Is it time to go back to normal? Not according to science.

Victoria Knight

Science says “open schools, stop wearing masks outside and everyone at low risk should start living a normal life.”

Blog post posted by Buck Sexton conservative talk show host up Facebook, February 8.


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A popular Facebook is blog post Conservative radio host Buck Sexton says scientific research indicates life should return to normal now, despite the persistence of the covid-19 pandemic.

“Here’s what science says to anyone who is honest about it: open schools, stop wearing masks on the outside and everyone at low risk should start living a normal life. Not next fall, or next year, now, “reads the blog post, posted on Facebook on February 8.

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat fake news and disinformation in its news feed. (Read more on PolitiFact’s Association with Facebook.)

KHN-PolitiFact sent a message to Sexton via his Facebook page asking if he could provide evidence to support the claim but got no response.

So we looked at the scientific evidence and …

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