Coronavirus spread threatens to overrun school reopening plans – NBC News

Benjy Sarlin:

As the calls from the White House to fully reopen schools grow louder, evidence continues to pile up to show that scenario is unlikely to happen, at least not on the national scale President Donald Trump desires. That's not because state and local officials aren't trying, but because the spread of the virus is beginning to overwhelm even the best-laid plans.

This is becoming the same should-we-shouldn't-we that surrounded mask wearing early on in the pandemic. Experts contradicting experts and everyone is left confused.

San Diego and LA announced they're going fully virtual at the start of the year. More schools are likely to follow.