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CNN Finally Calls Out Fox News

CNN has taken the gloves off in its criticism of Fox News, and it is long overdue. In a morning segment yesterday, news anchor Brianna Keilar blasted Fox for “killing people” and “moral crimes” for it’s “anti-science BS” discouraging viewers from being vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 virus. Keilar cited statistics from the National Institutes of Health that unvaxed people are 20 times more likely to die of Covid than those who are vaccinated, 17 times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to be infected.

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Schools Stick to Masking Mandate

The Falls Church City School Board, having joined a lawsuit this week to challenge the constitutionality of new Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order prohibiting mandatory masking in public schools, proceeded with its mandatory masking policy at its meeting this Tuesday amid reports that the Covid-19 pandemic is now abating precipitously in this region.

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Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA The ordinance referenced below was given first reading on January 10, 2022. A public hearing, second reading, and final City Council action is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters […]

Letters

Letter to the Editor: In Response to Plastic Bag Tax Letter Last Week

I wanted to call out the logical fallacy printed in Shirley Connuck’s letter to the editor published online on 1/18/21 as a classic example of the fallacy of relative privation. Just because someone else somewhere else has it worse (in this case 30 cents per bag vs our 5 cents per bag) doesn’t mean that the problem at hand is not a problem. Would she say the same thing about a much more serious issue such as clean water for example? “Where I lived in country xyz we had to drink bottled water and couldn’t use tap so people in Flint, MI should just stop complaining.”

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Letter to the Editor: Parents Concerned Over Lifted Mask Mandates

We moved to Falls Church City in part for the excellent schools, which has been the case. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, our school system has been a beacon of stability in this turbulent time. We are known for our small class sizes and baccalaureate program. However, we and many concerned parents were surprised to see that FCCPS were the odd man out with our surrounding school systems on whether or not to lift masks. Falls Church City always says it will be in synch with our sister school systems of Fairfax and Arlington counties. We have done that with school calendars and other major decisions. Yet when it is time to take a stand and defend the health of our students, teachers, and community, we said we had to think about it and will decide later.