LOL! AFT President Randi Weingarten even praised CA Gov. Gavin Newsom!
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten supports forcing parents to jab their young children with a vaccine in order for that kid to get an education.
Teacher union president on vaccine mandates for children over 5:
"I personally support that." pic.twitter.com/kk9JAlkhPA
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) December 30, 2021
Props to CNN’s Poppy Harlow for trying to press Weingarten to answer just yes or no and then not accepting the woman’s long-winded non-answer:
HARLOW: “You just mentioned vaccines and I know where you stand personally and where the union stands on teacher vaccinations, but I just want to make really clear really clear to the viewers, is your — is the American Federation of Teachers now supportive of mandatory vaccination for all students 5 and over?”
WEINGARTEN: “You know, look, I think that that’s very fraught right now. I mean, I know personally, you know –“
HARLOW: “I know it is, but it’s important –“
HARLOW: “– what you say on it, right?”
HARLOW: “I mean, it’s critical what you say on it right now.”
WEINGARTEN: “So — so I think ultimately, I think we have to get through this month, in terms of testing right now for this month is really important. And if somebody tests positive, they have to be home. If there is an exposure, and you are — and parents are willing to do tests to stay, that’s really important, because we have to stop the transmissibility right now. We’re going to see the same staff shortages that we see in airlines and in — and in the, you know, transit, and you’ll see schools closed, even places that — that want to stay open because of people getting sick. So that’s why I say trust and transparency. In terms of vaccines, I think what Gavin Newsom did in California is really the best model, which is that the semester after they are — they go from emergency use to full authorization and the FDA has done everything that they need to do, that’s what California has said. That is the semester that they become mandatory. But right now –“
HARLOW: “And you support that nationally?”
WEINGARTEN: “And I — and — and I — I personally support that.”
Gee, why would Weingarten give such a non-answer? Well, she is a politician and that’s what they do. But she also knows that parents have pushed back hard against teacher unions and school boards.
So parents with kids in public schools…expect the mandate to come soon!
I used to be pro-school mandated vaccines, but as I wavered to full-on libertarian and this stupid pandemic changed my mind.
Especially since schools don’t require a flu vaccine! I saw on Twitter a school district in a state now requiring the COVID and flu vaccine. It was early this morning so I don’t remember where it is, but yeah. NOW they take the flu seriously.DONATE
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