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Whitmer Administration Ignores Science On School Closures

LANSING, Mich., December 3, 2020 – As experts around the nation have begun to admit their mistakes in calling for school closures, Governor Whitmer’s administration is choosing to ignore the science and insist on the continued closure of Michigan schools.

In a Michigan Senate hearing this morning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon insisted they had evidence backing the continued closure of Michigan schools. This comes the same week that Dr. Fauci said that we should “keep the children in school and get them back to school.”. Fox News reported that Dr. Fauci also “noted that the spread of COVID-19 between children was ‘low,’ especially compared to other areas.”.

“Governor Whitmer’s continued insistence that we keep our children out of school, despite the science showing the detrimental effects of this policy, is unconscionable.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “From putting COVID positive patients into nursing homes to closing Michigan schools, Governor Whitmer’s track record of ignoring the science and doubling down on failed policies is an embarrassment to the state and Michiganders are suffering as a result.”