Friday, February 12, 2021

Biden Administration Says Schools Have Reopened If They Are Open One Day a Week; Biden's Mask Order Forces 2-Year-Olds to Wear Masks, and other C-Virus Updates

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Biden Administration Says Schools Have Reopened If They Are Open One Day a Week:
The administration aims to have more than 50% of schools open at least one day a week in its first 100 days, a bar Republicans call too low
After President Biden made an ambitious promise to help reopen a majority of K-8 schools in his first 100 days, the White House said this week the pledge means opening more than 50% of schools for in-person teaching at least one day a week.
The comments drew criticism from Republicans and some parents, amid growing debate over how to define opening schools. The fresh tension comes as many districts around the country remain in virtual mode amid the winter jump in Covid-19 cases and deaths, the spread of new coronavirus strains, the slow vaccination rollout and clashes between state authorities and teachers’ unions.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the goal was “at least one day a week in the majority of schools, by day 100.” On Wednesday she stressed that this was “not the ceiling, that is the bar we’re trying to leap over and exceed.”
“Certainly, we are not planning to celebrate at 100 days if we reach that goal. That is our own effort to set our own markings, set a bold and ambitious agenda for how we’re going to measure ourselves and progress,” she said. “But we certainly hope to build from that, even at 100 days.”
Several congressional Republicans criticized that goal on Wednesday. “The Biden Administration’s stated goal of reopening 50% of classrooms for one day a week is unacceptable. Our students deserve more,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said on Twitter. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden's Mask Order Forces 2-Year-Olds to Wear Masks:
Biden won't reopen schools, but he will force 2-year-olds to wear masks. We're all in this together. Except for those of us who fly Air Force One.
You may have come across the horrible stories of families being kicked off planes because they couldn't get a 2-year-old to wear a mask. There have been a bunch of these cases.
Like this one.
A Colorado mother who said she and her family were kicked off a United Airlines flight after her 2-year-old daughter refused to keep a mask on told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that “the experience was absolutely traumatizing” and “very humiliating.”

Eliz Orban took cell video on Friday of a crew member speaking with her husband as he was trying to keep the mask on their daughter. The video, which Orban posted on Twitter, shows her husband telling the crew member that he was holding the mask on his daughter’s face.

“We felt like we got no warning, no working with us, no asking questions, nothing to help in the situation,” Orban added. “It was just like, ‘Oh, well your 2-year-old is not complying, you guys are off the plane.’”
Or this one. --->READ MORE HERE
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