The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing.
One respondent popped their head out the rabbit hole to claim government was hiding evidence of hundreds of deaths resulting from vaccination. So the entire health workforce is collaborating in a conspiracy? It’s probably best that someone with this talent for forensic analysis is not left alone with children.
The rapid development of not one, but several vaccines for COVID is the most stunning success in biomedical history. If people choose to ignore this and take their chances with the virus, that’s their lookout. But not if they are in daily contact with other people’s children.
Teachers who feel affronted by the vaccine mandate need a lesson in ethics and responsibility. So here it is: Consider the unvaccinated and unmasked Californian teacher who infected half the class of primary aged students. Those students then infected family and friends. Other staff were also infected.
Did the teacher involved act ethically and responsibly? If you’re a teacher and you can’t answer ‘No’ then schools are not an appropriate workplace for you. BTW California now has a vaccine mandate for teachers.