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Boner Fight for December 17th, 2020

Boner Candidate #1: BECAUSE WE NEED TO PUNISH THEM.

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — When news began to circulate early Wednesday morning that Utah lawmakers were going to consider $120 million worth of bonuses for Utah’s overworked, overstressed teachers, you could almost hear the shouts of joy across the state. Each teacher was looking at a $1,500 bonus for their remarkable efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Speaker of the Utah House Brad Wilson (R-District 15) dropped an amendment that caught some on the budget committee off guard. Wilson proposed excluding teachers whose school districts had not made an in-person schooling option available to their students. The bombshell was targeting one school district in particular — the Salt Lake City School District, the only district in the state currently holding classes solely online. “As policy makers, that’s sometimes what we do,” said Rep. Brad Last of Hurricane. “Money talks, and we can potentially bring about actions by providing incentives.”

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Boner Candidate #2: LET’S GET ‘EM INFECTED.

“[I]t may be that it will be best if we open up and flood the zone and let the kids and young folk get infected” in order to get “natural immunity…natural exposure,” Alexander wrote on July 24 to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, Caputo and eight other senior officials. Caputo subsequently asked Alexander to research the idea, according to emails obtained by the House Oversight Committee’s select subcommittee on coronavirus. Alexander also argued that colleges should stay open to allow Covid-19 infections to spread, lamenting in a July 27 email to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield that “we essentially took off the battlefield the most potent weapon we had…younger healthy people, children, teens, young people who we needed to fastly [sic] infect themselves, spread it around, develop immunity, and help stop the spread.” Fauci rejects pursuing herd immunity- ‘That’s certainly not my approach’

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