US school asks vaccinated teachers to stay away

Published April 28, 2021
The Centner Academy private school building is seen in Miami’s “Design District” on April 27. — AFP
The Centner Academy private school building is seen in Miami’s “Design District” on April 27. — AFP

MIAMI: A private school in Florida has decided to bar teachers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 from coming into contact with students, arguing against all evidence that the educators pose a health risk.

Critics have held up the move by the Centner Academy as a particularly glaring example of the dangers of misinformation as the US works to get its population inoculated.

In an email to parents on Monday, co-founder Leila Centner wrote that vaccinated people “may be transmitting something from their bodies” that could harm others, in particular the “reproductive systems, fertility, and normal growth and development in women and children”

Centner acknowledged that the assertion “is new and is yet to be researched”.

The school urged faculty and staff who have not yet been vaccinated to wait until the end of the school year to do so.

Faculty and staff, the letter said, should hold off on getting vaccinated “until there is further research available on whether this experimental drug is impacting unvaccinated individuals.”

Published in Dawn, April 28th, 2021

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