CDC's suggestion to cancel football, band in nearly every US school called 'unrealistic'

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CDC's suggestion to cancel football, band in nearly every US school called 'unrealistic'

From CNN | Health by Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

If the scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had their way, to curb the spread of Covid-19 right now, nearly every US school would cancel football, wrestling, band and loads of other mainstay school activities.

In another piece of guidance, the CDC tells people who've recovered from Covid-19 that they can leave their homes after five days -- and while they are out and about for the next five days, they should avoid being around more than 80% of the US public.

Dr. William Schaffner, an adviser to the CDC for four decades, said it's "unlikely, unreasonable, and unrealistic" to think Americans will follow either of the agency's suggestions.

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