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Dismissing ‘Flexible’ CDC Guidelines, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on Pushing Schools to Reopen

On Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reiterated the Trump Administration’s risky push for schools to fully re-open in the fall. This despite CDC guidelines warning that children meeting in groups could greatly increase the spread of the coronavirus.

“Kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos said Sunday on CNN’s State of The Union. “There’s going to be the exception to the rule, but the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And where there are little flare ups

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Teen birth rates decline another year, CDC report finds, but Black and Hispanic rates see less significant change

Overall teenage birth rates have fallen across the country, but women’s health care providers are concerned about the sharp disparities between white teenagers and teenagers of color.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday that found U.S. birth rates for women between the ages of 15 and 19 had declined in 38 states, 7% across the entire country in 2018. While white teenagers saw a significant decline in 29 states, Hispanic and Black teenagers saw a decline in only 10 states.

The report comes on the heels of a Supreme Court decision Wednesday that upheld a

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CDC Issues Alert About COVID-19 Illness In Children As Trump Presses To Open Schools

Surging cases of a mysterious illness in children linked to COVID-19 has triggered an alert by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn physicians what to look out for.

Seventeen states have reported cases of what’s now labeled multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can affect several organs and has been fatal in rare instances. New York has reported 102 cases. Three of the children died, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

There’s also growing alarm across Europe about the cases. Paris scientists noted a 20-fold increase in the illness similar to Kawasaki disease in children, 82%

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