Schools impacted by Omicron COVID spike struggle to keep classrooms open

U.S. schools are struggling to remain in-person as COVID infections continue to rise. In response, the Biden administration is working to improve access to testing to help keep classrooms open. CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Srassmann reports, then Dr. Frank Contacessa, an internist at Northwell Health, joins CBSN to discuss the latest coronavirus news.

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Schools impacted by Omicron COVID spike struggle to keep classrooms open

U.S. schools are struggling to remain in-person as COVID infections continue to rise. In response, the Biden administration is working to improve access to testing to help keep classrooms open. CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Srassmann reports, then Dr. Frank Contacessa, an internist at Northwell Health, joins CBSN to discuss the latest coronavirus news.

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    🤔ABSOLUTELY ANTIFA says:

    DO NOT SACRIFICE YOUR FAMILY
    ( FOR A BROKEN SYSTEM )

    STAY HOME

    STAY SAFE

    STAY ALIVE 😷 👈

    Hoboroller says:

    Everybody needs to panic!!!!!

    D Dean says:

    I’ve been panicked since 911

    Kooler says:

    This guy is also not taking into account deaths in lower vaxxed states like Indiana ARE INCREASING. And the united states follows a similar path to Israel not south Africa. Israel’s cases aren’t plummeting. The US is a lot different than the UK or South Africa. Don’t be surprised if the peak isn’t for a month in many places

    Adam Smith says:

    High vaxxed states like NY have peaked. Positivity rate has been dropping for over a week

    EllysGlamLife 101 says:

    If students in school is your top priority then shut the schools down for the safety of our children.

    A C says:

    Go live in your closet, your free money will soon be gone, what will you do then?🤣🤡

    April says:

    Well then parents might not be able to work and make the stock market go. So anyway remember your children are our top priority!

    Semyon Budyonny says:

    Wuss!

    Alex Ye says:

    CDC does a poor job

    D Dean says:

    @A C free money?? That’s will never go away just ask the wealthy. The federal reserve bank can just print the money

    Jason Torres says:

    More and more fear to the public this not really news anymore that much anymore.

    Genaro Venegas says:

    Dear neighbors of the neighboring country, I am from Mexicali and the truth is that until things happen, a deadly virus will come so deadly that when that virus arrives, young people are still vaccinated.

    CBS News says:

    For more COVID-19 news: https://bit.ly/3ee2gjW

    Silver Eight says:

    Give us the stats from South Africa and the U.K. about how Omicron effects children.

    TruckerExile E says:

    To all libs… Go love yourself and let’s go Brandon, I agree!!!

    timrod94 says:

    We have a wide variety of students missing school everyday. I believe we should do remote learning because many kids are at home not learning anything.

    Joram Velasco (J.V.) says:

    Have you noticed
    Each time you comply
    They move the goal post

    Joram Velasco (J.V.) says:

    0.001% mortality rate for age group 0-17 in the US. This includes kids with pre-existing medical conditions.
    (source: CDC.gov)

    Thun Duh .5 says:

    Why would they be struggling if “schools the safest place to be”? Just sayin’…

    Peggy Sheerin-hamill says:

    Loved this doctor!!!

    ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔ says:

    in my school there are maskless people all over, teachers and students. my teacher got covid and came back in five days. i don’t feel safe at all with people in every direction coughing and sneezeing…

    Kelley Gall says:

    Teacher here. I had 3 positive cases in my room today

    Sandra Delice Maurent says:

    We are praying for teachers.

    Mr Mitchell says:

    All schools should be closed. This Doctor is very dangerous.

    BusyTeacher/Mom says:

    Teacher here, too. I’m up to 4 this week. Only 65% of my kindergarten students were at school today. So, I’m suspecting there might be more. We have been running short staffed this week, too. I’m exhausted! I think this doctor is misunderstanding. The school can’t remain open if there are not enough staff and students attending! For decades, schools have closed due to flu outbreaks. So, if we are going to treat Covid like the flu, close the school. I’d gladly teach later into June.

    Poetic just says:

    @BusyTeacher/Mom yes parent here, close the schools, 10 year old tested positive she’s fine, 😂 the rest of us miserable with COVID, then when we came to pick her up from school, the principal was teaching her class, the teachers had gone home with COVID smh

    Mr Mitchell says:

    This Doctor should get Omicron and explain how mild it is after he gets healed. He should not be talking. He is being paid very well to push children and adults to accept omicron. Pure nonsense. Get Omicron, come on national tv and let the public judge your cough, shortness of breath, and all the rest of the symptoms people are trying to avoid.

    Vinny Hansen says:

    A common cold? I like it, that is good news right there!

    Nicky Nick352 says:

    Yesterday I went to CVS rite aid and Albertsons, every store was wiped out of medicine nyquil tylenol dayquil everything, its ridiculous how people freak out and go panic buy

    Mary C says:

    Quit lying! Our president says shelves are not bare! 😜😜

    Krystin Grant says:

    He has no clue what he’s talking about! His poor patients

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