Fact check: DeVos never said 'only' 0.02% of children will die if schools reopen in the fall

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Numerous posts on social media claim Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said "only" 0.02% of children will die of COVID-19. She never said that.
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Published on July 13, 2020 -  00:43
Devos Pushes For School Reopenings
The Trump Administration is pushing to reopen schools in the fall of 2020. Business Insider reports the US is dealing with record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus. Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration's position. "There is going to be the exception to the rule. But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall." Children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.

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Betsy DeVos

11th United States Secretary of Education
Unions are battling Trump, Betsy DeVos and GOP leaders on how schools reopen, leaving little time to negotiate how to improve online learning.
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Last week, Pence vowed to "make sure that this school, and schools all across American, have the support to open up and to stay open."
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