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Joe Nocera

Lockdown Critics May Have Some Valid Points

It’s always worth listening to smart people with ideas that go against the grain. 

There could be a way to reopen schools.

There could be a way to reopen schools.

Photographer: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Three months after the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in the U.S., has the time come to start paying more attention to the critics? 

No, not the MAGA types foolishly protesting they have a constitutional right to endanger themselves and others by ignoring social-distancing rules. And not the “it’s-just-the-flu” crowd, either.