From New York Post:

For months, observes The Orange County Register’s Steve Greenhut, California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed he was basing his coronavirus ­response on “science,” meaning “lockdowns must continue” — until last week, when he suddenly “announced a much broader reopening.” Yet the science hadn’t changed, merely “the standard by which the state evaluates the science.” Why? Newsom knows he will never get “the $1 trillion bailout” he has requested from the federal government. He is facing a huge deficit. Without reopening, then, he and other Democrats “will have to give up their big-spending dreams” and cut state pensions even while most Californians are “largely ignoring the restriction.” That’s “excellent news,” as it shows “the governor is finally looking at costs and benefits” — but it has nothing to do with “science.”

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