One In Four Teachers In Greater Risk Group
ONE IN FOUR TEACHERS ARE AT GREATER RISK FROM CORONAVIRUS
(CNN) – Nearly one in four American teachers are at higher risk of serious illness if they contract coronavirus.
That statistic comes from a kaiser family foundation report released Friday.
Nearly 1.5 million teachers are either over 65, or have health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.
Those are all the factors that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.
The analysis comes as the nation is debating whether it’s safe to bring children back into the classroom this fall.
Research does indicate that kids are less likely to suffer serious illness from coronavirus.
The Kaiser report points out the higher risk population in the schools may be teachers with pre-existing medical conditions.