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Opinion: Reckoning with the Trump effect on school reopening

It's already summer and we still have no answer to the question of how to reopen schools in the fall, but at least most of us are familiar with the conundrum. Children mostly may not experience the worst of Covid-19 it seems, but they can bring it home to their parents, grandparents and others family members who may be more vulnerable. Similarly, there are real health concerns for adults who work in schools, particularly those who are older or have preexisting conditions. There is also a conflict between the economic reality that the economy cannot recover if children cannot go to school and the biological reality that if school reopens many more Americans could die.

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