NYC Mayor warns public school shutdowns to begin Monday, what happens to our children?

November 13, 2020

Can you imagine what is happening to these children in our major urban centers, like New York City trying to remote learn on lockdowns? What about the children in poverty? What about children in low to middle class incomes with multiple siblings and only one computer?

He urged all parents of the public-school system to prepare for remote learning as early as Monday, saying that city schools were more likely to close because of rising coronavirus cases.

Why is this all the sudden a priority? NYC Mayor de Blasio threatens New Yorkers with $1000 fine for forgoing masks didn’t mandate that there be no celebrations in the streets after the election due to the rising Covid-19 cases, which by the way existed prior to this week.

So why now?

It’s political. I hate to be the harbinger of bad news but I really believe that the Democrats push to shut down schools and businesses before Biden officially takes office, is to give him a boost once he does. It also effects the economy and President Donald Trump, should he not succeed in getting the courts to invalidate the ballots the Republicans say are illegitimate, giving the Democrats the time needed to implement their plans.

We’ve been told that masks work. We’ve been told that young children are rarely affected and rarely transmit the virus. We’ve been told that there’s a vaccine that is 90 % effective at stopping the spread.

So why the urgency then?

Can you imagine what is happening to these children in our major urban centers, like New York City trying to remote learn on lockdowns? What about the children in poverty? What about children in low to middle class incomes with multiple siblings and only one computer?

Sara A Carter

According to the Wall Street Journal people in NYC that tested positive for Covid-19 hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data.

The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

de Blasio didn’t even bother to give parents enough time to prepare. He made the announcement in a radio interview saying that parents need a backup plan for their children as early as Monday, and adding that he hopes “if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks.”

Remember earlier this year, it was 15 days to slow the spread. How long did that last – well, just about six months or more for many people. Then it was “flatten the curve” and we’ve still been trying to flatten some curve that no normal person can quite explain. It’s unbelievable.

Can you imagine what is happening to these children in our major urban centers, like New York City trying to remote learn on lockdowns? What about the children in poverty? What about children in low to middle class incomes with multiple siblings and only one computer?

What about parents who can’t supervise their children because they can’t afford child care? It’s easy for de Blasio, because he doesn’t have these worries and because frankly this is more than worrying about the spread of a virus that we actually have a vaccine for now, it’s all political.

“If we shut down, the goal is to reopen and then stay reopened, obviously,” de Blasio said, adding that reopening may take some time.

See, he’s already warning New Yorkers that this could last a long time. We shouldn’t be so easy to accept what these politicians are doing and we shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions, particularly when it effects our freedom, our children and our business.

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