Biden and his shifting goalposts on schools

CDC director speaks out on reopening schools

Repeatedly now - and twice on Wednesday morning alone - top officials have strained to avoid subscribing to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's position that schools can reopen without teachers being vaccinated. "What I'm talking about, I said open the majority of schools in K-8th grade, because they're the easiest to open and the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home; I think we'll be close to that at the end of the first 100 days - you'll have a significant percentage of them being able to be open".

"Vaccinating teachers are a part of it but it's not something that you can't open a school unless all the teachers are vaccinated", Fauci said in an interview on ABC News' "This Week". She later said this wasn't a ceiling, but a bar they were trying to exceed.

"The cases are more than two-and-a-half-fold times what we saw over the summer", she said. "While we are implementing the criteria of the Advisory Committee and of the state and local guidances to get vaccination across these eligible communities, I would also say that safe reopening of schools is not - that vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools".

Mr. Biden has proposed $130 billion in funds for K-12 schools in his $1.9-trillion Covid-19 relief plan, now before Congress. The money would go to school districts to pay for reducing class sizes to accommodate social distancing, improving ventilation, hiring more janitors and providing more personal protective equipment, according to the proposal.

Even if the residence still feels new, Mr. Biden suggested he's already settled deeply into the work of the presidency. "By the end of July, we'll have over 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate every single American". Some Republicans circulated a clip of that line on Twitter, noting that the vaccine became available during former President Donald Trump's administration. Mr. Biden said it's "totally different" from the Vice-President's residence, set on 80 acres and offering ample room to swim, explore and exercise in greater privacy.

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Ha said the wording about Pfizer "was so clear that I didn't even ask about that verbally" during the briefing. Cross-border ties soured after denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington stalled in 2019.

During the town hall, the president also reiterated his opposition to calls by some on the left to defund police departments, and suggested he would be willing to take a piecemeal approach to changing immigration laws.

The other problem is that "a lot of people don't know how to register" for a vaccine, Biden said. He resisted a questioner's request for his administration to embrace the progressive goal of forgiving $50,000 in student loan debt, reiterating his commitment to forgiving just $10,000.

Mr. Biden's appearance came after his predecessor, Mr. Trump, was acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial.

"For four years, all that's been in the news is Trump".

Biden while answering to queries during the televised event tried to explain how Chinese leaders despite making being involved in human right abuses for years have tried to keep the country united, which has protected it from being victimized by the outer world. "I'm exhausted of talking about Trump".

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