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MSNBC Science Contributor Laurie Garrett reacts to the push by Trump and others to reopen American schools as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge. Aired on 7/27/2020.
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74 Comments on "Pandemic Expert: U.S. Schools Aren’t Ready To Open Due To COVID-19 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. THE POLITICAL TALK | July 28, 2020 at 1:07 AM | Reply

    Please keep in mind of the lives of innocent children!! Reopen the schools SAFELY!

    • Jenna Abrams | July 28, 2020 at 1:41 AM | Reply

      @Danny Hill
      ADA is caused by Clorox injections.

    • @Jenna Abrams A.D.A. (i don’t recall what the initials stand for) is the money each school district gets every time a student is marked present..can only imagine how much they lost when the schools shut down in March..they’re ONLY concern is not losing any more – even if it means putting the lives of every teacher and student on the line..gorget the sales pitch: this is about more than the advantages they keep touting..think of a retail store: are they gonna tell you the downside of your purchase – or are they gonna play up the good points..they’re after your money, so don’t shoot yourself – or your child – in the foot..know ALL the facts; this is one Betsy DeVos omitted, secure in the knowledge that at least 99% of all parents don’t know about A.D.A. ..i do, i was there and am fully aware of the lies they’ll tell to collect that money…….

    • Jenna Abrams | July 28, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

      @Danny Hill
      It’s not ADA. It’s ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder. People, especially in rural areas have home schooled for many decades using lessons and studies set by public schools. The students read the same school books used in the classroom. They now go online for some instructions and studies too, like they do in schools. There is absolutely no evidence that learning at home rather than school causes ADD. It’s not possible for a kid to ditch an online class w/o school officials knowing.

    • @Jenna Abrams we’re talking about two different things – altogether; however, i am learning a little more about ADD all the time……..

    • There’s no such thing as “safely” in a Covid world!

  2. Getting teachers, students and their families sick will be a crime this president will not outlive.

    • @The Alpengeist why do you hate America?

    • @The Alpengeist The whataboutism of Trump supporters isn’t going to fix your country. The topic is about Trump forcing schools to reopen nationwide when they aren’t ready, not just in Chicago.

    • debbie duccini-day | July 28, 2020 at 7:23 AM | Reply

      Somebody with the virus need to spit on Trump’s food to finally get him sick and open his eyes–if that’s possible.

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

      that the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented.
      That thug will be the only former president at the inauguration ceremony wearing handcuffs

    • Heather Larson | July 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      Trump won’t live any longer (already 74). But the consequence will surely last for decades.

  3. Terence Graham | July 28, 2020 at 1:15 AM | Reply

    #rublestooge follies continues…teachers are not soldiers…they cannot teach safely…period

    • a couiple of weeks in, either they’ll lie to supress what’s going on in the schools, or we’ll start hearing massive stories about massive outbreaks and / or the effects resulting in wearing those masks over extended periods of time…so much for these pep talks………..

    • debbie duccini-day | July 28, 2020 at 7:25 AM | Reply

      I’ve been a preschool teacher. I cannot even wrap my head around the stress and responsibility a teacher would feel in trying to teach and keep these children safe.

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

  4. Impossible to safely reopen schools at this point. Hopefully we’re all genuinely motivated to flatten the curve at this point so we can return without significant danger, a month or six weeks into the school year.

    • Just cancel school year. By then hopefully there will be vaccine

    • @Brent Pham you are obviously not a parent

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:35 PM | Reply

      .the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

    • @Paul Wilson public health wise it’s the wisest decision unless somehow a better solution is found. Economically and socially it’s not but the virus doesnt care.

    • @dugmeat mcdonald jnr the safest option is to cancel sports unless they are in some sort of bubble like nba. My initial comment got criticism by suggesting that I didnt consider other factors like economics and social interaction. Those things are important but Covid 19 does not care if people dont want to stay at home to teach children. We need a consistent approach. Either keep everything open with common sense precaution or shut as much as possible down. The in between approach doesnt seem to be working right now.

  5. republicans: We need everyone to make some sacrifices for our country.
    t’rump supporters: Yeah! Ok!
    republicans: And that sacrifice is the safety of your children and families.
    t’rump supporters: Uhh, I guess so. 🤷Sorry Billy, sorry Kayla, sorry Gramps.

    • Beautiful metaphor. In other words, Trump is willing to sacrifice anyone except his “people”. Pathetic.

    • If you support donald trump, how come you suddenly believe in. COVID? He doesn’t.

    • It’s 100% GOP and the Trump virus fault the virus is out of control, 99 days until safety and freedom, Biden 2020 make America safe and free again from Russia China Trump virus 🦠 wash away the trump virus 🌊 🦠🦠🦠🦠🌊

    • Rather them just starve to death right?

