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How An Unvaccinated, Unmasked Teacher Infected Half Students In A Classroom With Delta Covid-19 In California

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Cnn has reported that California public health officials on Friday say an unvaccinated elementary school teacher who took off their mask to read to students ended up infecting more than half of them last May, and the infected students went on to infect other students, their family members, as well as the community members.

The report quoted US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky saying “the teacher undermined efforts to protect children too young to be vaccinated”

According to a team at Marin County, Public Health who investigated and reported in the CDC’s weekly report on death and disease, the teacher was said to come to school while they had Covid-19 symptoms, took off their mask, and read to the pupils while taking the symptoms to indicated mere allergies and not an infection. This led to 12 students being infected out of 22 students in a classroom including eight out of 10 students in the two front rows.

The report read further that “The school required teachers and students to mask while indoors; interviews with parents of infected students suggested that students’ adherence to masking and distancing guidelines in line with CDC recommendations was high in class. However, the teacher was reportedly unmasked on occasions when reading aloud in class.”

The resultant effect was that 27 people, including the teacher, were infected, but none were seriously ill and they all recovered. The cases that were analyzed indicated the students had been infected by the Delta variant of coronavirus, although the researchers said they were not necessarily able to test everyone who may have been infected in the outbreak.

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