Closed schools affect way higher than health risk World Bank
Closed schools affect way higher than health risk World Bank. The World Bank’s global education director Jamie Saavedra explained the effects of closed schools in India. He said that there is no justification to keep the schools closed due to the pandemic because it is impacting India’s education sector badly. According to him, it does not make any sense to keep the schools closed till children are vaccinated from the public-policy perspective as there is no science behind it. He added that it does not make any sense to keep restaurants, shopping malls, and bars open and schools closed.
New waves of Coronavirus arrived even when schools were closed
Saavedra said that many countries have had waves when schools were closed so there is no evidence that reopening of schools will lead to an upsurge in COVID 19 cases. He said that new data have shown that schools opening has had no impact on the transmission of the virus.
Omicron fatality in children is low
He told that even if kids get infected more with the Omicron but fatalities and serious illness among children are very low. So, risks for children are low and costs are extremely high.
Will lead to Learning Poverty
Saavedra said that there is learning poverty is expected in countries like India because there is inequality in education was already there before the pandemic. It is increased from 55 percent to 70 percent due to the learning loss of children. He added that there is a critical need to have more on learning loss from the states and the country. Leaning Poverty will impact productivity, earnings, and well-being for the youth and the world’s economies. Closed schools cost children extremely high than any health risk.
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