Despite the fact that 71 percent of Americans fear re-opening schools would be a public health risk in the era of COVID, the Trump administration is pushing all schools to open. Meanwhile, a teacher in Arizona has died recently from the virus after returning to work. Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd was 61. Her colleague Jena Martinez-Inzunza and MNSBC Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel join “The Beat” to discuss school re-openings. Martinez-Inzunza calls Byrd’s death “devastating” and argues “we’re not in a position in our community” to open schools. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 7/14/2020.
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Arizona Teacher Dies As Trump Pushes For School Re-Openings | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC