The COVID pandemic has led to an explosion of government power driven by the far-Left.
And they’re not letting it go without a fight.
Now, left-wing Teachers Unions are working with Joe Biden to reimpose mask mandates across America.
If the past year and a half has shown Americans anything, it is that government power can and will explode in the middle of a crisis.
The COVID pandemic has led to one of the largest expansions of government spending and authority in human history.
More money has been spent combating COVID and the economic fallout from the virus than was spent on defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II.
But as the pandemic seemingly comes to an end, there are still those in government who want to retain their newfound government powers.
And now, they’re working to reimpose mask mandates across America.
Townhall reports, “On Tuesday afternoon the Centers for Disease Control officially recommended vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors. For children under 12, the CDC wants mask worn for hours inside the classroom.”
The CDC guidelines state, “CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.”
This comes after the CDC stated that mask mandates would not be needed for kids in school, a position the Federal agenda re-iterated just weeks ago.
Now, at the urging of left-wing teachers unions, the agenda is reversing course, beginning what critics say is the start of a new round of mask mandates to combat the Delta Variant that has captured the media’s attention in recent weeks.
“So, why the mask mandate for children? Look no further than the teachers unions, who have been lobbying the CDC to issue mask guidelines for students. In May, when the CDC repealed mask guidelines for the vaccinated, which they reversed this week, the country’s largest teacher’s unions insisted kids still wear them,” adds Townhall.
Teachers Unions across the country came under considerable fire last year for dragging their feet when it came to reopening schools, despite earlier statements from the CDC and others that it was safe to do so.
Many Democrat politicians also went along with the plans to keep schools closed as long as possible, only urging the re-opening of schools after President Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election.
Now that Biden is in office, the push to fully reopen schools met renewed resistance from Teachers Unions, which have tried to tag many left-wing political goals to any plans to fully reopen schools, including things that have nothing to do with education at all, including demands for full socialized medicine, the Green New Deal, and an implementation of Critical Race Theory.
With much of that agenda now stalled in Congress, Teachers Unions are once again trying to shut down much of the American economy by reimposing mask mandates, starting with public schools.