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German Study Finds NO Evidence Coronavirus Infects Schoolchildren

A study in Germany has found that there is no evidence at all that kids and teachers would be at risk if the schools were opened.

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Coronavirus hysteria is far more rampant in the U.S. that the virus itself is as many liberals take to calling you a murderer if you want to open our schools for the fall semester.

Communist-led teachers unions all across America are gathering their forces to claim that they are being “put in danger” if schools are opened and teachers are required to go back to work.

But now, a study in Germany has found that there is no evidence at all that kids and teachers would be at risk if the schools were opened.

The study released this week shows that there is almost no risk at all of the coronavirus spreading among kids in the schools.

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Per Yahoo News:

Scientists from Dresden Technical University said they believe children may act as a “brake” on chains of infection.

Prof Reinhard Berner, the head of pediatric medicine at Dresden University Hospital and leader of the study, said the results suggested the virus does not spread easily in schools.

“It is rather the opposite,” Prof Berner told a press conference. “Children act more as a brake on infection. Not every infection that reaches them is passed on.”

“This means that the degree of immunization in the group of study participants is well below 1 per cent and much lower than we expected,” prof Berner said. “This suggests schools have not developed into hotspots.”

As Yahoo noted, the study was carried out at schools in three different districts in the region of Saxony.

Meanwhile, in the U.S.A., teachers unions are up in arms about the intention to reopen schools.

Of course, the union’s stance has zero to do with “science.” It’s all an attempt to keep America shut down through the 2020 election because liberals think it will make Trump look bad.

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‘NYT’ Report That Kids Infected Parents with COVID-19 Debunked as False

In July, the ‘New York Times’ claimed that a Korean study proved that kids infect parents with the coronavirus after going to school. The study has now been debunked.

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In July, the New York Times claimed that a Korean study proved that kids had infected their parents with the coronavirus after contracting it in school. Now we know this is fake news.

Entitled, “Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds,” the paper’s July 18 article claimed that re-opening schools is dangerous because little school kids will bring the virus home to their families.

But a closer look at the data showed that the study did not find that kids spread COVID “just as much as adults.”

In fact, the study found but a single case.

Per Phil Kerpen: “Now BMJ publishes a study on the same Korean children, but removes the instances of shared exposure. They find a grand total of *one* pediatric household transmission. A 16-year-old who infected a 14-year-old sibling.”

This study was the main “proof” that the United Federation of Teachers used to buttress its proclamations that re-opening schools to in-person classes was “dangerous” and would infect teachers and families.

Now we know that UFT President Randi Weingarten who pushed the South Korean study was full of it when she made these claims.

All the science in every country has shown that people under 40 rarely contract the virus and when they do it is almost always an asymptomatic case. Less than 1,000 people under 40 have died from the virus in the entire U.S.A. That tiny number makes leaving the schools closed a farce.

It is clear that leaving the schools closed is a political decision. NOT one based on science.

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Virginia School Warns Parents NOT to Hire Tutors for Kids Because it’s Unfair to Poor Kids

A Virginia school district has told parents not to hire tutors for their children because it is “unfair” to poor kids whose parents can’t afford tutors.

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A Virginia school district has told parents not to hire tutors for their children to help kids bridge the gap during the coronavirus shutdown hysteria. Why? Because it is “unfair” to poor kids whose parents can’t afford tutors.

Isn’t it just like the communist left to try and hurt EVERYONE because they feel some few might be hurt?

The Fairfax County School District sent out a message to parents demanding that they make sure and hurt their children’s education by refusing to hire tutors to help keep them learning.

The district sent the message to warn parents against the “pandemic pods” that some parents had created to keep up with their children’s education since the schools remain shuttered.

But in its memo to parents, the school railed against the effort:

We are aware of these tutoring pods, as well as some accompanying community concerns. To be clear, these instructional efforts are not supported by or in any way controlled by FCPS…. (snip)

While FCPS doesn’t and can’t control these private tutoring groups, we do have concerns that they may widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students. Many parents cannot afford private instruction. Many working families can’t provide transportation to and from a tutoring pod, even if they could afford to pay for the service.

We have received some requests from parents who would like to cluster groups or pods of students together with a specific teacher. From both a logistical perspective, and in the interest of educational equity, FCPS cannot accommodate such requests.

