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D.C. Mayor Denies COVID Vaccine Numbers When Confronted the School Mandate Would Keep 40% of Black Teens Home

D.C. Mayor Denies COVID Vaccine Numbers When Confronted the School Mandate Would Keep 40% of Black Teens Home

DC is one of the few places with any COVID mandates. Get with the times, man.

Washington DC is living in the past because kids 12 and older must have the COVID vaccine to attend school, which begins on August 29.

The Daily Signal’s Douglas Blair told Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser that the mandate would keep 40% of black teens at home and not at school.

Bowser insisted Blair was wrong. Except he was not wrong.

From The Daily Signal:

The data shows that around 60% of black kids aged 12-17 have received a complete COVID-19 vaccine regimen, meaning 40% are unvaccinated or have not received a second shot if necessary. The numbers flip for blacks aged 18-24, as the D.C. data shows 60% of adults in that age bracket are unvaccinated or have not received their second shot if necessary.

Per D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education website, “Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the COVID-19 vaccine is required for school enrollment and attendance in the District of Columbia for all students who are of an age for which there is a COVID-19 vaccination fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

As of right now, that means D.C. students aged 12 and up will have to be vaccinated or they will be unable to attend school in person.

Washington DC is one of the rare school districts with COVID mandates. The decision comes from the 13-member city council, not a school board. It doesn’t help that the freak-out over COVID kept kids from receiving their regular vaccinations. You know, vaccines for diseases that are dangerous for children:

D.C. is one of few districts to make coronavirus vaccination a requirement for attending school. The mandate reflects, in part, the city’s unique education governance structure. The requirement came from the 13-member D.C. Council, not from a school board. And because D.C. is a federal district rather than a state, there is no state health agency with which the city can be in conflict.

In addition to coronavirus vaccines, students must receive their routine immunizations — including for measles, polio and whooping cough — to enroll in school. Students have 20 days from the first day of school to be in compliance with vaccine requirements before they are barred from attendance. Schools should have data showing which students have been vaccinated to encourage families with unvaccinated students to get their shots if they show up to the first day of school without them.

Because the FDA has fully authorized the coronavirus vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old this summer, students in this age group have until around the end of September to get that vaccine, according to city law. Children under 12 are not required to get the coronavirus vaccine because the shots for this age group have received only emergency-use authorization.

Many students missed routine doctor appointments during the pandemic, and local officials estimate that a quarter of students are out of date with their vaccines.

Bandealy, the D.C. health official, said that high-schoolers have the highest out-of-compliance rates.

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I believe the poll numbers are accurate. That is a real delemma for the mayor.

Bowser is an unrepentant fabulist, lying with unabashed and braze ease — just like every other vile Dumb-o-crat, from dotard-marionette, Biden, on down the line.

Maybe she(?) is worried about the “millions” of illegals being bused to her city with the usual Biden vetting….

Another case of a democrat’s diary lying to her. This uppity reporter will be punished for his arrogance.

That’s one way to raise your test scores

E Howard Hunt | August 16, 2022 at 10:20 am

Perhaps she is technically right. Natural shiftlessness and genetic propensity would probably account for 90 percent of the actual absenteeism regardless of vaccination status. Your white ju ju is powerless against blue city black magic.

Covid vaccinations for children are STUPID!

    TrickyRicky in reply to Joe-dallas. | August 16, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Covid vaccinations for children are CHILD ABUSE!
    FIFY

      Joe-dallas in reply to TrickyRicky. | August 16, 2022 at 11:16 am

      almost completely concur with Tricky –
      A) Children have almost zero risk from covid unless suffering from some other very significant health problem,
      b) I will note that there is emerging evidence that the covid vax inhibits the development of broad immunity. – If that evidence turns out to be true, then yes, giving covid vaxes to children is definitely child abuse.

    Denmark has just banned them for children.

DC leadership – mandatory vax or no school for you!
DC leadership confronted with the predicted bad consequences of their mandate; 40% of Black children locked out of the schoolhouse doors – nuh ugh! and It isn’t our fault!

Rona is the gift that keeps on giving, allowing democrats to get back to their segregationist roots.

Wait…is there a currently available vaccine that isn’t on the EUA? Which one is it and where can people get it?

    Olinser in reply to Dathurtz. | August 16, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    TECHNICALLY one exists, called Corminarty, from Pfizer.

    But they aren’t manufacturing it, and they haven’t been manufacturing it AT ANY POINT, because they know goddamn well that actually using it leaves them open for liability by anybody injured by it.

    Instead they continue using their EUA authorized vaccine, because the EUA shields them from all liability.

      Ironclaw in reply to Olinser. | August 16, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Interesting, isn’t it, that EUA is only supposed to be used when there are no approved therapeutics or vaccines to choose from? When they fully approved a vaccine, that should have invalidated all EUA products from that time forward.

      henrybowman in reply to Olinser. | August 17, 2022 at 12:48 am

      Interesting. Karl Lauterbach, Germany’s chief COVID astrologer. made the mistake of flashing his own vaccination app screen at TV cameras a couple days ago. People quickly decoded the Q code shown, which disclosed that Lauterbach had never gotten the third and fourth jab he’s been claiming, and had his second jab as long as some 270 days previous. But it also showed the vaccine to be Comirnaty. I do believe this vaccine IS being distributed in Europe, but (for liability reasons) never in the US.

Systemic racism,

Bowser: the Clayton Bigsby of mayors.

Numbers don’t lie Bowser (my my, what an absolutely appropriate name for her…), but you do.

“She said my numbers were wrong. They’re her numbers.”

“The bitch done set herself up.”
–H/T DC Mayor Marion Barry