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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:55 PM

Pence Says CDC Changing School Reopening Guidelines After Trump Called Them 'Tough And Expensive'

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Source: USA Today

(By Maureen Groppe, 3 hrs ago). WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Donald Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday. "The president said today we just don't want the guidance to be too tough," Pence said at a news conference at the U.S. Department of Education. "That's the reason why, next week, CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward."

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagrees with the CDC's "very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools" as the coronavirus pandemic continues. "They are asking schools to do very impractical things," Trump tweeted. "I will be meeting with them!!!" He also threatened to withhold funding from schools that don't populate their classrooms this fall.

Asked about that threat, Pence said the administration wants to include "incentives for states to go forward" in the next federal stimulus package. "And as we work with Congress on the next round of state support, we're going to be looking for ways to give states a strong incentive and encouragement to get kids back to school," said Pence, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Most education funding comes from the state and local levels, but the federal government provides billions to schools through grants for low-income schools and special education programs...

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pence-says-cdc-changing-school-reopening-guidelines-after-trump-called-them-tough-and-expensive/ar-BB16uG0k



The president and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday held a White House event intended to push local school districts to reopen in the fall. It provided a forum for teachers, administrators, students and parents to discuss "best practices" for safely reopening schools around the country.

The first lady urged parents, teachers and schools to inform children about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines on coronavirus at the start of the school year and to implement those guidelines when appropriate.

On Wednesday at the Education Department's news conference, CDC Director Robert Redfield said he wanted "to make it very clear" that the guidelines are intended to help schools reopen and are not "to be used as a rationale to keep schools closed."
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**UPDATE, Thursday, July 8, 2020 **

"CDC director says agency won't revise school reopening guidelines despite WH push," CNN, July 9, 2020.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cdc-director-says-agency-wont-revise-school-reopening-guidelines-despite-wh-push/ar-BB16x5C6?liBBnb7Kz

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Reply Pence Says CDC Changing School Reopening Guidelines After Trump Called Them 'Tough And Expensive' (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 8 OP
Skittles Jul 8 #1
TeamPooka Jul 8 #2
QED Jul 8 #3
sheshe2 Jul 8 #4
Tech Jul 8 #10
Orrex Jul 8 #5
iluvtennis Jul 8 #6
rocktivity Jul 8 #7
yaesu Jul 8 #8
LastDemocratInSC Jul 8 #9
paleotn Jul 8 #11
Red Mountain Jul 8 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 8 #13
cp Jul 8 #14
blakstoneranger Jul 8 #15
blakstoneranger Jul 8 #16
niyad Jul 9 #17
usajumpedtheshark Jul 9 #18
Kid Berwyn Jul 9 #19
wishstar Jul 9 #20
appalachiablue Jul 9 #21

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:58 PM

1. JAYSUS

we're talking about CHILDREN and Pence HUMPS TRUMP by saying the CDC guidelines should not be "tough"

PULL THE PLUG ON THIS "PRESIDENCY" ALREADY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:59 PM

2. Better headline, Pence: Money is more important than American lives.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. Incentives? Like what? Kill your children and we'll send money?

These people are beyond evil.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:07 PM

4. Think how far the money that WE...

Think how far the money, that WE the tax payers spent on his ONE YEAR OF GOLF at his resorts as he lined his pockets, would go to purchase PPE.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:53 PM

10. My first thought also. And then, how much we have given millionaires and billionaires.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:12 PM

5. When kids start dying on the altar of Trump's foul ego

Grieving parents with nothing to lose will line up to assassinate him.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

6. Has this nation learned nothing. trump forced the reopening of businesses sooner than they should

have been reopened and look at the hot mess this country is is with over 3 million coronovirus cases, over 132,000 deaths, and the cases increasing in all but a handful of states.

Now, we are going to allow this moron to force the opening of schools. CV-19 is a novel virus. We really don't know the full scope of it infectiousness with kids.

trump needs to provide plan for school reopenings that includes how schools will be disinfected, test students/teachers/school staff, have student desks be 6 feet apart, provide masks for students/teachers/staff.

It is a dereliction of duty to reopen schools until full CV-19 mitigation plans are in force.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

7. There is only one "best practice"

Saliva test everyone who is to set foot in the school buildings and their families.


rocktivity

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

8. Like I said, the CDC can't even be trusted under this fascist admin. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:21 PM

9. Battles worth fighting are often "tough and expensive".

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:55 PM

11. Not happening.

Once again, he has no say in this. And the threat about funding? Ain't happening either. We've been down that road before.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:18 PM

12. Trump likes cheap and easy

News at 11.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:23 PM

13. Not as tough and expensive as the many lawsuits they may face if children get ill.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:23 PM

14. Can one die of cowardice?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:40 PM

15. STOP LISTENING TO TRUMP!!!! HE'S CRAZY!! HE IS NOT A DOCTOR OR A SCIENTIST

 

This is going too far. This president is the last person anybody should be listening to. Why the CDC continues to take his recommendations is beyond me. why? They know he's an idiot. TRUMP IS BEING DRIVEN BY AN OUT-OF-CONTROL EGO!! HE JUST SIMPLY WANTS HIS NAME AT THE TOP OF EVERYTHING. IF THE CDC GOES LEFT, HE GOES RIGHT AND BAM HE'S IN THE NEWS. IF THE CDC GOES RIGHT, TRUMP GOES LEFT AND BAM HE'S IN THE NEWS AGAIN. What's worse is that every decision he's made so far has been utterly catastrophic for this country---just look as his work, look at what he's fucked up so far--why are we still treating him with credibility--he has none. And nobody in his administration, nobody in the republican party is doing anything to stop him. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH HE'S HONING HIS DICKTATOR SKILLS FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS.

OH YES, I REALLY THINK THEY ARE GOING TO CHEAT THIS GUY BACK INTO THE WHITEHOUSE. I'M REALLY HOPING THAT NOTHING HAPPENS TO BIDEN AND THAT HE WILL BE HEALTHY.


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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:42 PM

16. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL UNLESS YOU FEEL IT IS SAFE!!!

 

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:08 AM

17. Are Barron and the other offspring going to public schools following iq45*'s directives?

How about we see that before our hostages are sent into the war zone?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:41 AM

18. CDC once again proves that it worries more about politics than science

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:44 AM

19. Spoiled asshole gets what he wants, no matter who gets hurt.

Doing what’s best for Putin.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 09:14 AM

20. CDC just announced they will not change guidelines but just add additional reference info

Per CNN article Redfield announced CDC is not going to make changes but just add supplemental info

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Response to wishstar (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 09:17 AM

21. Lack of coordination and confusion reign. Tx for posting.

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