In Europe, schools are open — and reopening — without alarm over variants and without vaccinated teachers.

Journalists in the United States are increasingly casting doubt on Joe Biden’s “100-day goal” for reopening “a majority of K-8 schools” by noting that the rise of contagious virus variants and slow progress vaccinating teachers threaten the plan’s viability. The Wall Street Journal wrote today:

President Biden’s pledge to reopen most K-8 schools in his first 100 days is being challenged by new fast-spreading coronavirus strains, a slow vaccination…