REPORT: Leaked Emails Show Teachers’ Union Pressured CDC Guidance

Just who and what is behind the decision-making at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? 

If we are to believe a report that is blowing up all over the internet right now, it surely is not science. 

Instead, it would be the powerful and influential American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union that is putting significant pressure on the CDC regarding its guidance on schools reopening.  

Emails Leaked 

The Americans for Public Trust group got its hands on emails between the AFT and the CDC via a Freedom of Information Act suit.  

The emails were then turned over to the New York Post.  

The emails show significant activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisers, White House personnel, and union officials.  

While the communication did not reportedly involve White House personnel, they were looped into the emails, so the Biden administration was very much aware of what was taking place here.  

The AFT was clearly trying to pressure the CDC regarding school reopening guidelines to the point it was even offering language to be used in official policy.  

For instance, AFT senior director for health issues Kelly Trautner wrote on February 1, “We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were able to provide some initial feedback to several staff this morning about possible ways to strengthen the document. 

“… We believe our experiences on the ground can inform and enrich thinking around what is practicable and prudent in future guidance documents.” 

In yet another email, Trautner goes as far as to call it a “partnership,” stating, “We are immensely grateful for your genuine desire to earn our confidence and your committment to partnership.” 

According to the report, the pressure applied by the union worked, with several “suggestions” made by the AFT being added to the policy almost verbatim.  

Even CNN has started to question why schools have not been fully reopened, with Jake Tapper recently putting Dr. Walensky on the spot to provide a specific reason why our schools are still mostly closed.   

She answered, “If you’re in middle school or high school we would advocate for virtual learning for that group … We really don’t want to bring community disease into the classroom. 

“We also know that mask breaching is among the reasons that we have transmission within schools when it happens.  

“Somewhere around 60% of students are reliably masking. That has to be universal. So we have work to do.”  

She made these claims even though there is absolutely no scientific evidence to back this up, but there is plenty of pressure from the AFT to keep these schools closed and virtual learning as the “new normal.” 

Dr. Monica Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, after seeing the emails, stated, “What seems strange to me here is there would be this very intimate back and forth including phone calls where this political group gets to help formulate scientific guidance for our major public health organization in the United States. 

“This is not how science-based guidelines should work or be put together.” 

We agree completely, so now it is just a question of someone in the media having the guts to put Joe Biden specifically on the spot on this.  

We do not want to hear Psaki’s spin or any more nonsense from Dr. Walensky… let’s get Joe on the record on this. 

Source: New York Post 

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      1. I’ve said this as well we need to do to the teachers what Reagan did to the Air Traffic controllers. You either go back to work or your FIRED. The Air Traffic controllers went back to work. The thing is unlike Reagan, Biden doesn’t have the balls to do this.

        1. What a great idea. But no one in authority gives a damn. Another good reason for term limits.

    1. Doris – they DON’T want to work – they their pay without work…like welfare…that’s the mindset of most all teachers – and THAT is what they are teaching our children – how to get big without earning it!

    2. FLORIDA schools are OPEN, our kids have been going to school for over a year now. We happen to have a governor that uses his head for something other than a toupee and hat. We also have no transgenders in girls sports I understand. A young man can’t win in sports, he puts on a dress and wig and says he has to run in the girl’s sports so he can win. He will reduce himself to a transgender for a trophy????? God Bless our Governor.

  1. Now we see why we cant get schools Opened.
    Damn teachers union blocking via CDC
    See Unions DONT Care about Your Kids

    1. Why would they? The children are not old enough to hold down jobs and extort for union dues, which is the only thing the unions care about.

      1. Absolutely. Shanker, President of the United Federation of Teachers said years ago, “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children”.

    2. It is time to disband the teachers’ unions and government employees unions, so they work and earn like the rest of us – based on ability and output — wow! isn’t that a unique idea. Parents need to start making demands at the local level and recalling school board members who refuse to open the schools. The young ones are not subject to the virus and survival rate is 99+% and there is treatment. A doctor in Houston has treated and cured 20,000 cases of covid and the only death was a 92-year old man with heart disease. So what the hell are we doing to our children and our citizens. Time to kick Fauci to the curb and take our communities back. And whatever you do, do not let them use your child as a test for the vaccine.

  2. These Teachers Union’s need too be band. These SO CALLED TEACHERS, whom by the way are mostly women, are scumbags who only care about their paychecks.

  3. Most unions are the same — Get paid as much as you can and do as little work as you can get away with. That’s great for union workers, but not so good for the rest of us.

  4. as expected,the communist “moderators” don’t like free speech.! so my post has been “deleted” by the commies..I wonder where they will try to hide when the war lights up !!!?

