Going back to school under COVID-19
With back to school just around the corner, new regulations to protect children from COVID-19 are found around the country.
Experts on the subject have mentioned that going back to school can accelerate the spread of COVID-19 in states that do not comply with health protocols such as the use of face masks and social distancing.
Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor School of Medicine, told CNN that "having mask-wearing mandates is not going to be enough" to prevent infections.
"We need all teens to be vaccinated, and we really have to move toward vaccination mandates for 12-17 year olds in schools," he said.