Chart of COVID-19 Cases in Schools from Seattle Times

Board Member Dr. Frank Bell talks to Seattle Times about COVID-19 Transmission in Schools

As the delta variant spreads, “we knew that was going to have an impact on schools and getting kids back in classrooms,” said Dr. Frank Bell, a pediatrician at Swedish Medical Center focused on pediatric infectious diseases. 

“There’s going to be transmission in schools,” said Bell, who is also a board member for Washington Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics. “It’s not a question of if but how much.”

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