The CDC will not revise guidelines for schools reopening, Director Dr. Robert Redfield says. His comments come a day after Trump tweeted that he disagreed with the guidelines. Follow live updates:
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Custodian Tracy Harris cleans chairs in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School on July 8 in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/APDr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised, but additional reference documents will be provided.
“Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities that are trying to open K-through-12s,” Redfield said on Good Morning America Thursday. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help schools be able to use the guidance we put forward.”
In response to comments about the guidelines being too tough or impractical, Redfield said this depends on how the guidelines are put together.“Right now, we’re continuing to work with the local jurisdictions to how they want to take the portfolio of guidance that we’ve given to make them practical for their schools to reopen,” he said.
Redfield described the guidelines as “intentionally non-prescriptive,” and said that the range of guidelines given were to offer schools the option of what will work best for them.Redfield said the CDC would work with any local jurisdiction on how best to use the guidelines to reopen their schools in the safest way, and that it would “personally sadden” him if people were to use the guidelines and concerns about them as a reason to stay closed.
“It’s a critical public health initiative right now to get these schools reopened and to do it safely,” Redfield said. Read more: CNN Breaking News »
It's like the monster movies from outer space. Every institution has been taken over. Who runs America, the President or CDC? What a SHAME ! Good to know they aren't caving If I agreed w/ Trump & covid19 is just another standard yearly flu & send kids to school before real vaccine developed...then...I'll cry my heart out & guilt of blood on my hands when my family's members die bcuz of my beyond stupidity decision gamble their lives w/ covid19. NOT
Until the vaccine is developed and officially working, the kids are home schooling and in the end of all this they'll live to tell another day. No one cares what TraitorTrump thinks. feagley4 Stand tall my friend. Bullies don't like being stood up to. Stop being scared 😱 of this 70 year old child If the CDC had done that, they would’ve lost all future credibility.
yashar Bravo CDCgov ! COVIDIOTS COVID__19 Would not listen to a word these motherfuckers say. Keep kids safe. Politicians are going to get teachers and kids killed. DavidJollyFL Finally. A hint of backbone. Thank you Dr. Redfield! Trump can’t even pass a SAT test Why should anyone believe his hunches thoughts guesses ideas Uninformed Uneducated Uncaring Unreliable Unfortunately still here The UN POTUS BUT HE IS THE POSOTUS
Why reopen schools when there's no vaccine? Good There's no way school's need to reopen safety first and im not comfortable with the reopening guidelines. Great news! I was so worried about America’s children. We should never jeopardize our children’s health, especially for political gain! The war between power and common sense, and we are paying the price 😔
Do your damned jobs and quit acting like puppets. None of you will be believed after this. You are on the Trumptanic. TrumpIsANationalDisgrace Trumptanic Good. Don’t bow down to the ingrate in the wh Good. It seems the Director grew some balls overnight! Redfield discovered his balls after 3 years of searching.
SiggySyzygy Goodbye CDC...Local health departments, you're on your own...WCCHD Thank goodness this agency is not owned by T-P. Who are 'carriers for most viruses? Kids? Get your estate in order. The Estate Plan Workbook HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN WILL! yashar Everyone is saying good but have you seen the CDC school reopening guidelines?! They're so unreasonable and frankly impossible to adhere to.
No one would have trusted revised guidelines for schools coming from the CDC in this context. The pressure from Trump made it so this is the only choice the CDC had to keep some amount of credibility. Redfield is a ball-less fuck! Stand up to him! Where is the CDC that was in action when Ebola broke out? I want that CDC team!
Backbone! Great! Good for them. integrity The guidelines are just that. The virus is here to stay for a while. Vaccine and therapy, based on past anti- viral success are at least couple of years away. Since this virus is neither 100% contagious nor 100% lethal, prudent to use common sense. We stand with our POTUS TrumpPence2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
CDCgov CDCDirector Thank you Dr. Redfield for standing up for facts, science, evidence, TRUTH. Do not sell your soul to the Devil of politics. 'Thou shall not kill'. As physicians, we are sworn to protect life and do no harm. MaskOn Finally...someone who tells him to kick rocks. DANGER! Yeah let’s listen to Trump. He’s definitely an expert on the subject. Said no one anywhere about anything. Except lying prolly.
DavidJollyFL Is the good Dr. Growing a set? I sure hope so or he will be complicit in the deaths that occur because of his following the Orange covidiot. Good. No way would I send a child to school unless my state had the pandemic under control. Interesting that Texas and Florida were the first states to mandate schools reopening.
Please stand your ground CDCDirector .CDCgov says 🖕realDonaldTrump DavidJollyFL Do I see a tiny set of bollocks forming? StephenGutowski What are their guidelines? Prayers he doesn’t cave. Prayers Awesome job CDC take a stand and do what you do best protect America finally see the light Nice to see someone with a brain out there.
