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WATCH: New York City Teachers Protest in Favor of Vaccine Mandates, School Closures

New York City teachers and school staff rallied outside the Barclays Center on Wednesday to call for mandatory COVID-19 testing, vaccinations for their students, and remote learning.

The protest was held by the “MORE” caucus of the United Federation of Teachers who believe that the Department of Education is not doing enough to prevent the virus from spreading in schools.

One of the teachers that Barely Informed spoke to said that she had three Pfizer shots and still contracted COVID, so therefore she believes that students should be required to be vaccinated as well.

Other protesters lobbied for the schools to be shut down altogether until the omicron surge dies down.

At minimum, the protesters were demanding higher quality masks for teachers and students, as well as mandatory testing.

In a statement responding to the protest, the Department of Education told News 12 that “every school is open today because our Stay Safe, Stay Open plan is working.”

“That plan ramped up testing sites, distributed 1.5 million rapid test kits to students and staff, provided all staff members with KN95 masks, and encouraged all our community members to get tested over break to identify cases. It’s the most ambitious school opening plan in the country, and it keeps our schools the safest place for New York City kids,” the statement continued.

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8 responses to “WATCH: New York City Teachers Protest in Favor of Vaccine Mandates, School Closures”

  1. DontGetGaryWebbed says:

    It’s going to become a trend to claim your immunocompromised like people pretend to have mental disabilities for attention on social media. What are you going to say? Prove it? 🥱

  2. Moiseevy1 says:

    Ohhhh shit is that a Dunce cap?

  3. Aeric says:

    Yeah, there is complete logic breakdown in that second statement. The mass psychoses is alive and well in these people.

  4. Yoel83 says:

    Are all the teachers in New York are ladies with 21 cats? God help us … blue states are going down the shitter…

  5. WeaponizedMemes says:

    Their answers and attitudes enforces the idea for me that the Left cannot be reasoned with and we cannot live peacefully with these people.

  6. TuckR8 says:

    That one lady who got all three shots, contracted covid, and still thinks the shots should be mandated has met the internet’s definition of insanity. They do not work as the news (brought to you by Pfizer) says they do. But, they also can’t admit to being wrong or overreacting for the sake of getting power and passing taxpayer money onto the elites.

  7. CodyandMicayla says:

    The 2nd paragraph made me literally face palm.

  8. ellie says:

    Just one comment

    Where the hell are the parents!!!