Alex Berenson: Coronavirus deaths in Texas a fraction of what they were in New York
Texas sets second daily record for COVID-19 cases in 4 days; reaction from former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson.
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson slammed teachers unions for being against reopening schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Across the country, teachers unions are largely in favor of postponing the reopening of schools, which have been closed since March as the pandemic was underway. In Wisconsin, the teachers unions of the state's five biggest school districts are urging Democratic Gov. Tony Ivers to keep classes online at the beginning of the school year. In Florida, teachers unions even filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for pushing ahead in getting children in the classroom despite the rise in COVID cases.
Berenson has been an outspoken critic against what he calls "coronavirus alarmism."
"I realize the teachers unions hate @realDonaldTrump far more than they care about kids, but they would be wise to consider the consequences of the game they’re playing here," Berenson tweeted. "If parents believe the public schools can’t be trusted to run, they will find new options."
President Trump and the White House have repeatedly urged schools across the nation to reopen in the fall, warning that the consequences for children and parents may outweigh the risks of spreading the disease.
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"The science should not stand in the way of this, but as Dr. Scott Atlas said — I thought this was a good quote, 'Of course, we can do it. Everyone else in the Western world, our peer nations are doing it. We are the outlier here,'" White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said last week, quoting the former Stanford Medical Center neurology chief.
However, other countries also brought their coronavirus outbreaks under control, unlike the United States. A major study out of South Korea found that children between the ages of 10 and 19 can actually spread coronavirus as well as adults do.
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