And then the sense of anxiety that our governor's interfering with the safety protocols and wanting to block the mask mandate because they know it's an extra layer of protection. And then the deaths that were reported. — Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco
And then the sense of anxiety that our governor's interfering with the safety protocols and wanting to block the mask mandate because they know it's an extra layer of protection. And then the deaths that were reported. — Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco

He's just pushing his political agenda to cater to the same constituents that were pro-Donald Trump. I think because they scream louder, [he thinks] there must be more of them than the constituents that are taking this virus really [seriously] and want to be safe and secure. — Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco
He's just pushing his political agenda to cater to the same constituents that were pro-Donald Trump. I think because they scream louder, [he thinks] there must be more of them than the constituents that are taking this virus really [seriously] and want to be safe and secure. — Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco

3 Florida Educators Die Of COVID-19 Within 24 Hours As Schools Prepare To Reopen
Less than a week before schools are set to reopen in Florida's Broward County, local union officials say three educators have died of complications from the coronavirus. The deaths were all recorded within a 24-hour span, according to union officials representing employees of the local school district.

Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco said the start of the new school year has been a mix of emotions as the first day approaches.

"The whole excitement of going back was just running through our teachers when we went back to work on Wednesday," Fusco told NPR by phone Saturday. "And then the sense of anxiety that our governor's interfering with the safety protocols and wanting to block the mask mandate because they know it's an extra layer of protection. And then the deaths that were reported."

Fusco said 48-year-old Pinewood Elementary teacher and union steward Janice Wright, 49-year-old Dillard Elementary teacher Katina Jones and 49-year-old teaching assistant Yolonda Hudson-Williams, also of Dillard Elementary, were the educators who lost their lives to COVID-19 this past week.


None of them were vaccinated, Fusco said.

"He's just pushing his political agenda to cater to the same constituents that were pro-Donald Trump," Fusco said of the governor. "I think because they scream louder, [he thinks] there must be more of them than the constituents that are taking this virus really [seriously] and want to be safe and secure."
Read the full article: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/08/14/1027730035/broward-county-florida-teachers-covid-coronavirus-deaths