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CDC Director on Schools: Updated Guidance ‘Free from Political Meddling’

CDC Director on Schools: Updated Guidance ‘Free from Political Meddling’”

President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Sunday that one of the main reasons schools may be unsafe to open yet is due to ventilations.

"When we're in the business of picking fights with our allies instead of working with them, that takes away from our strength in dealing with China", Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview with NPR. While the CDC encourages educators who can to get vaccinated, the CDC says that getting teachers fully vaccinated should not be a determining factor in reopening schools.

"I'm exhausted of talking about Trump", he added as the audience applauded.

"Do you want to say who?" said Cooper. I've also committed to spend $1 billion on public education to help people figure out how they can get in there.

Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper he had recently secured coronavirus vaccine contracts from Moderna and Pfizer, which would see an extra 100 million doses by late July - a month earlier than expected, according to People.

In recent days, the Biden administration has been providing conflicting timelines for when most Americans can expect to have access to the coronavirus vaccines. "Look, what we did, we got into office and found out that the supply, there was no backlog, I mean there was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking, and there were 10 million doses that were available".

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"It's one thing to have the vaccine - which we didn't have when we came into office", Biden said, although he received the second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on January 11, before he even took office. "Even though we don't feel that every teacher needs to be vaccinated before you can open a school, that doesn't take away from the fact that we strongly support the vaccination of teachers".

"There still should be priority groups, in case there are not enough for everyone", he said.

In other words, Congress has to approve a stimulus bill in order for schools to safely get teachers back into the business of teaching as opposed to scarfing down bonbons while binge-watching Netflix videos.

"Tomorrow, the CDC is going to roll out their operating plan to give school districts, local communities, the guidance they need to know to begin to do that and to begin to do that aggressively", Slavitt said.

Biden's comments, during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, marked his clearest statement yet on school reopenings. "I'm exhausted of talking about Trump", Biden said, responding to a question about Donald Trump being acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment. "The next four years I want to make sure all the news is the American people", Mr. Biden said.

More generally, Biden reiterated his promise to seek bipartisan solutions to America's problems - although so far, there is little sign of him succeeding.



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