Good follow the science not the Bully in the room! DavidJollyFL If you're in a blue state, listen to your governor. If you're in a red state, listen to a blue state governor. That is all. Nice too see someone w/balls DavidJollyFL I think this is good, but there's always a trick. We'll see. One thing I know out here on the left coast is we will make our own decisions about schools, period. realDonaldTrump BetsyDeVosED have zero cred & are utterly irrelevant.
Thank god Good for him, they shouldn’t be revised if the guidelines aren’t being revised for everything. The CDC: DavidJollyFL Dr. Redfield apparently decided to try to salvage his reputation. Nice to see someone at the CDC has grown a vestigial backbone. For the sake of students, teachers, staff and their families, I hope it holds.
He’ll probably get fired in true tRump fashion. Collisions collisions!! Nobody cares that Trump disagrees with the guidelines. He's not the parents of all the kids in America, so his opinion means exactly shit squat to us. We will listen to what scientists have to say, not what some guy who cheated on his SAT's says.
Reopening schools were ' very tough ',Vice President Mike Pence announced CDC would change those coronavirus guidelines. Trump blasts CDC guidelines on reopening schools. Is this for real? DO NOT REVISE GUIDELINES to kiss someone’s uneducated butt.He has no intelligent logic to disagree with the CDC to further endanger the kids due to his pompous ego. If ALL LIVES MATTER (his anti abortion stance), the kids who are here matter even more incl. the ones in cages.
u mean because if they had, they would've had NO COJONES left ? true dat TheyNeedtoMakeSureTheirCojonesDOntSHrink BecauseSOMEcrazyGuyKeepsGrabbingTHemByTheCrotchANdThowingAMericaUnderTheBus Trump is not King of America. We don't even know if he was illegally elected. Did he trade our secrets via CIA for election help. Why hasn't he been charged with Treason? NEVER TRUST A REPUBLICAN.
Make children suffer? Act sensibly If this is accurate, this may be the first really open break with the words and actions of an administration that has caused untold additional deaths by its denials and disdain for science and expert opinions The source of defiance is unexpected Another reason I’m glad I homeschool.
And let him prepare to be fired! And will the CDCgov meet with representatives from the NEAToday to fine tune these ‘not new guidelines, rather additional reference documents’, or just make it up in a vacuum with dipshit DeVos? CDCgov How do you expect to retain any credibility if you change your school opening guidelines to meet a political agenda? Tell me, CDC! I want to know! Why should I ever believe you after this? WHY?
Here's what the CDC's current guidelines for reopening schools say. They were last updated on the agency's website in May. The CDC is a private Corp we should defund and have a agency that want the best interest of t e American people and not the Gates foundation Ok CNN Redfield described the guidelines as “intentionally non-prescriptive,” and said that the range of guidelines given were to offer schools the option of what will work best for them.
ELI5 style As long as every republican sends their kid to school without daily testing and allows them to visit grandparents, it's all good. Inapt POTUS: Hello Biden the White house is all yours after Nov the 4th.. Vietnam war dodger crook, Crafty, cunning and yet a Clueless Covfefe Trump needs a miracle to win & miracles are hard to come by Shed red Go blue RussiaGate
Trump trashes CDC school-reopening guidelines -- then CDC updates themAfter President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagreed with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are 'very tough' and 'expensive,' the agency said it would issue new recommendations next week. Once again money over lives. Trump is a whole BITCH‼️ 'These are our scientific recommendations for ... ' 'Raaaah! I *** you all, baxterdz!' 'These are our NEW recommendations based on ... uhm ... careful thinking, very careful, many people say that.'
Trump threatens federal funding for schools, says he disagrees with CDC over reopening guidelinesPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened federal funding for schools and said he disagreed with CDC guidelines for reopening them, increasing pressure... So he wants schools to open but... with... less? funding? Smh. This all to distract from Russia bounty keep calling him out on that please. Trump's brain is broken. let Florida be the Guinea pig. let them open first. No value for human life whatsoever
Trump Criticizes CDC Guidelines for Schools ReopeningPresident Trump said he disagreed with government guidelines for safely reopening schools and threatened to cut off federal funding for those that remain closed, escalating his campaign to get children back in the classroom despite a surge in coronavirus cases. This is no surprise. He hasn't gotten one thing right with the pandemic. Sad! If the schools are closed, there is no need for federal funding, is there?
Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on schools after Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Pence said. 'Analyzing and interpreting graphs and data' 0/10 Flattening COVID numbers He's insane.
Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on schools after Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Pence said. So science is taking a back seat to the word of trump Send Manafort back to prison.