In other words, Congress has to approve a stimulus bill in order for schools to safely get teachers back into the business of teaching as opposed to scarfing down bonbons while binge-watching Netflix videos.
China will pay a price for its human rights abuses, United States President Joe Biden has warned. While the CDC encourages educators who can to get vaccinated, the CDC says that getting teachers fully vaccinated should not be a determining factor in reopening schools. That's dubious, given the conflicting account provided by his press secretary last week.
Biden also said he thought schools might opt to push classes into the summer. It was a one-off slip. More than 55 million doses have been administered.
Biden has mostly stayed close to the White House since taking office almost a month ago, leaving the D.C. area only for weekend trips to his DE home and the Camp David presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland. "That's not true; that's what was reported, but it's a mistake in the communication", he said.
"Did the White House review what - your remarks or the guidance, itself?" the reporter asked.
The argument that four days of schooling at home and one in the classroom could constitute success drew plenty of criticism.
And he said the goal was give days a week.
"We got them to move up the time because we used the National Defense Act to help the manufacturing piece of it to get more equipment and so on", Biden continued.
A day after that, she dodged a question about once-a-week classroom instruction except to acknowledge parents shouldn't be satisfied with just that.
The former vice president said he had been in the Oval Office 100 times or more over the years, but had never been to the residential areas of the White House.
Biden has already backpedaled on a related front. Biden had pledged in December to reopen "the majority of our schools" in his first 100 days but has since faced increasing questions about how he would define and achieve that goal, with school districts operating under a patchwork of different virtual and in-person learning arrangements nationwide.
"Based on all that I've learned and studied, and all that I think that I know, it's a high probability that the vaccinations that are available today, that with those vaccinations, the ability to continue to spread the disease is going to diminish considerably".
President Joe Biden said Tuesday in a CNN town hall that he wanted teachers to be prioritized for vaccination, comments Vice President Kamala Harris echoed when pressed repeatedly on the matter Wednesday during an interview with NBC News.
Mr Biden confirmed he had picked up the phone to talk with one or more of his predecessors but declined to say who.
THE FACTS: That, of course, is wrong.
"What's going to happen is it's going to continue to increase as we move along and we'll have reached 400 million by the end of May and 600 million by the end of July", Biden said.
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