CNN Misleads on Broward County Teachers Dying of Coronavirus

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.

However, the Broward Teacher’s Union issued a correction, reducing the number to two teachers:

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