The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have stated once again on Wednesday that schools do not need to vaccinate teachers against COVID-19 in order to safely reopen and allow students to return to class.
The CDC stated last week that schools who are welcoming students back are only having “scant transmission” of the coronavirus and thus it was okay to go ahead and reopen. So today’s pronouncement isn’t the first time they’ve given opening schools the go-ahead.
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On Wednesday, the CDC weighed in again, this time suggesting that a common teachers union demand — that all teachers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being forced to return to classrooms — is not a necessary requirement for in-person learning to be done safely and with minimum risk of coronavirus transmission.
“There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated,” President Joe Biden’s CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, told reporters during a COVID-19 response team press conference Wednesday morning.
“Vaccinations of teachers is not a prerequisite for safely reopening schools,” she reiterated.
You know all of those teachers who are complaining and threatening to strike if they are forced to teach classes in person? It’s time for them to get over it and get their butts back in the classroom. Pronto. No excuses.
Any refusal to do so should be looked at as an attempt to milk the system currently in place.
Get the kids back to school.