CNN this week cited reports of multiple Broward County teachers dying of the Chinese coronavirus in a single day and attempted to tie it to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) prioritizing parental freedom in choosing whether to mask their children in school.
CNN cited a local report asserting that three Broward County teachers, as well as one assistant, died of the coronavirus in a single day.
“The county of course in a tense standoff with governor Ron DeSantis with masks. DeSantis is threatening the district for requiring masks to be worn in the schools,” the anchor said.
“Since August 1, were told that Broward County had 138 employees test positive,” he added.
BREAKING: WFOR is reporting that 4 teachers from Broward county have died of covid in a single day.
Three were unvaccinated. We don’t know the status of the 4th. pic.twitter.com/uT4XW7irc5
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) August 13, 2021
However, the Broward Teacher’s Union issued a correction, reducing the number to two teachers:
Correction: The Broward Teachers Union originally announced three teachers had died but has since issued a correction saying two teachers have died. https://t.co/HhErUXgDMR
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 13, 2021
According to Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco, the teachers, as well as the assistant, were in their 40s and 50s. One of the teachers, she added, was unvaccinated due to a preexisting condition. – READ MORE