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Has 11 years experience.

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg,CV. Has 36 years experience.

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

Beerman, BSN

Has 11 years experience.

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 44 years experience.

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 11 years experience.

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.  

 

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. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

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? 

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg,CV. Has 36 years experience.

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.

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 49 years experience.

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

 

Beerman, BSN

Has 11 years experience.

2 hours ago, herring_RN said:

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

 

Me too.  Have you heard if Congess even caring about this?  I mean, they have been going back and forth for awhile, but really not with much sense of urgency...just political games.  They don't really give a crap about us.

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

Feb 11, 2021 President Biden announced the administration had secured 200 million additional doses from Pfizer and Moderna to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This will be enough supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July.

 

School employees are currently getting vaccinated here in Alaska. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

1 hour ago, Beerman said:

Me too.  Have you heard if Congess even caring about this?  I mean, they have been going back and forth for awhile, but really not with much sense of urgency...just political games.  They don't really give a crap about us.

So Beerman, why won't you go on the record re what do you think Biden will achieve so we have a measure for the future of your assessment skills? Surely you believe in what you say? 

I've gone on the record and I will be the first person to acknowledge if I am wrong and review my process. 

You see as an enlightened person I understand that I will not be right always and I am completely willing to accept additional ways to improve myself. 

I read your posts so I want to understand your process for making your assertions. That's reasonable, right? 

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

I started a Biden thread on the "Blue side".   It stopped at 53 replies.   My President Trump thread I started in February 2017 had 9,600 replies and I'm proud of that one.   LOL

Schools are open here in Florida the land of no covid restrictions. The governor has denied teachers under the age of 65 the vaccine so far.

Must be a slow news day over at Fox News as they have no Biden stories.  CNN has a story about the new Biden routine in the Oval Office (early bedtimes) today so I don't have much to contribute.  LOL

Biden will have much to criticize and scrutinize in the coming four years for sure.  His fact check is full of falsehoods, but at not any that I can see since he became President.  By this time Donald Trump had hundreds of them.  

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/list/?category=&ruling=false&speaker=joe-biden

 

Edited by Tweety

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

This photo made my heart ache as first Valentine Day without my husband--we had this type relationship for 44 years.  Chef son did make Valentines Day breakfast and dinner to help heal the ache.

 

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