Biden says teachers should move up on vaccine priority list
President Biden said Tuesday night that teachers should move up in priority for getting vaccines, although he didn’t say whether he thinks teachers should be vaccinated before returning to the classroom. Mr. Biden’s own Centers for Disease Control has said teacher vaccinations arefor school reopenings.
During a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Mr. Biden said reopening schools entails making sure students and teachers have protective gear, organizing classrooms in smaller pods and prioritizing reopening grades K-8 because high school students seemingly transmit COVID-19 at higher rates. Mr. Biden also said schools might need to be open during the summer to make up for lost learning.
“It’s about needing to be able to socially distance, smaller classrooms, more protection and I think that teachers and folks who work in the school … should be on the list of preferred to get a …continued .
[Source: CBS News]