We need a rational school of thought on kids and Covid-19

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The return of an estimated six million pupils to school in the next week is a highly divisive matter. Those opposed point out that already 500 schools have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks since Grade 7 and 12 pupils went back. Those in favour point out that children fall in a low-risk category and need to go to school, even if it is mainly to get a meal a day. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga wrote in the Sunday Times this past weekend that “we shouldn’t allow panic to guide public policy”...

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