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Politics Biden will heed the CDC on reopening schools, his wife pledges

04:30  10 july  2020
04:30  10 july  2020 Source:   politico.com

After months of being silenced, CDC is easing back into public view

  After months of being silenced, CDC is easing back into public view Widely touted as the finest public health agency in the world, the CDC had been dormant since March 9, when one of its top officials held a teleconference with journalists. CDC officials hope that that is coming to an end, but a pressing question remains: Can the agency reclaim its voice while avoiding political blowback from the White House? Can it find a way to communicate valuable scientific information after three muted months during which time some substantive communications from the CDC came only in the form of leaks to the press? As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States spiked in late March and early April, the White House Coronavirus Task Force conv

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency will not revise guidelines for reopening schools this fall, but will work with The CDC ’s guidelines call for schools to stagger schedules, spread out desks, ensure students stay six feet apart and that they have meals in

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's sharp criticism, federal guidelines for reopening schools are not being revised, the

Joe Biden will listen to scientists and the CDC on the best time to safely reopen schools, the presumptive Democratic nominee's wife told teachers union members on Thursday, as the Trump administration continues its aggressive push to have schools fully reopen.

Jill Biden, John Lynch are posing for a picture © Scott Eisen/Getty Images Jill Biden

Jill Biden, a longtime educator, said she is “heartbroken” for teachers, support staff and students during the coronavirus crisis, and added “it’s all about leadership.”

“I just wish we could vote today, because Joe has a strategy for getting our schools back,” Jill Biden said during the video conference with American Federation of Teachers leaders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Warren has been frequently mentioned as a possible running mate for the former vice president.

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

  Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed," Trump said Tuesday at a White House discussion on school plans for the fall. “No way. We’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.” © Provided by Associated Press Dr.

Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'. USA TODAY. Redskins name change push is a reminder: NFL sponsor pressure gets results.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon issue additional safety guidelines on reopening schools this fall, but the agency doesn't plan to change its original recommendations that President Donald Trump criticized as too tough and expensive, CDC Director Robert Redfield said

“And that includes, first and foremost, listening to the CDC and the doctors and the scientists to tell us when it is safe to go back. And then when we go back ... that we are safe and that we have what we need."

She continued, “It’s got to come from the top, and that’s why we have got to change the leadership in this country. I just can’t say it more strongly.”

Warren, a former presidential candidate, said the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis has been “cruel, heartless and incompetent” and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has spent the pandemic “finding new ways to shovel millions of taxpayer dollars into private schools.”

Biden said her husband will appoint a secretary of education “who has actually taught public school and cares as much about our kids as you do.”

Can Trump do that? FAQ on CDC guidelines, federal funding for schools during coronavirus

  Can Trump do that? FAQ on CDC guidelines, federal funding for schools during coronavirus President Trump called the CDC guidelines too tough and threatened to cut federal funding to schools that wouldn't reopen in the fall. Can he do that?He also tweeted Wednesday that he disagrees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) "very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools," as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Vice President Mike Pence said the agency would be issuing new guidance next week.

The CDC ’s guidance recommends that students and teachers wear masks whenever feasible, spread out desks, stagger schedules, eat meals in classrooms instead of the cafeteria and add physical barriers In his tweet on Wednesday, Trump did not clarify which of the CDC guidelines he opposed.

President Donald Trump’s push to reopen America’s schools is about more than children’s education. And with Trump’s sagging poll numbers against presumptive 2020 rival Joe Biden , aides also hope the campaign for in-person schooling will play well with the female and suburban voters

Key context: President Donald Trump is pushing hard to have schools reopen and has threatened to cut funding for schools if they don’t. He has also publicly disavowed his own administration's CDC guidance. “I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!”

CDC Director Robert Redfield said during a White House panel discussion that schools should “do what they need to reopen.”

What’s next: Vice President Mike Pence will lead a White House coronavirus task force briefing at St. Agnes Catholic School in Arlington Friday morning.


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Progressives don’t love Joe Biden, but they’re learning to love his agenda .
“The most transformative presidents in our nation’s history — Lincoln, FDR, LBJ — were not ideologues.”Biden is now the presumptive nominee, but progressives still fundamentally do not see him or his team as kindred spirits. Many, however, are becoming more optimistic about Bidenism. His platform is in many ways a surprisingly progressive approach to policy that the left sees as a triumph of their own work in trying to change the terms of debate in American politics.

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