Really interesting thread about the uk Coronavirus strategy from Professor Ian Donald comes with disclaimer.
Roughly the government want to control the spread of the virus letting the less vulnerable catch it and gain immunity while protecting the more vulnerable.
Schools: Kids generally won’t get very ill, so the govt can use them as a tool to infect others when you want to increase infection. When you need to slow infection, that tap can be turned off – at that point they close the schools. Politically risky for them to say this. link
Does this throw older and vulnerable school staff under the bus? Asking for a friend.