.
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The team also noted that a year after the epidemic hit, we know much more about both viruses and diseases, and infections like the WHO and how we recommend to health authorities to keep schools closed as a “last resort”. “Available evidence suggests that young children are less likely to be infected with Covid-1 contract, less likely to become seriously ill or die, and less likely to be infected among others. And school staff are more likely to get the virus from other staff than from students.” The World Bank said.
“Given the experience of safe reopening in the country before vaccines are made, often amid high community infections, there is no need to wait for school staff or other adults in the community to be vaccinated extensively before reopening the education system, although school staff are preferred for vaccination. It can alleviate the fear of going back to school, “he added.
The note states that keeping schools closed eliminates the risk of disease transmission in schools, but it also impedes children’s learning, psychosocial health and overall development.
“School reopening decisions need to reflect evidence-based estimates of the risks associated with reopening schools and the risks associated with school closures. Creates. Among students, staff and the community, “it said.
According to the World Bank, 100% of schools worldwide have regular sessions. Of those, 54 percent returned to personal instruction, 34 percent relied on mixed or hybrid instruction while 10 percent continued remote instruction and 2 percent gave no instruction at all.
“Schools are closed where the government, the community, teachers or parents fear that reopening schools is a very high risk for infection. Schools are closed so that reopening decisions can be based on evidence-based risk assessments.”
“In particular, both our students and school staff need evidence for their sensitivity to COVID-19 and the ease of transmission of the disease among others, and whether reopening schools contributes to the spread of COVID-1 in the community.” In the year and a half since the epidemic, such evidence has been increasingly available, suggesting that school closure costs have outweighed the risks associated with reopening schools with adequate mitigation strategies. ”
Last year, the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic closed schools worldwide in more than 188 countries, dropping 75 percent of the 1.6 billion child-enrolled students out of school.
“Since the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic spread across countries and across the country in early 2020, we knew very little about the virus: how it spread, who would be most affected, and how to treat it. To protect children and slow the spread of the disease. To do so, most governments responded by closing schools.
“A year later, we know a lot more about both the virus and the disease and how to mitigate infections and health authorities like the WHO, just suggest closing schools as a last resort,” it said.
Citing evidence of lower rates of covid-1 infection in children, the World Bank said data from population surveillance studies and contact tracing studies show that adults and adolescents are less susceptible, especially to children under the age of ten. Kovid-1 contract is infected and the chances of getting the disease are much less.
“In children with covid-1 get, serious illness and death are rare and usually occur in other underlying sick children.”
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