The science is clear that the coronavirus policies are hurting children.
But Joe Biden is too busy gaining favor with powerful special interest groups.
A top Republican destroyed Joe Biden with this one fact on America’s kids.
There’s absolutely no reason for schools to be closed down.
The numbers show that children are far less at risk from Covid than they are from the seasonal flu.
Children are also less likely to spread the coronavirus than adults.
Teachers working in classrooms are no more likely to contract the coronavirus than those working remotely.
There’s no scientific reason to keep children out of school but President Joe Biden is unwilling to stand up to the teachers’ unions.
Biden’s CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, admitted that “direct changes” to the CDC guidance on opening schools were made as a result of engaging with “many education and public-health partners.”
The CDC’s new guidelines would stop in-person learning for the foreseeable future.
Instead of prioritizing children getting an education or listening to the science, Biden is allowing the teachers’ unions to create policies that are disproportionately hurting low-income children.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slammed the CDC’s new guidelines for warning that kids will “not go back in [this] school year.”
“Florida schools are open for in person instruction, every single parent in this state has a right to send their kid to in person instruction,” DeSantis said during a press conference this week. “We have done it the right way, we are not going to turn back. What the CDC put out five o’clock on a Friday afternoon, I wonder why they would do it then, was quite frankly, a disgrace. It would require if you actually followed that, closing 90% of schools in the United States.”
DeSantis noted that Florida ranked “34 out of 50 states and DC for COVID-19 cases on a per capita basis for children” despite having their schools open.
“And it does not require another 100 billion dollars,” DeSantis continued. “The school reopening plan that makes the most sense, if you want to open schools, open them, open the door, let them come in and let them learn. And the only reason that that is not happening across this country like it is in Florida, like it is in a handful of other states, it’s one reason and one reason only, because the Democratic Party puts the interests of education unions and special interests ahead of the well-being of our children and our families. These kids have been out of school in parts of this country for almost a year. And if you follow that CDC guidance, they will not go back in this this school year and they may not even go back in the fall. That is a disgrace. That is not science. That is putting politics ahead of what’s right for kids. That is putting politics and special interests ahead of what the evidence and observed experience says.”
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