Following the science

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Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – Throughout history, science and politics have made for strange bedfellows. Although they seemingly rely on one another, sometimes the message of the scientist is not politically convenient. Case in point…Dr. Anthony Fauci. Although he is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of infectious disease, his message of masks and keeping others safe is in conflict with the politically attractive view that everything is under control and we should get back to life as it was.

The fact is that we are in a defining time for America…will Americans across the nation take responsibility for limiting the spread of the virus or will they thumb their collective noses at the science and simply hope for the best? Regardless of the choice, the pandemic will help define who we are as a nation.