There are no easy answers to questions about the children bring back to the classroom this fall. Parents, school administrators and educators must consider instead two bad options: isolate children at home or risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 through the contact person. This decision is disheartening for infectious disease experts and epidemiologists. In recent months, they have been forced to think about the pandemic, not only as a scientist but as a parent, and despite their wealth of knowledge, as all parents are in trouble these experts with uncertainty. There are ways to limit the spread of COVID-19, including masks and ventilation, but there is no way to guarantee the absence of risk of disease transmission in schools. At the same time, distance learning can have a tribute accurately, child mental health back, adjusting school performance and social development, and leave exhausted their parents and demoralized. In interviews with 10 experts stated time while trying to find a delicate balance between their children’s academic and emotional needs; the risk of their communities; keep their children and their families for the virus safely; and try to maintain their mental health and career. Dr. Joshua Barocas infectious diseases physician and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston Medical Center Barocas 7-year-old son and three-and-a-half-year-old daughter is in second grade and preschool Inge Registered the Boston Public Schools each. The school year in the Boston Public Schools has been delayed until 21 September and will initially removed all learning; the school district is then combined into a phase of hybrid model in person and remote classes start in October. to begin in person Barocas plans to send his children to school as soon as it is available, as long as the positivity rate did not begin to pick up in their neighborhood. “We can only control what we can control. I have a little ‘magic wand, the school district can do all that we can do that I want them to do. So my children can protect themselves? As a physician infectious disease that from the beginning is already dealing with COVID, my children have learned to wear it as a properly and even if it is uncomfortable mask, they do. and it was something i have got used to. they also did a lot of laundry hand, and have some sort of instruction and reinforcement, which at this point we need to give people the room … in all these discussions, we have made it clear that this is not only to protect themselves, but also to protect other people as well. “Tara Smith professor of epidemiology at the Kent State University college of Public Health During his local school district has offered a hybrid choice, Smith decided that her 6 year old son, a pri mo breeder in Kent Ohio school district goes to all- remote classes. Meanwhile, he was scheduled to visit Kent State this fall 18 year old son, which mainly offers correspondence courses, but decided to delay starting college because he found it difficult to get the distance. “I feel that the transfer is too high. We have no control. We have not enough evidence, and I do not feel comfortable sending [my younger son] back to school … I personally thought that the opportunity that had in school [at home] than for other parents who do not have this option, this would be a child less than they were in the class gives them a bit ‘more bite space. “Kimberly Powers associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings school of global Public Health Powers’ three children aged 11, 9 and 5, the distance to attend sixth grade, fourth grade and kindergarten, each of which has gone to a private school in Hillsborough, North Carolina, all at away, at least until mid-October. She had been involved with the school planning for the event and had initially claimed to have the school in person classes for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, but in the end, with the agreement of the school’s decision because of greater level of community spread in North Carolina in recent months. “I think that ultimately, to hold off the decision on resumption was a cautious, at least from the point of view of preventing transmission. But, of course, there are so many negative effects outside of its crown to consider when choosing what to do. It ‘hard to feel great about each option could have chosen. “Dr. Alison Rustagi-residence at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, the PhD has a plan to employ in epidemiology for the next school year, the only school district Distance Learning San Francisco Unified, so 7 years, daughter Rustagi, a second grader, learn from home; To rent the family plans to help a nanny. Rustagi originally planned to send to a private kindergarten, but in the end decided that the burden of risk and finance was too big their other daughter, one year 2. “In a society which is ongoing, widespread, the sustainable community transmission, I think the burden of proof usually must be that it is safe to return to school rather than to prove it is not safe to stay in school. ” Dr. Sarah Doernberg associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Doernberg 6 years and 8 years as Rustagi children, went into the San Francisco Unified School District, which has by long everything. But in her case will both participate in an “on-site training camp” with the consultants at UCSF provided by the YMCA, where they gather in small groups of other children in person; these small groups, in turn, with others in their grade level for online learning a remote connection. “To be honest, I would feel my children now with the kids send that masks spaced leads beyond the application, and if so, to educate as much as possible-in could open again … I think what we do risk everything in life, and there is not a certain risk of them at school during the pandemic to post, but i think the potential benefits for good children to school are back really great. “Lisa Bodnar professor of epidemiology at the ‘ University of Pittsburgh Bodnar three children attending the fourth, seventh and 10th grade school in the Mount Lebanon district near Pittsburgh that begins the school year all away. She tells distance last spring to learn “has not been a good learning experience” for their children, but I feel encouraged efforts by schools to add more structure digital school this fall. “They are much more hope that the children have a better learning experience that will be closer to what might be in school. I know it will be safer. I am not entirely convinced that all their needs are met.” Jamie Lloyd- Smith professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles professor of child Lloyd-Smith, 4, and daughter, 6, and on a go school in Santa Monica, it all went away. His son would normally preschool; Instead, he will be guided by a teacher assistant in a “pod” with two other children. The capsule will meet in the open air every morning (with masks) for three hours. His daughter will do some play and some academic work with three children and a teacher more afternoons a week in person to the families of the courtyards, in addition to distance learning. “As parents, although I understand that the risk for younger children COVID is quite low, there are exceptions that. And as a parent, of course, that is always on your mind.. You do not want to put the child in danger even if it is a lower risk “Sandra Albrecht assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Albrecht 5-year-old daughter will attend kindergarten in Queens; their school is a hybrid model in which divided the class into two groups, and all go to class two or three days a week in rotation. She says that with low community in New York City, combined transmission rate with the needs of her daughter and the precautions they masking the school, including all-it “very comfortable” it feels like to send them to school. “For my daughter, she was by far. It was not even a debate, actually. We chose the hybrid model, and to be honest, if the five days was a model of a person available, we chose to … A lot of learning takes place in terms of interaction. There are a lot of social emotional learning type happens at this age. And it is very difficult to provide this type of training from remote places. “Whitney Robinson associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of global Public Health Robinson kept his children, 18 months and 5 years, kindergarten through most of the 19-COVID outbreak. His eldest son attends kindergarten in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District, who moved all-remote to January; During this time, he will still attend in person Kita, but also from kindergarten public school school, to take distance learning. “I was more worried … pose a threat to these teachers than a danger to my children. I have decided that the restrictions, which they have set in [his school], followed by all government orders and be very attentive, I felt comfortable with it. But I also made decisions that we do not see other family members that we do not socialize with other people outside of the school, unless it is not masked or outside, far away. Why do we ensure that we do not want to be a transmission vector for people to school, “Eyal Oren associate professor of infectious diseases and social epidemiology at the San Diego State University school of public health Oren children aged 24:09 are input. Sixth and fourth degree, each to be in the San Diego Unified School District, which includes all remote control initially, but a hybrid model discussed later shift. He says he would consider her children classes in person to send, but many factors, including his children weigh different personalities and whether, and if they pass among children of his considerable distance outside of time. Parents need to “look for his family” and make their own decisions given all the uncertainties, says Oren. “I need to be convinced of my very special school teachers, so that they can know what they are doing. This is important to me. Not only is the larger circle to say, ‘Well, what we do'” correction August 29. The original version of this story, the organization provides false information to the field of learning at the University of California, San Francisco. 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