According to emails, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a powerful union, lobbied the CDC and even suggested language for the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance that was released in February. Teachers’ unions across the United States rallied to keep schools closed during the pandemic, ignoring a body of scientific evidence that said it’s safe to teach students face-to-face. The CDC was prepared to write that schools could provide in-person instruction regardless of community spread of the virus, but, under the influence of the AFT, this caveat was added: “In the event of high community-transmission results from a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, a new update of these guidelines may be necessary.” The AFT also demanded special remote work concessions for teachers. Critics assert that the CDC willfully ignored the science and slow-walked a return to in-person learning even as mounting evidence showed schools were not a primary source of coronavirus infections as long as they followed mitigation strategies. The AFT represents 1.7 million educators and public employees, and the deep-pocket funding source for Democrats spent almost $20 million to elect Dems during the 2020 election cycle. Republican Representative Greg Murphy, a medical doctor, called on CDC director Rochelle Walensky to resign.
The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.
The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.
The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.
“Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT,” wrote AFT senior director for health issues Kelly Trautner in a Feb 1 email — which described the union as the CDC’s “thought partner.”
The FDA was ordered by a court to comply with the request and Pfizer’s own report revealed that from December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021, the first 90 days that Pfizer’s Covid vaccine had been rolled out, there were 1,223 deaths recorded and 42,086 case reports for adverse reactions and vaccine injuries worldwide.
US District Judge Alison Nathan, who was appointed by Obama, granted Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to redact and hide “sensational and impure” information, including the names of high-profile elites who wish to remain private.
Republican Representative Mary Miller noted that the government has no reason to collect vaccination data and stated, “This was clearly a legislative tool to enforce vaccine mandates and force their Orwellian rules onto those who do not comply.”
Face mask policies were dropped in England in July, but were re-introduced this week. Iceland and Co-op, two large supermarket chains in the UK, have publicly said they will tell staff not to enforce the new divisive mask rules. People can make a difference by refusing to comply with unlawful policies.
A digital ID is necessary to bring in central bank digital currency (CBDC) for totalitarian control, and vaccine passports are necessary to bring in digital ID. Vaccine passports will also combine social credits and carbon credits. China has already instituted CBDC.
Judge Doughty wrote, “There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million healthcare workers is something that should be done by Congress, not a government agency. It is not clear that even an Act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”
The temporary injunction will help rural hospitals near collapse due to this mandate, as well as nursing homes that are at risk of closure. The judge ruled that CMS had no clear authority from Congress to enact the vaccine mandate. He stated that CMS has no evidence that vaccines impact the spread of Covid.
A critic noted that within days of the identification of a new variant, “global travel has been halted, states of emergency have been declared, and now we see a pharmaceutical company announcing the variant-specific vaccine trial that will begin in the U.S. in a few weeks.”
Thuringia and Saxony, the two states with the lowest vaccination rates (under 60%) also have the lowest excess mortality rates at 4% and 2% respectively. The front runner is Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a vaccination rate of 66% and an excess mortality rate of 16%.
A petitioner is seeking prosecution in India’s High Court against Bill Gates and Adar Poonawalla, partners in manufacturing the AstraZeneca shot, accusing them of being co-conspirators to mass murder. Poonwalla is the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), reportedly the world’s largest vaccine maker.
Two fathers Jeremy Story, a minister, and Dustin Clark, a retired Army captain, spoke out against the Round Rock Independent School District at school board meetings in two separate incidents, and both men were later arrested at their homes.
Ford, General Motors and Stellantis have agreed the United Auto Workers union members will not be forced to take the mandatory vaccine as a condition of employment. Also, the vaccine status of the workers will remain private.
Gregory McMichael, a retired law enforcement official, and his son Travis McMichael pursued Ahmaud Arbery in their vehicle. Travis McMichael has a shotgun and struggled with Arbery. Neighbor William Bryan also joined altercation. All three men were convicted of murder and multiple lesser charges.
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Matt Meyer is President of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and has fought to keep schools closed in his district, demanding that all educators get vaccinated before reopening schools as part of of his criteria.
The National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union with 2.3-million members, is promoting critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local K-12 school districts. CRT is a Marxist program that pits racial groups against each other and blames ‘white supremacy’ for almost everything.
The White House has set a goal of reopening 50% of US schools for a minimum of one day per week. Investigative report reveals that over $100-billion has been spent to reopen schools, but the biggest school districts are still closed due to pressure from teachers’ unions. (Teachers are paid even when they don’t teach.)