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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:10 PM

8 Tennessee public school employees dead from COVID in first month of school





8 Tennessee public school employees dead from COVID in first month of school
No government or private agency is keeping comprehensive count of deaths


https://tennesseelookout.com/2021/09/09/a-grim-statistic-tennessee-public-school-employees-die-of-covid-19/

By: Anita Wadhwani - September 9, 2021 5:00 am



Just before she went to bed on Tuesday, Tennessee Education Association president Beth Brown got word of yet another public school teacher who died this week as a result of COVID-19. Brown returned to what has now become a painful but familiar ritual since the pandemic first began.

“One of the very last things I did last night was write a note of sympathy,” Brown said Wednesday. “Unless we get more mitigation measures in place, this is going to keep happening.”


At least eight Tennessee public school employees – three elementary school teachers, one pre-k assistant, a cafeteria worker, a bus driver and two high school teachers – have died since the school year began after contracting COVID-19. The total is an imperfect tally of a grim statistic that no one government agency or private entity is currently monitoring in a systematic way.


The state Department of Education does not keep track of COVID-19 deaths of school employees, according to spokesman Brian Blackley. The Tennessee Education Association does not keep a formal count either. ........................
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A spokesperson for Gov. Bill Lee, sent a list of the deceased employees and asked for the comment about what the deaths meant to the governor, did not respond Wednesday.

Since last weekend, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, has been posting on social media local news reports of teachers’ deaths as a result of complications from COVID-19 with urgent messages about the need for universal masking in schools and vaccinations among eligible Tennesseans......................................

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Reply 8 Tennessee public school employees dead from COVID in first month of school (Original post)
riversedge Sep 14 OP
SoCalDavidS Sep 14 #1
dewsgirl Sep 14 #2
lagomorph777 Sep 14 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Sep 14 #4
Mary in S. Carolina Sep 14 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:11 PM

1. Thoughts. Check. Prayers. Check. All Good. nt

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:20 PM

2. 👍tots and pears.👍

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:51 PM

3. How many were vaccinated? How many were masked?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 04:05 PM

4. Republicans and Betsy Devos

Wanted to ruin public school so there would only be school for rich christian whites.

Kill off enough public school teachers than they'll get thier evil wish to privatize it for profits..

I so hate fucking republican,
conservative
assholes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 04:22 PM

5. POC are dying 2 to 1

For every white person that dies of Covid, 2 POC die - please see the CDC numbers - I am hoping I am reading this wrong. We really need some additional outreach.

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