In other words, you parents who are desperately trying to make sure your children do not lose ground are evil because you have money to use for education.

Of course, we also know that this lunacy from the district is a result of the stranglehold the un-American teachers unions have on education, too.

After all, if parents come to realize that they don’t really even need the crooked, useless, anti-American government schools, the union will be out of power and out of a job!

And we all know that public school is for unions… not kids.

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Wisconsin State Agency Demands Employees Wear Masks Even When Doing Video Meetings… from Home!

A Wisconsin state agency has dictated that employees wear medical masks even when they are doing video conference meetings in their own homes.

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How ridiculous have mask Nazis become? A Wisconsin state agency has dictated that employees wear medical masks even when they are doing video conference meetings in their own homes.

According to reports, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources told employees that they have to wear masks during meetings they are attending via video link in their own home.

Wisconsin Democrat Governor Tony Evers had issued a state-wide mask order. But he did not exactly order people to wear masks inside their own homes.

However, the DNR issued an absurd order of its own.

The head of the DNR sent an email to employees that they MUST wear masks even during Zoom calls.

Per the Kansas City Star:

In an email to employees sent out on July 31, the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources not only reminded employees of Gov. Tony Evers’ mask order going into effect on Aug. 1, he also said that every DNR employee must wear a mask … even while on a teleconference.

“Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff,” Preston Cole said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”

DNR spokeswoman Megan Sheridan spoke with McClatchy News and said that employees wearing masks while video conferencing with external partners sets a good example during the pandemic.

“By wearing a mask while video conferencing with the general public, we visually remind folks that masking is an important part of navigating the business of natural resources during this tumultuous time,” Sheridan said.

“We ask staff to wear masks when on externally facing calls is that, taken out of context, a screenshot of a staff person or high ranking department official, if not properly attributed, could be misinterpreted to suggest that state employees are not properly following the Governor’s directive,” DNR spokeswoman Megan Sheridan told McClatchy.

This is taking mask Nazism to new heights.

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Idiocy: Nashville Councilwoman Wants Law to Charge Non-Mask-Wearers with ‘Attempted Murder’

A councilwoman in Nashville wants to pass a law to give her the power to charge people who won’t wear a medical mask with “attempted murder.”

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A fool councilwoman in Nashville, Tennessee, wants to pass a law to give her the power to charge people who won’t wear a medical mask with “attempted murder” for passing on COVI-19.

Nashville Metro Council member Sharon Hurt went on a rant during the August 5 remote meeting of the city’s Public Safety, Beer & Regulated Beverages and Health, Hospitals, & Social Services committees.

Hurt pushed the council to enact a regulation that would criminalize mask skeptics and, worse, make them out to be murderers.

Get a look at this fascist:

My question goes back to legislation. I don’t know if Mike Jameson could be the one to answer the question, but my concern is — you know I work for an organization, that if they pass a virus, then they are tried for murder or attempted murder, if they are not told … and this person who may very well pass this virus that’s out in the air because they’re not wearing a mask is basically doing the same thing to someone who contracts it and dies from it.

It seems to me that we have been more reactive, as opposed to proactive, and a little too late, too little. So, my thing is, maybe there should be legislation, stronger legislation, I don’t know if Mike Jameson is… can speak to it, but maybe there needs to be stronger legislation to say that if you do not wear a mask and you subject exposure of this virus to someone else then there will be some stronger penalty as it is in other viruses that are exposed.

Not only is this a dangerous and stupid idea, it isn’t even the legal purview of the city council.

Mike Jameson, director of legislative affairs and senior adviser to Nashville Mayor John Cooper (D), told this fool that the city council has no such power to create criminal statues to suit her fascist tendencies.

“[T]he council does not have the opportunity on its own to create criminal legislation, that is a state creature. We’re warranted by state law, to apply criminal application to violations, just for example, as the state law allows us to apply a Class E misdemeanor to violate a health director violation,” Jameson told the slow-witted Hurt. “But, in terms of creating a new code, or class of criminal offenses, that is a creature of state law.”

Hurt makes a fool of herself about halfway through this remote meeting video:

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Virginia Rapist Released from Jail to Avoid Coronavirus, Murdered His Accuser

Virginia released a rapist to “help” him avoid the coronavirus in jail, once he got out, he murdered the woman who accused him.

