by Tyler Durden
Disclosure of emails issued by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request The Biden administration has tightened its guidelines for concealment after a prominent teachers’ union threatened to issue a statement highly critical of the CDC’s concealment policy, to me Fox News.
In a draft statement sent to the White House, the National Education Association Criticize the Centers for Disease Control After the announcement on May 13 that fully vaccinated Americans could stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors, it sparked confusion about how this would apply to schools.
After several frantic conversations back and forth, The CDC clarified its guidance to indicate that everyone in schools should disguise themselves regardless of their vaccination status., according to emails obtained by the US Monitoring Group for Public Trust.
As suspected, the CDC’s current school mask directive came at the behest/request of teachers’ unions, not based on any knowledge.
– Phil Kerpen September 8, 2021
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“Do you know when Dr. Wolinsky will be able to call NEA-Pres. Becky Pringle?” Dinkle Smith wrote in the email. “They got a big hit and are being targeted with a response from the media. I got them to stick to their statement calling for clarification.”
On the same day, Dinkel-Smith received a draft of the NEA’s statement, allowing them to influence it.
“We appreciate the evolving nature of the science and its implications for guidance, but issuing the guidance without accompanying updates regarding the school creates confusion and fuels internal politicization of this fundamental health and safety issue,” the draft statement read. “The CDC, supporting the studies, said that mitigation measures, including protecting the most vulnerable, remain necessary in schools and higher education institutions — especially because no primary or middle school students, and few high school students, have been vaccinated.”
“This will also make it difficult for school boards and leaders of higher education institutions to do the right thing by maintaining mitigation measures,” she continued. “We need clarification from the CDC immediately.”
After discussion and coordination with the Biden White House, the Nuclear Energy Agency issued a statment In a less critical tone.
The emails also show that the White House and the CDC have been in extensive contact with union leadership.
On May 14, Dinkel-Smith asked CDC Chief of Staff Sherry Berger to connect NEA President Becky Pringle to the director of the CDC. Berger responded to the request by writing “I will” and that the CDC director was “tying in with Becky now.”
Less than 30 minutes later, Berger sent an update saying she had spoken with Pringle and Randy Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
The next day, May 15, the CDC updated Its mask guidelines state that all people should wear masks at school regardless of vaccination status.
“This batch of emails came just weeks after we actually revealed the impact of teacher unions on the CDC in opening schools,” Caitlin Sutherland, executive director of Americans for Public Trust, told Fox News. “Look, less than two weeks later, they’re back again, but this time in terms of mask routing.”
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