Omicron and Schools - Way Forward

Many of you participated in our survey last week on the approach that should be utilised to minimise the spread of Omicron variant via schools and below is the survey report:

Omicron and Schools - Way Forward

Your feedback suggests that most are of the opinion that schools should be shut if there are multiple cases in a district or its 25 km vicinity. Currently India has almost 50 districts that fall in this category out of the 736 districts in the country. So your local administrators have this public opinion, do share with them.

Do share any inputs you may have on the subject! more  

View all 180 comments Below 180 comments
Polls like these conducted with a very homogeneous sample (affluent/middle class, urban/semi-urban, English-educated persons with access to multiple devices and stable internet) are likely to be very skewed. Simply closing down schools with every scare without proper alternative strategies is going to have a long term effect of the children who are affected by all this. But then who cares? Our government and politicians deal more in slogans and less with facts. Children studying in private schools in urban areas are able to carry on with online learning (even though their learning does suffer somewhat) but govt. school children who have poor access to phones/tablets/internet have suffered badly. Many urban poor children enrolled in private schools are unable to pay their fees due to loss of parents' earnings and have discontinued studies. I am telling this from personal knowledge of such children and my wife and I helped pay the fees of a couple of such children with our limited means. Situation in rural areas must be far worse. more  
Alternate {lans must be made toeducate children, if the schools are to be shut now. more  
Let's come out with creative ideas to boost the level of covid appropriate behaviour among people which will help majorly to deal with Omicron and will certainly win over the fight against the variant virus and its mutuations. Also to ensure 100% vaccination among eligible adults. more  
Experts believe , the third wave should hit us in India by mid jan to feb . Whereby utmost precautions need to be taken , hope we all remember what hit us last time more  
What is the plan to shut schools because of Omicron?? more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Big Hospitals have been looting us

      CCI investigation has found that Max, Fortis, Apollo & other big hospital chains have been overcharging patients They've been charging excessive prices for rooms, medicines, medical ...

      By Naina Mittal
    • Can we get the Govt to take masking seriously

      India is making a grave mistake by taking Covid lightly. This Covid is a mass disabling event and T-Cell experts estimate that every infection reduces life by 7-12 years.

      By Nishat Khan
    • Again rising prices of vegetables

      As festival seasons comes, again: Tomato-Rs 60/kg Potato - Rs 40/ kg Dhaniya -Rs 500/kg Can we please take up this issue with the Government and can we all quickly g...

      By Radha Puri
    • Cap on excessive convenience fee

      What a solid report LocalCircles on reducing convenience fee levied on us commoners for every small thing. Train ticket to movie ticket, even sarkari national park bookings, utility payments, trave...

      By RN Chopra
    • Big kudos to Localcircles on medicine price control

      The Govt has taken Localcircles issue of high medicine prices to action. It has included Dexamethasone, Enoxaparin, Methylprednisolone, Paracetamol, Oxygen to the list essential medicines for COVI...

      By Sanjana Gupta
    • Stop advertising targeted at kids

      Some time back LocalCircles had conducted survey on whether advertising targeted at kids under 16 be stopped. Most of the ads that use kids to advertise are selling ultra processed foods...

      By Dipali Yadav
    • Removal of all convenience fee for digital transactions with Govt

      Can LocalCircles please escalate this to the Govt at the earliest. I saw the other post on convenience charges by IRCTC PVR and many others and none of these are legitimate in these digital times. ...

      By Sangita Baruah
    • Problems in succession and inheritance transfer

      With the covid pandemic, sudden deaths have become very common and it is still so difficult to transfer land to blood relations. The whole process is ridden with corruption. I searched i...

      By Radheshyam Gupta
    • Adulterated Milk

      Like there is so much fruit vegetables adulteration there is a lot of milk adulteration that is taking place in India. From detergents to white paint all kinds of substances are added in what we dr...

      By Sangita Baruah
    • Covid compliance during travel

      I know atleast 5-7 people in friends and family who got infected with covid on flight (very high certainty) The LocalCircles survey below says 45% people will travel in just the next 60...

      By Shikha Maheshwari
    • VIP culture experience

      Recently I visited a Central Government office in Delhi. There were some toilets with a code there. They will open only if you key in the code. These toilets are super clean and well maintained. On...

      By Vijaya Nair
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)