Help me to close UK schools for a while. Avoid the "worst case scenario!"

Help me to close UK schools for a while. Avoid the "worst case scenario!"

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Psi DTrindade started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

"Coronavirus has mutated into more aggressive disease, say scientists." This can be read at The Telegraph newspaper today.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak I think that WOULD BE MORE THAN PRUDENT that schools should close for at least 5 weeks or until the virus is no longer actively circulating, so that students and teachers around the UK minimize the chances of this highly contagious virus spreading. As we all know, the UK has seen its biggest day-on-day increase in coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 87. Currently (04.03.2020) UK have 87 cases of COVID-19 and only 8 of the infected have recovered to this date. With 34 new cases, the health correspondent, Nick Triggle said that this was not unexpected and that we should be braced for an increase. But this can all be avoided by simply shutting schools across the UK down because according to the latest data, 8.2 million students in UK are being educated. And if we look at how many teacher there are in the UK we know that there are currently 506,400 full-time teachers in the UK. So, if we put those numbers together it is 8.7 million people which is also equal to 12.79% of the population the whole of the UK. I know that this number may seem insignificant to you but if we can prevent 12.79% of the population going out 5 days a weeks the chances of students and teachers getting this deadly virus is so much less. If schools were shut down, 12.79% of the population wouldn't be out in public for 5 hours a day and that will make the UK have way less coronavirus cases than we are experiencing now. Nevertheless at the moment UK is known as the country who has been steadily increasing figures in COVID-19 cases and if 8.7 million people didn't go to school, UK would no longer be known as the country who has had the most COVID-19 cases in a day. As detailed in a publication in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, their simulation experiments showed that in order to significantly reduce the size or duration of a virus, you have to keep schools closed long enough until the virus is no longer actively circulating. Will we have to wait for more people to die to follow this smart choice? Is it worse to miss a month of school or life? We are young and mostly healthy. HOWEVER, we have ELDERLY people in our HOMES and family, people with CHRONIC DISEASES, PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS , etc. Nobody dies for missing a month of school! Help me to make our government understand that there is a way to stop this epidemic before more people die!!! "Coronavirus has mutated into more aggressive disease, say scientists!"

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