Lately, posts like the one below seems to be what journalism is in the Biden era however, like we’ve said before, there is a growing tidal wave that is about to crash on Joe Biden.
Fearless journalism https://t.co/hYbzNqNu8m
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 16, 2021
Vox magazine is one of the “wokest” publications out there, they were a headquarters for fake news during the Trump administration however, even Vox has its limits.
Funny thing about lockdowns, they have had a negative effect on kids regardless of their parents political affiliation. The fear mongering generated by the left for almost a year to hurt President Trump is now backfiring on the left, they can’t get teachers in the classroom.
Now let’s not pretend that Teachers Unions aren’t using COVID-19 to leverage their contracts and get more money and since they donated more money to Joe Biden than any other candidate during the 2020 elections cycle now they want to cash in.
Vox writer Benjamin Linas, a infectious disease expert at Boston Medical Center wrote a scathing report of the Biden administration and why schools need to open. He writes that if kids don’t get back to school soon teachers unions are going to lose support from liberals like himself:
For the better part of the past year, I’ve been living inside the tempest that is Covid-19 and schools. I am a father of three girls, ages 11, 13, and 17, all of whom go to public school. I am also an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist. I understand teachers’ fear — it is real and I have felt it myself as a front-line doctor. But I also know that America needs to have its schools open for in-person learning and there are safe, affordable ways to do this — right now.
And if educators and their unions don’t embrace the established science, they risk continuing to widen gaps in educational attainment — and losing the support of their many long-time allies, like me.
Linas writes that he got involved with his local school district and was a member of the safety advisory panel however, “our panel’s expertise — and that of national and international health groups — have been frequently dismissed by the local educators’ union in favor of their own judgments about best health practices and the safety of in-person learning.”
He explains that teachers unions continue to ignore science. The unions demand desks be six feet apart but Linas says as long as students are wearing masks they can be three feet apart. Linas writes that, “there is no official guidance from any relevant public health body that mandates six-foot distancing at all times.”
Linas also points out that data from contact tracing shows that there is very little “in-building transmission” of COVID-19 and that teachers unions are gumming up the works is “frustrating” him.
“I find that I am losing sympathy for the educators’ position and their myopic vision this far along into the pandemic. We can open schools safely, and we have the evidence in hand to prove it.”
This may be the first time I’ve ever said this but I highly suggest you read his entire report at Vox. Not only does Linas walk you through the actual “science” behind opening schools, it’s also interesting to read a hard core liberal come face to face with the fact that his ideology is failing him.
Written by February 16, 2021–
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com