PEARLAND, Texas – COVID-19 is real, people are getting sick and some are dying.
“We take precaution as much as we can,” said Jeremiah Rocha, a young father.
Despite the seriousness of the virus, there are people who remain highly skeptical of the reported case numbers, positivity rates, and other related statistics.
But is the coronavirus a scam?
“Why was she asking her students that in the first place,” asked parent James Benny? “What was she trying to get out of it?”
That was a question asked by a science teacher at Pearland Junior High East. It was posed in a quiz given to a class on the district’s Canvas learning management system. True or false were the answer choices and for those who said false -- they got the answer wrong.
The quiz raised a bit of a firestorm online when it went viral.
“That’s the kids’ opinion,” said Tina Burns, a mother of daughters. “So I mean, it’s not a right or wrong answer.”