She has noted that the CDC put teachers in the same priority group for vaccinations as people over the age of 75.
WASHINGTON-President Biden said he expects a "significant percentage" of K-8 schools to reopen five days a week within his first 100 days in office, after the White House said last week that its pledge to open schools would be met by in-person instruction one day a week. "People just want to know what the White House position is on whether or not teachers have to be vaccinated for kids to return safely to school?"
"There is no evidence that they're not helpful", Biden said of the two vaccines approved in the U.S.
While the new plan allows for classroom learning even if all teachers are not vaccinated against the virus, Walensky warned that there should still be plans to enforce "mitigation strategies". And there is a pretty obvious possibility that more than a few people have declared to be behind this: the fact that teachers unions - a key ally of the Democratic Party - have resisted this guidance, saying teachers need to be vaccinated. "While we are implementing the criteria of the Advisory Committee and of the state and local guidances to get vaccination across these eligible communities, I would also say that safe reopening of schools is not - that vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for safe reopening of schools".
He said it "wasn't a trick question" and asked Sanders whether the White House's position matches the CDC's that teacher vaccinations aren't a prerequisite for opening schools.
In guidelines issued last week, the CDC said students, teachers and staff should be required to wear masks at all times, stay at least 6 feet from one another as much as possible and follow proper hand-washing and cleaning practices. "That's not true; that's what was reported, but it's a mistake in the communication", he said. The money would go to school districts to pay for reducing class sizes to accommodate social distancing, improving ventilation, hiring more janitors and providing more personal protective equipment, according to the proposal. More than 55 million doses have been administered. "I point out to him, no American president can be sustained as a president if he doesn't reflect the values of the United States, and so the idea that I'm not going to speak out against what he's doing in Hong Kong, what he's doing with the Uighurs in western mountains of China, and Taiwan, trying to end the One China Policy by making it forceful, I say - and by the he says - he gets it".
"Sometimes, because things are moving so fast, not because of the burden, it feels like four years", Mr. Biden said.
Mr. Biden's appearance came after his predecessor, Mr. Trump, was acquitted by the Senate in his second impeachment trial.
Senior editor of "Reason", Robby Soave questioned whether the mainstream media and President Biden were "on the same side" Wednesday after critics slammed CNN and host Anderson Cooper for softball questions posed to Biden during a CNN town hall.
President Biden speaking in Milwaukee on Tuesday. "I'm exhausted of talking about Trump".