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BREAKING CDC Report Shows How Quickly An Unvax'd/Unmasked Bay Area Teacher Infected Over A Dozen Of Her Students And Some Of Their Parents



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(August 28, 2021, 12:05 p.m.) -- A breaking CDC report shows how quickly an unvaccinated/unmasked Bay Area teacher infected over a dozen of her students and some of their parents, apparently by reading to them in class. The teacher allegedly did so thinking some of her COVID-19 symptoms were simply allergies.

LBUSD (School Bd and management) DOESN'T require its teachers to show proof they're vaccinated against COVID-19; it requires teachers to mask but lets them "test weekly" as an alternative to vaccination.

The SF Chronicle adds these details to the Bay Area infection.

"...An unvaccinated Marin County elementary school teacher caused an outbreak of COVID-19 among students and parents at the school in May, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak at a parochial school led to 27 total cases -- five adults, including the teacher -- and 22 students or siblings.

Of the five infected adults, only two were unvaccinated -- the teacher and one parent. All the students involved are too young to be eligible for vaccination. Of the 18 cases that were sequenced, all were found to be the fast-spreading delta variant.

The rash of infections highlights just how contagious the delta variant is, underscoring "the importance of vaccinating school staff members who are in close indoor contact with children ineligible for vaccination as schools reopen," the CDC report said. Marin Countyís high vaccination rate -- 72% of eligible people at the time of the outbreak -- likely prevented further spread of the coronavirus, the report added.

"This specific outbreak was kind of surprising to us, because at the time we didnít really know very much about delta,' said Tracy Lam-Hine, an epidemiologist at Marin County Public Health, which led the investigation. He and his team then voluntarily submitted it to the CDC..."

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Additional coverage of CDC report:

NBC Bay Area:

ABC Bay Area:

Also USA Today here, Guardian here CNN here.

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LBUSD says all of its unvaccinated students (including those under age 12 not currently authorized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine) will undergo self-administered "surveillance testing" involving anterior nasal swabs (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)

Despite the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, LBUSD plans to reopen its classrooms on August 31, offering parents a minimum legal option for independent study (LBREPORT.com coverage here.)

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