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Has 12 years experience.

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

"afraid"

Hahahahaha

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,085 Posts

By "afraid" do you mean relies on the science and the advice of scientists?

Beerman, BSN

Has 12 years experience. 1,241 Posts

1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

By "afraid" do you mean relies on the science and the advice of scientists?

The advice of experts is to get kids in school.  It is a calculated risk to do so.

Biden is afraid to 1) anger the teachers unions, and 2) is afraid to take that calculated risk that it will make things better and no worse.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 45 years experience. 11 Articles; 17,133 Posts

B.S.

Jan 21st

Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers

CDC guidance expected later this week

Teachers union approves deal with Chicago schools to return to class

Philly schools so old,  several with severe mold issues ( Inquirer newspaper reporting last year resulted in some improvement), that window room fans being considered to meet ventilation guidelines in elementary school.

This cost MONEY --being held up by Republicans re Biden's  Pandemic Response plan.

 

Beerman, BSN

Has 12 years experience. 1,241 Posts

8 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

This cost MONEY --being held up by Republicans re Biden's  Pandemic Response plan.

Sure.  Or maybe the Dems could rid of all the non covid related crap in their bill?  And, why arent they meeting day, night, and weekends until something gets done?

And, let's not forget what's occupying the Senate's time this week.  

 

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

7 minutes ago, Beerman said:

Sure.  Or maybe the Dems could rid of all the non covid related crap in their bill?  And, why arent they meeting day, night, and weekends until something gets done?

And, let's not forget what's occupying the Senate's time this week.  

 

I recall you expressing deep frustration over McConnell's lazy senate schedule...oh wait. 

guest1163268

2,215 Posts

17 hours ago, Beerman said:

The advice of experts is to get kids in school.  It is a calculated risk to do so.

Biden is afraid to 1) anger the teachers unions, and 2) is afraid to take that calculated risk that it will make things better and no worse.

Beerman, what would your assessment of Biden be like if you are being honest? For example, what do you think of his appointments so far and how do you think potentially, he's likely to progress? 

You can choose to avoid the question but then it would show that you are operating emotionally instead of objectively. 

The reason I'm asking is because either you can see if your predictions are correct going forward and therefore it should reinforce your thinking OR you may be wrong and you might need to adjust your assessment skills and we will need to take you more seriously. 

My prediction is that he will be just fine because he's selected people who are experts and he's not going to micromanage. Also being an experienced politician, he's going to find solutions much quicker and being unencumbered by emotional lability or pride, he's likely to admit when he's wrong and quickly go about rectifying his mistakes. 

I also predict that the rest of the world will welcome him warmly and work with him well. 

That's my predictions. What's yours? 

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 50 years experience. 3,651 Posts

I'm not ready to have a discussion about President Biden today. Maybe a fellow nurse will want to discuss one of these issues and plans:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/ 

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,085 Posts

I'm not that good calendar math, but isn't 100 days from Jan 20 the end of April? And the new secretary of education hasn't even been confirmed, let alone sworn it yet. Maybe the school opening could have gone quicker had Dr. Cardona been confirmed sooner. 

Schools in my rural area are slowly opening. Our local high school has a million year old heating system that is on life support (whole school due to be replaced next year) and no air conditioning. The classroom windows are open for ventilation. Kids so want to be in school so they go bundled up like the Michelin Man. 

MunoRN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 10 years experience. 7,827 Posts

I have three kids in school and my wife's a teacher, so maybe my expectation of what "reopening schools" looks like had the advantage of insider information, but I've never been under the impression that the transition to reopening schools would involve normal classroom sizes and five days a week of in-class instruction.

Since last year actually the plan has been to eventually move to having kids at school at most 2 or 3 days a week when schools 'reopen', this is to allow for the 'distancing' this would need to include.

I would agree that the goal of having the "majority of schools reopen for in person learning" was a bit silly, but because we weren't that far from that goal and supposedly we just passed that goal (we're now at just over 51% of schools that are providing in-person learning).

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 50 years experience. 3,651 Posts

I will wait to find out how this goes. And hope it goes well with vaccinations and such.

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Biden vows to reopen most schools after 1st 100 days on job December 8, 2020

...   The president-elect said that promise is dependent on Congress providing sufficient funding to protect returning students, teachers and campus staff. He made it during an event in Delaware to introduce a team of health experts set to help the new administration combat a virus that has already killed more than 285,000 Americans...

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-80275870d7fca89bd38992a611b26616