Science alone can’t tell us whether to open up our states

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The debate over when to open up our states as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic — a decision which rests largely in the hands of governors, mayors and county executives — is cast broadly as one between champions of science and proponents of the need to re-start our economies to help businesses and citizens alike.The Democrats and many members of the scientific community, including Dr. Anthony Fauci Anthony FauciREAD: The Hill’s interview with Anthony Fauci On The Money: Jobless rate exceeds 20 percent in three states | Senate goes on break without passing small business loan fix | Biden pledges to not raise taxes on those making under 0K Overnight Health Care: Fauci on why a vaccine by end of year is ‘aspirational’ | Trump demands governors allow churches to open | Birx says DC metro area has highest positivity rate MORE, have a tendency to argue that “science” proves that we should not rush to open our states too fast. Dr. Fauci recently emphasized that his point of view is based on science: “As I mentioned many times, I give advice and opinion based on evidence-based scientific information.”The Democrats, and even sometimes Dr. Fauci, suggest that aggressive state and local leaders — and …

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