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  • Nikki Mantell

Teachers need to be on vaccine priority list

There’s only so much our teachers can take.

Every school day they put their health at risk, spending six or more hours a day masked up in one room packed with kids from different families, while the rest of us are told to do the opposite and instead work from home in order to stay away from potential carriers of COVID-19. It is a stressful, underfunded job at the best of times, but they are carrying out a Herculean task of doing their main job of teaching as well as enforcing sanitary measures under the strain of this pandemic.

Now to add insult to injury (maybe it’s injury to insult, we still don’t know the potential impact on their health) teachers and support staff find out that one particular kind of mask being distributed in schools and daycares contains potentially hazardous nanoparticles that can be inhaled into the lungs. The exact opposite of a morale boost.

These masks were distributed in our schools in the Hills;