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This is appalling reasoning, but we also need to discuss something else: that's not what The Lancet said, and the underlying source for all this is <drumroll> the very same WHO / Imperial College model that Fox News hosts and other right-wingers have been complaining about. /1
Here's The Lancet:…

Here's the WHO / Imperial College model they link to:…

A "2-4%" reduction was modeled for the UK doing nothing but closing schools for 3 months. It's not a model of what would happened if we re-opened schools. /2
That same report produced the dire projections which prompted many of the shut-down orders in the first place. As it showed, even a 5-month intervention wasn't enough to get cases below US capacity.

And now Fox News is outrageously using the study to push re-opening schools. /3
Dr. Oz was pushing on Hannity a misreading of the same study that Carlson, Ingraham, and Sen Cornyn have been saying is unreliable, while Trump cut funding to the people who made the study.

And none of these ghouls will feel a moment of shame for it. /end
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