    • more imaginary conversations huh ro? you are so dishonest and childish… i assume because you are a child

  6. Forrest Trump | July 28, 2020 at 1:25 AM | Reply

    Trump cares more about a bit of graffiti on a building than he cares about human life.

    • Hcq what? Just think how many could have been saved if it wast for your ignorance and hate

    • Forrest Trump | July 28, 2020 at 3:14 AM | Reply

      @Gabe Dudley
      Shut it, Ginger Nuts.

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

    • what about the lives of the federal officers inside the court house? violent communist antifa members have been trying to burn it down knowing full well that people were inside

  7. Cindy Saroya | July 28, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    In over 30 years of teaching, I have never once taught in a school that had a decently working HVAC system. Many schools don’t even have windows that open. They are near-perfect airborne virus incubators and dispersal venues. To make matters worse, faucets to which students (and very often staff as well) have access seldom dispense hot water, and soap and paper towels are generally in short supply and often absent altogether. I am presently a substitute teacher, and I can’t work and won’t be paid if school isn’t in session. I haven’t received a nickel in unemployment compensation of any kind since school closed in March. I desperately want to get back to work, but not at the cost of further spreading this disease, which is what will happen if we open schools up now.

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:37 PM | Reply

      the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. Cindy the world needs you in the Fall stay very safe & well

    • but yet year after year the schools dont close during the influenza season… which last year was responsible for an estimated 80k deaths

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      Cindy it is a recognised fact that children learn better when they are ALIVE u stay safe please

    • Margaret Nicol | July 28, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

      @Cindy Saroya I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think every teacher should see it. Perhaps you could share it around? Beau is wonderful and very much worth listening to. His wife is a nurse so he really understands what’s going on with you professionals who are under so much pressure.

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      ts

      @Paul Wilson doctors know how to treat flu, victims but this is a Novel virus, NY health officials, had no idea of the effects of this, no medicines or proven treatments.NY is now 3rd worse state in infection totals

      we have tamed the beast, for the moment, in Scotland & contract tracing leads the way, if a new outbreak occurs .

      IF IT DOES i have access to quality, FREE heath care, primary, secondary, & tertiary, the doctors check my wallet before my blood pressure

      a last thought, it is been proved scientifically, that children learn much better, when they are ALIVE

      .i have to sign off as it is time for my nightly, shot of DISINFECTION take care & stay safe

  8. Ajile Branch | July 28, 2020 at 1:41 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile, in Brazil, a portion of the populus requested that he go before than UN tribunal for crimes against humanity.

  9. Biden needs to jail Trump and all of his minions. The November Docket is coming. Poor thing.

    • If the Brazilian President is getting charged for crimes against humanity for 87,000 COVID deaths, donald trump should definitely be charged for the 147,000. How is he getting away with it?

    • @Julie Neale Because Trump surrounded himself with a bunch of yes men that will protect him at all costs. But all of that will come to an end come november bc it seems that a lot more ppl in the US waking up to fact that Trump and his republican croonies ain’t up to the job of protecting Americans during this horrific pandemic with competent leadership. There should be inquiry into how Trump’s administration managed during this pandemic and if there’s criminal malpractice, charges should be bought to those responsible in the administration.

    • H. M. Jail time? 100% Biden will 👍

    • gunnyo50 His top security adviser has tested positive. His staff are checked daily. Which means he could get it. He might have it already, but he’s paying people not to tell, as he still wants to dismiss it. So he can go play golf & spread it to others. We’re told to stay in & self isolate for 7 days to see if it gets worse. So if trump has been near someone who has it & he (trump) isn’t self isolating, he’s putting more people at risk. That in itself is an act of terrorism. Knowing he is infected with a deadly virus 🦠 & going near other people? Yet another strike against him.

    • It’s 100% GOP and the Trump virus fault the virus is out of control, 99 days until safety and freedom, Biden 2020 make America safe and free again from Russia China Trump virus 🦠 wash away the trump virus 🌊 🦠🦠🦠🦠🌊

  10. If you stop going to schools, there will be no cases. So I ask my people, stop going to schools!!!

  11. Do not send your kids to school yet, it is far too dangerous exposing them to the infections which are increasingly desperate.

    • It’s 100% GOP and the Trump virus fault the virus is out of control, 99 days until safety and freedom, Biden 2020 make America safe and free again from Russia China Trump virus 🦠 wash away the trump virus 🌊 🦠🦠🦠🦠🌊

  12. Kevin Madsen | July 28, 2020 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    Just worried about the children and teachers? WTF? What about the parents, grandparents and everyone else?

