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REPORT: LA teachers union caught warning members not to post spring break pics

“If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off Social Media.”

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United Teachers Los Angeles recently instructed faculty and staff not to post pictures of their vacations on social media because doing so will contradict the union’s narrative that it isn’t safe to reopen schools, according to a private social media entry. 

The post, made in a private Facebook group, urged that if parents see photos of teachers on vacation, it will be hard to argue against reopening schools, per BizPacReview.

“If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off Social Media,” the post reads. 

“It is hard to argue that it is unsafe for in-person instruction, if parents and the public see vacation photos and international travel,” it continued, according to a screenshot tweeted by Fox LA correspondent Bill Melugin. 

In a statement back to Melugin, the union refused to acknowledge the implications of the post. 

“We have a diverse membership and they are able to post their views on personal Facebook pages and in this Facebook group – however UTLA does not monitor nor is responsible for the content,” the union fired back. 

Teachers’ unions across the country are continuing to pose huge problems for those who want to return to in-person learning. Chicago is the perfect example. 

The CDC has urged several times that reopening schools is, in fact, safe, but teachers’ unions continue to argue with lawmakers that they will not do so until they are vaccinated. 

According to an article published in the Journal of American Medicine, holding in-person class carries minimal risk of spreading the virus. 

Even Joe Biden’s CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, said “there is increased data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to  be vaccinated.” 

A CDC study found that across the country between April and October of 2020, the percentage of emergency room mental health visits increased by 24 percent for those between the ages of five and 11, and 31 percent for those between the ages of 12 and 17, Business Insider reports. 

A flood of additional research has found major spikes in depression and anxiety, and multiple studies have found that students – especially those with disabilities and from low-income families – are learning less than they should be. 

Hence, it’s critical to return to in-person learning. But, rather than caring about the wellbeing and education of students, all these teachers’ unions care about is themselves. 

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  1. Sally

    March 10, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    The only way to provide quality education to all students is for Californians to reject Teachers union and chose Vouchers. We need to take back education and provide quality education for all socioeconomic groups. I worked for LAUSD and steeped in fraud.
    Administrators do not dismiss or discipline bad teachers because wrath unions and no backbone. Many students have no advocate to stand up for them. I am more willing to work on campaign to help pass voucher referendum.

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Biden Says He Doesn’t Think COVID Is ‘Here To Stay’

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On Friday, President Biden said he doesn’t think that COVID-19 is here to stay, but added that he does think the virus will remain around the world.

“No, I don’t think COVID is here to stay, but having COVID in the environment here and in the world is probably here to stay,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
“COVID as we’re dealing with it now is not here to stay, the normal doesn’t have to be. We have so many more tools we developed and we continue to develop that can contain COVID and other strains of COVID,” he added.

Biden’s comments come shortly after six of his former health advisers, who helped him with the COVID-19 pandemic during his presidential transition, published three opinion articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association urging Biden to change his strategy in responding to COVID-19 to one accepting that the virus was here to stay and learning how to live with it.

“They say the first thing the administration needs to do is take a broader vision, by recognizing that Covid-19 is here to stay. In one article, Dr. Emanuel and two co-authors — Michael T. Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert at New York University — pointedly note that in July, Mr. Biden proclaimed that ‘we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus,’ which in retrospect was clearly not the case,” The New York Times reported.

Biden’s comments suggest he has not yet listened to the advice of these experts, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened to reaching over 1 million new daily cases.

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Former COVID Advisory Board tells Biden corona now ‘one of several circulating respiratory virus’ like flu

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Doctors who once advised President Biden on how to handle the coronavirus are now telling him to change his strategy via a series of published articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The six doctors, Drs. Ezekiel Emanuel, Michael Osterholm, Celine Gounder, David Michaels, Rick Bright and Luciana Borio were members of the advisory board that worked with Biden during his transition period before taking office.

“As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 demonstrates, COVID-19 is here to stay” and therefore Biden’s national strategy must be “updated.”

“The goal for the ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 does not include eradication or elimination, eg, the ‘zero COVID’ strategy. Neither COVID-19 vaccination nor infection appears to confer lifelong immunity,” they wrote.

“Current vaccines do not offer sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infectious diseases cannot be eradicated when there is limited long-term immunity following infection or vaccination or nonhuman reservoirs of infection.”

The “new normal,” they explained, should be “recognizing that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and more.”

The doctors also pointed out there are many treatments with varying levels of effectiveness such as remdesevir and dexamethasone, monoclonal antibody treatment, and oral treatments like Molnupiravir and Paxlovid.

“Finally,” Fox News reports, they said it is imperative “to rebuild trust in public health institutions and a belief in collective action in service of public health.”

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