In response to @nytdavidbrooks
A thread. 👇🏻
You can’t argue studies & reports with fear. Minority communities have been disproportionately affected by their families dying. The unions are representing the teachers who are also POC, at risk & don’t want to die.
I see both sides of this issue and it’s only a problem because of a lack of a Federal response and Federal leadership. If the US had a functional @CDC last year and had set out guidelines for school reopening we wouldn’t be here.
I quit my job because the protocols I wrote weren’t being followed so I don’t blame unions one bit for advocating for the health & safety of their workers.
This biased & inflammatory OpEd does not give any credence to substantiated concerns and fears, especially of those teachers who are unvaccinated, at high risk, and being forced to go teach in unventilated classrooms without N95 respirators or support...
to manage both on line & in person education. I can tell you that I would not be sending my own kid to school under these circumstances knowing the buildings and ventilation problems at their public high school I the US.
As long as there is rampant community spread and no vaccinations or contact tracing, I’d be legitimately scared to go to work or send my kid to school. I don’t blame the unions one bit here.
I blame the Federal government for failing the country on this and leaving it up to local counties and agencies to manage.…

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