Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceOther - Education · 10 months ago

Why close schools due to coronavirus?

34 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Think of it as a long term investment by the education industry.

    Universities always do well during times of hardship or difficulty. Yes there will be problems in the short term, but in the long term enrollment in higher education will rise rapidly.

  • 10 months ago

    This is a relative of the common cold.  Schools are major breeding grounds for colds because kids tend to be careless with fluids (eg snot), are packed together in crowded classrooms, and do things like roughhouse, play football, and play tag.  Colds become less common when schools are out of session.  

  • ?
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    To keep us from huge crowds so we all do NOT get sick.

  • 10 months ago

    central concern,,this cooty was engineered  by chinese from a bat carried  virus and ole pal HIV dna,,chinese have refused access to tech from outside china,the guys who worked on it in the lab are/dead.imprisoned/ locked in their house,chinese are hiding something,,CDC and the rest,and potus, request all 15 days of minimum

     daily activity,a lock down of sorts, intended to show on the graph a flatline of new cases,,,,every parent knows kiddies schools are germy factories,,it is endemic to kids and their social nature,kids then bring home all manner of bugs itchy blotchies,, spreading bugs on the house to grammaw,the housekeeper

    buckle up home schoolem for 2 3 weeks,

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I think it’s stupid

  • 10 months ago

    Anyone can be carrying the virus, even if they are not yet showing symptoms,  If just one person in a crowd has the virus, there is the liklihood that many people are at risk for contracting it.  Schools have 'crowds' of students, faculty, and other staff, always interacting, and in close proximity to one another.  It makes good sense for each of us to stay away from crowds; if we have the virus, we don't want to spread it, and if we don't have the virus, we don't want to risk getting it.  

  • Al
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Too lessen the spread of person to person contact in order for the virus to die off when it runs out of hosts..... but the biggest problem now is, Corporations are reluctant to stop their factories because of greed, My employer is trying to convince us that we provide a vital service to consumers, I guess Americans will suffer if they can't buy a washer or dryer during these trying therefore, we will just contaminate each other and infect our families when we come home, end of the day, Corporations have no moral compass, its all talk, at least our education system did the right thing, I think certain things need to operate like grocery stores, I think the military should be involved in food distribution to keep these people who have to work safe from exposure.

  • 10 months ago

    To break this down... 

    1. People above the age of 60 have a harder time recovering from Covid-19 (the coronavirus that is currently a pandemic) a great many teachers are in that age group.  A great many families of students have someone in that age group.  So keeping students away from each other would tend to prevent the spread.

    2. The longer it takes to infect people the more supplies we can have on hand to deal with those sick people. Imagine if you will, 100,000 people getting Covid-19 in your state all within the same time frame, lets call it a month.  Your local health care centers would be under serious pressure to care for and treat all of those people. if we can prolong the amount of time that it takes for the virus to spread then, 100,000 people could still get the virus but over a longer period of time allowing medical centers to restock supplies and bed space. 

    Hope this helps you understand the theory behind closing the schools. :-)

  • 10 months ago

    Just to annoy you.

  • John
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    To keep students from trading viruses.

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