Dr. Bob Lahita: ‘I don’t understand’ NYC stopping in-person classes due to COVID-19 case spike
The decision by New York City officials to temporarily close schools to in-person instruction due to an uptick in coronavirus cases makes little sense because “children really are not affected by this virus,” Dr. Bob Lahita told “Your World” Wednesday.
“Up to the 12th grade, which is the fourth year of high school, we have like a 99.996 survival [rate], because those children, even if they are infected, do not succumb to the disease,” Dr. Lahita, the chairman of medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital in Paterson, N.J., told host Neil Cavuto.
City officials announced that all public schools would be closed beginning Thursday after the average COVID-19 infection rate over the previous seven days exceeded the 3% threshold.
“We’ve always worried about teachers and janitors and other ancillary people …continued .
[Source: Fox News]