(ConservativeUnit.com)- Leaked audio released on Wednesday proves that public officials are using the Chinese coronavirus as a political tool to hurt President Donald Trump in the run-up to the November election. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer can be heard in the audio saying that she expects K-12 schools in America’s biggest county will open up after the election.
It’s scary for two reasons. First of all, it means children won’t be going back to school until November. Secondly, it means public health officials are lying about what is necessary and making decisions about education based on what is politically convenient for them.
Steve Gregory, a radio reporter for KFI News, said that he had received an audio recording of a call between Ferrer and various school administrators, medical professionals, and school nurses, making the statement.
“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November,” she said in the recording. “When we look at the timing of everything, it seems to us a more realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re going to be where we are now until we are done with the election.”
What exactly does an election have to do with whether or not it is safe for children to go back to school? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already publicly stated that children should be going back to school owing to the fact that the virus poses only a small risk to young people.
You can hear the recording on the John and Ken Show here.
On the show, Gregory reported that he reached out to the health department after obtaining the audio and asked when schools would reopen, to which they responded with a “word salad.”
“I got a response back that is basically this world salad,” he said. “It’s one big long paragraph of a word salad. It’s not even worth reading because all that it said was, ‘we’re reassessing all of the time, and as soon as we do the in=person learning with the high risk, high need students, the special needs, we will reassess for everyone else,’” he said.
“That was their official answer as to when the schools were going to reopen,” he added.
Gregory also said that while listening to the audio he realized that Ferrer drew attention to the election not once, but twice. He claims he tried to ask Ferrer about her comments during a conference call on Wednesday but wasn’t given a chance to ask.
Playing politics with children’s education…real classy!