Senior advisor to Former Vice President Biden, Anita Dunn, said on Sunday that he isn’t reopening schools because of the “unpredictable” pandemic.
The comments were made during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Jake Tapper asked, “Is it the Biden administration’s position that all K-12 schools should be back full-time, in-person learning start of next school year? And is the Biden White House willing to push back on any teachers unions or others who stake out any position to the contrary not backed up by science?”
Dunn responded by saying, “Now, he said probably. He didn’t say absolutely. But, given the science, if the vaccination program in this country proceeds, if people do go get their vaccines, there — he does believe that schools should be able to reopen in September, and reopen safely, following the CDC guidelines. But he said probably. He said — did not say absolutely, because we have all seen this since, unfortunately, January of 2020. It’s an unpredictable virus.”
Anita Dunn, an adviser to the President, says that schools should probably reopen in September if people continue to get vaccinated, adding that it is not absolute because "it's an unpredictable virus." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/VzvykrW7sB
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