Duke pediatrician, mom asks state to follow science to get kids back into classrooms amid COVID-19

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DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Experts say it’s important to follow the science and data in order to figure out the safest way to get kids back into the classroom.

On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper plans to decide what the best way forward is for K-12 students statewide.

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“I think a big component of the decision is to look at the rates of community spread and rates of cases in each locality because we know it’s variable across the country and across the state,” said Dr. Charlene Wong, assistant professor pediatrics at Duke University’s School of Medicine and a primary care pediatrician.

She said how difficult a decision it will be for state officials.

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