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The state of Virginia released a rapist to “help” him avoid the coronavirus in jail, but once he got out, he murdered the woman who accused him of the crime.

Ibrahim E. Bouaichi was arrested after Alexandria resident Karla Dominguez accused him of raping her in October of last year.

But on April 9, leftist Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins ordered the accused rapist released because the judge had concerns that Bouaichi “might” contract the coronavirus while in jail.

Bouaichi was subsequently released to home confinement after posting a $25,000 bond.

Only two months later, the rape victim was lying dead outside her apartment after being shot to death by the very man the left-wing, bleeding heart Virginia judge was so desperate to “save” from the coronavirus.

Police say that Bouaichi murdered Dominguez on July 29, outside her Alexandria home where the killer was hiding in wait.

Police later found the murderer in a car and gave chase. Bouaichi soon crashed his vehicle and accidentally shot himself during the chase.

Per the Washington Post:

n Alexandria, Bouaichi’s lawyers said in their motion for bond that “social distancing and proper disinfecting measures are impossible while incarcerated.… Simply put, the risk of contracting Covid-19 in a jail is exceedingly obvious.” The lawyers, Manuel Leiva and Frank Salvato, also noted the risk for themselves in the jail, saying that lawyers seeking a contact visit would “also expose themselves to contaminated air and surfaces.”

Leiva and Salvato also claimed that the Alexandria jail had “imposed severe restrictions on visitation since the Covid-19 outbreak,” that all contact visits (meaning no glass or separation between visitor and inmate) were stopped and that the lawyers could only have video conference sessions lasting 30 minutes maximum. A trial date was set for Bouaichi, and his lawyers said he was “being effectively deprived of legal counsel.”

Alexandria jail officials responded that they do allow contact visits for attorneys upon request, and have accommodated several requests. “We have also provided video conferences in excess of 30 minutes,” jail spokeswoman Amy Bertsch said. “However, we do not have any record of Mr. Leiva or his co-counsel requesting a face-to-face visit with Ibrahim Bouaichi after the protocols went into effect in late March.”

So, the leftist judge released him. And Bouaichi, of whom the judge cried about being “deprived of his legal counsel,” went on and deprived his victim of her life.

This judge should take Bouaichi’s place in jail.

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White Liberal Prof Invented Fake Minority Professor Who ‘Died of COVID’ to Push Agenda

A liberal white professor at Vanderbilt University has been outed as having created a fake teacher who she said died of coronavirus.

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A liberal white professor from Vanderbilt University has been outed as having created a fake teacher who she said died of coronavirus so she could use the fake story to push her political agenda.

BethAnn McLaughlin, a former assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt, was outed this week after she announced that a “friend” of hers who was also a female professor died of COVID-19 this month.

“She was a fierce protector of people,” McLaughlin wrote on her Twitter account. “No one has ever had my back like that,” McLaughlin added in tribute to the death of her “friend.”

McLaughlin explained that “Sciencing_Bi,” the professor who wanted to remain anonymous, was an anthropologist at Arizona State University and member of the Hopi Tribe. “Sciencing_Bi” also made a “million first nations Indigenous contacts for MeTooSTEM,” McLaughlin insisted.

“Sciencing_Bi” even had her own Twitter account with thousands and thousands of followers.

Indeed, “Sciencing_Bi” had an elaborate history as revealed in her Tweets.

Per Inside Higher Ed:

McLaughlin, a neuroscientist who says she lost her tenure bid at Vanderbilt University due to her activism against “harassholes,” has lots of Twitter followers. So did Sciencing_Bi, who sometimes defended McLaughlin against critics who said she was a toxic, controlling leader within MeTooSTEM.

Sciencing_Bi revealed once that she’d been sexually assaulted by a prominent man in her field, after other complaints against him became public. And in April she announced that she’d been forced to teach in person at Arizona State during the pandemic and was suffering from a protracted coronavirus infection as a result. Many academics followed her dispatches from the sick bed, including this post, from May: “ASU kept teachers, staff and students on campus until April. That’s well after we knew this was a killer disease. Many got COVID. Including me.”

Sciencing_Bi’s health declined through last week, when McLaughlin announced her death.

