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At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there were concerns among some Americans that the authoritarians within our government would find a way to use the crisis to exert ever-more control over the citizenry of this great nation. It would be another unwilling exchange of freedom for security, and tighten the government’s grip on the working class.
Of course, the media and some on the left denied all of this, using fear to motivate us to take coronavirus as seriously as they tell us to.
But now we’ve arrived at a bit of a crossroads, as the delta variant tests the government’s so-far benign approach to viral mandates. In places where freedom is sometimes assuaged under the will of the elected, new precautions are being codified.
California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and staff in K-12 public and private schools to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday.
The statewide vaccine mandate comes as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns of the highly contagious delta variant.
The new policy will affect the state’s 320,000 public school teachers, more than 250,000 support staff — from cafeteria employees to cleaners — and at least 80,000 private school employees, according to the California Department of Education and labor unions. It will also apply to school volunteers.
The news epitomizes the left-right paradigm of this moment in American history, as states such as Florida and Texas do just the opposite, banning mask-mandates and proof of vaccination requirements by businesses under their jurisdiction.
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