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CDC Guidance Would Likely Keep Kids Out of School This Year, Maybe Next Fall
As Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) stated in his recent speech, the new CDC guidelines released Friday, February 11, will likely keep kids out of school, not only for the rest of this year but, likely, into next fall. As the governor noted, every child has a right to receive in-person instruction.
But it’s not science that’s behind the policy dictating the CDC guidelines. According to The College Fix, “Public health experts have reversed position on linking school reopening to community COVID infections.” However, teachers unions and certain special interests are staunch supporters and puppets of the Democrat Party. And the Democrat-run teachers unions have pushed to keep kids at home and out of the classroom.
As DeSantis noted, the guidelines are a disgrace. The new CDC guidelines would keep approximately 90% of kids nationwide out of school as the guidelines link Covid transmission in communities to the reopening of schools.
The Guidelines Are a Disgrace
DeSantis disputes the CDC’s underlying basis for issuing the policy as Florida has kept schools open and, in spite of summer athletics and summer camps, Florida is 34th out of fifty states on the list of Covid related transmission in comparison with other states that have relied on distance learning. As the governor noted in his speech, schools nation-wide should open.
According to Forbes, the CDC noted that vaccinations should not be considered as a prerequisite for the opening of schools. They wrote, “Although the guidance recommends that teachers be vaccinated as quickly as possible, vaccination should “not be considered a condition for reopening schools” for in-person learning.” Furthermore, according to Dr. Uzma Hasan, division chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey “The mental health crisis caused by school closing will be a worse pandemic than Covid.”
Governor DeSantis follows the science to put kids first. So should the the teachers’ unions.