Trump Pushes to Reopen Schools, Says Closures Could Lead to More Deaths

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  • President Trump has called on the House to pass the latest coronavirus bill, which includes funding to help schools reopen
  • In his statement on Thursday, Trump said that young children were at a lower risk of getting severely ill or dying from the disease
  • He added that keeping children out of school and keeping work closed is probably causing more death
  • The president also added that if some state or local officials refuse to reopen schools, school funding may be re-allocated to parents instead
  • This is coming as a new study revealed that children had greater levels of the virus genetic material in their noses and could play an important role in spreading the virus