“Please read her timeline,” McLaughlin wrote on Twitter. “Campus closed and she was in the hospital a week later. Be mad about COVID but be more mad that BIPOC community is most vulnerable and underrepresented on campus. We are killing them.” McLaughlin also wrote that she and Sciencing_Bi texted often and had planned to get matching Indigenous tattoos. She also suggested that the two may have had a romantic relationship, tweeting, “Looking at her side of the bed and crying. Just a lot of crying. I literally can do nothing.”

Well, that is all very sad.

Except that it turns out that “Sciencing_Bi” is a fake person that McLaughlin made up to use as a way to push her political agenda for her activist group, MeTooSTEM.

A bunch of Twitter users began getting suspicious of this “Sciencing_Bi” character and they began investigatng. It wasn’t long until they proved that “Sciencing_Bi” doesn’t even exist.

Twitter ultimately suspended both McLaughlin and @Sciencing_Bi’s accounts. The @Sciencing_Bi account had been tweeting since at least 2016.

Now the people that had joined her organization are furious with McLaughlin. One exclaimed that her fake twitter scheme is “a betrayal of the movement.”

Yeah. Ya think?

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McConnell Smokes Pelosi Over Marijuana-COVID Claim

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McConnell Smokes Pelosi Over Marijuana-COVID Claim

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ridiculed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a Senate floor speech over comments that Nancy Pelosi made last week about a treatment for COVID-19 involving cannabis.

A provision of the Democratic coronavirus relief bill from last week was tied to marijuana and would have allowed legal marijuana businesses the ability to access banking services.

“I don’t agree with you that cannabis is not related to this,” Nancy Pelosi said. “This is a therapy that has proven successful.”

While speaking about how Democrats “are blocking” the Senate’s current proposals for the next round of loans, Mitch McConnell said, “The Democratic leaders want the entirety of their massive far-left wish list, all of it.”

“Speaker Pelosi is still agitating for strange, new special interests carve-outs for the marijuana industry and even claiming they were COVID-related,” McConnell continued. “She said that with respect to this virus, marijuana is, quote, ‘a therapy that is proven successful.’ You can’t make this up. I hope she shared her breakthrough with Dr. Fauci.”

Partial Transcript:

Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country. Yesterday more of our neighbors had to say goodbye to loved ones whose lives were claimed by this virus. Yesterday more doctors and more nurses worked long shifts on the front lines fighting to heal strangers and limit a national death toll that now exceeds 150,000. Yesterday more workers brought home pink slips. More main street businesses saw the end of their P.P.P. lifelines fast approaching. Yesterday more laid off Americans filed new claims for unemployment insurance or laid awake wondering about next month’s rent. Yesterday more school officials wondered what to tell parents, students, and teachers about September.

So what happened here in the capitol yesterday, madam president? With the American people fighting all these battles and more, what did the speaker of the house and the Democratic leader do with yet another day of deliberations? Yet again it was the exact same refrain. It never seems to change. We’re feeling optimistic. We spoke very politely to the administration but we’re still nowhere close on substance. It’s now been more than a week since Senate Republicans released a serious proposal for another major rescue package. A trillion dollars for kids, jobs, and health care. But Democrats are blocking it all. It’s like they expect applause for merely keeping a civil tone with the president’s team, never mind they’re still obstructing any action for our country.

Senate Republicans want to revive a federal add-on to unemployment insurance which the Democratic leader would not let us extend last week. We want to send another round of direct checks straight into families’ pockets. We want to supply generous new incentives for rehiring American workers and workplace safety. We want to send historic money to schools for reopening and invest even more in testing and vaccine research. We want legal protections so schools, churches, charities, and businesses can reopen.

The Democrats say they want many of the same things. I certainly believe that many of my Democratic colleagues who serve as ranking members want many of the same things and could easily find common ground with our chairmen if the Democratic leader would let them talk. But instead, we’ve gotten a full week of the speaker of the house and the Democratic leader shutting out all of their own members and refusing to move an inch, an inch off of demands that everyone knows are outlandish. The Democratic leaders want the entirety of their massive far-left wish list, all of it.

Speaker Pelosi is still agitating for strange, new special interests carve-outs for the marijuana industry and even claiming they were COVID related. She said that with respect to this virus, marijuana is, quote, ‘a therapy that is proven successful.’ You can’t make this up. I hope she shared her breakthrough with Dr. Fauci.

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