Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t have much time left before his retirement at the end of the year.
Until then, he’s sitting back and enjoying his handiwork – the aftermath of two-years of heavy-handed pandemic restrictions.
But now Ted Cruz has introduced a new bill that has Fauci pulling out what’s left of his hair.
Listening to the science
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control released updated COVID-19 guidelines.
The new CDC guidelines lift mandatory quarantines for individuals exposed to the virus, end screening people with no symptoms, and eliminate testing recommendations after potential exposure.
Perhaps most importantly, the CDC no longer distinguishes between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Perhaps the school administrators in our nation’s Capital didn’t get the memo.
Or more likely, they’re too concerned with virtue signaling to pay attention.
Despite the new CDC guidelines, mounds of scientific evidence and all common-sense, government-run schools in Washington, D.C. still require COVID-19 vaccinations to attend classrooms in person.
Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Martha Blackburn of Tennessee have introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would rectify the injustice.
Republican Senators protecting students
According to a press release from Sen. Cruz’ office, if passed, the bill would protect students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city’s COVID-19 vax jab mandate.
Sen. Cruz points out the mandate is particularly harmful to black students – who are vaccinated at a lower rate than other students.
“D.C. public schools are blatantly discriminating against black students in our nation’s capital,” Sen. Cruz said. “The rate of vaccination for black students between the ages of 12 and 15 in Washington, D.C. is 60% – far lower than the city average. D.C. schools has already postponed enforcement of this racist policy until 2023 and they should simply scrap it. Until they do, I will fight for the students of D.C. and work to end this mandate.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Blackburn is eager to right the ship after the pandemic did so much now-proven damage to the state of education in America.
“Right now, any news organization worth its subscription fee is running story after story with evidence that the left’s forever pandemic is destroying the mental and emotional well-being of children,” Sen. Blackburn said. “Yet somehow, right here in our nation’s capital, leaders are depriving students of a basic education if they don’t comply with the District’s highly-politicized vaccine mandate. Getting vaccinated should be a decision between a patient, parent, and doctor – not politicians pressured by big teachers’ unions and radical activists.”
Along with Cruz and Blackburn, Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford of Oklahoma, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, Roger Marshal of Kansas and Rick Scott of Florida – all Republicans – have signed on as cosponsors to the legislation.
The bill is unlikely to stand a chance to be passed in the current Democrat-controlled Upper Chamber, but could get a new life if the GOP wins a majority in the 2022 Midterms.