For the scientist, things have changed since the start of the epidemic and the debate is allowed.
Lhe inter-federal spokesperson was questioned by Bel RTL this Tuesday morning about a possible widespread return to school by the end of June. For the scientist, things have changed since the start of the epidemic and the debate is allowed. For him, a return “must be discussed. «
« I understand the idea of relaxing this measure. If we take a historical point of view: two and a half months ago, it was the prehistory of the Covid-19, we closed the schools, and our Dutch-speaking counterparts were already in doubt about that, « recalled Yves Van Laethem. « Since then, we realize not only that children are rarely sick, that in 99% of cases they are mild, and that probably they are not very transmitting. Belgian pediatricians, quite recently, said that you shouldn’t be so faint-hearted and that children should be put back in class. «
An additional argument for a return: the preparation for the start of the September school year, already in everyone’s mind. « Should we do now what we will probably have to do in September? Asked the spokesman, who recalled that the 4 square meters per pupil « therefore do not come from a scientific diktat. «