Disturbing: NY Times Loves Principal Harassing Students Over Vaccinations

Student privacy? It’s something I have never heard of. When it is appropriate, the concept can be cheerfully dismissed New York TimesA tactic to get children vaccinated for COVID (a virus that poses very little risk to their health)

Times reporter Jan Hoffman earned the front page Sunday with her story on child vaccination and a D.C. school principal who doesn’t much respect medical privacy: “Wary Parents Are Target of New Appeals to Vaccinate Children 5-11.”

The school principal had been asking Kemika Cosey for weeks: Will she allow her 7-year-old and 11 year old children to have Covid shots?

Ms. Cosey was firm. A hard no.

But Mr. Kip — Brigham Kiplinger, the principal of Garrison Elementary School in Washington, D.C. — swatted away the “no’s.”

This was the only sign Principal Kiplinger had strayed from his educational responsibilities.

Ever since the federal government authorized the coronavirus vaccine for children 5 through 11 nearly three months ago, Mr. Kip has been calling the school’s parents, texting, nagging, cajoling daily. Acting as a vaccine advocate A job normally performed by health professionals or public officials.— is a central part of his education. “The vaccine is the most important thing happening this year to keep kids in school,” Mr. Kiplinger said.

Restricting teachers unions will be the key to keeping children in school.

Largely through Mr. Kiplinger’s skill as a parent-vax whisperer, Garrison Elementary has turned into a public health anomaly: Eighty percent of the 250 Garrison Wildcats in grades kindergarten through fifth grade now have at least one shot, he said.

But as the Omicron variant has stormed through America’s classrooms, sending students home and, in some cases, to the hospital, the rate of vaccination overall for America’s 28 million Children in the 5-11 age range are even more vulnerable than experts thought.….

Hoffman used dubious science as evidence to support mass COVID vaccines for children.

Public health officials say that persuading parents to get their younger children vaccinated is crucial not only to sustaining in-person education but also to containing the pandemic overall. With adult vaccination hitting a ceiling — 74 percent of Americans who are 18 and older are now fully vaccinated, and most of those who aren’t seem increasingly immovable — unvaccinated elementary school children remain a large, turbulent source of spread. Unknowingly, these children can spread viruses countless times per day by travelling to and from school via buses.

Children are less likely to be vaccinated than adults and represent the least risk.

There are many reasons parents hesitate to give their children. With their natural protective instincts for their children’s safety, They are vulnerable to widespread misinformation….


The proliferation of Covid-crowded Hospitals, the high contagious nature of Omicron and sick children are all a result of the overpopulation of these hospitals., many parents, still swayed by last year’s surges that were generally not as rough on children as adults, do not believe the virus is dangerous enough to warrant risking their child’s health on a novel vaccine.

Principal Kiplinger, who is seen as a heroic figure for his bullying tactics and division of pupils by their vaccination status, is hailed as hero. The possibilities are almost impossible to comprehend. TimesCheering on a religious principal who demands that students identify their religion by raising their hands.

He is a badger in every way possible: At lunchtime, he asks his students to show him their Covid shots.

“I’m a real pain in the ass,” he admitted. “I lovingly harass them.”

(The Times hasn’t always been so copacetic and encouraging about principals demanding the details of his students’ personal life.)

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