So I keep asking the same question and perhaps some journalist or MP can help me to understand...who benefits from a debate being consistently polarised?

Schools OPEN vs schools CLOSED is a FALSE polarisation.

Schools haven’t been CLOSED previously. 1/
Schools have had to provide remote education in March for the majority.

They then opened for significantly reduced numbers in June.

They started September with inadequate NOT science based ‘guidance’ from @educationgovuk that cited things like this 👇2/
The system of controls 👆as referred to involved allowing bubbles of 300, facing pupils seated forward, improved cleaning regimes, and one way systems.

Nothing to address ventilation and aerosols (despite evidence of aerosol transmission) 3/
In NO OTHER indoor setting where households mix are the basics of FACE and SPACE ignored.

#hospitality restaurants, shops, theatres, music venues, cinemas etc ALL had to limit the number of customers on site to allow for social distancing AND customers must wear masks. 4/
So when people such as @halfon4harlowMP @NickGibbUK @Rosiemillard @GavinWilliamson
continue to say;

“SCHOOLS MUST REMAIN OPEN”

yet conveniently forget to add

“WITHOUT ALL OF THE SAFETY MEASURES REQUIRED IN ALL OTHER INDOOR SETTINGS WHERE HOUSEHOLDS MIX”

Who benefits? 5/
It certainly isn’t the children, school staff or their families.

It certainly isn’t the NHS

It certainly isn’t the country

So as they persist in ONLY discussing schools in terms of OPEN vs CLOSED we need to ask why? 6/
@Rosiemillard said the suggestions regarding improved safety measures put forward by @SafeEdForAll_UK which follow the science of @IndependentSage are DESIRABLE yet unscaleable.

Why?

Take a look at the simple 5 step suggestions of @SafeEdForAll_UK
An admission that they are desirable yet because they may require planning, funding and support are not achievable is VERY DAMNING from someone who purports to have the interests of children at heart.

So again, I ask is there a REAL concern about child welfare and education? 7/
Those whom continue to gaslight concerned parents, pupils and school staff are exposing themselves and their ‘fake concern’.

To discuss the provision of education throughout a global pandemic and to NOT discuss why safety measures are ignored is very CONCERNING. End/

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