It appears that Biden’s CDC head, Dr. Rochelle Walensky isn’t interested in playing games with her boss.
About a week after she was disavowed by the White House for claiming teachers don’t need to be vaccinated for schools to open she pulled back the veil and exposed that outside lobbyists are what is not controlling her reccomandations.
On a side note if this was the Trump administration she would be praising this woman for having the courage to follow “science” and worship her for standing up to her boss.
Walensky revealed that “science” is out the window and teacher unions have taken over.
On Sunday, Walensky had an intensive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper and they danced around the real reason why schools aren’t opening, teachers unions. Walensky cited the “science” that not all teachers need to be vaccinated, teachers at risk should receive the vaccine if they wish to, and that there is data showing classrooms can safely open.
However, what was most telling is was what came from the CDC on during a press conference. Walensky admitted that the newest recommendations from the CDC were influenced by teachers unions and lobbyists, not science.
Walensky said that opening schools “must be based on a thorough review of what the science tells us works. And an understanding of the lived experiences, challenges, and perspectives, of teachers, and school staff.”
The CDC head said that after an “in-depth” review of the science they then consulted with “education and public-health partners” to get input from them.
“These sessions were so informative, and direct changes to the guidance were made as a result of them,” Walensky added. “At the CDC we have thoroughly reviewed the science, and engaged with stakeholders as we worked to produce an operational strategy, to support safe, in-person instruction and protect teachers, students, and other school staff.”
So are we following what “stakeholders” want or science?
Below is the entire interview between Walensky and Tapper and I would encourage you to suffer through it. Watch as they both do verbal gymnastics to not blame teachers unions and second there are a couple of nuggets in there. For example, notice how Tapper changes the subject when Walensky mentions “mask breaching” (mask ineffectiveness).
CDC advocates for more kids in school as #COVID19 community spread declines. Even in areas with high community spread, if schools follow the strict mitigation measures included in CDC’s operational strategy, at least K-5 students can get back to school in hybrid mode. https://t.co/3vjcq1CaqN
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) February 14, 2021
Biden received more donations from teachers unions than any other candidate in the 2020 election cycle.
Written by February 15, 2021–
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