Jared Kushner ‘absolutely’ sending his kids back to school amid pandemic

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Sunday he has “no fear” when it comes to allowing his own kids to return to school during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kushner — who shares three children with his wife, first daughter Ivanka Trump — said that he will “absolutely” send them back to school in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“Our school’s not opening back up five days a week,” he told the program. “I wish they would, but we absolutely will be sending our kids back to school, and I have no fear in doing so.”

The president’s son-in-law added that he wasn’t concerned about his children being exposed to the virus.

“Children have a six times higher chance to die from the flu than from the coronavirus, so based on the data I’ve seen, I don’t believe that’s a risk,” he said.

Kushner said the president has taken a “very aggressive approach” to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, including promoting social distancing and fast-tracking the search for a cure.

“Most importantly, the president’s really advanced the use of a lot of therapeutics, which is bringing the case fatality rate down better, which has been a good thing and obviously fast-tracking a vaccine” Kushner said.


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