    • Yashar'el in Captivity | July 28, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

      COVID “VACCINE” IS A DNA MODIFIER – MODERNA PHARMACEUTICALS – “The key challenge associated with DNA vaccines is that they must penetrate the cell nucleus (crossing two membranes; the cytoplasm and the nucleus). The DNA must then be transcribed in the nucleus into mRNA before moving to the cytoplasm to stimulate antigen production. This core complex pathway often requires both larger doses and special, often painful delivery devices using electric shocks or gold microspheres into person’s skin to deliver the DNA vaccine. Once inside the nucleus, DNA vaccines have a risk of permanently changing a person’s DNA.” NOTE SOURCE PDF Moderna Website: https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf ….IF Moderna Source PDF gets erased file is available through WebArchive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20200618050815/https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      .the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      Kevin they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

    • Blessed Highly favored | July 28, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      They don’t care bout them but us as parents have 2, take a stand, I will not sent my child 2 school(the devil) is a lie

  13. Ignore the wh and think for yourself if you value your life.

    • James Harris | July 28, 2020 at 6:22 AM | Reply

      Might as well, after all the WH ignored the WHO

    • It’s 100% GOP and the Trump virus fault the virus is out of control, 99 days until safety and freedom, Biden 2020 make America safe and free again from Russia China Trump virus 🦠 wash away the trump virus 🌊 🦠🦠🦠🦠🌊

    • Yashar'el in Captivity | July 28, 2020 at 1:11 PM | Reply

      COVID “VACCINE” IS A DNA MODIFIER – MODERNA PHARMACEUTICALS – “The key challenge associated with DNA vaccines is that they must penetrate the cell nucleus (crossing two membranes; the cytoplasm and the nucleus). The DNA must then be transcribed in the nucleus into mRNA before moving to the cytoplasm to stimulate antigen production. This core complex pathway often requires both larger doses and special, often painful delivery devices using electric shocks or gold microspheres into person’s skin to deliver the DNA vaccine. Once inside the nucleus, DNA vaccines have a risk of permanently changing a person’s DNA.” NOTE SOURCE PDF Moderna Website: https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf ….IF Moderna Source PDF gets erased file is available through WebArchive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20200618050815/https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

      the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

  14. Suzanne Santos | July 28, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

    Australian Rn: We completely locked down for two straight months till we had zero positive cases in our state and only after 3-4 weeks of zero community transmission did we look at sending the most crucial grades back to school! Geez, America, get it right! Smh

  15. This is just a bad idea. We are such a mess. smh

    • Yashar'el in Captivity | July 28, 2020 at 1:11 PM | Reply

      COVID “VACCINE” IS A DNA MODIFIER – MODERNA PHARMACEUTICALS – “The key challenge associated with DNA vaccines is that they must penetrate the cell nucleus (crossing two membranes; the cytoplasm and the nucleus). The DNA must then be transcribed in the nucleus into mRNA before moving to the cytoplasm to stimulate antigen production. This core complex pathway often requires both larger doses and special, often painful delivery devices using electric shocks or gold microspheres into person’s skin to deliver the DNA vaccine. Once inside the nucleus, DNA vaccines have a risk of permanently changing a person’s DNA.” NOTE SOURCE PDF Moderna Website: https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf ….IF Moderna Source PDF gets erased file is available through WebArchive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20200618050815/https://www.modernatx.com/sites/default/files/RNA_Vaccines_White_Paper_Moderna_050317_v8_4.pdf

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      hat the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented.
      William it is a proven 100% fact that school kids learn better, when they are ALIVE stay safe

  16. Trump wants parents to remember their children proudly, because their sacrifice might have helped him get re-elected.

    • the death rate for healthy children with covid is so close to zero it might as well be.. not sure what “sacrifice ” you are talking about

  17. Vihari Royal | July 28, 2020 at 5:21 AM | Reply

    If this was Not an Election Year, Trump wouldn’t have Forced the Kids to go to Schools…..😉☝

  18. DON’T send your kids to school.

  19. Reopening schools is just opening more covid cases!

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:48 PM | Reply

      hat the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented.
      it is a proven 100% fact that school kids learn better, when they are ALIVE

    • @dugmeat mcdonald jnr I hear you! All facts!

  20. Ask Trump if his son and granddaughter will be safe if they go to public schools in FL, TX, etc. in next month? American Lives Matter: ALM!

    • dugmeat mcdonald jnr | July 28, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      they will be under the bed with him & Bill Barr…the curtailed MLB season has already cancelled 2 matches..
      they have access to the best system & are tested every other day, if they cannot get a handle on this virus, with rigorous testing, what chance have the rest of you…i do not want to see any more deaths that can perhaps be prevented. stay very safe

    • Sarah Simpson | July 28, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

      His son’s school will be having online classes.

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