The Far-Left teachers union – American Federation of Teachers (AFT) – strong-armed the Center For Disease Control to change their guidance to suit the tens-of-thousands of schoolteachers who simply refuse to return to the classroom despite the prevailing science proving there’s no harm.
Leaked emails reveal the CDC planed to change their guidance for school reopening in February. However, lobbyist from the all-powerful teachers union were busy behind the scenes attempting to convince the Biden administration to go against CDC recommendations and push for more school closures and for hybrid learning.
Senior ATF official Kelly Trautner said this in one of her emails to the CDC:
“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”
Subsequent emails show Trautner thanking CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for her “commitment to partnership” with the Far-Left union as Biden’s COVID team was set to release their guidelines.
Based on recent trends, the CDC planned to update its guidance to allow full school reopening regardless of the current cases of COVID-19. However, given many teachers’ reluctance to return, the AFT successfully demanded the health organization recognize the new strains of the virus in their edict, adding, “We should allow teachers who have documented high-risk conditions or who are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or its new variants to work from home.”
Instead of allowing schools to fully reopen, as recent data would suggest appropriate, the Biden-led CDC instead issued a color-coding system, marking schools in highly-infected areas as ‘red zones, etc.’
The Biden administration has routinely vowed to “follow the science” as a passive aggressive dig to Former President Donald Trump’s refusal to bow down to globalist health organizations. However, as the emails show, Biden is definitely not following any science. Instead, he’s proven to be beholden to the Far-Left unions that fund Democrats’ campaigns with giant donations.
Walensky had also insisted the updated guidance was free from political influence.
President of the AFT attempted to defend the union after the emails were released:
“I can assure you that this is free from political meddling. The AFT represents 1.7 million educators, healthcare professionals and public employees who spent the last 14 months serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. So naturally, we have been in regular touch with the agencies setting policy that affect their work and lives, including the CDC,”
Author: Justin Shearer