    1. Just attempted to reply to you with my frustration about the same, jack — and guess what? My response to you wasn’t posted! Guess they don’t like to be criticized, huh? Wonder if this one will post?

  5. Another example as to how much of the democratic government control is so corrupt !!! Wake up people !!! Money talks and quite obvious the democratic’s don’t care about the American people !! They keep saying it’s what Americans want !!!! Really I think they need to take a true honest poll oh I forgot they are not honest people !!! Lie cheat and steal is there only way !!!!!!

    1. I hate to say this but we should really donate to the RNC, even $10 by thousands would be a huge boost so they can beat the hide off these creeps in 2022 & 2024

  6. Quit screwing around with the teachers, Fireball of them and replace them This crap is over and they are too if they keep it up

    1. Gerald…and WHO do you propose to “replace them” with? There is only MORE OF THE SAME no matter WHERE you look. Perhaps we should hire PARENTS – many of them do a good job and have a REAL interest in REAL education without all the other blather involved…CHANGE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM!!!

  7. Woman workers, in my experience, are the most lazy and do as little as possible employees there is. In my working life I have worked with many woman and most did not deserve the positions they were in.

    1. Well, Michael, I’ve worked with many a man and thought the same thing! You can’t tar all women with the same brush. I worked for 46 years in professional and leadership roles. And, managed both men and women throughout. Most men did a lot of talking, whereas most women created more work product. Men are hands on, but hate to document what they did. Women, for the most part, jumped right into all aspects of the work including
      training others. Men were more into the programming/construction aspects. Each had their own unique role to play and did them well. So, the key was to balance their skills out so that the end product was timely, well done, and delivered!

  8. And by the way the FBI knocked on Rudy’s door at 6:00 am and took all his computer’s phone and everything they could another democratic story of lord to come out all a about trump I’am sure of this !! But Rudy asked them twice if the wanted the Hunter Biden hard drives off of his laptop there replies was no !!! Now where is the true and honest investigation here FBI is as corrupt as the democratic’s are !!! In my opinion !!! We the people know this cause China daddy Joe is involved in hunters dealing’s !! As well as Polosi and several other democratic’s !! And a few Rhinos as well !!!

  9. All I can say about the teachers is I was fortunate to have had real teachers when I was a kid. THEY WERE REALLY DEDICATED TO OUR LEARNING . THEY WERE CATHOLIC NUNS. The didn’t take any crap from us Students. DISCIPLINE WAS NUMBER ONE ORDER. Once you have discipline then the teaching was normal. My parents paid tuition which was by today’s standard expensive but I have always been grateful as I look back at those days. And yet as a child I hated school more than anything on earth. The school system is crap in today’s world. I don’t think the schools teach anything worthwhile. Kids, can hardly read, they don’t write, and only get a lot of their education via internet, and cell phones. I’m old but I got where I am by learning and doing.

  10. This Pres. doesn’t seem to have a mind of his own. He is like a weed blowing in the wind from who has the most influence. If he makes it through the first year I will be suprised.

    1. You are correct. Biden does not have the brain capacity expected of sitting Presidents! His dementia is easily seen by all. Why they haven’t removed him by now, I don’t know. Obama is behind the curtains working on all the Executive Orders and then handing them to Biden to sign. This should not be allowed! Obama did his worst and now he is being given an extension without even being voted in! How can that be credible? Sadly, the American people are being made laughingstocks worldwide! This is a coup upon us all. Highly illegal and the perpetrators need to be arrested and charged with treason! The American people need to put a stop to this hijacking of a Presidency! Since when was it OK to make policy behind the scenes and then trot it out by way of a brain-addled old man who can’t remember where he is, let alone understand what he is doing! Impeach Biden/Harris ASAP!

  11. The teachers do not want to work. The DEMORATS want to keep everything shut down, so more people have to depend on the gov. That is the NATZ way!
    Mask require is stupid, only states who are DemoRAT controlled require them!

  12. Sadly, there are a lot of people who believe strong unions are just peachy clean and can do no wrong.

  13. I DO believe that UNIONS WERE necessary –IN THE PAST!!!
    THAT Time has come AND Gone.
    The UNIONS have control over their members, thru DUEs AND ‘promises’ of getting you higher wages, or we’ll go on STRIKE! “for YOU”. When STRIKES happen, companies roll over; give wage increases, prices go UP; Union Leaders get FATTER; and the process REPEATS in a few years.
    Honest companies WANT Honest workers and will treat them fairly, if allowed to.

  14. I believe Fauci is working for Chinese government.If he can keep America down they think U.S.A. will lose so much they can take Over.Get rid of Saudi he is a traitor.

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