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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:57 AM

3 school teachers in Winkelman (AZ) get COVID-19, one later dies

Go ahead Betsy Devos push that opening schools back up meme.

"She bought face shields, she practiced social distancing. She did everything she could to avoid this virus .... "


By: Associated Press Posted at 6:34 PM, Jul 12, 2020 and last updated 6:34 PM, Jul 12, 2020

PHOENIX — Three school teachers in the small eastern Arizona community of Winkelman tested positive for the coronavirus last month and one of them died, according to a Phoenix television station.


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“She notified me that they wanted to intubate her and put her on a ventilator,” Jesse Byrd said of his wife. “That was the last time I was allowed to speak with her.”

Byrd said he wasn’t allowed to be at his wife’s side when she died June 26 after being hospitalized for almost two weeks.

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“She bought face shields, she practiced social distancing. She did everything she could to avoid this virus, Luke Byrd said of his mother, who was a teacher for nearly 40 years and came out of retirement to help more students.

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/3-school-teachers-in-winkelman-get-covid-19-one-later-dies

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Reply 3 school teachers in Winkelman (AZ) get COVID-19, one later dies (Original post)
Botany Jul 2020 OP
riversedge Jul 2020 #1
femmocrat Jul 2020 #2
LisaL Jul 2020 #3

Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:14 AM

1. may her family and friends find peace

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:17 AM

2. This is another danger of opening the schools.

Read or heard that 25% of teachers are immuno-compromised. It’s not safe for the adults either.

Thinking back to when I was working, I remember teachers and staff with all manner of co-morbidity including cancer. Plus we had kids with various conditions including cancer, diabetes, asthma, you-name-it. We had lots of special needs students.

This is madness.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:44 AM

3. It's especially not safe for adults.

Most children/teenagers do seem to have milder symptoms. But older teachers with pre-existing conditions will be at great risk. Special needs students with pre-existing conditions will also be at great risk.

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