It’s interesting to watch as everyone, especially conservatives, are now piling on the teacher’s unions because many of them are not yet in favor of opening up schools.
Well, there’s no better punching bag for conservatives than unions. Especially public employee unions. (Those Marxists!)
Now, first of all it should be noted that if all the Republican fucks who are now complaining that our economy isn’t opening up fast enough had just endorsed and cooperated in wearing masks, maybe we’d be much further along in being able to open the economy.
Second of all, if I were an older teacher — or really any kind of teacher — I’m not so sure that I’d be trusting the science that schools can be safely re-opened.
Perhaps the scientists are right. They usually are. But the scientific conclusions are also premised on the notion that schools would be implementing all the safety requirements properly. And human nature being what it is, I wouldn’t be so sure of that.
Here’s what I know:
- There are about 3.2 million teachers in the United States.
- There are about 20.6 elderly (75+) people in the United States.
Okay, we’re vaccinating the elderly first.
How about we vaccinate the teachers second.
Then they can relax, and we can open up the schools that everyone so desperately wants to have re-opened.