Since all school staff have been required to get vaccinated, the amount of in-school Covid-19 testing has all but ceased for building personnel, according to city data.
On Tuesday, only 26 teachers were tested citywide, compared to 6,661 students.
Only 33 percent of children ages 5 to 17 are vaccinated citywide, according to city data, so they continue to be regularly tested but many people would like to see rigourous testing of teachers to continue, too.
Ariela Rothstein, a teacher in Elmhurst, said she got a text from a colleague on Nov. 16 saying that the Department of Education changed its policy for staff testing and that they would no longer be included in the weekly surveillance tests. She said there was no notice from the school or the DOE and that she has not been notified of testing going on during work hours since.
“It’s very frustrating because we have family members, some of whom can’t be vaccinated — some are elders, some are little kids. So we’re all getting tested ourselves to help make sure we’re not bringing it home but we’re having to do that on our own time,” said Rothstein.
“Staff members with young kids are having to find ways to get tested and just, think about the drain — we’re already really overworked and then we have to find a site that is open and gives results with a good turnaround time,” she said.
Rothstein said she had to get tested at a tent in her neighborhood when she was exhibiting symptoms but did not get her results back for five days. (They were negative.) When she would get tested at her job, she would get results in 24 hours.
“We need an increase of testing, not a decrease,” she said.
According to the DOE, it did provide “courtesy testing” to staff who were not fully innoculated to ensure compliance with the state mandate and now that all staff must be fully vaccinated, it is “adjusting” the courtesy program to make it available to all.
"Only 33 percent of children ages 5 to 17 are vaccinated citywide"
That's 33 percent too many. The vaccine is extraordinarily dangerous for children (thousands of ill effects, including deaths) and they are at near zero risk from Covid anyway. It's literally insane to have your children vaccinated.
"according to city data, so they continue to be regularly tested"
Sheer idiocy and a massive waste of resources.
The worst part of this 2 week lockdown has been the first 2 years.
Because America tries to hide important data:
German physician-scientists reported Monday that not a single healthy child between the ages of 5 and 18 died of Covid in Germany in the first 15 months of the epidemic.
Even including children and adolescents with preexisting conditions, only six in that age range died, the researchers found.
Germany is Europe’s largest country, with more than 80 million people, including about 10 million school-age children and adolescents.
But sure, get your kids vaxed!
I see Dr. Doofus aka NPC nonsense is back practicing online medicine again. Take a hike commie charlatan.
*I see Dr. Doofus aka NPC nonsense is back practicing online medicine again. Take a hike commie charlatan.*
Communist PoS are you, practicing medicine without a license is the DemonRAT favorite pastime routine, quoting official data from official sources is not practicing anything you brain dead stupid propagandists.
Take a hike commie and entertain your friends and family with your non-sense.
"I see Dr. Doofus aka NPC nonsense is back practicing online medicine again. Take a hike commie charlatan."
I presented documented facts from a German study. You stuck out your tongue and said neener-neeer. Who's the charlatan here?
@Dr Doofus, “ I presented documented facts from a German study. ”
German study my ass. You presented diddleysquat!
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