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CDC head sees need for schools to reopen but with strict health protocols

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thinks it is a good idea for schools to reopen for in-person classes but with restrictions in place to protect teachers, staff and students against the coronavirus, including "wearing a mask, washing your hands, maintaining social distancing."

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Pandemic has revealed how often human dignity is ignored, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on other, "more widespread social diseases," particularly attacks on the God-given human dignity of every person, Pope Francis said. "The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected we all are. If we do not take care of each other, starting with the least -- those who are most affected, including creation -- we cannot heal the world," the pope said Aug. 12 at his weekly general audience.

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