Regional authorities are also seeing the surge. Harris County, Texas, where Houston is located, is an epicenter of the recent rise in U.S. cases. There, those younger than 20 made up 11.4% of about 49,000 cases, according to the county’s public health department. Children up to age 9 represented 4.1%.
Up to quadruple the infection rate estimated by the CDC.
And today, the White House Press Secretary said (out loud!), “The science should not stand in the way of” fully reopening schools. They know what’s happening, and they’re pushing schools to reopen anyway.