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Politicians Keep Moving The Goalposts On When America Can Reopen

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The original tagline for our nationwide coronavirus lockdowns were “15 days to slow the spread.” These 15 days were later extended to 30. Now, many governors, mayors and other public officials across the country have extended their lockdowns further.

The stated goals of the original lockdowns, as articulated by the U.S. government, were to “flatten the curve” and avoid overwhelming hospitals. Yet America remains shut down as politicians set new benchmarks that are either vague or seemingly impossible to meet.