Your child’s school will inevitably get shut down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The question is how long will it take?
At first glance, current CDC guidance appears to suggest a full return to in-person learning by the fall semester, with the disclaimers that masks must be worn by all students at all times and that those who are eligible for the COVID-19 shot should receive it. The caveat here is a subtle yet notable use of the words “safely” and “priority.”
According to the same CDC that ignored the science on school reopenings last year, “students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall of 2021 is a priority” (emphasis mine).
All of a sudden, anything the health officials deem unsafe and not a priority could warrant widespread school closures in the CDC’s eyes. It wouldn’t be hard for them to change their minds. After all, they’ve flip-flopped on masks, lockdowns, and other recommendations for more than a year now.
It’s no secret, however, that the CDC is subject to outside influences when it issues its guidance. Some of the biggest institutions to collude with the CDC and orchestrate an indefinite halt on classroom learning are teachers unions. Just last week, American Federation of Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten threatened school closures around the nation if students and teachers don’t mask up when they return for the fall semester.
“Masks stop transmission,” Weingarten claimed to CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “So universal masking is going to be very helpful to keep kids safe, to keep the unvaccinated safe, and to keep schools open.”
To her, as the representative of more than 1.7 million American educators, schools are justified in closing down if the delta variant panic continues to rip through the country while children under 12 are still unauthorized to receive the COVID-19 shot.
“The next question about will they stay open, that’s where we worry because when you have lots of kids, particularly every child under 12 has not been vaccinated. We see the delta variant being very transmissible,” Weingarten said before repeating the same disguised language as the CDC. “School opening is really important. We need kids to be in school. We need everybody to be safe. We need to focus on accelerated learning and we need to focus on the emotional and social well-being of kids so that’s why I come down to where the APA and the CDC recommend which is … we have to wear them to keep us safe” (emphasis mine).
In February, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky publicly admitted that the agency lent a very close, listening ear to the anti-classroom-learning unions to shape its school reopening guidelines. The input offered by the same people who stalled school reopenings in cities across the nation for months, Walensky conceded, resulted in “direct changes to the guidance” that was paraded to the public as “science.”
These unions amped up funding to Democrats who did their bidding by keeping schools locked down last year and also received favorable treatment from the pro-union White House, which has its own influence on keeping schools closed.
Biden already took to TV to threaten Americans with yet another round of lockdowns that would doom children who are finally gearing up to leave Zoom school to remote learning once more.
“We have the tools to prevent this new wave of COVID,” the Democrat president said after announcing that he would mandate vaccines for all federal employees. “From shutting down our businesses, our schools, our society, as we saw happen last year. I’ve said from the beginning that we will be guided by the science.”
Shortly before Biden announced his endorsement for more government-mandated shutdowns, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre indicated that the administration would do what the CDC instructed them on lockdowns.
“If scientists come to you at some point down the line and say, ‘It is our opinion that there should be shutdowns and there should be school closures,’ you would do that?” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“Like I said, we listen to the CDC and the experts and their guidance. The CDC is a body that is very well respected, and we follow their guidance,” Jean-Pierre said.
The White House has a history of capitalizing on the CDC’s ever-changing rules about COVID-19. It proudly reinforced the CDC’s mask-wearing suggestions for vaccinated people, but it has also proudly defied the data on school reopenings over and over.
In January, White House press secretary Jen Psaki misconstrued the results of a CDC study on student and teacher transmission of COVID-19 to fit the administration’s agenda and pretend the data still did not indicate that school reopenings were safe. That was after the administration flip-flopped on its school reopening plan by drastically shifting from the previous goal of only requiring half of the country’s children to return to in-person schooling for a minimum of one day a week by Biden’s 100th day in office.
The corporate media is another factor that will play into the inevitable school lockdowns. Corrupt outlets such as NBC News are using anecdotes to amplify how young COVID-19 patients in areas especially affect by the delta variant are suffering and dying at approximately the same rate as they would in flu season.
The bottom line: Keep your receipts from the new school supplies you bought over your state’s tax-free weekend because it won’t be long before the CDC flip-flops again to satisfy the demands of people who don’t have your child’s best interest in mind and shutters the doors to in-person learning.