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Sarah Mei
+ Your AuthorsArchive @sarahmei Software engineer & founder of @RailsBridge and @LivableCode. Engineering at @BackerKit. Black Lives Matter. she/her Aug. 09, 2021 1 min read

THIS. My kids are both vaccinated, but if they weren’t, I would NOT be sending them back to in-person school at @SFUnified next week.

I think it’s criminal that @SFUnified is forcing young kids who can’t be vaccinated back to in-person school. They’re not offering any viable online option. They’re not requiring teachers or staff to be vaccinated.

This isn’t really my fight - my kids are older, vaccinated, safer. But I am feeling so bad for parents of younger kids in SF right now, and so angry that our school district is putting kids at risk this way.

At the @SFUnified town hall last week, they said 1) few kids get it and 2) when they do, it’s mostly mild.

Both are true, but delivery was tone deaf and ignored parents fears. We don’t have much data about the long term effects of COVID in kids.

The school district shrugging and saying “eh, if kids get covid it’s fine” is irresponsible given the (lack of) data we have.

Not to mention, it’s out of touch with what parents want.


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