My Take: By Matthew McCully

My Take: By Matthew McCully

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week the topic was vaccination priorities.

For Pete’s sake, vaccinate teachers.
No one will say it, so I will. And why no one will say it is frustrating in the beyond.
Maybe we’re all channeling our inner uber-polite Canadian. Oh no, please, you first, I’m fine.
Maybe they should give out Tim Hortons coffee with the vaccine.
Teachers’ unions can’t push forcefully for it because it would make them look entitled.
School boards won’t ask for it because they’ve either become service centres (aka government agencies), or they tried, but are too busy fighting on another front.
No one wants to cut the line.
Well newsflash, schools have been super spreaders since the beginning of the pandemic.
Our leaders are responsible for making tough decisions, and tough decisions aren’t always popular.
This is a vaccination campaign, not a re-election campaign. It’s time to snuff out the deadly elephant in the classroom.

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