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US: School reopening plans in chaos, Trump's gamble meets voter defiance

As the chaos spirals out of control, the White House has blocked top officials of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from testifying next week

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President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public, wore one in a visit to a military medical facility outside Washington. (Source: Reuters)

IANS Washington
US schools scrambling to finalise hybrid reopening plans for the Fall session are largely silent on what to do if even a single person in the school community actually gets sick with Covid-19 even as millions of students are learning this week that they are unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the Fall as the coronavirus death toll reached record highs across the country.

As the chaos spirals out of control, the White House has blocked top officials of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from testifying next week before the US Congress on reopening schools.

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 8:45 AM IST

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