CDC is not communicating with teachers on COVID safety, unions say

Posted on AllSides January 15th, 2022
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not been communicating well enough with educators, teachers unions say, as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit records in the country.

The safety of American public schools, which educate over 50 million kids, has become a hotly contested issue, pitting teachers' unions worried about the disease's spread in sometimes underfunded, antiquated buildings against local and state officials who want to keep schools open.

The CDC, the United States' national public health agency, is not offering teachers enough information or seeking their input, despite a long history...

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